Day: February 2, 2004

  • Monday Linkage

    Here are some links for Monday:

    • DevChannel has part two of their tutorial on web services with Axis.
    • TheServerSide points to Zamples, which offers live code examples for the JDK 1.5 API.
    • phpExifRW “is a pure PHP class to read, write, and transfer EXIF information that most digital cameras produce.”
    • Via Newsforge, reviews SuSE Enterprise Server 8.
    • Werner Vogels helped finalize the lineup for Usenix 2004 over the weekend.
    • CNet: the OMA released specs for DRM of mobile content.
    • TechTV (via Gizmodo) reviews some of the top convertible Tablet PCs.  I still file them under cool but too expensive.  There’s a huge difference between sub-$1000/$1000ish and $2000ish.
    • Anthony wants his mobile content.  Welcome to Mobitopia!
    • CNet: TiVo is cutting prices on Series 2 hardware.
  • Bot Feedback

    I’m tend to lurk a lot and talk a little in #joiito.  I also spend a fair amount of time on IRC, and have on and off since I was a kid.  I know that bots in IRC channels can be quite useful, but the bot feedback level is pretty high in #joiito today:

    ***laszlo [] has joined #joiito
    <jibot>laszlo is a Tokyo-based journalist – and
    <laszlo>chomp: | IsshoNews (en): Professionals don’t steal
    <shorten>laszlo’s url is at
    -surly:#joiito  from laszlo 🙂
    <chomp>laszlo: URL posted.

    Jibot is quite useful when in herald mode.  It makes mapping IRC nicks to people and blogs much easier.  We use a modified Chump bot in #mobitopia to keep track of and discuss links, and I don’t know if I could function well without it.  I’m not a huge fan of the url shortening services in IRC channels.  I could probably deal with one, but two seems a bit excessive.

    Luckily the bots seem content with ignoring each other, or else we’d be in for some real fun.

    Yes, I do know about the /ignore command, but I tend to find myself in front of several different clients throughout the day, so managing the /ignores is just not worthwhile.

    Perhaps I’m just a bit cranky because it is monday.