The realtime notes from the XML conference in Philly are excellent.
Day: December 9, 2003
RALEIGH, N.C. — A small earthquake that started in Virginia was felt by several counties in the WRAL viewing area.
Officials say at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday, an earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude was reported.
Its epicenter was 30 miles west of Richmond. There is no word on the length of the tremors.
Myself and some coworkers felt it here in the DC area. Aparently it’s big news on the AM news/traffic/talk stations, but no big deal on The Richter Scale.
The Python conference will be held March 20-26, 2004 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. PyCon registration is open, and the final call for papers will be posted next week. Mitch Kapor is the keynote speaker.
I punked out last year because of funds, but there’s really no excuse not to attend this $175 conference. I can’t wait!
The BBC reports that the Dow Jones Index is over 10,000 for the first time in 18 months.
Update: what goes up must come down.
The JabberWookie Library for Jabber is intended to be a complete, extensible, simple to use, Java implementation of the Jabber protocol (aka XMPP). I have personaly used it for both client-server and component-server connections with much success.
Three libraries from SSTR are the only external dependencies.
Keith points to a MSNBC quiz about your Digital IQ. I’ll only admit to scoring over 200.
- David Thomson points out XPlanner, which looks like a great web-based XP project tracking tool.
- Christoph Cemper points to two excellent subversion tutorials.
- My-Symbian has spooted an excellent mobile game deal: 5 MGS games for $30.
- Doc brings up a nasty bug in Ximian Evolution that slams some RSS feeds every 5 minutes.
- Gizmodo brings news of a Wi-Fi Blackberry, an Asus phone that looks strangely like a Px00 among other mobile gear.
- Ask Bjorn Hansen considers GPRS useless. SSH routinely times out on me (if it allows me to connect at all), the speeds are slow, the latency high. But gosh darn it, it’s a connection!
- Newsforge: Ensim to support Fedora. I hope that Plesk will follow suit, though ideally (if money were no option) you would run these atop Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- 71.48 mile Wi-Fi link using two DSS dishes across The Great Salt Lake.
- Newsforge: XFS merged in to 2.4 kernel.
- Blogshares is coming back?
- Is the Wi-Fi cantenna bubble next?
- Mark Derricutt and others note a new major release of IntelliJ IDEA EAP.