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New web content engine, part 10
I've been running two major sites... this one, and Wirehead Arts. And both of them had weird hacked up largely static-content text based engines to them. First, I rebuilt this site to use Rm, but recently I rebuilt Wirehead Arts to use Rm...
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New web content engine, part 9
On bookmarklets and refactoring and embedding in my web framework
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Second Ethernet port usage(via)
Hm. Going to have to try this with all my space Ethernet hardware...
RapidXML(via)
So a guy I worked with once wrote something almost exactly like this. It was an excellent piece of software. I'm kinda glad that somebody else has gotten the same good idea.
Some thoughts on smartphones
I'm kinda happy about how the market's being shaken up for once. I had regarded the whole PDA / Smartphone market with a certain amount of distaste and disinterest for quite some time. My old Viewsonic PDA died and I found I just wasn't using it for anything useful.. and then I ended up getting the Motorola Q because at least it had a decent web browser and keyboard so that I could text people instead of having to deal with my basic fear of telephones.
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Why I'm not excited about Windows CE and Windows Mobile anymore
Long time readers of the blog have noted that I've been using Windows CE in various forms for quite a long time, largely by accident or because I like to think even more different than your average Apple user...
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iPhone SDK vs. GPL(via)
My rant: One can write all the GPL'd open-source whatever software that will do all kinds of rotten things to a Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 device that Microsoft doesn't intend for you to be able to do. But you can't do that with an iPhone.
KDE still worse than Windows, FLV's at 11.
Why I invariably end up using a fairly bare X environment and never KDE or GNOME.
Maildir... the one true mail format (more or less)
When I was using an mbox-based mail system, every so often I would have a mail corruption bug where "something" would go wrong. My Outlook email box has gone funky in the past and not all of the data is stored in an especially well documented place either.
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Some observations on rebuilding a box with Ubuntu
Thoughts about installing Ubuntu... and some hard drive failure fun.
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Query anything with SQLite Virtual Tables(via)
This looks interesting. I use SQLite in PhotoHub and there might be some neat tricks to be had there.
doodle(via)
Makes a whole new way to construct a Ruby object that's simpler and more declarative. I've come to love languages where you can pull stunts like this...
Excel the 3D environment(via)
I'm not entirely sure if this is a massive leg-pull or if this is something useful.
A screencast is NOT a replacement for documentation
Why you shouldn't use screencasts as the sole source of documentation.
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So you hacked our site!(via)
This is great. There's a continual chain of bottom-feeder-companies out there who specialize in selling an entry in a directory that everybody just tosses in the trash bin for $$$$$. Combine that with the desire to spend as little money on things that don't impress the clients and a desire to not have prospective clients be able to call up existing clients to find out how useless the service really is....
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