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:: Monday, July 31, 2000 ::

Freenet: Installing stable release on Win.

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 05:45:23 PM [+] ::
Network Advertising Initiative has come up with a "self-regulation proposal" that was approved last Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission. For some strange reason, online privacy advocates (and I) remain skeptical. The site contains a good deal of their information. You decide! Other refs:

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 10:21:53 AM [+] ::
Without further commentary, here is a link to The Free Network Project site and here are the Installation Instructions.

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 10:15:30 AM [+] ::
TimeZone is a time zone database for Smalltalk.

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 09:52:03 AM [+] ::
This Swiki page from the main Squeak Swiki contains information about Kent Beck's SUnits Testing Framework.

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 09:42:37 AM [+] ::
Funny, I hadn't really seen this before: Squeak Smalltalk: A Quick Reference. Also, it's nice to have the Squeak Language Definition readily available.

:: linuxian 7/31/2000 09:36:10 AM [+] ::
:: Friday, July 28, 2000 ::
A list of Favorite Linux Games taken from a Linux Journal survey: 3D Pong, Abuse, Angband, baduki, Battalion, BattleBall, Boulder Dash, Bomb ô Bomb, BumpRace, BZFlag, Civilization: Call To Power, ClanBomber, CLONE/Warcraft, Craft, CrossFire, Dave Gnukem, Descent, Doom, Empire, Eric's Ultimate Solitaire, Gravity Wars, Heavy Gear I, II, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Hexen, Hopkins FBI, Jet Set Willy, Kingpin, Koules, Legend of Saladir, Linuxgametome.org, The LOSER Corps, lxDoom, Maelstrom, Manic Miner, Metal Gear Solid, mHocket, Myth II, Nethack, Netmaze, Netrek, Nighthawk, Omega, Orbit, Pingus, PySol, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Mame, Rocks 'n' Diamonds, rogue, Roll 'm UP, Sabre, Scavenger, Soldier of Fortune, SpaceBoom, The Urgent Decision, Tux the Penguin - A Quest for Herring, Ularn, URBAN, Virtual Combat, xbattle, XBill, XBlast, xboard/gnuchess, XBomber, XEvil, XGalaga, Xkobo, xpilot, XRacer, XShipWars, XSoldier, xtetris, XTux, Zarch,

:: linuxian 7/28/2000 12:56:28 PM [+] ::

Interesting list of Linux Web Sites taken from a Linux Journal survey

  • Freshmeat.net
  • Linux.com
  • Linux.org
  • Linuxberg
  • Linux Applications
  • LinuxChix.org
  • Linux Devices
  • Linux Documentation Project
  • Linux for Suits
  • Linux Game Tome (Happy Penguin)
  • Linux Games
  • Linux Gazette
  • Linuxgrrls.org
  • Linux Headquarters
  • Linux International
  • LinuxPlanet
  • Linux Programming
  • Linux Today
  • Linux Journal
  • Linux Weekly News
  • Linux World
  • GNU Project and the FSF
  • Kernelnotes.org
  • Slashdot
  • segfault.org

  • :: linuxian 7/28/2000 12:42:59 PM [+] ::
    The Jakarta Project at Apache.org. They say, "The goal of the Jakarta Project is to provide commercial-quality server solutions based on the Java Platform that are developed in an open and cooperative fashion." They're working on Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSP) technologies.

    :: linuxian 7/28/2000 09:24:41 AM [+] ::
    :: Thursday, July 27, 2000 ::
    MyDivX.com -- "The MP3 of Video.

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 12:46:13 PM [+] ::
    A very critical article on M$ Passport: Joel on Software: "Does Issuing Passports Make Microsoft a Country?" starts out, "Am I the only one who is terrified about Microsoft Passport?" Nice lead!

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 12:30:43 PM [+] ::
    OpenNap: Open Source Napster Server

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 12:25:18 PM [+] ::
    Check out:

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 12:08:38 PM [+] ::
    My old favorite Dr. Dobbs Journal magazine hosts this resource: Dr. Dobbs Programmers Vault.

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 11:17:45 AM [+] ::
    There is a Squeak FAQ on Minnow and a New FAQ, as well.

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 10:52:28 AM [+] ::
    Have I posted this link before? I'm not sure, so here it is: Refactoring Browser News.

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 09:36:03 AM [+] ::
    Finally, I have the address for Bob Hartwig's Temporary home for the Camp Smalltalk Refactoring Browser Squeak Port.

    :: linuxian 7/27/2000 09:22:39 AM [+] ::
    :: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 ::
    WinJab HOWTO: Sending Contacts.

