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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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:: Thursday, August 31, 2000 ::

More Linux utilities:

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 03:26:53 PM [+] ::
Recover is an undelete utility for Linux.

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 03:13:55 PM [+] ::
Squeak Cookbook

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 11:22:29 AM [+] ::
WAPCardz.com - Send Greeting Cards by WAP -- the world's first "WAP Enabled Greeting Cards site."

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 11:06:02 AM [+] ::
Recommended UML books:

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 10:43:44 AM [+] ::
WAP Contracts Awarded has a listing of what gateways the major carriers around the globe run. The agent headers will tell you which gateway is being used.

:: linuxian 8/31/2000 10:16:24 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 ::
Clan Bomber is an OpenSource (GPL) multi-player game. Check out ClanLib, the free multi-platform C++ game SDK upon which Clan Bomber is built.

:: linuxian 8/30/2000 05:15:07 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, August 28, 2000 ::
Checkurl is a Linux script to check for changes at URL's of your choice. You can combine it with Cron to do this on a periodic basis.

:: linuxian 8/28/2000 05:24:54 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, August 25, 2000 ::
This announcement of the death of Pascal may yet be premature: Salon Technology | The end of the road for Pascal?

:: linuxian 8/25/2000 03:12:59 PM [+] ::
Think Outside has a "Stowaway Portable Keyboard" for the iPAQ and other handhelds.

:: linuxian 8/25/2000 09:42:05 AM [+] ::
Gnokii is "a software project developing tools and drivers for Nokia mobile phones for Linux, BSD and other operating systems. ."

:: linuxian 8/25/2000 09:12:38 AM [+] ::
You may need to register as a Nokia developer to access this page: Forum Nokia WAP Toolkit Documents

:: linuxian 8/25/2000 08:47:08 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, August 24, 2000 ::
Phone.com - The Best of the Internet on Your Phone

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 03:45:53 PM [+] ::
Core SDI S.A.

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 03:26:29 PM [+] ::
ChannelPoint Merlot XML Editor - an OpenSource project sponsored by ChannelPoint, Inc.

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 09:50:23 AM [+] ::
You say open source, I say freeware

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 09:46:13 AM [+] ::
Now, in addition to ActivePerl, we have ActivePython from ActiveState. The binary distribution is free; they offer other Python-based products for money.

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 09:13:36 AM [+] ::
Two more compilers go OpenSource: Sybase To Open Source Watcom C/C++ and Fortran Compilers.

:: linuxian 8/24/2000 08:21:10 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 23, 2000 ::
IBM has released sashXB for GNOME under OpenSource licensing. See the Gnome notice.

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 03:49:06 PM [+] ::
Typotoons -- a newmedia project for children.

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 01:48:05 PM [+] ::
Cosmocows.com -- producers of InternetInvolver, a Squeak-based product for new media.

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 01:46:55 PM [+] ::
NzPhone is a WAP (WML) emulator (but not perfect).

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 01:03:23 PM [+] ::
AnywhereYouGo.com is a wireless and pervasive computing site. It has some WAP Development tools, a newsletter, information links, etc.

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 12:23:24 PM [+] ::
Another Dave Winer service: WhoIs.UserLand.Com.

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 12:16:42 PM [+] ::
First Order Predicate Calculus -- need to understand RDF, whatever that is. Actually, it looks like RDF is "Resources Description Framework" (see http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Internet/Clients/WWW/Browsers/Mozilla/Technologies/RDF/ and http://dmoz.org/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Technical_Services/Cataloguing/Metadata/Resource_Description_Framework_-_RDF/). Here's the "official" page from the W3C: http://www.w3.org/RDF/. Apparently, RDF "integrates a variety of web-based metadata activities."

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 12:12:23 PM [+] ::
K-Meleon - a lite Web browser based on gecko but for Windows, "the Windows answer to Galeon."

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 12:06:23 PM [+] ::
Here are some UserLand.Com-related sites:

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 11:58:21 AM [+] ::
The Perl Journal Online offers this tasty list of TPJ One-Liners - one-line Perl programs that do amazing things!

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 09:13:30 AM [+] ::
Interesting micro-display technology company: InViso. Are we on our way to join the Borg?

:: linuxian 8/23/2000 08:46:50 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 ::
IBM has announced that it is making its AFS enterprise file system available as open source: IBM announces AFS as an open source product under the IBM Public License. IBM will also sell a "commercially supported version of AFS."

