It’s been nearly a year since I left Apple to come work for Linden Lab, and I haven’t said much about what I’ve been up to. This quarter, I’ve stepped away from programming to manage the Open Grid Public Beta program: the first step towards breaking out of the walled garden of virtual worlds. In [...]
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I’m so used to working in Safari, that I need a change. So for the next seven days, I’m using Firefox as my primary browser. The LiveHTTPHeaders extension prompted me to try this. However, it’s not on the Firefox extensions site, and I had to go digging.
An Ok/Cancel comic from last year provides a comment on John Grubner’s gripes about Linux usablity. The missing fourth panel should have ESR explaining that if everyone were armed, Open Source Software would be usable due to the threat of retribution by disgruntled users.
I’m happy to report that I love my Squeezebox, the wireless music player that plugs into my stereo and streams music from my home network. The new version of the server software now plays all the tracks I had ripped in AAC format (which was almost all my Yoko Kanno) so I now can listen [...]
I want to gently respond to Robert Scoble’s post about offshoring and Open Source: I find it ironic that Slashdot is worrying about offshoring of programming. These are the same folks who cheer everytime a country like Israel or China chooses to go with free software over software written in America that costs money. Nice [...]
Chris Neppes, over at Port80 Software, sent me a heads up on their monthly survey of what web server software the top 1,000 corporations use. They’re promoting the survey in response to some gloating by the Apache folks about their 63.98% share in the August 2003 Netcraft Survey. Port80 looked at the response headers from [...]
First download AT&T’s GraphViz software. Use the Pathalizer to see how users traverse your site. Download your Live Journal friends in dot file format and build a map of your social network.
From the Cocoon Wiki, a list of open source and proprietary projects similar to Apache Cocoon. From that list, mod_murka looks neat. It looks for a cached HTML version of the request URI, and if it’s not found, looks for the .xml file, transforms it using whatever stylesheet’s mentioned in the file’s processing instruction, and [...]
[ via xmlhack ] Picfolio looks pretty cool for managing photo pages. It’s another XSLT tool. This one dives into a directory tree of images, generating an XML file describing them. It can also pull any metadata inserted by your camera into the document. Then you can apply an XSLT transform to generate a static [...]
XMLNuke is an XML/XSLT content management tool. The authors have written versions for PHP as well as C#.
Bruce Perens refutes SCO’s claims that Linux and IBM violated their IP.
Marc Liyanage, who works on the popular distributions of MySQL and PHP for Mac OS came by the Apple Campus Tuesday. David Gleason and I met him for lunch. David’s group and my group use Marc’s PHP module in our day to day work. We’re glad that Marc’s helping to support web developers on the [...]