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What happens when a software enterpreneur and an offshore oil extractor come together?

Roger Green (the software enterpreneur) and David Cook (the offshore oil extractor) came together and decided to board the 600 best software engineers around the world to live on a boat 3 miles away from the US pacific coast. Right outside imigration range.

These guys will work 4 months and take 2 of vacations, which leads up to a pretty nice scenario of working just 2/3 of the year!

For more information, take a look at A plan to offshore . . . just 3 miles out or just go to the official page of the project.

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Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow

One day, Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky decided to help the programming community. Along the way, other guys joined them (Jarrod Dixon, Geoff Dalgas, Jeremy Kratz and Brent Ozar) and they came with the absolutely fantabulous Stack Overflow.

From their About page

Stack Overflow is a programming Q & A site that’s free. Free to ask questions, free to answer questions, free to read, free to index, built with plain old HTML, no fake rot13 text on the home page, no scammy google-cloaking tactics, no salespeople, no JavaScript windows dropping down in front of the answer asking for $12.95 to go away. You can register if you want to collect karma and win valuable flair that will appear next to your name, but otherwise, it’s just free. And fast. Very, very fast.

It’s definitely that: fast. For the last weeks, I’ve been browsing a lot through the hot questions tab and I barely found unanswered questions. It’s amazing how fast you can get an answer and, for what I’ve seen, it’s usually the best.

The voting up and down associated with comments mechanism is also great, as you can learn through the answerer but also by everyone else’s knowledge. And they also have a badge system which rewards you depending on your attitudes (actually, by now I only have 8 bronze badges..).

This thing has been growing so fast that even the most famous programmers are getting into it. Alan Kay, for instance, is already one of them.

So, they have lots and lots of information there, go check it out!

Ah, and don’t forget to check these:

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Nota: Como o wordpress não permite adicionar vídeos do Vimeo, o link do vídeo é o seguinte: Sigg Jones

Passeando pelo Abduzeedo encontrei o vídeo do Sigg Jones:

Quando o campeão peso pesado Sigg Jones bebe um estranho energético, ele perde controle de si mesmo e de toda a sua parte boa. Seu agente terá que corrigi-lo…

Sigg Jones é o nome de um curta feito em 3D Studio Max por três estudantes da Escola Supinfocom na França.

O clímax do filme se dá numa seqüência de luta sensacional. O estilo e a modelagem são extraordinários.

Extraído de Abduzeedo

Eu achei que o estilo de modelagem parece muito com o do novo filme de Star Wars.

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Fiquei sabendo há alguns instantes pelo Blog do Carlos Henrique que o BR-Linux e o Efetividade estão realizando uma promoção para ajudar a Wikimedia Foundation e outros projetos (no meu caso selecionei o Python Brasil).

Ajude a sustentar a Wikipédia e outros projetos, sem colocar a mão no bolso, e concorra a um Eee PC!
…e também a pen drives, card drives, camisetas geeks, livros e mais! O BR-Linux e o Efetividade lançaram uma campanha para ajudar a Wikimedia Foundation e outros mantenedores de projetos que usamos no dia-a-dia on-line. Se você puder doar diretamente, ou contribuir de outra forma, são sempre melhores opções. Mas se não puder, veja as regras da promoção e participe – quanto mais divulgação, maior será a doação do BR-Linux e do Efetividade, e você ainda concorre a diversos brindes!

Participem e ajudem a ajudar a Wikipedia! :D

P.S.: Até o momento, mais de 400 Blogs estão participando da campanha!

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