On Mon, 01 Mar 2004, P at draigBrady.com wrote:
> Fergal Moran wrote:
> >On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Dermot Daly wrote:
> >>New topic: Best recommendations for Magazines. I know that this is
> > I quite like Linux Gazette and Linux User & Developer -
> On your recommendation I bought Linux User & Developer (issue 36).
> Quite good. The 2 cover CDs were really good, comprising a
>> The articles ranged from excellent to mediocre.
> At the excellent end was the 1 page opinion by the Editor
> Richard Hillesley titled "The Poetry of Programming".
> In it he detailed the connection between E De joncourt,
> Charles Babbage, Ada Augusta and Lord Byron. Truely enlightening.
Agreed - excellent article
> At the mediocre end was the article about "Software Suspend".
> Maybe since the feature is badly implemented at present the
> author followed suit with his description :-)
It wasn't the best of months for it alright - I also thought the Perl 6
article didn't really go anywhere - although it did have a really good
tripwire article which I thought made up for it. The magazine has in
the last 6 months drifted away from developer issues and more into
corporate/user based stuff - thank god for Dr. Dobbs eh?
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