Three links today examine how the issue of immigration will affect politics in the US in the coming years. This country has to decide how, not if, to integrate immigrants into the political sphere. Republican's opposition to reform and generally anti-immigrant talking points are a short-sighted strategy which can only alienate most immigrants.
Today's washington post looks at the tug of war between MLS' Academies and High School soccer for elite players. Each kid should make the choice that is best for him. But for those that want to play at the highest pro levels, that will increasingly mean forgoing High School and College soccer programs in favor of developing in a professional stadium. US Soccer is making progress toward developing players as it is done in the rest of the world.
A much awaited release of PHP maybe coming soon. Find out how you can help contribute.
Discussion on the PHP mail lists and IRC channels in the past few days has been looking positive about an alpha release of PHP 5.4 soon. This will be taken from the "trunk" branch of PHP.
This story about a Bolivian boy who stowed away on a truck to be found in Chikle is an example of how resourceful and determined a child can be. In a way, I think modern parents tend to underestimate what their own children are capable of doing, leading to worrying too much about exaggerated risks and being overprotective. That's not to say this boy didn't take on an irrational risk, because he didn't really know better, but that's just due to the ignorance of youth. I'm glad that this story has a happy ending, he and his mother are very lucky.
Linux Mint, an ubuntu derivative, posted a preview of what's included in there next release, Linux Mint 11. It sounds like they are positioning themselves as a nice alternative for users who don't like Unity or the new Gnome interface, and users who can't run the newfangled UIs.