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GrepNinja's weblog is a somewhat ordered collection of thoughts and resources mostly related to software engineering. It simply tracks what GrepNinja finds technologically useful, interesting, or amusing at some given point in time. Warning: high techno-geek factor!
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:: Friday, June 30, 2000 ::

Sun is releasing an early access version of its "free" XSLT Compiler technology. Make sure you know what "free" means!

:: linuxian 6/30/2000 04:50:46 PM [+] ::
Jon's Smalltalk Page - Jon Hylands worked at Interval and created a Smalltalk web browser. He is currently trying to get it released to the Squeak community.

:: linuxian 6/30/2000 12:58:36 PM [+] ::
cs497rej: ObjectWebOverview covers a UIUC course project to create an object Swiki.

:: linuxian 6/30/2000 12:45:50 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 29, 2000 ::
Welcome a new information appliance news site: infoapps is information appliances.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 04:01:37 PM [+] ::
This entry is just to make sure I have the Compaq iPAQ H3650 Color Pocket PC link recorded. Some think it's "the return of the Itsy."

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 12:36:21 PM [+] ::
MySQL has been re-licensed under the GPL and is now on Source Forge. Here is a Yahoo Finance article on this change: VA Linux Forms Strategic Alliance With MySQL .

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 12:06:59 PM [+] ::
Very interesting! MySQL has been GPL'd. See this article for details: Yahoo - VA Linux Forms Strategic Alliance With MySQL.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 11:58:30 AM [+] ::
An index of interesting papers on the Squeak Swiki: Papers and Articles.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 11:53:16 AM [+] ::
A List Apart is an email list plus website "for people who make websites. Issue No. 69, 23 June 2000, has this introductory XHTML article: Rated XHTML.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 10:44:46 AM [+] ::
A British magazine site, The Register offers this article: Microsoft describes its Java killer by Andrew Orlowski. Note the paragraph where Rusty Harold Elliot, maintainer of Cafe Au Lait, chastises M$ for not selecting Python instead of copycatting Java for its "new" and "innovative" language.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 10:36:52 AM [+] ::
Dave Winer's take on RSS 0.91.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 10:25:39 AM [+] ::
M$ has posted the new C# References in HTML.

:: linuxian 6/29/2000 10:19:38 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 ::
Interesting DDJ article on the I-opener hardware hacks: Under the Hood.

:: linuxian 6/28/2000 01:09:17 PM [+] ::
New whiteboard technologies:

:: linuxian 6/28/2000 12:19:43 PM [+] ::
This article says that M$'s new C# is "not based on a virtual machine model for moving byte code across a network": ZDNet: Inter@ctive Week: Microsoft's Movement In C Sharp

:: linuxian 6/28/2000 10:50:32 AM [+] ::
Wierd site: Assembler.org.

:: linuxian 6/28/2000 10:30:22 AM [+] ::

Here are some resources about wireless devices, WAP, WML, etc. These technologies are worth tracking for future implications.


:: linuxian 6/28/2000 10:15:16 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 ::
The Red Herring's Red Eye thinks this one will be big: Zaplet by FireDrop: Communicate, collaborate, and get things done.

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 05:31:04 PM [+] ::
Squeak as an "Active Desktop"

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 04:37:33 PM [+] ::
SmalltalkSource.org Main Page - a new site "intended to provide facilities, support, and in general some kind of place to come together for Open Source Smalltalk projects."

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 02:15:34 PM [+] ::
The enemy's new clothes: Visual Studio Next Generation: Web Forms.

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 01:53:07 PM [+] ::
The Rapidly Changing Face of Computing Technology Journal -- radio index

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 01:34:29 PM [+] ::
See the sections on RCFoC Radio and iAppliances! RCFoC for June 19, 2000 - The Tale of the Page and the Period.

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 01:33:21 PM [+] ::
The Itsy reborn: Amazon.com: buying info: Compaq iPAQ H3650 Color Pocket PC.

:: linuxian 6/27/2000 01:28:22 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, June 26, 2000 ::
John K. Ousterhout

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 04:03:16 PM [+] ::
John Ousterhaut's famous article on scripting: Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century.

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 03:55:21 PM [+] ::
Welcome to the Open Book Project, a "community effort to create a living guide to the planning, installation, and operation of a Linux system." Authors must agree to the IDG Books Open Content License.

