Updated: 2003-09-19; 12:38:31 p.m..
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Friday, 19 September 2003

And again.

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Let's say I post something here.  And then annotate it.  Who wins?

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Tuesday, 16 September 2003

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Thursday, 14 August 2003

Where are the links?
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Friday, 7 March 2003

Someone, who shall remain nameless, just sent me a cool new app to play with.  And cool it is.

I can't say much, but, well, it's going to change the way you see, err, another well-known app.

More later.  ;-)

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Wednesday, 5 March 2003

  Source: Sam Ruby; 2003-03-05; 12:43:25 p.m..

wx3pa. Mostly to get a feel for what development with wxWindows is like, I mocked up a three paned aggregator using ActivePython, wxPython, and Mark's ultra-liberal RSS parser.

I'm not sure what I am going to do with it now, but I've uploaded the source for others to marvel at and/or ridicule.

[Sam Ruby]

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  Source: markpasc.org; 2003-03-05; 12:44:08 p.m..

Imbubble. An incomplete app for displaying blo.gs updates as Windows XP bubble tips. (683 words) [markpasc.org]

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  Source: Curiouser and curiouser!; 2003-03-05; 12:44:09 p.m..

Free XML editor.

Altova Offers Free Software License for Authentic 5 Browser Enabled XML Document Editor.

Altova Inc. has announced the public availability of Altova's XML document editor product Authentic 5 under a free software license. Authentic 5 is a customizable, light-weight, and easy-to-use XML document editor. It allows business users to create and edit content through a web-enabled interface that resembles a word processor. Authentic 5 supports WebDAV and HTTP, with real-time document validation and multilingual spell checking.

[From Cover Pages Newsletter]

Checking it out now.  I already use XML Spy but this might be a better choice when editing markup for my new website (which I am hoping to deploy using xSiteable)

Thank you Altova.

[Curiouser and curiouser!]
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And the winner is.......

The winning plan, shown in an architect's model, includes a 1,776-foot spire. 

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Daniel Libeskind, the son of Holocaust survivors whose first sighting of the United States was the Statue of Liberty, has been chosen to be the lead architect for rebuilding on the World Trade Center site, sources familiar with the decision confirmed Wednesday.

[Marc's Voice]
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hehe - Jean-Yves nous montre un photo:

Please don't take pictures! I am a rebel.

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Tuesday, 4 February 2003

Pete Cole responds to Don Park:

Finding Hub Blogs. Blogspace needs a directory of hub blogs organized by topics.  Recognizing a hub blog is easy enough.  A hub blog has a large number of subscribers and links to other blogs.  A hub blog's topics can be either inferenced by content and links or specified explicitly. [Don Park's Blog]

Maybe I've missed something but it does surpise me that the blog crawlers (e.g. Technorati) out there don't seem to do anything like this. The 'citation analysis' algorithm proposed by Jon Klienberg would be highly usable here, though would require a fair number of tweaks to sort out outbound links and inbound links to a 'blog' rather than an individual blog page - but results from this algorithm can be impressive.

This is a cool idea - something I haven't even considered doing for the ecosystem, but it would be very sensible.  If anyone wants to have a crack at it (all the ecosystem data is available for research etc), do get in touch and tell me how you went.

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Sender Traumwind: Cherokee
is a tiny, ultrafast, lightweight Web server. It is implemented entirely in C, and has no dependencies beyond a standard C library. It provides only the most basic HTTP functionality, but is extremely fast and small.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2003

Jamie Zawinsky: Apple says "fuck you" to Mozilla.

Apple just released a new web browser for MacOS X, called Safari.

It's based on KHTML, the rendering engine of KDE/Qt's Konqueror web browser, instead of on Gecko, the rendering engine of Mozilla. Don Melton explains why:

"The number one goal for developing Safari was to create the fastest web browser on Mac OS X. When we were evaluating technologies over a year ago, KHTML and KJS stood out. Not only were they the basis of an excellent modern and standards compliant web browser, they were also less than 140,000 lines of code. The size of your code and ease of development within that code made it a better choice for us than other open source projects. Your clean design was also a plus. And the small size of your code is a significant reason for our winning startup performance."

Translated through a de-weaselizer, this says:

"Even though some of us used to work on Mozilla, we have to admit that the Mozilla code is a gigantic, bloated mess, not to mention slow, and with an internal API so flamboyantly baroque that frankly we can't even comprehend where to begin. Also did we mention big and slow and incomprehensible?"

But I'm not bitter.

[jwz's LiveJournal]

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Seb Paquet: Blogchannels - do three points a trend make?

Q. What do KMPings, Blogpopuli, and Lazyweb.org have in common?

A. All three are open blogchannels, and all three are worthwhile applications of trackback.

Now two of my dearest wishes for 2003:

  • An easy-to use, general blogchannel service;
  • Integration of trackback - or, minimally, the ability to ping - into Radio Userland (my weblog tool) so fellow Radio bloggers and I can more easily contribute to those and the countless future channels that will surely crop up. (John, hope you're reading this...)
[Seb's Open Research]

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