Day: July 14, 2003

  • Free Pascal Compiler 1.0.10


    Version 1.0.10 of FPC has been released and uploaded to SourceForge. This will be the last 1.0.x version; we will now concentrate on the 1.1 branch, which will end in 1.2 or 2.0. The Free Pascal Compiler is a 32-bit Pascal Compiler for AmigaOS, DOS, Linux, *BSD, OS/2 and Win32; semantically compatible with Borland Pascal 7 with additional features such as operator overloading. The compiler itself is written in Pascal.

    I’m sure many of us have done at least some time in Pascal or a similar language.  I remember spending some time in it back in middle school.  Pascal was a great learning language back then.  Now I think that Python fits that role much better, but it’s nice to know that there are some free alternatives out there if I ever want to play in Pascal again.

  • SSL Rises on Bid Talks

    The Financial Times via Google News:

    Shares in SSL International, the maker of Durex condoms and Dr Scholl sandals, rose SSL 10 per cent on Monday after it revealed it was the target of takeover talks.

    Oh, I guess that’s a different SSL than I’m used to hearing about in tech circles.

  • 4 Megapixel Nikon D2?

    Gizmodo confirms the rumors that I heard from inside of nikon.  There is a D2 coming.  I had also heard rumors about a D2X, but I’m not so sure about it anymore.  This camera is going to have to come in below the $1499 price point that the Canon 10D has set in order to succeed.