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 03:22:47 PM [+] ::
In May, Web Review published a fairly decent pair of reviews of Dave Raggett's HTML Tidy (HTML Tidy: Keeping it Clean) and the HTML-Kit editor (webreview.com - HTML-Kit: Nice 'N Tidy). These are two of my favorite tools. Besides, I'm in Dave's list of HTML Tidy contributors.

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 01:39:42 PM [+] ::
XML in 10 points

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 01:09:55 PM [+] ::
Open Directory - Computers: Software: Internet: Clients: Chat: IRC

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 12:12:17 PM [+] ::
Another recommended site about Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 12:00:44 PM [+] ::
You will find a great IRC info site at Irchelp.org, with a FAQ index at Just the (IRC) FAQs.

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 10:10:37 AM [+] ::
Hillarious! See Fool.com: Palm IX Hits Retail Stores, Wows Consumers (Fun & Folly) June 20, 2000.

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 08:47:32 AM [+] ::
Linux Today - Joe Pranevich: Wonderful World of Linux 2.4 Final Candidate #4 5/12/00 (aka the "Steel City Update")

:: linuxian 6/26/2000 08:32:49 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 23, 2000 ::
A complete log of Jabber IRC Activity is available.

:: linuxian 6/23/2000 03:50:21 PM [+] ::
A complete log of Jabber IRC Activity is available.

:: linuxian 6/23/2000 03:49:45 PM [+] ::

C|Net published Microsoft brewing Java-like language, an article on M$'s to-be-attempted rape and plunder of Java. Reputedly, it will be called "C#" or C-Sharp. Don't miss the C++++ implications in the symbolism!

Blech!


:: linuxian 6/23/2000 09:48:46 AM [+] ::
A few select Ted Nelson links:

:: linuxian 6/23/2000 09:03:17 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 22, 2000 ::
An article on ubiuitous computing: Project Aims To Simplify Computers (6/21/2000).

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 03:54:01 PM [+] ::
Refactoring Browser News is a HyperNews feed about the Refactoring Browser (RB, RefBrowser).

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 03:14:40 PM [+] ::
A patent on the hyperlink? Apparently, British Telecommunications (BT) believes they have one: BT flexes muscles over U.S. hyperlink patent.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 02:02:42 PM [+] ::
The SqueakNOS project Swiki.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 01:57:42 PM [+] ::
iSupportLive.com-One on One customer support for free. - the non-commercial version is "absolutely free." If you want to put up with banners, this might be OK for freeware/OpenSource projects.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 10:13:15 AM [+] ::
AntiCrash at JARS "is a Java applet which is developed in order to prevent Windows95/98 from crashing at all. Fixes the main BUG problem of Win9X ; poor memory management and unstable Explorer.exe. Frees up ram, making the pc run nicer and smoother. No more lock ups while surfing caused by shortage of memory. It loads on your Windows desktop and povides each application with its own memory link, so if one program crashes by chance the other is not affected and continues to run."

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 10:03:41 AM [+] ::
JDoodle at JARS is "an interactive multi-user whiteboard and chat application. Looks like there's no source code available, though. :-{

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 09:54:08 AM [+] ::
This is a link to the Jabber CVS archives: Index of /cvs. It has some files and transports, etc., that are experimental and not widely publicized.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 09:49:15 AM [+] ::
Linux on your TV: Indrema.com.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 09:44:02 AM [+] ::
Simon St. Laurent just published an article in XML.com arguing that XML may cause a few problems here and there: XML: A Disruptive Technology.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 08:42:35 AM [+] ::
Frederik Lundh of Pythonware has produced SOAP for Python, and you can get it here.

:: linuxian 6/22/2000 08:37:13 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 ::
SqueakOS

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 05:54:02 PM [+] ::
Pocket Smalltalk & Pocket Java

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 05:38:23 PM [+] ::
Paul Fernhout is a Smalltalk developer who does some things in Squeak: Kurtz-Fernhout Software.

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 05:13:09 PM [+] ::
Welcome to Roarr.com

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 12:57:02 PM [+] ::
Here is a Squeak Swiki page for Squeak VmCommandLineOptions.

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 12:03:09 PM [+] ::
It looks like Plan 9 is still alive. It is now distributed under the "Plan 9 License,", which they say is "basically an Open Source license."

