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Licenses and Contributions

By Shane Caraveo, October 22, 2007

I do not envy those who have to spend large amounts of time dealing with licensing and copyright issues. The little amount of time I've spent on it makes me want to bang my head against my keyboard until all...

I do not envy those who have to spend large amounts of time dealing with licensing and copyright issues.  The little amount of time I've spent on it makes me want to bang my head against my keyboard until all memory of the ordeal is lost forever in a brilliant dazzling numbness.  But is it really that difficult?

New Kid on the Block

By Kendra Penrose, October 22, 2007

Hello. I want to introduce myself as the newest addition to the Languages team and ActiveState. I am a marketer by trade (don't worry, I'll keep the buzzword speak to a minimum), but a technophile at heart...although I leave the...Hello. I want to introduce myself as the newest addition to the
Languages team and ActiveState. I am a marketer by trade (don't worry,
I'll keep the buzzword speak to a minimum), but a technophile at
heart...although I leave the coding to the experts (thankfully). I was

International PHP Foosball Rules: No Spinning

By , October 19, 2007

ActiveState is the "Kicker Sponsor" of the International PHP Conference in Frankfurt, November 4-7; that is, we're hosting the conference foosball tables (aka table soccer). I think that's kinda cool. Canadians have a special fondness for the game (with leagues...

ActiveState is the "Kicker Sponsor" of the International  PHP Conference in Frankfurt, November 4-7; that is, we're hosting the conference foosball tables (aka table soccer). I think that's kinda cool.

FSOSS: Free Software and Open Source Symposium

By , October 15, 2007

The Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS), hosted by Seneca College in Toronto, attracts speakers at the forefront of the open source movement, with talks ranging from improving usability for better user experience, to social network development and copyright...

The Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS), hosted by Seneca
College in Toronto, attracts speakers at the forefront of the open source movement, with talks ranging from improving
usability for better user experience, to social network development and

Extend Firefox 2 Contest

By , October 4, 2007

Oh man! Who wouldn't want to win! Check out the grandest of prizes, the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit: Travel and accomodation to a Mozilla Developer Day of the winner's choice, anywhere in the world Development gear, including a brand new...Oh man! Who wouldn't want to win! Check out the grandest of prizes, the Ultimate Firefox Developer Kit:

Building Clipboard micro-widgets with Komodo

By , October 1, 2007

I wrote a couple of small macros for Komodo that have nothing to do with actually using Komodo. One of them is useful for quoting text into email messages when you aren't using Thunderbird (..). Let's say you want to...

I wrote a couple of small macros for Komodo that have nothing to do
with actually using Komodo.  One of them is useful for quoting text
into email messages when you aren't using Thunderbird (..).  Let's say you want to write a blog comment on a specific paragraph.  Select the
para in the original, do a Copy, double-click the icon for the macro in

Sales and Sheeple

By , September 27, 2007

We've got a "last chance sale" on right now for those folks who are still using Komodo versions 3.x: Upgrade from Komodo Professional Edition: $99.95 $89.95* Upgrade from Komodo Personal Edition: $195.00 $145* And yup, the prices are different. Komodo...

We've got a "last chance sale" on right now for those folks who are still using Komodo versions 3.x:

JAOO, Aarhus, 2007

By Shane Caraveo, September 24, 2007

Here are my slides for JAOO. They are largely based on the Drupal talk, but with quite a bit of revision. I'm sure the slides will continue to get revised over time, I think I will in fact split this...

Here are my slides for JAOO.  They are largely based on the Drupal talk, but with quite a bit of revision.  I'm sure the slides will continue to get revised over time, I think I will in fact split this into two talks in the future, one about open standards, and on a better intro to XUL talk.  For now, I'll

go with this.

DrupalCon 2007 slides

By Shane Caraveo, September 21, 2007

Here are the slides for my XUL talk at DrupalCon 2007 in Barcelona. Download drupalcon2007.pdfHere are the slides for my XUL talk at DrupalCon 2007 in Barcelona.

ActiveState Gets Smarter

By , September 20, 2007

Okay, I'm learning. Slowly. For the benefit of those who haven't emailed me to ask me to clarify my less-than-lucid explanation of the Komodo 4.2 release, but still want to know: Yes, the Komodo IDE 4.2 update is FREE for...

Okay, I'm learning. Slowly. For the benefit of those who haven't emailed me to ask me to clarify my less-than-lucid explanation of the Komodo 4.2 release, but still want to know: