Day: March 14, 2003

  • My Day

    . . . I think I’ll move to Australia.

  • RSS 3.0 Reader


    R3R is an RSS reader that can retrieve and display RSS 3.0 feeds.

    And here I thought that RSS 3.0 was a joke.  Then again, if Raging Platypus supports it, it must be good.

  • Wrox Going Under?


    [Larkware] A couple of weblogs have reported that Wrox is going under. Although at the moment this has to be classed as “credible rumor,” it really doesn’t surprise me, on two fronts. First, it seems to me that Wrox’s strategy for the past year or so has been mainly “throw a lot of stuff at the wall and see what sticks.”

    I really really hope not.  I was looking forward to Professional JSP 2.0…

  • Trunk Monkey

    I found this with Feedster this morning:

    Roadside assistance was never more fun.

    Trunk Monkey…it’s a little big so if you have a slow connection you may want to skip it.

    I so need a ‘trunk monkey’ button in my car.

  • MacHack


    MacHack is the annual gathering of Mac developers, coordinated by developers, that descends each year on Dearborn, Mi. It’s a round-the-click geekfest that runs for three days in June. The event’s coordinators have unveiled this year’s planned list technical sessions and papers.

    From the MacHack site:

    Dates for the 18th annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers have been finalized. MaHack will take place June 19-21. Note, that as is customary, MacHack will start at 12:01 AM on Thursday, in this case June 19, 2003. Get ready and mark your calendars. Expect more information on the conference to start appearing here in the near future.

  • 802.11b Interference

    Russ@Mobitopia points out why many 802.11b hotspots in a confined area can make things suck.

    Apparently WiFi is a little too popular at CeBIT, with over 76 hotspots.  The problem is, they were all interfering with each other, bringing effective range to a few meters and slowing down transfer rates like crazy.  It looks like bluetooth made it through unharmed, though.

  • The Haystack Project

    Carlos Perez points to MIT’s Haystack Project, a “universal information client” that looks like it has a clean and useful GUI interface.  It was written with SWT.