I feel a little like Dylan’s Mr. Jones, because there’s something happening and I don’t know what it is. But I think Blog Sisters is going to be interesting.more…
OK, so I’m envious; I used to be able to write like this a long time ago. I’m glad Rageboy sounds happy anyway.more…
Another issue with sitePrefs.get: the format in which the results for news item departments are created can return malformed XML if the department name contains a space. Unfortunately, this will cause a delay in the next release of Manila Envelope until I either figure out how to work around it or work with UserLand to [...]
I’m delighted to see that Judge Patti B. Saris in my home town of Boston, a town not normally renowned for avoiding confrontation, is ducking the question of whether the GPL can be enforced. She does appear to be practicing good jujitsu on the negotiators, though, by turning around the injunction issue: Before pushing the [...]
So I’m having problems setting site prefs from my application. I was going to add a quick feature to allow managing editors to change the tagline of their site from within Manila Envelope, but I can’t get sitePref.set to work–it either complains about something not being a valid address or responds “true” without doing anything. [...]
I fell down when I posted this diagram. I should really have written a brief explanation. I’ll restrict myself to describing the main loops. Of course you can substitute whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing instead of blogging for “schoolwork effort” in the diagram: B1: “Oh crap” As schoolwork effort decreases, guilt increases, [...]
Saw this on a wall outside the Big Dig this morning: “Torquemen: Fortitude, Guts, Persistence.” I don’t know what the hell it means, but “Fortitude, Guts, Persistence” just became my tagline.
So I think this causal loop diagram explains why people get sucked into blogging… and why eventually, even if their “real jobs” pull them back in, they come back to it.
Ken Bereskin, Apple VP, lists the contents of his Dock and wants to know what’s on mine. I have: Finder, Mail, Sherlock, System Prefs, ThermoInDock, BBEdit Lite, Eudora, Mozilla, iTunes, iPhoto, Fire, Terminal, Palm Desktop, Radio, Manila Envelope, and OmniOutliner; plus a selection of Apps, Utilities, Development Apps, Manila Envelope.pbproj, and my folder for this [...]
Slashdot points to this ZDNET article: Microsoft Guru: Stamp Out HTTP. Interesting: the “guru” in question is Don Box, co-author of SOAP and founder of DevelopMentor. He joined MS last month. I wonder what some of the other people with input into SOAP think?more…
Dave wants a tool that can show you how connected two weblogs are to each other, and indicates what the traffic looks like between them. I think he’s right that the second is impossible for a centralized search engine… but what about a distributed referral collection app? As for the first, the Netscan project at [...]
CNET: Site reads Web surfers their rights. This sounds a bit like the “Your Rights On-Line” section of Slashdot writ large: ChillingEffects.org serves as an educational hub where Internet surfers can learn about their legal rights related to cease-and-desists letters…. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and law school clinics at Stanford University, Harvard University, the [...]
SQL for Retards. Hysterical. You can only imagine how often I dreamed of this conversation: “But I’m not responsible for the which of the volumes he puts his tablespace on.” “Uh?” The Boss responds, reverting to subhuman IQ as a defence. “OK, an analogy. Let’s say I was the building owner and I rent you [...]
I just noticed–though I managed to blog every day this weekend, I didn’t write much about anything going on with me. This is called either “healthy” or “avoidance,” depending on your perspective. Well, Lisa got a lateral move within her employer that puts her in a more geographically independent job, which frees us up for [...]
I’ve tried to stay out of the blogwar over using CSS vs. tables for web site design that has been brewing at Scripting News and other places, but I think it’s time to jump in. I’ll be working on a CSS-based redesign of this site over the next few weeks. I’ve noticed how slowly this [...]