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Mac OS X Metadata Proposal

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 23:22 (permalink)

AaronSw: via Dave

Annotations in Amaya

posted by sbp at 2001-12-09 23:16 (permalink)

sbp: What happens when you move content around?
sbp: Cool URIs Don't Change => Cool IDs Don't Change => Cool XPointers Don't Change? Too far, surely
AaronSw: Yep, it does get silly. The best way to protect yourself might be to point to a specific version of a document (by its SHA512 hash, perhaps?) and talk about it. Certainly that will never change.
sbp: Yep, a canonical hash is a very good idea

States get tough in Microsoft case - Tech News - CNET.com

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 20:59 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Among the highlights of the states' requests, [...] requiring Microsoft to continue offering Office for the Macintosh beyond the August expiration of an existing deal; and requiring Microsoft to develop a version of Office for Linux."
AaronSw: The full text is available in PDF.

Harry Potter leads to surge in broomstick sales

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 20:57 (permalink)

Danbri Does Ruby-RDF

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 17:33 (permalink)

AaronSw: We'll see if I can win him over to the Python side.

Sparta: a Simple Api for Rdf

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 17:29 (permalink)

AaronSw: by Mark
AaronSw: Very interesting!
AaronSw: It's exactly these kinds of APIs that are essential for getting the Plex in common use.

Summary of Zope3 Development

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 16:41 (permalink)

AaronSw: Zope Q&A: "Zope 3X is Zope rebuilt from the ground up, applying the lessons learned from Zope 2 and CMF."
AaronSw: A big part seems to be the ComponentArchitecture.
AaronSw: Which seems to be related to Interfaces which I think are a really stupid idea. Interfaces should be derived from the implementation, not from needlessly duplicated code.
AaronSw: They've got a ZopeComponentArchitecture for PythonProgrammers tutorial.
AaronSw: They also seem to be getting rid of Zope's one decent feature: decent URIs.
AaronSw: Ooh, Zope says that eventually they will probably adopt capabilities.

Geminid Observing Tips: Dec. 13-14, 2001

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 04:26 (permalink)

sbp: Great!
AaronSw: See also the very neat Heavens-Above.
sbp: Yes, heavens-above is an absolutely excellent site, highly recommended. I signed up for it a while ago, and they offer a wonderful service [Dec. 2001]

Amazon.com: True Names

posted by AaronSw at 2001-12-09 02:41 (permalink)

AaronSw: After about 3 years of waiting, Amazon finally is shipping this book!
AaronSw: Unfortunately, it's too late. I already got a copy off of Mojo Nation. ;-)

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