Being the optimist that I am, I will go to sleep thinking
that the count is not complete, and that the Electoral College
will fix the world for us. If the supreme court made some
hand tuning to democracy last time, I will hope some other
hand tuning can still happen.
Slashdot browsed at +5 has some very interesting
Harper has a guide for those who want to Leave
the Country and there is a list of reasons
not to move to Canada.
To me, its like an adventure, like in the Timeline
movie: we get to go back to the middle age and explore
a world where science and intelligence are a liability.
Nixon got impeached on his second term, there is hope ;-).
NPlot for Gtk#
In the paste few days I had been doing a Gtk# facade for NPLot: a wonderful
library to do plots.
There was not much in the way of porting. NPlot alredy
supported two front-ends: an ASP.NET one and a Windows.Forms
one, so this is only an addition. The engine is completely
independent of the presentation layer, which is good.
NPlot exposed bugs in our C# compiler and in
System.Drawing, they are both fixed on CVS HEAD and the 1-0
branches. Sadly these fixes came after Mono 1.0.4 and 1.1.2
were built, so to use it you will need to get CVS.
The sources are available here.
And here it is in action:
discovered NPlot a few weeks after Nat and myself were talking
about widgetry that we would like to see available for
developers. We were talking about scientific (2D plots, 3D
plots, animations) and business widgetry (validating data
entries, Gnumeric-like data entry, database-bound widgets).
NPlot fills the 2D plotting gap quite nicely. We had
looked at some Gtk+ solutions, but this solution requires no
bindings at all and can also work in batch mode or to produce
plots for web applications.