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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Blogitus Interruptus

I'm off travelling tomorrow for a couple of weeks with uncertain access to internet thingies.

I'll be back. Take care of the blogosphere while I'm gone will you?

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Introduction to Python for Series 60 Platform

Introduction to Python for Series 60 Platform.
Yes, that is indeed Nokia's website.
Yes, the news is indeed very interesting.
Yes, I realise that this is a major development in the Python world.
Yes, I am excited about it.
Yes, I will be getting one of those phones.

Yes, I will, Yes.

Jython developers guide

If you are interested in developing Jython (as opposed to developing *in* Jython) Brian Zimmer's initial Jython developers guide is the place to start.

Code, data, Escher, Wall, Berners-Lee

Wall, Escher and Berners Lee: An eternal golden braid is this weeks ITWorld, EBusiness in the Enterprise article. It is about the relationship between
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Monday, January 31, 2005

Priceless in a you-have-to-know-the-TV-program kind of way


OpenDocument, Open Systems, XML and all of that

This is worth a a look What OpenDocument Is And Why You Should Care.

If you are not familiar with Open Office, it is well worth a serious look and some quality neuron time.

Contemplating the zipped XMLness of its file format is also very good for the id.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Emergent travel guides

I'll be doing some travelling in places with non-trivial positive GMT deltas in the coming weeks so I've been googling for tips.

I found world66 very useful. Indeed, most of the really interesting stuff I found was on sites with a "created by real people, for real people, in a slightly chaotic, decentralised, peer-reviewed, sod-the-concept-of-an-all-powerful-editor" type way.

The whole WIKI with soft security thing is, really, really significant I think.

Significant, *not* in technology terms mind you. The true power of the Web is that it makes the technology bit utterly uninteresting.

The really interesting stuff is all social. Fascinating.