Links for 3rd October 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Trinity Rescue Kit

    Essentially, this opens up Windows installs like a can of beans. Useful rescue tool, potentially vicious hack weapon. Forewarned, &c…

    Tagged with: computersecurityrescuebootCDWindowsTrinity

  2. What is near-future SF?

    "In my view, near-future SF isn't SF set n years in the future. Rather, it's SF that connects to the reader's life: SF about times we, personally, can conceive of living through (barring illness or old age). It's SF that delivers a powerful message — this is where you are going. As such, it's almost the diametric opposite of a utopian work; utopias are an unattainable perfection, but good near-future SF strive for realism."

    Tagged with: sciencefictionscifisfnear-futurewritingrealism

  3. Get Started With SimpleXML in PHP

    "Hacking XML code can get pretty messy and unmanageable if you don't know what you're doing. Mercifully, PHP 5 has a library called SimpleXML that lives up to its name. The hard work of turning XML into a usable format for programming is done for you. All that's left is working with the object SimpleXML creates."

    Tagged with: webdevxmlPHPtutorialprogrammingparsing

  4. Why Sarah Palin is totally rock’n’roll

    "It took Jesus Christ 33 years to be born in a blaze of media hype, have an entire nation hanging on his every word, and then be crucified in front of a jeering mob. It took Sarah Palin just two incredible weeks, making her not only more rock'n'roll than Jesus, but more rock'n'roll than rock'n'roll itself."

    Tagged with: Palinpoliticsrock'n'rollhumoursatiremusiccriticism

  5. Phatch – Photo Batch Processor

    Does what it says on the tin; works on Linux systems too. w00t!

    Tagged with: imageeditingbatchprocessingconverterLinuxFOSSfreeware

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