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Web Archetypes and OS X

Friday, October 17, 2003

Want to change the number of posts on your Radio DWHP? You can by following these six steps.

  1. Go to the Radio's Tools Menu.
  2. Traverse to Developers > Jump...
  3. Then enter this: weblogData.prefs.viewing.ctPosts
  4. Then change the number to the desired number of posts you wish to see  
  5. on the DWHP.
  6. Save and close.

When using a slow dial-up connection this may help streamline your publishing process.
7:38:30 AM    The Soapbox

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

It blows my mind just how childish people can be. Why can we not be happy for folks? Why is it essential to ruin their good time just because we feel left out? Isn't that petty jealousy?

It boils down to one thing. Selfishness.

Come on folks, can we see some more class acts? I know you are out there!
9:52:06 PM    The Soapbox

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Has anyone asked you what programming language is best to learn when starting out? Below are a few thoughts to consider:

"If it was up to me I would teach Python. It is a pure OO language, the whitespace rules help beginners learn good practices with code layout, it has a clean syntax and the core libraries are neat and easily managed." - Toby Hede

"When you're writing working code nearly as fast as you can type and your misstep rate is near zero, it generally means you've achieved mastery of the language. But that didn't make sense, because it was still day one and I was regularly pausing to look up new language and library features!" - Eric S. Raymond

"Are you a newcomer to programming? Python is an ideal first language. It originated in a 1980s project to design a language for beginners. Its maintainers have always shown a willingness to "do things right." The Python world understands that phrase to mean they make the language logical, simple, and inviting, even at the occasional expense of conflict with industry traditions." - Cameron Laird
9:28:31 PM    The Soapbox

Sunday, August 31, 2003

via Edd Dumbill's Weblog: "I'm really enjoying working with Redland. At first you wonder why you need a special toolkit when the fundamental structure of RDF is so simple, but Redland does a lot. In particular, it has a contexts feature which I use to keep track of the provenance of data (something I described further at developerWorks). Redland is also the fastest RDF store I know of right now, beating relational stores by quite a long chalk."

Are you a Python programmer? If so, you may find the work being done by Matt Biddulph and Edd on Redland's Python API interesting.
8:33:48 AM    The Soapbox

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

From the PyObjC site: PyObjC 1.0b1 is available. The improvements include:

  • Improved performance and stability
  • Better tutorials and examples
  • Initial support for MacOS X 10.1
  • Support for the WebKit framework
  • Write plugin bundles in Python (requires Python 2.3)

The PyObjC installer package installs the Python packages for use with the Apple provided Python 2.2 on MacOS X 10.2 as well as a number of project builder templates.
7:07:07 AM    The Soapbox

via Studio Log:"Valentina is a database engine that supports AppleScript. It is designed to make database operations 100 to 1,000 times faster than other database engines available for the MacOS."

Hmm... this looks interesting.
7:00:18 AM    The Soapbox

Sunday, July 6, 2003

Looking for a simple CMS system that can utilize the web tools built into Mac OS X? Rodin may provide the right mix for you. PHP, MySQL and Apache are the components required, and OS X has them. Check out the Rodin homepage to find out more.
1:23:28 AM    The Soapbox

Monday, June 9, 2003

So, take the High Road; Some call it the road less traveled. Here is what the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says:

high road also high·road (hrd)

1. The easiest or surest path or course: the high road to happiness.
2. The most positive, diplomatic, or ethical course.

Are you pursing the High Road?
7:15:44 AM    The Soapbox

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