:: linuxian 6/21/2000 08:52:26 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 ::
Portable Smalltalk Applications and ANSI Smalltalk Standard

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 01:02:24 PM [+] ::
Eric Arsenau has a page for the Smalltalk Interchange File Facility at the Pocket Smalltalk site. Pocket Smalltalk is a ST implementation for the PalmPilot (with a development environment running on Windows 95/NT). Pocket Smalltalk can also generate "executable" .PRC files from Smalltalk source code.

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:59:04 PM [+] ::
Free Protocols Foundation presents itself as an "independent public forum, dedicated to the support of patent-free protocols."

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:42:21 PM [+] ::
Free Protocols Foundation presents itself as an "independent public forum, dedicated to the support of patent-free protocols."

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:40:51 PM [+] ::
Article: The WAP Trap An Exposť of the Wireless Application Protocol.

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:36:05 PM [+] ::
JitterBug is an OpenSource (GPL) web-based bug tracking system developed by Andrew Tridgell for Samba bug reporting.

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:31:47 PM [+] ::
A Jabber competitor mentioned in NTKnow does instant messaging (IM) via several commercial protocols (AIM, ICQ, & Yahoo): EveryBuddy!.

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 12:25:36 PM [+] ::
Xml.com published this article by Edd Dumbill, its Managing Editor, on XML.com - The State of XML.

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 10:33:45 AM [+] ::
xiph.org: Ogg Vorbis "is a fully Open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free, general-purpose compressed audio format for high quality (44.1-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel. This places Vorbis in the same class as audio representations including MPEG-1 audio layer 3, MPEG-4 audio (AAC and TwinVQ), and PAC."

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 10:29:47 AM [+] ::
In Crypto-gram -- June 15, 2000, cryptography expert Bruce Schneier disses SOAP and says it will "open up a whole new avenue for security vulnerabilities." With M$ and DCOM lapping up SOAP, Schneier is probably right. While I like the idea of an XML-based protocol for inter-object communications across distributed networks, Bruce's security concerns are not necessarily misplaced. .

:: linuxian 6/20/2000 10:19:56 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, June 19, 2000 ::
This article was recommended to the netverse-friends list: Project: VRML - Webspace and Representation. Netverse is an open source project "to develop the infrastructure software inspired by the Metaverse technology described in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash."

:: linuxian 6/19/2000 09:48:45 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 16, 2000 ::
I just got a new update of the code for the SUnit Camp Smalltalk Module.

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 03:28:52 PM [+] ::
AOL released a statement today (16 June 2000) regarding access to the AOL Instant Messager service: Open IM Architecture Design. AOL has deservedly come under severe criticism for its various attempts to block outside access. Go, Jabber, go!!!!!

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 03:14:36 PM [+] ::
Welcome to internet.com's Linux/Open Source Channel.

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 02:32:24 PM [+] ::
Extreme Programming in the Quick-change Era - Software Development: UML World 2000 Show Daily report.

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 02:20:08 PM [+] ::
Here are some links related to the Java VM:

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 10:02:56 AM [+] ::
A site for The CVS Book. The author and publisher have made several chapters available online for free. The published version is titled, Open Source Development with CVS and the author is Karl Fogel.

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 09:11:45 AM [+] ::
Finnix 0.03

Finnix (the server was down today) is a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution, based on Red Hat Linux 6.1. Finnix was created as a system maintnence distribution. You can mount hard drives, set up network devices, repair filesystems, and pretty much do anything you can do with a regular distribution.

Finnix has a SourceForge site.

LSL sells Finnix for $1.89 (plus shipping).


:: linuxian 6/16/2000 09:06:00 AM [+] ::
Peanut Linux is a FREE Premium LINUX Operating System. that fits in 148 Mb footprint, with a 48Mb download. Peanut uses Kernel 2.2.16, ICE, and the KDE GUI.

:: linuxian 6/16/2000 08:58:25 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 ::
You can find some links to IBM information about Linux at the IBM - Netfinity site. In particular, check out the Redbooks, click on the "Redbooks Online", and put "Linux" in as your search string.

:: linuxian 6/14/2000 10:17:14 AM [+] ::
UML World 2000 has the daily report on this conference, which runs from June 12th through June 15th.

:: linuxian 6/14/2000 09:53:56 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 ::
Xmlsoft.org maintains libxml, the XML library provided in the Gnome framework.

:: linuxian 6/13/2000 02:29:46 PM [+] ::
Xmlsoft.org maintains libxml, the XML library provided in the Gnome framework.

