Simon Willison’s Weblog

Thursday, 10th October 2002

Voostind interview

Virtual Interview: Vince Oostindie (via techno weenie). Vincent is the author of the excellent Eclipse Library for PHP and a regular on the SitePoint forums, where he frequently educates people in programming PHP using OOP methods. The interview is well worth a read if you are interested in either of these topics.

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Eldred oral arguments

Lots of news on Eldred vs Ashcroft today. The best account I’ve seen so far of proceedings in the courtroom is this one by Kwindla Hultman Kramer, who has a press pass and was thus allowed to take notes in the court room. I tried to explain to a house mater yesterday why extending the copyright term is bad for creativity, but today I found this article which does a much better job than I did. Slashdot has some excellent links and a lengthy discussion as well.

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Google News to RSS

Google News to RSS is brilliant. Simply type in some search terms (or append them to a query string) and the script queries Google News and returns the results formatted as RSS, allowing you to add a customised feed to your aggregator to follow interesting news stories.

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Taking a leaf from Pingback’s book

Moveable Type 2.5 is out. From the changelog:

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