Worth reading: Simon Willison’s “Things I learned at EuroOSCON." Bits that I found alternately interesting or alarming:
“SVK … lets you mirror from, branch and commit patches back to Subversion, CVS, Perforce and more”
“If a worm locked your drive with a random password, it would be illegal under the DMCA to recover your files”
“PHP 6 (out next year) will probably have namespaces”
“The European broadcast flag proposals are even nastier than the US ones”
He also praises the “amazing” stuff some people are building with Rails – significant praise given that he’s one of the developers of Django.