Amazon.com Widgets Flotsam and Jetsam #31

Flotsam and Jetsam #31

By Nick at May 10, 2011 08:30
Filed Under: Flotsam and Jetsam, Delphi
  • Interesting News Item of the Week:  Microsoft is buying Skype.  I’m a huge fan of Skype.  I like it best as an IM client, and as a teleconferencing system as well.  The creepy feeling you get when someone is on Skype in a conference room using a nice set of speakers takes some getting used to.  It’s a bout 342 times better than a POTS conferencing system.  Anyhoo – I’ll be curious to see if MS rewrites the currently-written-in-Delphi Windows clients and continues to support non-Windows clients as well. 
  • New Delphi Blog of the Week: Delphi Sorcery  and I’ll give him Cool Delphi Code of the Week as well. 
  • As you may have noticed, I’ve added one of those little tool bars to my posts that let’s you Like/Add/Tweet/whatever my postings.  I do this in a self-glorifying attempt to get you to broadcast my stuff more.  It was amazingly easy to do with AddThis.  I trust you all will take the hint. 
  • I thought this was pretty impressive.  How long can it be before everything is just a Javascript application running in a browser?  I’ve been saying for years that Javascript is to the browser what assembler is to the CPU.
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