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Day Link Icon 12/20/2001

Recent News | BBEdit 6.5.1 Now Available

(by Duncan, @ 11:07 PM)

Recent News | BBEdit 6.5.1 Now Available
"Bare Bones Software today announced the release and immediate availability of BBEdit 6.5.1. New to BBEdit 6.5.1 are language support for Java Server Pages (JSP), and an improved "bbedit" command-line tool, which allows BBEdit to be used as an external editor for Unix programs on Mac OS X. This update also incorporates improvements for running Unix scripts (such as Perl, Python and shell scripts), a scriptable "Preview as Text" command, and a simplified interface for choosing a default Mac OS API reference, as well as an assortment of other enhancements and fixes. "

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RE: JISC conference - Constructing a Managed Learning Environment

(by Duncan, @ 11:21 PM)

The fuller report is still pending although I did get my exam questions finished.

The 'proceedings' of the Constructing a Managed Learning Environment: Tools, tactics and the human experience workshop I attended in Edinburgh last month are now on-line:

"This JISC MLE conference was held on the 23rd and 24th of November in London and Scotland. The conference presented the emerging results of the Building MLEs in HE programme. Copies of the presentation given and a number of supporting papers can be found below...."

Strangely, the title of the web page is (still) wrong and seems to be a hang-over from a previous workshop.

I'm hoping to get time in the vacation to review my notes of the conference and will rate the presentations. I suspect any conscientious reader - hi David! - will determine for themselves which of the presentation had substance and which were just BS ;-)

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IBM Research | Resources | News | IBM's Test-Tube Quantum Computer Makes History

(by Duncan, @ 11:26 PM)

via Iain - IBM Research | Resources | News | IBM's Test-Tube Quantum Computer Makes History
"SAN JOSE, Calif., December 19, 2001 - Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center have performed the world's most complicated quantum-computer calculation to date. They caused a billion-billion custom-designed molecules in a test tube to become a seven-qubit quantum computer that solved a simple version of the mathematical problem at the heart of many of today's data-security cryptographic systems."

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Day Link Icon 12/19/2001

The Register: The Google Underpants Winners are...

(by Duncan, @ 8:04 AM)

The Register: The Google Underpants Winners are...
"Last week we invited you to submit the best Usenet posting you'd never seen.

Thanks to Barry and David at Google, who've send us some fresh pairs of undies, we can announce not one, but four winners of our Google Usenet Underwear Competition."

Now this is the sort of awards that I like. I especially appreciated the Usnet posting that purportedly was made by Bill Gates. I suspect it was a forgery though ;-)

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Mactopia: Download: Internet Explorer 5.1 Macintosh Edition

(by Duncan, @ 12:07 PM)

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RE: Mactopia: Download: Internet Explorer 5.1 Macintosh Edition

(by Duncan, @ 12:15 PM)

My first post using Mac IE 5.1

Rather ironically this post is also another milestone - the 2000th message on DJ. Part of me wishes that a Microsoft product wasn't the topic. I was hoping that some of my readers in other TZs would have posted something overnight and claimed the 'prize'. But time and weblogs await no man ;-)

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xmlhack: Five challenges for XML

(by Duncan, @ 1:26 PM)

xmlhack: Five challenges for XML
"James Clark, the first recipient of the IDEAlliance XML Cup Award and opening keynote speaker at XML 2001, gave a lively description of the five challenges facing the XML community..."

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The Design of RELAX NG

(by Duncan, @ 1:31 PM)

James Clark's The Design of RELAX NG:
"RELAX NG is a new schema language for XML. This paper discusses various aspects of the design of RELAX NG including the treatment of attributes, datatyping, mixed content, unordered content namespaces, cross-references and modularity...."

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Day Link Icon 12/18/2001

Tales of a BeOS Refugee

(by Duncan, @ 1:28 AM)

OSNews.com - Exploring the Future of Computing - Tales of a BeOS Refugee:
The story of how a BeOS refugee (and not just everyone, but the author of the 'BeOS Bible' book) lost faith in the future of computing, resigned himself to Windows but found himself bored silly, tore out half his hair at the helm of a Linux box, then rediscovered the joy of computing in MacOSX.

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Marking assignments

(by Duncan, @ 9:55 AM)

I have a mountain of assignments to mark. This means one of two things:
  • That due to displacement activity there'll be lots of updates to DJ today, or
  • I'll buckle down and concentrate and marking which means that there'll be little activity here!

    You be the judge ;-)

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Design for Community: Essay: Seven sites doing it right

(by Duncan, @ 10:01 AM)

Design for Community: Essay: Seven sites doing it right by Derek M. Powaze
"The funny thing about having a book out about virtual community is that people begin to ask you which sites are doing it really well. When I get asked that question, my mind gets all fuzzy as all the sites I looked at while researching the book come flooding back. It's enough to make a guy dizzy.

It's hard to talk about sites that are successful in using community features without talking about how, exactly, they're successful. So when I got asked the question again recently, I made a list of some of the sites I admire, and placed them into categories where they specifically excelled.

So here's my list. It's far from exhaustive, and I'm sure I'll kick myself tomorrow for forgetting another seven amazing sites. But if you're just starting out and want to see a wide range of sites doing interesting things with community features, I think this is a pretty great sampling."

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Mike & The Mechanics - Lyrics - The Living Years

(by Duncan, @ 4:07 PM)

Right now I'm listening to Mike & The Mechanics - Lyrics - The Living Years. Thought I'd share them with you:
" Every generation
Blames the one before
And all of their frustrations
Come beating on your door

I know that I'm a prisoner
To all my Father held so dear
I know that I'm a hostage
To all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations
I'm afraid that's all we've got

You say you just don't see it
He says it's perfect sense
You just can't get agreement
In this present tense
We all talk a different language
Talking in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It's the bitterness that lasts

So Don't yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective
On a different date
And if you don't give up, and don't give in
You may just be O.K.

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say

I think I caught his spirit
Later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo
In my baby's new born tears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye:

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CamWorld: CamRants: The I Have a Big Dick Awards

(by Duncan, @ 4:18 PM)

ROFL! I just had to link to CamWorld: CamRants: The I Have a Big Dick Awards!!

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John Robb's Singularity News

(by Duncan, @ 7:14 PM)

John Robb's Singularity weblog started 8th September, 2001:
Singularity News. All the news I can find on the progress of the Singularity. Contributions welcome.

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Mac OS X is the Death of Linux on the Desktop

(by Duncan, @ 10:57 PM)

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