Monthly Archives: November 2003
Brandon has assembled a comprehensive Linux Home Theater PC HOWTO, which is definitely worth a read if you’re planning on building your own Homebrew TiVo-like device.
The file ‘mt-send-entry.cgi’ in a default MovableType installation can be used to relay spam. If you’re not using the script to allow your users to “Send this Entry by Email”, you can safely remove the file from your MT install … Continue reading
Eric Sink, the man behind Marketing for Geeks, has just published an article for MSDN called Finance for Geeks, which is an overview of accounting principals from the “technologists” perspective. Definitely worth a read if you’re starting a software company … Continue reading
Joe Stump over on the O’Reilly DevCenter puts together a well-rounded overview of The State of Home-Brew Personal Video Recorders on Linux (Think: Open Source TiVo). The article also includes a good threaded discussion as well. Well worth a read. … Continue reading
The Well-Formed Web has made available a Google2Atom web service that will generate an Atom feed from a Google search query However, you’ll need your Google API key to generate the feed.
I haven’t looked for a WiFi hotspot directory in quite some time, but I was just alerted to JiWire via Street Tech this morning and I must agree with Gareth that it is indeed comprehensive. In fact, I learned that … Continue reading
It’s appalling to hear that VeriSign (aka Network Solutions | Internic) is STILL letting people steal domain names! “…it appears that it is still possible to steal domains with the minimum of effort. We have been contacted by the owner … Continue reading
Raul Valdes-Perez, president of Vivisimo is quoted in an article at New Scientist about improvements to the user experience of search interfaces. In particular he is talking about Google News, MSN’s newly announced Newsbot and Vivisimo as yet to be … Continue reading
Ross Mayfield links to a fascinating article on Boxes and Arrows by Alex Wright about Paul Otlet: The forgotten forefather of information architecture. “In 1934, years before Vannevar Bush dreamed of the memex, decades before Ted Nelson coined the term … Continue reading
In Tim Bray’s latest essay on search he points out what I feel is an often overlooked aspect of Google’s PageRank when it is applied to enterprise search: “[PageRank] Won’t Work for You If you’re writing or deploying a search … Continue reading
I order to protect myself from a potential deluge of spam from suspicious service offerings, I wanted to use a disposable email address. Of course Google turned up a gem, which I had heard of before, but never used called … Continue reading
Well, in light of the fact that within a few months, sleep will likely become a scarce commodity for me and Catherine. So, I think perhaps I should investigate the “Sleep Is Now An Option” drug. Provigil … was a … Continue reading
It’s official, Guinness is good for you!
Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft Watch interviews Microsoft social computing group researcher Lili Cheng, which reveals some more insight (including screen shots) into MSFT’s social-networking software code-named “Wallop“: “We’ve been really interested in blogs, wikis, authoring and syndication around RSS, … Continue reading