Day: August 5, 2002

  • Mark Nottingham’s site about web caching, web services, and a bunch of other stuff. Who needs bookmarks when you have a weblog?

  • Reptile: A good RSS info/development site.

  • Excellent RSS -> email bridge in perl. simple. elegant. I might just put this to use while I’m on vacation so I can keep up without having to check my aggregator every hour…

  • Error Wear! Http, BSOD, and classic gaming errors. I have to order one!

  • Rounded Corners!  Sweet looks that work almost everywhere.  From (dive into) mark.

  • OmniOutliner: It looks like The Omni Group is at it again. This one is for mac users only though. Apparently they’re also working on OPML support.

  • QT#: C# bindings for the QT toolkit.  It should fit in nicely with mono and dotgnu.  Keep up the great work.  [via NewsForge]

  • Overlooked GPL database: SAP DB.  I’ve skimmed the site and the software looks pretty impressive.  It looks like there are some fairly advanced administration interfaces available for it.  There is a thread on slashdot questioning why it hasn’t been more widely adopted.  The article also points to GNU Enterprise, a web site devoted to free software in the enterprise.

  • Backlinkage!  I know it shouldn’t excite me, but it’s nice to know somebody out there is reading this.

    Adding a Blogging Layer with w.bloggar. Matt Croydon’s postneo blog contains a pointer to w.bloggar. I’m not sure what the right term for this is, an interface for blogging? middleware? It posts to Blogger and MovableType as well as a few other tools, pings and offers other management services.

  • Heh, I’m nobody on blogstreet!

  • 256 bit memory?  That would be wicked.

    Researchers from the University of Southern California School of Engineering have developed a new type of memory that actually puts a processor on the DRAM chip, allowing for significantly faster memory performance and eliminating the gap between CPU and memory performance.

    In contrast to standard memory chips that can process 32 bits of information, each PIM chip can process up to 256 bits. With the four reduced instruction-set computing (RISC) processors per chip, the memory has the ability to perform four operations simultaneously, instead of one at a time like traditional memory.

  • Clear Channel Sucks: A Wired News article that no doubt Doc will be pointing to.  I hate them.

    “Any company has the same rights to do what we have done,” he said. “We are simply maximizing our position like any good business would try to do.”

  • Linux Journal: Using OpenLDAP, an introduction.

  • And some people Mac their hair:

    However, he failed to get Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ attention last week at the opening of the new Apple store in Manhattan. “I was practically doing backflips,” Cohen said.

    But Phil Schiller, head of Apple’s marketing, noticed. “That’s pretty hard-core,” he told Cohen. “I would never do anything like that.”

  • Professors like tattoos too:

    “I always wanted a tattoo and I really love the Mac,” Koch said. “There are very few artifacts that are so perfectly suited to their environment, that blend form and function. The Mac is like a perfectly designed organism.”

  • Mac people and their tattoos:

    Doctorow, the Electronic Frontier Foundation‘s outreach coordinator and an editor of Boing Boing, has a “Sad Mac” tattooed on his right biceps. It was inked after a marathon data recovery session when he was 18.

    “I felt the need to commemorate the event with an appropriately nerd-tough memento,” Doctorow wrote in an e-mail.

    Doctorow’s 27-pixel-square tattoo is based on the Sad Mac screen icon that is displayed when old all-in-one Macs have catastrophic hardware problems. The Sad Mac is a perversion of the happy, smiling Mac shown when a Mac boots up. Instead of a smiley face, the Sad Mac has a pout and crosses for eyes.

  • You know you’re hooked on information when you think, “It’s been a slow news hour (for RSS feeds)”

  • A Contrarian View of Open Source:

    You know, I don’t write code. I don’t think I’m ever going to write any code. It just amazes me how often people who know absolutely nothing about code want to tell software people their business. “Why don’t they just,” that’s the standard phraseology. “Why don’t they just” code-up something-or-other. Whenever I hear that, frankly, I just want to slap the living shit out of those people.

    That’s like people whose fingers are covered with diamonds complaining about the easy lives of diamond miners.

    You’re, like, seven miles down in this diamond mine, and these cats are laboring, laboring with these pickaxes and blasting caps and giant grinding machines. And it’s like: “Why don’t you people just put in a tomato garden down here? Don’t you like fresh air in this diamond mine? How about some zinnias and daisies? You over there, with the carpal tunnel wristbands – you sure look pale, fella! Don’t you like the sunshine?”

    It just gets better.  Read it.