:: linuxian 8/22/2000 02:17:20 PM [+] ::
Here's a reminder about the location of the upcoming Squeak Book drafts. Looks like this will be an excellent Squeak resource!

:: linuxian 8/22/2000 09:53:29 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, August 21, 2000 ::
On the "worth reading list" is "Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing."

:: linuxian 8/21/2000 05:40:31 PM [+] ::
Without further comment, we present: "How to Become As Rich As Bill Gates."

:: linuxian 8/21/2000 05:38:00 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, August 17, 2000 ::
Xerox PARC Forum on Python is Thursday, August 17, 2000, 4pm, with Guido van Rossum.

:: linuxian 8/17/2000 05:32:24 PM [+] ::
The IBM developerWorks site has this interesting article: JavaML: A markup language for Java source code.

:: linuxian 8/17/2000 03:37:35 PM [+] ::
Some Jabber documentation: HTTP Service Guide. The HTTP Service allows the HTTP transport to access various parts of a Jabber server as a client.

:: linuxian 8/17/2000 02:19:42 PM [+] ::
Je77 has the new "Unknown Legend" release of Swiki Beta 11 available.

:: linuxian 8/17/2000 12:44:39 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 ::
Simple Smalltalk Testing: With Patterns is Kent Beck's classic paper on testing (see SUnit, JUnit, etc.).

:: linuxian 8/16/2000 05:50:48 PM [+] ::
Raging Search, the new AltaVista WML search engine.

:: linuxian 8/16/2000 03:24:50 PM [+] ::
XML/SGML consultans and trainers: Mulberry Technologies, Inc.. Provide some emacs editing modes.

:: linuxian 8/16/2000 03:08:12 PM [+] ::
Editing SGML with Emacs and PSGML.

:: linuxian 8/16/2000 02:37:54 PM [+] ::
Here's the main help document for GNU Emacs for Windows NT and Windows 95/98.

:: linuxian 8/16/2000 01:24:49 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 ::
Two great W3C resources:

:: linuxian 8/15/2000 03:34:33 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, August 11, 2000 ::
Ruby: A gem of a programming language -- This is the main site's English-language page. Also, see our OpenDirectory (Dmoz) listing for Top: Computers: Programming: Languages: Ruby.

:: linuxian 8/11/2000 11:15:56 AM [+] ::
IndusSoft Homepage offers a free WinSQL Lite database utility and MEdit editor (supports local and FTP file access).

:: linuxian 8/11/2000 09:35:48 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, August 10, 2000 ::
Squeak Browser Plugin

:: linuxian 8/10/2000 02:27:54 PM [+] ::
Information on the ICQ 99 database format is at the ICQ for Linux site, which is on Mike's Linux Site. Mike is Michael T. Babcock.

:: linuxian 8/10/2000 12:35:00 PM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 ::
Here is a very cool list of Python-Friendly ISPs. This site/list will be handed over to someone else soon and the current maintainer is looking for volunteers to take it on.

:: linuxian 8/09/2000 09:05:06 PM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, August 08, 2000 ::
OK, even if it's from M$, I'd probably better read this: How to Encode XML Data.

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 05:28:24 PM [+] ::
The new generation of Squeak Swiki is now Comanche. If you have a current Swiki running under the old PWS, check out the instructions for Upgrading from PWS.

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 12:21:36 PM [+] ::
MSDN Online .NET Information has a link to "a very early Technical Preview" of the .NET SDK. There are caveats:
This pre-beta software should only be installed on non-production test machines. Windows® 2000 (including IIS) and Internet Explorer 5.5 are required.

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 12:09:49 PM [+] ::
ICANN has just published its New TLD Application Process Overview. This is how some insiders will quickly add to their riches, provided they can offer up a $50,000 application fee (over the table but I wonder who will watch under the table to count the real cash flow). It's a $50,000 bet but the few who win will probably hit the big jackpot.

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 11:53:19 AM [+] ::
HTTrack - Website Offline Browser Utility

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 10:17:06 AM [+] ::
Evolt.org is a browser archive. Fire up your old favorite, make sure your stuff is viewable in some archaic browser, or just sample the wierd! BTW, if you're interested, read about the first browser-editor: WorldWideWeb.

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 09:07:32 AM [+] ::
Wow! This is cool. DejaVu.org has emulators for a number of old browsers so you can see what the Web *used* to be like!