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 04:13:19 PM [+] ::
    Carole Fennelly, for Wizard's Guide to Security, in Sunworld, wrote this article: Forensics: Getting to the bottom of a security breach

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 04:05:20 PM [+] ::
    SCO Unix Support Tips, by A.P. Lawrence, an SCO/Linux Unix Consultant, was highly praised by Bruce Spencer in his article, "A.P. Lawrence delivers SCO UNIX, Linux information—and lots of it," on the Techrepublic.com site. Spencer says the site offers "a wealth of detailed articles on a wide variety of SCO UNIX administration subjects." Much information is given on Linux, also. r

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 03:47:39 PM [+] ::
    Doxygen homepage -- A GPL'ed C++ documentation system.

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 12:42:45 PM [+] ::
    QtEZ is a "development environment for X11 and Qt2."

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 12:28:05 PM [+] ::
    Jakob Nielsen restates the obvious: "End of Web Design (Alertbox July 2000)."

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 10:06:26 AM [+] ::
    XML Protocol Comparisons

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 08:35:38 AM [+] ::
    IMUnified is "a recently formed coalition of leading technology and instant messaging companies." Member companies include: AT&T, Excite@home, iCAST, MSN, Odigo, Phone.com, Prodigy, Tribal Voice, and Yahoo!. Hopefully, they will overcome their proprietary agendas and create an Instant Messaging (IM) standard that makes sense. Even more hopefully, perhaps they will adopt Jabber!

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 08:30:46 AM [+] ::
    Steps to install Skins into Squeak V2.8a updated Apr 22, 2000. is a new active project by Steve Wessels.

    :: linuxian 7/26/2000 08:23:11 AM [+] ::
    :: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 ::
    Howard Kurtz, of the Washington Post, had this article in the Houston Chronicle: Test-driving lemons on the info highway.

    :: linuxian 7/25/2000 10:42:42 AM [+] ::
    allNetDevices: - Reality Doesn't Always Match Net Device Hype

    :: linuxian 7/25/2000 10:39:18 AM [+] ::
    LDAP-Jabber Integration Project Design Document

    :: linuxian 7/25/2000 08:29:46 AM [+] ::
    :: Monday, July 24, 2000 ::
    Lisp Software

    :: linuxian 7/24/2000 05:20:12 PM [+] ::
    Swiki Comanche

    :: linuxian 7/24/2000 01:26:07 PM [+] ::
    code: The Napster Protocol

    :: linuxian 7/24/2000 12:22:01 PM [+] ::
    :: Friday, July 21, 2000 ::
    Miguel de Icaza says Unix sucks in Linux Weekly News! Get em' thinkin', Miguel!

    :: linuxian 7/21/2000 05:23:05 PM [+] ::
    Charles Bloom's Page and his Links to other pages page give lots of information on compression, etc.

    :: linuxian 7/21/2000 05:14:22 PM [+] ::
    Index of /speakfree

    :: linuxian 7/21/2000 04:48:21 PM [+] ::
    Speak Freely (Windows and Unix) -- worth checking out for real-time talk across networks and the Internet.

    :: linuxian 7/21/2000 03:02:28 PM [+] ::
    IBM's Alphaworks site offers an XML for voice over IP (VoIP) technology: voicexml for directtalk.

    :: linuxian 7/21/2000 08:10:21 AM [+] ::
    :: Thursday, July 20, 2000 ::
    Blogger Forum Message about templates and include files.

    :: linuxian 7/20/2000 05:31:16 PM [+] ::
    Motorola's VoxML site offers "The Mark-up Language for Voice Applications." But:
    Note: This web site is being replaced by Motorola's SPIN web site. New registrations to the site are no longer permitted. The VoxML SDK has been replaced by Motorola's Mobile ADK, which is available at the SPIN web site at www.motorola.com/mobileadk. Check out the SPIN site.

    :: linuxian 7/20/2000 05:28:28 PM [+] ::
    useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's site (Usable Information Technology)

    :: linuxian 7/20/2000 03:32:36 PM [+] ::
    Jacob Nielsen on: WAP Backlash (Alertbox July 2000).

    :: linuxian 7/20/2000 03:31:37 PM [+] ::
    searchHP.com is an HP-specific search engine. Requires free registration.

    :: linuxian 7/20/2000 09:06:39 AM [+] ::
    :: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 ::
    CVS Training Manual

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 05:18:46 PM [+] ::
    A webpage for Camp Smalltalk CS2, which is going on now (July 17-20th 2000). I wish I was there!

