A while back I talked about Inquisitor, a nifty plugin that enhances Safari’s search bar with additional search engines, live search results, and auto-completion. Glims – which is still in beta – provides similar features and some interesting enhancements. It has just become Inquisitor’s successor on my machine.
I never would have thought that I’ll have to program in Smalltalk one day. I know Java and PHP quite well and compared to them Smalltalk – or speciﬁcally Squeak in my case – is awesome and very weird at the same time.
Okay, I just have to write a little wrapper layer, still I have to deal with sockets programming, implementing a Singleton, and a bit exception handling. Pretty basic if you’re an experienced Smalltalk programmer, but quite a challenge if you’re not.
I’ve learned some interesting things about the language and its development environment and I thought I share it with you. This isn’t a complete Smalltalk roundup, just some notes. Feel free to add stuﬀ in the comments and check out
Squeak and Smalltalk is deﬁnitely worth a look, it’s actually an easy but powerful ﬁrst-contact programming language, so don’t be frightened by my technical gibberish below.
About nine month ago I wrote an article about funny CAPTCHAS (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) ﬂoating around the web.
As a little remark I pointed out that CAPTCHAS might be a temporary solution against comment spamming, automatic account generation, and so on, but that these might easily be bypassed with some cheap tricks: