Day: June 25, 2003

  • Google Toolbar 2.0

    Straight from Diego, the latest Google Toolbar has the following new features:

    • Popup Blocker: Make surfing the web easier by stopping annoying popups.
    • AutoFill: Automatically fill in a form with the click of a button.
    • BlogThis: Create a weblog post pointing to the page you are visiting.

    Yes, Google gets it, in case anyone was having doubts.

  • Breaking My Aggregator

    Note to Matt Raible: your post on getting back on the road to XHTML compliance keeps breaking my (Radio) aggregator!  🙂

    It’s rather amusing.

  • Jabber Enhancement Proposal New Releases

    Here’s a quick rundown of new releases:

    • JEP-0102: Security Extensions (0.1)
    • JEP-0101: Authentication using Jabber Tickets (0.1)
    • JEP-0100: Gateway Interaction (0.1)
    • JEP-0099: Query Action Protocol (0.1)
    • JEP-0098: Enhanced Private XML Storage (0.1)
    • JEP-0060: Publish Subscribe (0.11)
  • Motorola Ramps Up New Version (And it Doesn’t Really Matter)

    El Reg:

    Motorola appears to have brought forward volume production of the next major G4-class PowerPC processor, the MPC7457, from Q4 to Q3.

    Looks like you won’t be seeing a G5 powerbook anytime soon…

  • Now That’s a Digital Camera


    Leica has today announced the development of a Digital Module for the Leica R8 & R9. This new module has a ten megapixel Kodak sensor and has been developed in association with Imacon. The module is made up of two parts, a digital back which cliips onto the rear of the camera and a power unit which fits on the base. The digital back has a ten megapixel Kodak sensor which produces a FOV crop of 1.37x and has a sensitivity of ISO 100 to 800. Image formats will include RAW (Imacon 3F), storage by SD card.

    Wow, that was unexpected.  I’m sure it’ll be expensive, but it’s almost guarunteed to be a durable high quality solution for those that can afford it.

  • Newsmonster: With Whuffie

    Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing:

    Kevin Burton continues to make improvements to his program NewsMonster, a Mozilla-based RSS reader that uses a Whuffie-like reputation system to rank and suggest items and feeds to his readers. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for OS X yet (weird, considering that it’s all Mozilla-based), but Kevin promises that by end-of-week (apparently, he’s going to patch some longstanding Moz bugs and submit the changes to the Mozilla codebase).

    More information can be found at the NewsMoster download page.

  • YDL to Go 64-bit


    Terra Soft said today that its Yellow Dog Linux will soon include support for 64-bit processing on the Power Mac G5. As an Apple Authorized Reseller, TerraSoft is receiving pre-orders for the new Macs.

    Very cool.  I haven’t used YDL for some time now, but linux on Mac is a good thing.