:: linuxian 6/13/2000 02:29:30 PM [+] ::
I'm not sure what this is for but it showed up in a message on the Jabber JDEV list related to a transport for Yahoo: gtkyahoo/.

:: linuxian 6/13/2000 08:13:34 AM [+] ::
Scriptics has changed its name to Ajuba Solutions, which now manages the development and distribution of Tcl/Tk.

:: linuxian 6/13/2000 08:08:04 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 09, 2000 ::
Official NetHack Home Page -- a favorite geek ASCII game.

:: linuxian 6/09/2000 12:57:46 PM [+] ::
Article: O'Reilly Network: Crystal Space: 3D for Free. A free 3D graphics engine originally created by Jorrit Tyberghein, lives on.

:: linuxian 6/09/2000 12:55:36 PM [+] ::
4xt.org -- "Welcome to 4xt.org, a site of resources for XT (a Java XSLT processor), by and for XT users, powered by XT."

:: linuxian 6/09/2000 12:49:41 PM [+] ::
XML.com has a great section on XML.com - Instruction. Don't forget to see the tutorials.

:: linuxian 6/09/2000 12:41:17 PM [+] ::
Erlug Webzine is a great Italian Linux site that has an excellent list of Linux resources.

:: linuxian 6/09/2000 09:49:32 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, June 08, 2000 ::
Linuxpower.com is a great new news and information site about Linux. Lots of good resources here, folks!

:: linuxian 6/08/2000 09:00:59 AM [+] ::
Motherboard HomeWorld looks like a great hardware information resource.

:: linuxian 6/08/2000 08:42:56 AM [+] ::
Bluefish HTML Editor - is described as "a GTK HTML editor for the experienced web designer. For *nix only.

:: linuxian 6/08/2000 08:35:24 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 ::
Gooey is a website chat and IM app.

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 03:45:50 PM [+] ::
Odigo is an IM provider.

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 03:44:42 PM [+] ::
freeIM.org appears to be a commercially-motivated group trying to motivate adoption of open access between instant messaging software solutions. They have a petition and are doing some lobbying in this regard.

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 02:32:29 PM [+] ::
Dr.Bob's Kylix Kicks

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 11:45:08 AM [+] ::
ProcessTree is a "For-Pay Distributed Processing Network. I saw this coming a long time ago when things like Distributed.net and Seti@home came on the scene. There is another new one: PopularPower.com.

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 09:59:08 AM [+] ::
Another OpenSource Community site: Advogato.

:: linuxian 6/07/2000 09:50:48 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 ::
Lucid

:: linuxian 6/06/2000 05:45:37 PM [+] ::
Programmer's Oasis - Lucid

:: linuxian 6/06/2000 05:41:47 PM [+] ::
Some Core War Pages:

:: linuxian 6/06/2000 03:10:10 PM [+] ::
Web Brain - They say it is "The Smartest Way to See the Web." This is from the people who brought you Thebrain.com, a thought processor.

:: linuxian 6/06/2000 03:01:02 PM [+] ::
Macintosh Toolbox Essentials(IM:Tb)

:: linuxian 6/06/2000 01:08:51 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, June 05, 2000 ::
Article: webreview.com - Object-Oriented Programming with PHP.

:: linuxian 6/05/2000 10:19:03 AM [+] ::
Festival at CMU -- Festival and speech synthesis at CMU (most of this work is done within the framework of Edinburgh University's Festival Speech Synthesis System. Here is the Edinburg site for Festival.

:: linuxian 6/05/2000 10:15:18 AM [+] ::
Festival: US mirror at CMU -- open-source speech synthesis for Linux!

:: linuxian 6/05/2000 10:12:09 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, June 02, 2000 ::
This Swiki message contains the EToys sequence needed to be a Squeak Test Pilot or Guinea Pig: Squeak 2.8 Alpha Testing.

:: linuxian 6/02/2000 11:46:01 AM [+] ::
Virtual-FX.net is a useful site for flash developers. It contains flash-related tutorials, news articles, links, resources, games, etc.

:: linuxian 6/02/2000 11:16:42 AM [+] ::
Usability article: StudioWorks -["Usability Vs. Interactivity on the Web"].

:: linuxian 6/02/2000 11:14:42 AM [+] ::
A nifty Linux hardware resource! See the Linux Hardware Database.

:: linuxian 6/02/2000 10:53:18 AM [+] ::

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