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 12:46:38 PM [+] ::
    Embedded Systems | Embedded.com is an embedded systems site and one of its features is the Embedded Systems Programming magazine.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 11:23:01 AM [+] ::
    A recommend article on the difficulties of working with Flash memory: ESP July 2000 - From PROM to Flash.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 11:20:13 AM [+] ::
    AntiSearch - Computer Security - Hacking & Hackers is a child site of Antionline.com.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 11:04:39 AM [+] ::
    AntiOnline is a major computer security site.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 10:37:51 AM [+] ::
    Neal Stephenson has made his famous article on the command line available on his site: "In the Beginning was the Command Line."

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 10:18:16 AM [+] ::
    The Web Standards Project: Fighting for Standards in our Browsers

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 10:06:47 AM [+] ::
    WebReference.com - The Webmaster's Reference Library: Web Site Design Tips and Tutorials

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 09:40:44 AM [+] ::
    NewsML -- a new XML-based standard for news markup and management. The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) appears to be the agency behind NewsML.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 09:16:51 AM [+] ::
    The Napster Weblog is a new weblog on Dave Winer's Weblogs.com site. The new Napster pages are dedicated to discussion of Internet music distribution issues.

    :: linuxian 7/19/2000 08:23:49 AM [+] ::
    :: Tuesday, July 18, 2000 ::
    Some Linux tips I want to remember:
    • View text strings from within an executable by using the "strings" command:
          strings /usr/bin/ld
    • Pipe the output from the above into grep to search for something:
          strings /usr/bin/ld | grep -i "\.so"
    • When debugging and you think you may have had a configure problem, look at the corresponding config.log files:
          slocate config.log

    :: linuxian 7/18/2000 09:38:51 AM [+] ::
    PHP Builder is an ezine devoted to PHP topics. For example, here is an article on MySQL and PostgreSQL Compared.

    :: linuxian 7/18/2000 09:22:50 AM [+] ::
    Skeptical article on WAP: Wild Wild WAP is worth a chuckle.

    :: linuxian 7/18/2000 09:15:54 AM [+] ::
    An interesting page on shell scripts and batch scripts: Shell Scripts on the PC.

    :: linuxian 7/18/2000 08:54:05 AM [+] ::
    :: Friday, July 14, 2000 ::
    Google search on time synchronization.

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 11:49:17 AM [+] ::
    Lots of discussion on the Squeak list, lately, about metaclasses. Here's yet another page: VisualWorks: How do metaclasses work?

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 11:01:47 AM [+] ::
    MetaClasses Bite Back

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:56:40 AM [+] ::
    Meta-Classes things we don't talk about

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:55:37 AM [+] ::
    XML.com - Exposing Application Services With SOAP

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:40:37 AM [+] ::
    Craig Latta's Smalltalk stuff pages on his Netjam.org site.

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:32:58 AM [+] ::
    objectMetahysics a diagram probably comprehensible only to Smalltalk geeks.

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:31:04 AM [+] ::
    So this is probably the cause of that Hotmail spam thing I've been seeing: Hotmail Program Flaw Is Sending Users' E-Mail Addresses to Ad Firms. So, now we have "a widespread Internet security problem known ad a 'data spill.'" That sounds rather Gibson-esque, doesn't it? Fodder for another cyberpunk novel!

    :: linuxian 7/14/2000 10:24:51 AM [+] ::
    :: Thursday, July 13, 2000 ::
    San Diego company Onevoice Technologies, Inc., will finally release its "Intelligent Voice Animated Navigator(TM)." The company schedules availability on July 24 and says the download will be about 100 MB. See myIVAN.com for details.

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 11:39:23 AM [+] ::
    Some Oracle resources:

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 11:15:31 AM [+] ::
    Another article on M$'s new C#. Why am I tracking all this M$hit? I don't really know other than this stuff will be cluttering our collective software development bandwidth for a long time. "Know thy enemy." Here's the article: windows.oreilly.com -- News -- C# is Pronounced 'See Sharp'.

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 10:30:19 AM [+] ::
    An article about Microsoft's .NET Strategy on Chris Nelson's Weblog (brand new).

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 10:26:41 AM [+] ::
    Hey! A friend just let me know that Free Pascal has arrived at version 1.0!

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 10:07:55 AM [+] ::
    Do I have this address for the CVST project static page: CVST?

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 10:00:44 AM [+] ::
    The Tao of Recursion: Named Templates in XSLT.

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 09:54:32 AM [+] ::
    Devx.com coverate of the new M$ .NET initiative: .NET Revealed - Microsoft Raises the Curtain on Web Applications Services Framework.

