Perl Heroine Appointed Ubuntu Technical Architect
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has just appointed Allison Randal to be the new Technical Architect of the Ubuntu distro. Randal is best known for her work as architect of the Parrot virtual machine, which is currently used in the Rakudo Star distribution of Perl 6. She is a board member of both the Perl and Python Foundations.
Adobe Gets Into the Web Fonts Game
Adobe announced a new partnership with Typekit to release Adobe fonts to the web development community. To get started you can go to the Typekit site and choose the level of service you want. Then you can start browsing and using fonts. Some of the better known fonts include Myriad, Minion, and Garamond.
e2 Text Editor Released
The 2.0 version of the 'e' text editor was recently released and features a new foundation for future expansion. e2 introduces a new command mode that "integrates it with structural regular expressions and TextMates scope awareness, ending up with at far more powerful and coherent interface." Macros can now be recored for quick automation, and e2 also has a Zen Coding plugin.
Why GNU grep is fast
Some info from the original author of GNU grep. He says, "The key to making programs fast is to make them do practically nothing. ;-)"