:: linuxian 8/08/2000 08:58:11 AM [+] ::
:: Monday, August 07, 2000 ::
All Linux Devices - Fact Sheet: IBM's Linux Wrist Watch

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 04:07:27 PM [+] ::
The OPEN (Object-oriented Process, Environment and Notation ) Websute, associated mostly with Brian Henderson-Sellers, is, according to its proponents, "... the premier third-generation, public domain, fully object-oriented methodology/process."

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 03:39:54 PM [+] ::
JavaWorld series on Internationalization and Localization: More on internationalization and localization: Mozilla i18n & L10n Guidelines.

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 01:13:34 PM [+] ::
GAIM is an OpenSource AIM chat client project. LICQ is a similar project for ICQ.

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 12:30:49 PM [+] ::
TIQIT Computers: World's Smallest PC

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 10:30:29 AM [+] ::
Industry news item: Coollogic Ships Linux Set-top. In previous news: Coollogic Ships Linux for Net Devices.

:: linuxian 8/07/2000 09:05:27 AM [+] ::
:: Thursday, August 03, 2000 ::
The site for SUnit port downloads: SUnit Camp Smalltalk. I've probably logged this before but it's important.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 12:30:28 PM [+] ::
Reminder: Refactoring Browser Wiki.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 11:05:43 AM [+] ::
The IBM site for VisualAge for Smalltalk has many Smalltalk resources. Here is the VisualAge Smalltalk Sitemap link.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 10:55:54 AM [+] ::
The IBM site for VisualAge for Smalltalk has many Smalltalk resources. Here is the VisualAge Smalltalk Sitemap link.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 10:55:48 AM [+] ::
Wireless Application Protocol is a WAP-oriented page provided as a part of Developer.com, which is, in turn, provided by Earthweb.com.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 09:50:57 AM [+] ::
Wireless Application Protocol is a WAP-oriented page provided as a part of Developer.com, which is, in turn, provided by Earthweb.com.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 09:50:48 AM [+] ::
Ralph E. Johnson is a master Smalltalk teacher and is very active in the Squeak community. Many people credit him for whatever Smalltalk ability they have.

:: linuxian 8/03/2000 08:05:17 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 ::
Thomas Muldowney [temas@box5.net] cites the OpenH323 Project as one of the main possibilities for Jabber to use as the primary voice target. Temas says: "This is a very common video and audio stack that has strong backing; it also has a very strong open movement around it."

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 05:50:06 PM [+] ::
Cellmania.com indexes and previews more than 5,000 WAP-enabled Web sites and appears to be adding something over 100 new sites every week.

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 02:47:33 PM [+] ::
TheStandard.com publishes two pages of extreme importance to a number of my colleagues:

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 12:50:09 PM [+] ::
Worth a read: Compare XML-RPC and SOAP, WDDX, ebXML, and JMS.

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 09:37:01 AM [+] ::
Next Generation Gaming, an EM Ventures investment, is experimenting in online gaming (mostly casino-type, right now). They have a newsletter and are also doing some stuff with online television, WAP gaming, etc. Two other EM Ventures investments: May be worth keeping a watch on these for the future.

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 09:13:16 AM [+] ::
Looks like there's a new Linux C++ compiler around! Check out the Pentium Compiler Group's PGCC. It's a highly optimized, Pentium-specific replacement for GCC.

:: linuxian 8/02/2000 08:39:35 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 ::
Squeak Prolog - What the ...?

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 03:49:03 PM [+] ::
Some Lisp/Scheme/AI Software at Temple University

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 03:40:10 PM [+] ::
Lifestreams Project Home Page. According to the site, "Lifestreams was invented by Eric Freeman and David Gelernter as a network-centric replacement for the desktop metaphor. That original work is detailed in the Lifestreams dissertation:"

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 02:45:26 PM [+] ::
Suck just published an *extremely* uncomplimentary article about the Mozilla project: "Before the Body's Cold". Suck previously bruised Mozilla about usability in "Skin Cancer". It's painful to remember just how much I and others wanted Mozilla to succeed!

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 09:34:03 AM [+] ::
Anybody paying attention to The Web Standards Project: Mission?

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 09:26:37 AM [+] ::
"A GNOME Web browser based on gecko":Galeon : the web, only the web.

:: linuxian 8/01/2000 09:19:28 AM [+] ::

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