Monthly Archives: October 2005

cold war 3.0

We of course had the first infamous cold war. There is a second one occurring with tech companies, also known as the patent war. I am not going to bother outlining all the details of this, mainly because you should already be aware of it. If you aren’t, read Groklaw. Suffice it to say, the [...]

more pretty graphs

cvs co jeps cd jeps wget wget wget sh ./ XXXX Where XXXX is a full jep number, 0045 is a nice one to test with. The colors mean: Active/Draft/Final = green Experimental/Proposed/ProtoJEP = blue Deferred/Depredated/Retracted = red unkown = black NOTE: jep 0068 points to 004 as a dep. It [...]

pretty graphs

I hacked up a quick dependency graph of all the JEPs thanks to this post from Nolan Its a combo of some simple xsl and bash, and quite simple to run yourself. cvs co jeps cd jeps wget wget sh ./ You will need libxml2, libxslt and graphviz If you want, you [...]

my suspicions are spreading

ok, maybe not spreading, but at least others are having a similar reastion to this web2.0 thing. its nice to know that I am not alone

gentoo pitfalls

Gentoo has its major perks. Ultimate flexibility, etc… However, the recent apach2 reconfig was a huge pita. I have a couple apache servers using mod_auth_pam. I just couldn’t get it to work, period. It turns out that you have to emerge the unstable version of mod_auth_pam. So if you find this, simply add net-www/mod_auth_pam ~x86 [...]

unicode and why it sucks

I asked a friend who is a couple steps ahead of me in lisp about i18n support. And he pointed me to And we wonder why unicode has taken so long to catch on.

I am venturing down the lisp road. Slowly. I have decided to write an app that I have been wanting to write for a very long time, and I am calling it Disorder. It will simply be a local publish subscribe system or a message dispatcher, depending on how you look at it. Perhaps a [...]

less is more, no its less, no its more…

There are quite a few people throwing the “less is more” argument around. Then there are the ones who argue that less is indeed less. You take a basic meme (sorry for using that word) like writing a howto, or documenting something for the public… i.e. sharing information. Then constrain it to a specific format, [...]

more of that

So here is some more: Of all these, I like reddit the best. Its the only one that provides a service that I couldn’t just slap together on my own system. Most of these new sites seem to be slicing the desktop app up into small digestable chunks and then ajaxing them. No [...]

web2.0 indigestion

so I have been trying to figure out this web2.0 thing. trying to separate the wheat from the chaf. When people say things like, “The engineers who built the Web believed that if they presented the ‘right’ answer, intelligent humans would be pleased.” What? Does that even mean anything? Wading through nonsensical statements like that [...]

collecting for later digestion

There are things happening out there which are interesting and/or hype. Well, they are mainly interesting because they are so hype-ish. ning rollya zvents fundable eventful of course there are many more out there. ones that have started it all…. like delicious, pubsub, etc.. and I will post them as I find them. It seems [...]

jabberd 2.0s10 release

The jabberd project team is pleased to announce the release of jabberd 2.0s10. This is a stable release. This release has no major outstanding issues and is considered usable in production. Downloads are available here: md5sum: e8df4a9a5680009071204d423cff2de0 Direct: Bug reports and feature requests should be submitted using the tools on General support [...]

blogging with emacs

I finally got weblogger up and running without issues. This proved a bit of a challenge. Since I had no idea what I was doing, figuring out why once weblogger errored you have to reset the whole thing. The easiest way to do this is just restart your emacs session. But, I made the mistake [...]