Monthly Archives: January 2003

Evening at Crossroads

There were a lot of people at the Seattle bloggers meet tonight. I love the chaos of big gatherings with conversations flying in all directions. Thanks to Sam Ruby for pulling it together. I managed to get introduced to most of the people there, but according to Anita Rowland’s site, I missed a few. Just […]


Well, I didn’t get slammed– I run SQL 2000 on my laptop (for my RDF Triples Database), but Ihad already installedSP3 (and I run a recent build of SQL 2003 on my server). Many geeks like to point out “sysadmins who haven’t updated their patches for six months” as the cause of worm outbreaks like […]

CLR on Linux and FreeBSD

The Sys-Con site has an interesting post about the whole “Java open, .NET closed” meme. The Mono Project just won “Best Open Source Project” at Linux World Expo, an honor that is well-deserved IMO. In an industry where open-source projects have often become vehicles of politics, propaganda, and punditry; Mono team is all about making […]

I Hate Mozilla

Over the weekend, I spent a few hours re-writing my blog template so that it uses nothing but XML, XSLT, and CSS (with no tables). The idea is that I could completely separate presentation from content, and all presentation (CSS and XSLT) will be applied at the user’s browser. This way, each localweb browser will […]

Fixing My Calendar

The .NET Guy pointed out that my site is broken on non-IE browsers. Trying to fix it..

Dividends, Bloggers, and Elevators

Today MSFT announced a dividend, surprisingly. This ought to please the politicians. I explained last year why dividends are completely inconsequential, but I think this might be a positive thing. Issuing a dividend converts the “pile of cash that the company is sitting on” into a “pile of cash that the shareholders are sitting on”. […]

Renmin Voice

Oy, Vey! Mark Pilgrim starts out his new year by disparaging the Semantic Web, and Dare Obasanjo jumps in to dish out the abuse. Rather than respond to their individual points (many of which are based in truth, but cruelly distorted), I’ll use this as an opportunity to give testament to the virtues of Semantic […]