Sat, Mar 18, 2006
Why Microsoft is not my favorite software company
The HTML file was generated by setting a print area and choosing Save As Web Page from the File menu in Excel 2004 for Mac.
I understand cross-browser differences. I even understand cross-platform differences. But if I can't save a web page from the latest version of one Microsoft product and have it readable from the latest version of another Microsoft product, well...
You should all be using Mozilla Firefox anyway. It looks fine there.Wed, Feb 15, 2006
Grab a copy of igloo.zip and unzip it somewhere convenient. Run the program by typing
C:\igloo> igloo gears.cCool. No compilation step, no moving headers and library files around, just type and go. And in less than 230 Kb.
Igloo is a version of the EIC C Interpreter, an Open Source project that seems to have gone missing in action.
So what's the catch?
Over in the proprietary, closed-source, Windows-only, Microsoft-owned world of C# (can you tell I'm biased? And don't tell me about Mono -- as soon as I can type "apt-get install monodevelop", start the IDE, create a project and start typing code without hanging or crashing, we'll talk) things seem to have gotten better. Or if not better, at least there are more choices:
As with all things Lisp-y, OpenGL support is pretty fragmented. Whether there is an OpenGL binding, how well it works, and whether you get get any help if it doesn't is largely dependent on which Lisp you're using. You may be better off with Scheme, where the Sgl library for PLT Scheme appears to be officially supported.
When it comes to getting all this set up, though, as I said earlier, you're on your own.