Monday, September 27, 2010

Smalltalks 2010 declared of provincial interest

The Smalltalks 2010 conference in Argentina has been declared of interest by the Science, Technology and Innovation Agency of Entre Ríos (ACTIER) on the grounds that:

  • The main objectives of this event are to create an environment conducive to promote research and development, to integrate the Argentine and international Smalltalk communities, and to stimulate the publication of educative and research works;
  • That the organization entities (namely: the FAST foundation and the Concepción del Uruguay Regional site of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional) support the event with their reputation, guaranteeing the participation of programmers, students, faculty members and scientific researchers, and national and international experts who will present, give tutorials and courses which, because of the quality and precedent set by past editions of the conference, will have a large impact thus causing regional interest;
  • That because of its charter to promote research, development and the spreading of technology, to provide technical assistance and to promote all innovative activities that emphasize the social importance of the work done by scientists, technologists and entrepeneurs, the Science, Technology and Innovation Agency of Entre Ríos (ACTIER) is competent to declare the Smalltalks 2010 an event of regional interest.
Many thanks to ACTIER's director Profesora Silvia Kupervaser and subdirector Licenciada Ana María Laffitte, as well as everyone involved in this official declaration and the ongoing success of the Argentine Smalltalk community and the Smalltalks conference.

See you at Smalltalks 2010 in Concepción del Uruguay, and go Smalltalk!

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Hash Analysis Tool manual location

I noticed the Hash Analysis Tool manual link was broken. You can get it at the FTP server, (user smalltalk, password now). Enjoy!

Hash Analysis Tool update

It's been a while, but today I ran into hash functions again. I just published Hash Analysis Tool 3.27 so it does not rely on Integer>>asByteArray (it's currently deprecated in VisualWorks), together with a method lookup dataset and a hash function I tested today. Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Nice article on the importance of choosing proper names

Here is the link. Also, the article goes on to detail that a significant chunk of our thought processes are affected by words we hear. Would you please shut down that TV already? :)

Friday, September 03, 2010

15% and 20% off Lulu this weekend

If you use the code EXTRAPOINT, then Lulu will give you 15% off this weekend. Also, if you use TOUCHDOWN305, you will get 20% off on purchases of $250 or more. Note that the usual disclaimers seem to apply. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

September's Lulu discount code

If you use the code AUTUMN, you can get a 10% discount at Lulu during the month of September*. Enjoy!

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FTP server back up