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 09:53:08 AM [+] ::
    M$ has now stuck its blecherous tongue out at Java. Here is some new .Net and SOAP information on or linked from M$ sites:

    :: linuxian 7/13/2000 09:02:24 AM [+] ::
    :: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 ::
    Interesting Jabber reading:

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 02:12:33 PM [+] ::
    Reflective Facilities in Smalltalk-80.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 01:08:15 PM [+] ::
    Basic Aspects of Squeak and the Smalltalk-80 Programming Language

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 12:55:10 PM [+] ::
    Quick Start with CVS for Jabber developers and users.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 12:27:00 PM [+] ::
    The Jabber Programmers Guide -- version 1.5 is now available. Here is the announcement and change log.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 12:10:20 PM [+] ::
    XML Reference section at Projectcool.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 10:45:31 AM [+] ::
    Mahogany Mail is a new "OpenSource(TM) cross-platform mail and news client." Mahogany is being developed with wxWindows, which is touted as: "A free C++ framework to make cross-platform programming child's play. Well, almost."

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 10:17:03 AM [+] ::
    The Informant is a webpage and search engine query agent service.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 10:12:31 AM [+] ::
    I think it will be very interesting to watch The Internet Timeline Project. It may even make me rethink some of my Chronoscope thoughts.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 09:15:48 AM [+] ::
    A Dave Winer article for the new XML magazine: Why I like XML.

    :: linuxian 7/11/2000 08:58:58 AM [+] ::
    :: Monday, July 10, 2000 ::
    WAP Backlash (Alertbox July 2000) - Europe has some folks who are very disappointed with WAP.

    :: linuxian 7/10/2000 04:03:07 PM [+] ::
    Dwight Hughes Website includes links to some classic Smalltalk papers and resources, including chapters from the Blue Book and the famous August 1981 Byte article.

    :: linuxian 7/10/2000 10:31:30 AM [+] ::
    Dwight Hughes has made selected chapters of the Smalltalk-80 "Blue Book" available on the web: Smalltalk-80: The Language and Its Implementation (Chapters 26 - 30).

    :: linuxian 7/10/2000 10:14:05 AM [+] ::
    :: Friday, July 07, 2000 ::
    webreview.com - Taming the XML Beast

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 05:45:26 PM [+] ::
    This Swiki page has some cool Screenshots of Squeak!

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 05:15:34 PM [+] ::
    David Gelernter waxes philosophical, again: The Second Coming -- a Manifesto.

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 05:00:05 PM [+] ::
    The main index to Xerox PARC publications.

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 11:58:35 AM [+] ::
    Xerox PARC parc historical publications - the "blue and white series," etc. The archive contains many viewable, downloadable, & printable papers.

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 11:50:42 AM [+] ::
    A Swiki page on the Squeak port of Kent Beck's SUnits Testing Framework.

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 10:27:41 AM [+] ::
    Lex Spoon is doing a Bottom-up Squeak Port of the Refactoring Browser.

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 10:25:10 AM [+] ::
    PDFTOHTML - an open-source PDF-to-HTML converter

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 09:36:26 AM [+] ::
    Some references on 3Dsia:

    :: linuxian 7/07/2000 09:28:14 AM [+] ::
    :: Thursday, July 06, 2000 ::
    WGET for Windows

    :: linuxian 7/06/2000 11:09:19 AM [+] ::
    The project page and home page for the ANSI-ST-tests Project at SourceForge.

    :: linuxian 7/06/2000 10:42:51 AM [+] ::
    The XML Cover Pages presents itself as "a comprehensive online reference work for the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and its parent, the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)." It is sponsored by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

    :: linuxian 7/06/2000 10:08:34 AM [+] ::
    Good XML resource: xmlhack: developer news from the XML community.

    :: linuxian 7/06/2000 09:58:21 AM [+] ::
    XML Zone is an XML starter & reference link site associated with Dev-X.

    :: linuxian 7/06/2000 09:52:24 AM [+] ::
    :: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 ::
    The new Pythonlabs site!

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 05:04:23 PM [+] ::
    Some resources on Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson and his classic book, On Growth and Form:

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 03:11:13 PM [+] ::
    Another Kegel resource: Using TrueType Fonts with Red Hat Linux.

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 02:30:32 PM [+] ::
    Dan Kegel's Web Hostel has lots of nitty-gritty Linux resources, including The C10K problem, which includes lots of information worth knowing when trying to deal with Jabber's current limitations. There is a link to an article, Accept() scalability on Linux, that discusses the "thundering herd" problem.

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 02:29:38 PM [+] ::
    Yea! Now we have The Jabber Programmers Guide!

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 10:01:06 AM [+] ::
    XML.com - Getting Started with XML Programming and Getting Started with XML Programming, Part II use Perl to introduce XML-based programming. The appendices point to some useful Perl modules for XML processing.

    :: linuxian 7/05/2000 09:40:05 AM [+] ::

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