There are few things Girt by Code loves more than a story about local Australian developers doing well.
ZDNet Australia has the story of Bleeply, a start-up in private beta that gives companies the ability to prevent inappropriate tweets with a five-minute grace period. One of Bleeply's co-founder's Matthew Landauer is from the OpenAustralia website that provides Federal Hansard transcripts and copies of politicans' statement of interests. Bleeply utilises Ruby on Rails and WebSockets, and is deployed on Heroku.
A couple of things that I like about Chrome is its bundling of Flash and a basic PDF reader.
Now Firefox is getting in the act with PDF.js. One day, the developers hope that it will be a properly cross-browser, but it currently only works in nightly Firefox builds.
Finally, love it or hate it, Ubuntu makers Canonical are going to create a Unity-derived UI for tablets and smartphones.
If you like to camp out for your new electronic devices, I suggest you take a fair amount of supplies with you on this trip; Mark Shuttleworth says that a production version of multi-device Ubuntu will appear in April 2014.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.