WebOS and Beos
HP open sourced WebOS: http://allthingsd.com/20111209/hp-is-keeping-webos-but-veer-sizing-it/
I wonder if this will open any doors for open-sourcing BeOS? There may be some original BeOS code in WebOS, even at an emulation level, that prevented them from being able to open up BeOS. Or does it matter? The things BeOS does well like multitasking and overall responsiveness WebOS has as well so there might not be any reason to resurrect BeOS... No mention of this developement on http://haiku-os.org/.
Me and web design
I revamped the design on my website today. Basically started from scratch and invested about 30 minutes into it. Its extremely simple but I think theres some elegance to it.
I know quite a few programmers put themselves into the category of just programming and I can't design. I like taking the easy out and saying I'm the same way. But I think you can be good at both. Da Vinci was an amazing logical thinker and an amazing artist too. I've been reading this book (http://www.drawright.com/) and I agree you aren't looking at specifically improving technique per say but how to *see* when working on your design skills. I hope I'll be able to learn how to squire that skill...
Don't use osx for web dev...
I completely agree with this post but rarely voice my opinion to my mac friends. I've had to use OSX at work for dev but ended up using parallels with ubuntu for all the same reasons listed..