Day: February 27, 2003

  • Matt Croydon::1U

    A little overzealous ebay bidding has landed an Intel ISP1100 in my lap.  I’ve been passively looking for a 1U server for quite some time, but the time has finally come.  It will probably take me another month or two to gather the rest of the components that I need to deploy it. 

    I’ll probably set it up at Coloco.  They offer 1U colocation for $50/mo, which is only $30 more than my current monthly web hosting bill.  And they’re about a half-hour drive from my house.  Bonus!

    Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated.

  • New Canon EOS-10D

    EOS 10DDPReview:

    The Canon EOS-10D is the direct successor to the EOS-D60, announced a year after the EOS-D60 and two years after the original EOS-D30. The most significant and immediately noticeable differences between the EOS-D60 and the EOS-10D are the new magnesium alloy case and re-styling, a softer, more rounded appearance a bit like the EOS-1D/1Ds. Indeed I’m sure the EOS-10D will be seen as the baby EOS-1Ds. Canon haven’t stopped there however and there are a whole raft of improvements and new features, many of which appear to be the result of reviews like ours and owner feedback. Without a doubt the second most significant thing about the EOS-10D will be the price, this camera is expected to have a (once the mad rush is over) street price of around US$1,500.

    Six megapixels for $1500.  Sign me up.

  • A Really Sad Day in the Neighborhood

    Mr. Rogers and TrollyABCNews:

     Fred Rogers, who gently invited millions of children to be his neighbor as host of the public television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” for more than 30 years, died of cancer early Thursday. He was 74.

    I grew up with Mr. Rogers.  Thanks for everything, neighbor.

  • 1 GHz Mini-ITX for $170

    My friend Mike pointed out to me today that Fry’s/Output has the Via 1GHz Mini-ITX mobo in stock for $170.  Not too shabby at all.  I was going to buy a case for my poor Mini-ITX while I was at the Fry’s in San Jose over the summer, but they were out of stock.  The salesman was confused that I wasn’t able to go to another one of their locations to pick the thing up.  He understood when I told him that I had flown in from Maryland and had driven more than 3 hours to get to a Fry’s.  🙂

    It is a pilgrimage that any geek should make at least once in their lives.

  • Java Web Services Developer Pack + Tutorial


    Check out Java Web Services Developer Pack and the Web Services Tutorial.

    I’ve only ever used Apache Axis for Java SOAP stuff, but the developer pack is both buzzword and alphabet soup compliant: JAXB, JAXM, JAXP, JAX-RPC, SAAJ, JSTL, WSDP, Ant and Tomcat.  Whew.

  • Inside the RSS Validator

    Mark’s latest XML article is up at O’Reilly:

     In previous columns, I have introduced RSS and explored options for consuming it. Now we turn to the production side. Last month I stirred up a small controversy by suggesting that RSS consumers should go out of their way to consume as many feeds as possible, even ones which are not well-formed. This month I hope it will be somewhat less controversial to say that RSS producers should go out of their way to produce feeds that conform to specifications as well as possible.

    So what’s on tap for next month?

     Next month: something other than RSS.

  • Moblogging HOWTO

    David Davies has set up a moblogging guide:

     Mobile blogging is easy. Don’t let anyone tell you different. All you need is a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a wireless lap/palm top. In fact it doesn’t matter what hardware you’ve got as the important thing is it must be able to send an email message. Most mobile phone service providers will either let you send an email directly from your phone or they’ll operate an SMS > email gateway where you send an SMS message to a special access number that in turn routes your message out to email.

    He covers the basics well, though if you want to add pictures to the mix, you should take a look at Manywhere Moblogger for pictures and text.