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2005-03-30
Miss having a cat

There is something extremely compelling about Wil Wheaton's writing. Even when writing about how he has to let go
to save it from further suffering, he manages to do it in an upbeat way by telling the story of how ...

2005-03-29
Parser assembler update

An update on my assembly language for parsing. I now have a parser for the assembly language written using the bytecode it will generate that will parse the full syntax. Total bytecode size?

About 400 bytes.

(*UPDATE*: Ok, ...

2005-03-29
South Korea to promote Linux use

CNET News.com reports that South Korea is to promote Linux use.

It makes sense for governments to be pro Open Source. Regardless of the cost issue, open source has the advantage that it guarantees open access - in a ...

2005-03-29
Bloody daylight savings

There's few things that irritate me more than forgetting daylight savings. Luckily we had the bank holiday monday due to Easter this year. However there is one thing that is more annoying: Why the .... does Europe and the US need to switch one week apart?

I always forget about it ...

2005-03-29
Making the web a long tail broadcast medium

Anybody remember Pointcast? Back in the dot-com boom years, when push technologies was going to be the Next Big Thing, Pointcast was IT. "Everybody" were clamouring for a piece of the push action. Then nothing happened.

So where are we now? Push is finally maturing - conceptually - though data is ...

2005-03-29
Squashed philosophers

Ever wanted to impress friends with your knowledge of philosophy, or just wondered what they were all about, but don't have time (or the interest) to read the full original works and try to understand them?

2005-03-29
Exploring the Semantic Web: MeNow and MusicBrainz

crsmith.net has an interesting entry on using RDF data from MusicBrainz to export information about the music tracks he's currently listening to, and how it'll allow him to link that information to, for instance, license data, review information, FOAF data etc. without having to explicitly combine the data sets:

2005-03-28
1,250 moments of failure

Ghost Sites has a gallery with screenshots of 1,250 web projects that dies between 1998 to 2004 together with 'web elegies' - annotations on the context of the failures.

See Ghost Sites: The Museum of E-Failure

It is ...

2005-03-28
Technological singularity

Daniel Lemire has a short entry on technological singularity, or in other word the idea that at some point humanity may develop technology that leads to a phase of rapid development that is so beyond our comprehension that we will be unable to predict ...