I bet the next beta-service Google announces will be "Google Vim" ;-) Or maybe not...
Recently, I've had the pleasure to try out something new - reviewing a book before it is published.
I have been acting as technical editor/reviewer (or whatever that's called in English) for the first German book about Drupal, written by Hagen Graf: "Drupal: Community-Websites entwickeln und verwalten mit dem Open Source-CMS". The book covers the Drupal 4.7-beta series and is a good introduction to Drupal and it's concepts. It's a nice book for people who want to learn more about creating websites with Drupal. More details in this post over at drupal.org.
Reviewing books is a lot of fun - I might do that more often in future ;)
For those who don't yet know what I'm talking about:
Gobby is a free collaborative editor based on libobby, a library which provides synced document buffers. It supports multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.
apt-get install gobby later, I was astounded as to how mature it already feels. I think Gobby will be of great benefit when taking notes during conferences, talks and so on. It could also prove invaluable as a pair programming tool.
Anyways, I already hear you crying "but SubEthaEdit has been doing this for ages", which is true. But:
There you have it.
(via Daniel Stone)