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Overheard at P2PCon

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 21:11 (permalink)

AaronSw: Cory: "You're treating madness as damage and routing around it. <laughs />"
AaronSw: "We're very involved in Microsoft's anti-trust case. We're not on Microsoft's side. <cheering />"
AaronSw: "'The West Wing' is surprisingly accurate."
AaronSw: "One of the reasons I left the Whitehouse was so that I didn't have to deal with the Clipper Chip anymore." From Crowd: "We took care of that for you."
AaronSw: "We're only about 5% into this Internet revolution."
AaronSw: Microsoft on HailStorm: "We'll accept anything as long as it's schema-valid."
AaronSw: Tim O'Reilly: "I'm going to take this opportunity to plug two [Larry Lessig] books." From Crowd: "Are they available online?" <laughs />
AaronSw: Tim O'Reilly: "If an author wants to make their book available for free on the Net, I'll publish it."
AaronSw: HailStorm Architect: "I don't know what OpenCola is but it must be a Peer-to-Peer thing. [...] Charles Fitzgerald gave me that logo."
AaronSw: HailStorm Guy: "You need to be careful and not to make protocols too complicated to fall into that trap."
AaronSw: He says that the schemas are available but I can't get through.
AaronSw: "We look at [XML] as the data model."
AaronSw: "There is no anonymous access."

Neurogrid Project

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:34 (permalink)

AaronSw: The guy from this project is sitting next to me now, and suggests I take a look at this.

Wesley Blogs P2PCon Sessions

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:04 (permalink)

Rael Blogs P2PCon Keynote

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:04 (permalink)

Hacktivismo Project

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:04 (permalink)

AaronSw: Cory: "Moving files thru opressive firewalls, like those you will find in high schools, China and Iran."

TimBL: Stick with URIs

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:03 (permalink)

AaronSw: It's an hourglass system, like IP. Lots of functionality supporting URIs below the waist, and lots of very different uses above the waist, which specify a URI as the identifier.

Danbri: XML-based Linda systems?

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 18:02 (permalink)

AaronSw: Sounds a lot like the Plex to me...
AaronSw: Potential to link RPC-style programming with loosely-coupled style of the Web. Goal is to create an easy-to-use paradigm for programmers to adopt this technology.

PeterMe: Innovation in Classification

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-05 17:56 (permalink)

AaronSw: Peter describes "fasceted classification" -- finding things based upon their attributes (fascets) instead of a more top-down category-based approach.
AaronSw: Funny, this sounds an awful lot like RDF to me, and I thought Peter didn't like the Semantic Web...
AaronSw: I've found a lot of success using a style of fasceted classification in Mac OS X's Mail.app. However, it needs a few more fascets (like Date), and possibly the vFolder's idea from Ximian Evolution.
AaronSw: Of course, all of this leads to an implementation of intertwingle.

Patch to Automatically Title Chumped Items

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-04 16:20 (permalink)

AaronSw: It grabs the page (timing out in 5 seconds) and searches it for the <title> tag.
AaronSw: Patch from Steven Hazel, via Edd Dumbill (with a small modification by me). Available under the same license as the Daily Chump itself. Thanks!

Bitzi Company News: Digging in for the Winter  

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-04 16:00 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Bitzi has had to adopt a policy of extreme cash conservation, to give our project the best long-term chances of success. Last month, that meant we stopped paying salaries and moved out of our downtown office."
AaronSw: Bitzi employs Rob Kaye, who develops MusicBrainz
AaronSw: They also seem to be convering their site with mostly unpaid ads.

O'Reilly P2PCon 2

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-04 15:19 (permalink)

AaronSw: Well, I'm finishing up my packing this morning and in just a few hours we'll be heading for the airport. I'm excited!
AaronSw: I'm heading off -- see you in D.C.!
AaronSw: Hi there, here I am at O
AaronSw: Hi there, here I am at O'Hare airport using the MobileStart 802.11. Guess it still works...
AaronSw: Well, I'm here! It's quite exciting and a lot of fun. Talk to you all soon.

Green Party USA Coordinator Detained at Airport; Prevented by Armed Military from Flying

posted by BenSw at 2001-11-04 05:06 (permalink)

sbp: AaronSw, aka. BenSw
AaronSw`: Scary.

Some Guy's Top 100 Songs List

posted by sbp at 2001-11-04 02:07 (permalink)

sbp: Quite a varied collection
sbp: Not nearly enough Beatles for my liking, though
sbp: Here's another list, with some odd choices (or rather, ordering)

Focusing On Words

posted by sbp at 2001-11-04 00:30 (permalink)

sbp: """These pages operate best with Netscape 4.0+. If you’re not using Netscape 4.0+, strange things may happen as you browse through this site."""
sbp: Oh, how I chortle

Zooko: "We've been really worried about Irby cracking his head on the floor."

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-04 00:21 (permalink)

AaronSw: """We bought a little bicycle helmet intended for "ages 12 months to 36 months" and Irby looks very funny in it, like a caricature of a Star Wars villain. But it works! He wears it, and when he topples he still cries, but I don't hear that horrifying coconut sound of his tender little noggin cracking on the floor."""
AaronSw: Irby, future Star Wars villan
sbp: I liked the bit about testing the floor surfaces
sbp: I used to do that at Badminton
sbp: Er... but not with my head. My knee used to suffer
AaronSw: I can just imagine Zooko and Amber sitting and smacking their heads. "Ooh, this one is good!"

Hacker Writing Style

posted by AaronSw at 2001-11-03 23:53 (permalink)

sbp: Doesn't contain any information about the difference in the level of emphasis between _ and *
AaronSw: I always thought _foo_ was italics/underline (which are semantically interchangable) while foo was bold.
sbp: Me too

Universal Turing Machine in XSLT

posted by sbp at 2001-11-03 01:53 (permalink)

xml:id response

posted by sbp at 2001-11-03 01:34 (permalink)

sbp: Yuck. Whither xml:id?
sbp: Grosso sent another interesting xml:id mail that day

'Evil' Potter film may be boycotted in US

posted by sbp at 2001-11-03 00:38 (permalink)

sbp: 'One mother told The South Carolina state education board they had a "serious tone of death, hate, lack of respect and sheer evil".'
sbp: Ananova has some really cool stuff...
sbp: One boy got sent home for wearing a dress to school
sbp: Another boy got suspended for wearing a vagina to school
sbp: One lucky chap's getting a shag and possibly a Madonna ticket
sbp: Ananova has the oddest stories...

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