May 2016 Archives

The Secret Life of Acronyms

Years ago I wondered intensely about why some acronyms jarred, and not just government-issue ones either. Let me explain my conclusions.

I'm posting this now because of the push to rename the just-finished QA Hackathon, which personally I feel was marvellous value-for-money.

Check your licences: The FSF has a new physical address

Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

I can't actually say when they moved, but Petr Pisar has kindly informed me it is so, and he's fastidious about such things.

And, yes, here in Australia we really do spell licence as, er ... well, licence.

About Ron Savage

user-pic I try to write all code in Perl, but find I end up writing in bash, CSS, HTML, JS, and SQL, and doing database design, just to get anything done...