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:: Friday, July 14, 2000 ::
Google search on time synchronization.
Lots of discussion on the Squeak list, lately, about metaclasses. Here's yet another page: VisualWorks: How do metaclasses work?
MetaClasses Bite Back
Meta-Classes things we don't talk about
XML.com - Exposing Application Services With SOAP
Craig Latta's Smalltalk stuff pages on his Netjam.org site.
objectMetahysics a diagram probably comprehensible only to Smalltalk geeks.
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!:: 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.
Some Oracle resources:
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'.
An article about Microsoft's .NET Strategy on Chris Nelson's Weblog (brand new).
Hey! A friend just let me know that Free Pascal has arrived at version 1.0!
Do I have this address for the CVST project static page: CVST?
The Tao of Recursion: Named Templates in XSLT.
Devx.com coverate of the new M$ .NET initiative: .NET Revealed - Microsoft Raises the Curtain on Web Applications Services Framework.
M$ has now stuck its blecherous tongue out at Java. Here is some new .Net and SOAP information on or linked from M$ sites::: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 ::
Interesting Jabber reading:
Reflective Facilities in Smalltalk-80.
Basic Aspects of Squeak and the Smalltalk-80 Programming Language
Quick Start with CVS for Jabber developers and users.
The Jabber Programmers Guide -- version 1.5 is now available. Here is the announcement and change log.
XML Reference section at Projectcool.
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."
The Informant is a webpage and search engine query agent service.
I think it will be very interesting to watch The Internet Timeline Project. It may even make me rethink some of my Chronoscope thoughts.
A Dave Winer article for the new XML magazine: Why I like XML.:: Monday, July 10, 2000 ::
WAP Backlash (Alertbox July 2000) - Europe has some folks who are very disappointed with WAP.
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.
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).