Sat, 23 Apr 2005

LCA Dinner

I was touched by Steven Hanley's decision to give the proceeds of the annual T-Shirt auction to SIDS and Kids.

In my theory that the Free Software community is empowering more non-hacker types, Andrew Pollock and I rated all the screensavers in Xscreensaver either "geeky" (0) or "arty" (1). eg. something which solves a maze or draws a fractal is geeky, and something which draws pretty blobs on the screen is arty. There are many borderline cases of course. Then, with help from Jamie Zawinksi, who gave me the dates of all the xscreensaver releases since 1.3, we graphed the "artiness index" over time, which shows a slight increase in artiness.

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