Items in Mar, 2007
Mailhook. Free e-mail address to HTTP POST bridge—just provide a script URL and you’ll be given a subdomain; any e-mail sent to an address at that host is then posted to your script. # 31st March 2007, 11:21 am
XSD is more flawed than most technologies that roam the earth. I was on the committee that created it, and that was back when I made my money explaining complicated technologies to people for money, and man, I could hear the cash registers ringing in my ears.
Geonames machine tags, Triplr.org and JSON, oh my! Dan Catt plays with Geonames and Triplr. # 30th March 2007, 3:34 pm
Triplr. Ultra simple GET-based web service for converting RSS / Atom / RDF / Microformats+GRDDL to HTML / ntriples / RDF / RSS / JSON / Turtle. Small pieces, loosely joined. # 30th March 2007, 3:30 pm
From Pixels to Plastic. Awesome talk given by Matt Webb at ETech, on the emerging culture of Generation C, cheap hardware prototyping and physical extensions to the online world. # 30th March 2007, 11:09 am
Look for a header called X-Forwarded-For, but be sure to read this first.[... 26 words]
Hack Day 2007—get your diaries out. Yahoo! UK and the BBC are hosting a public hack day on the weekend of June 16th/17th at Alexandra Palace, complete with a concert from a “top secret” band. The US hack day surprise performance was Beck. # 29th March 2007, 2:24 pm
DjangoKit. Early preview release of a tool that lets you package a Django application up as a fully contained OS X application. When Leopard ships with PyObjC this kind of thing will be even easier. # 29th March 2007, 12:50 am
If you missed the last Oxford Geek Night, you really owe it to yourself to make it to the next one. If you were there then you shouldn’t need any convincing.[... 180 words]
If you don’t think you’re smart enough to start a startup doing something technically difficult, just write enterprise software. Enterprise software companies aren’t technology companies, they’re sales companies, and sales depends mostly on effort.
Death threats against bloggers are NOT “protected speech” (why I cancelled my ETech presentations). Truly sickening behaviour. # 26th March 2007, 10:29 pm
Mozilla Gran Paradiso Alpha 3 Release Notes. New features include animated PNGs, <link rel=“offline-resource”> and the HttpOnly cookie flag which indicates that a cookie should not be accessible to script (borrowed from IE). # 25th March 2007, 9:37 pm
Free Software Foundation to switch to Django. “FSF is switching from Zope to Django (both Python powered!) for web application development... Lots of new stuff coming soon, including contributions back to the Django community.” # 25th March 2007, 7:56 pm
JPC (via) Pure Java emulation of an x86 PC, running at 10% native speed. No code to download yet, but there’s a neat applet that lets you play Lemmings (and other games) running on FreeDOS. # 25th March 2007, 5:06 pm