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2005-04-23
On HTTP abuse

Ryan Tomayko has an interesting entry on HTTP Abuse and more specifically about the lack of proper tool support and knowledge of how to make full use of HTTP.

Damn good entry; thanks for the link.

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2005-04-23
Web 3.0 as an operating system

In Web 2.0? Try 3.0, Dan Gillmor asks:

If the web is becoming an operating system in its own right, can anyone monopolise it the way Microsoft did on personal computers? As long as the web’s basic functions remain ...

2005-04-23
Turtle progress and parser assembler

After my success with the BNF generator yesterday, I just had to redo my Turtle parser based on the BNF in the Turtle spec. Thanks to the clarity of the grammar I rewrote the parser in less than an hour. Though "rewrote" is exaggerating - I cut and pasted the ...

2005-04-23
XML Parser with my parser assembler

One of the best ways of testing a new translator/compiler/interpreter is to feed it complex input. So I set about creating an XML parser.

It took me less than 4 hours to get a more-or-less working SAX parser for the complete XML grammar, and more than half of that was troubleshooting ...

2005-04-22
My BNF -> parser assembler translator works!

As part of my parser assembler work, I've gotten my BNF to parser assembler translator to translate it's own BNF to parser assembler equivalent to it's own parser... In other words, it's successfully bootstrapped.

There are still some holes to plug, and the code is a real mess, but this ...

2005-04-22
'Infomania' worse than marijuana

BBC Online: 'Infomania' worse than marijuana

Workers distracted by email and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers, new research has claimed.

I assume they're referring to a temporary "loss" while ...

2005-04-21
MySQL founders: Kill all the patents

Great article in eWeek on the anti patent views of two of the MySQL co-founders (and some notes on MySQL 5.0): MySQL Founders: Kill All the Patents

'[Patents] just stall innovation. Look at an extension of patents. I don't see any difference in ...

2005-04-21
Information overload

In the last couple of months, I've added at least a hundred feeds to my aggregator. At the same time I've suffered from information overload in my e-mail for years, to the point where I now mostly just scan the subjects of my main mailbox and direct anybody I actually want ...