Jeff Atwood, Coding Horror, You Don’t Need Millions of Dollars, here.
Masters of Doom is the story of John Carmack and John Romero creating the seminal games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.
Gerald Combs, Sniff free or die, The official Wireshark blog, We’re switching to Qt., here.
Today I released the next development version of Wireshark, 1.11.0. This marks a major change in the direction of the project. We’re switching our user interface library from GTK+ toQt. Both libraries make it easy for developers write applications that will run on different platforms without having to rewrite a lot of code. GTK+ has had a huge impact on the way Wireshark looks and feels and on its popularity but it doesn’t cover our supported platforms as effectively as it should and the situation is getting worse as time goes on.
Michael J. Moore, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley Tops Estimates on Stock Trading, Brokerage, here. FI revenue down 43%.
Third-quarter revenue from fixed-income sales and trading, run by Michael Heaney and Rob Rooney with commodity trading co-heads Colin Bryce and Simon Greenshields, was $835 million, excluding DVA. That compared with estimates of $975 million from JPMorgan’s Abouhossein and $1 billion from Credit Suisse’s Chen.
Fixed-income revenue fell 43 percent from $1.46 billion in the year-earlier quarter. This year’s figure compared with $1.29 billion at Goldman Sachs and $2.78 billion at Citigroup Inc.
Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium 2013, here.
If you want to relive the symposium minute by minute, skip down to the bottom of this post to watch all four sessions in their entirety. For a schedule of who presented what when, click here. We’re going to highlight five of the presentations, focusing on research that we’ve been following in the past, but it’s absolutely worth spending some time listening to what everybody has to present: these are top-notch robotics researchers, and it was (frankly) amazing to get them all into one room at the same time.