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Saturday, March 01, 2003

This makes me feel old

ParseMe.1st. SGML - a simplified superset of XML :-)

Types, roles, groups etc. in access control. Is it a mess or am I missing something?

I've been playing around with some CMS/Portal systems lately and noodling the problem of providing fine grained access control. There seems to be a consensus of sorts around the core techniques (classifying logins, adding roles to them, putting them in groups etc.) However, my experience is that they are all implemented differently in different systems and the whole thing has an innate ability to become...well...ugly and complicated. Am I missing something?

Hearye, hearye. Tim Bray has a blog.

Tim Bray. 'nuff said.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Scary vision of the future of XML from Kurt Cagle

Current message of the day on Cafe con Leche is a chilling vision of the future of 'XML'.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Linux on the desktop 10% in India

Its in countries like India that desktop Linux will take off first. Linux seen grabbing 10% of desktop OS segment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

The rise and rise of run-time design and configuration

Software = design + code + compile + deploy + run (in that order.). What an odd way to build systems! As more and more stuff is out there on the cloud and always on, I think we will need to explode this cosy time ordering. Some day, Run-time design and implementation will be the norm .

Monday, February 24, 2003