October 30, 2002

Bow Down

For they have superior CSS knowledge than you.

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October 29, 2002

Some CVS Tools

"ViewCVScan browse directories, change logs, and specific revisions of files. It can display diffs between versions and show selections of files based on tags or branches. In addition, ViewCVS has "annotation" or "blame" support".

With TortoiseCVS you can directly check out modules, update, commit and see differences by right clicking on files and folders within Explorer. You can see the state of a file with overlays on top of the normal icons within Explorer. It even works from within the file open dialog.

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October 24, 2002


I forgot about this way of rendering OPML using XSLT style sheets!

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October 21, 2002

Agenda rides again

Lotus Agenda was one of the most innovative pieces of Software ever to be made. When I first joined Lotus I installed all of their DOS software and found Agenda to be the most fascinating.

Since getting into Java, one of my dreams was to make a perfect clone of it using Java and Swing and then build on that. But it looks like Mitch Kapor has setup an Open Source project to make an Agenda like PIM! Yey! (Mitch Kapor is the on e of the original designers of the program and founder of Lotus).

It's difficult to explain the appeal of Agenda as even now there still is nothing like it today. Roger Boisvert was an early user too but like most people we got frustrated by the complexity of the product. Today a lot of that complexity will disapear just because UIs are more consistant and well developed.

Agenda is a PIM, you can just about still install it today, which automatically sorts your data based on rules which you set up in a tree structure. You could import your mail into it and see it categorized by the rules that you set up. It even read dates in the text and could show a document that mentioned "Oct 21st" in the calendar on that day.

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October 18, 2002

T3 pointed me towards this

T3 pointed me towards this document which explains the different database forms: A Simple Guide to Five Normal Forms in Relational Database Theory

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MiscMovable Type Tips

I have to check these tips out sometime. So for reference:

Tips & tricks for new Movable Type users to get a future-proof and search engine optimized site up and running

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Where the errors lay..

A recent NASA study into the Voyager and Galileo projects showed that of the 197 critical errors, only three were programmer errors, the rest due to incorrect or unclear specifications. A study by JPL showed that two thirds of errors were due to incorrect or unclear requirements.

From SQL Database Design

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October 17, 2002

Introduction to the Fishbowl Process

Ray Ozzie mentioned this in his blog (c.f ".. working in a fishbowl .." ), I think the link was a gibe at the Zope team, I'm not sure why, but the process looks interesting enough for me to look at later: Introduction to the Fishbowl Process .

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October 16, 2002


"SnipSnap is a free and easy to install Weblog and Wiki Software written in Java. "

Seeing software like SnipSnap makes me want my own server!

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October 15, 2002

Bayesian SPAM filter

This Bayesian SPAM filter written in Perl looks interesting. I have been toying with installing this on my mail account as my private mail address, usually only given to friends, is starting to get SPAM. Maybe, I'll only forward the non-SPAM-like messages to my mobile phone but review all the emails later from usual Mail filter program.

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October 01, 2002

Security Check

This command line tool from Microsoft will check and report if you have the latest patches on your system.

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