Chatting with Ben about my lack of posting.
The following entries were written in the Blogging category:
If you haven’t been here in a while, or if your browser isn’t hiding things from you behind a cache, you’ll see a fresh new look to the site. I’ve been fiddling with this for a while, but held off on rolling it out until today in celebration of my birthday.
Today is the third anniversary of the current incarnation of Life on Mars.
Shelly over at Burningbird has been doing some really great things with Wordform. It’s a much grander project in scope than MT-Redland, but they share some common themes of using weblogging tools and RDF to allow the creation of new semantic metadata, and I’m very impressed with the work Shelly’s doing.
I’ve just put version 0.007 of MT-Redland online. This release mostly addresses the speed issues I talked about yesterday, which have been greatly improved. Also, I’ve got initial support for SKOS categories in CVS.
With a few code cleanups, and checks to make sure the query returns the appropriate nodes, I’ve got a working version of an RDQL search returning RSS, and using it in an aggregator.
I’ve put up version 0.004 of MT-Redland, and I think it’s coming along really well. Here are some updates including screenshots of the interface to add semantic metadata, and a new search results page based on an RDQL query.
I miss robot wisdom.
The year has somehow snuck past me, and is about to become nothing more than a memory. Just as I was getting really comfortable writing 2004 — with the 4 dropped down, so that the vertical stroke becomes a descender below the baseline. It just made me happy to write it. And now I’ll have to get used to writing 2005. Bleh. Herewith, a summary of what I’ve done this year.
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I’ve just upgraded MovableType to version 3.11. If things are broken, let me know.
Dunstan has done it again in his Version 2 of 1976design.com.
A new layout and styling of this site is rolling out right now. Please be patient if you run across a page that hasn’t been rebuilt yet.
Today marks the two year anniversary of my weblog in its current incarnation.
Welcome visitors from BizRate. There seem to be more and more of you every day.
I’ve packaged up a new version of my MTCommentIcon plugin for Movable Type, v1.003.
When I wrote the MTCommentIcon code, I thought it was a nice little thing to add icons for the geeks among us who have FOAF files. I pestered a few people to add FOAF files so that I wouldn’t be the only one with an icon, but for the most part, I wrote the code, installed it, and forgot about it.
I’m realizing that I’m growing past the abilities of Movable Type. I want to be able to annotate my posts with arbitrary RDF, and integrate that into my recent work on annotating my photos.
Just a quick note that in addition to my links page, I’ve been bookmarking over at del.icio.us.
Since it seems to be that time of year again (the time when we all sit around and come up with our top-N lists for the year), here are my eight favorite weblog subtitles (in alphabetical order).
Google bombing is becoming far too easy to pull off by the digerati bloggers. This has serious implications going forward in a world where Google is the de facto portal page for millions of unsuspecting people.
I’ve reached that point. That point at which I’m holding back what I write in this weblog based on who I know is reading. And that pains me.
Thanks to the folks over on #foaf, and Libby Miller for the initial prodding, I’ve been toying around with codepiction annotation on some photos.
Following some of the RDF discussions from the previous post, I’ve got shiny new icons attached to comments.
So I’ve achieved parity in the number of posts to this weblog and my links page. Three hundred and thirty three of each as I write this.
The new beta of NetNewsWire (1.0.4b3) is amazing.
I need to hack at the search feature of my MT install so that you can get back search results in RSS.
I find myself opposed to this sort of private meaning to blogging, but am intrigued by its seemingly common usage.
There’s a good post over on mamamusings regarding when it is appropriate to post content to your blog, a topic that Adam and I have been talking about recently.
I’m hitting the threshold of too much information from my blogroll, yet every day I find new feeds I’d like to monitor. This got me thinking about how I could sensibly start filtering my blogroll feeds so that I’d be…
I want to see convergence between 802.11 and weblogs.
Waffle: under the iron interviews Jeremy Hedley of antipixel.
Erik sends word from tomorrowland that the IMAP server works without a problem in Outlook. Amazing.
Over on my, until now unlinked, links page, I’m moving my b-links (which until now have been showing up as a sidebar on my blog) into Movable Type. I had tried this a while back, but never to my liking….
Sorry for this, but all existing URLs to past postings have become uncool. I felt this was better done now, rather than later, since it’s The Right Thing. I could probably mess around with mod_rewrite, and provide backwards compatability, but…
I just found Lambda the Ultimate, and highly recommend it if you are interested in programming languages. I’m now up to 36 NNW subscriptions, and lust for more. Truly, NNW is one of the greatest programs being developed. It has…
Wow. This has turned into quite a long, overly stressful week. Sorry for the lack of updates. Hopefully things will return to normal during the weekend. Today is another full day; I’m getting all dressed up (suit and mohawk) to…
Brain Flossing is back, and Word is Born is new. Enjoy….
Tim’s in town for a visit, so posts will be slow until tomorrow or Friday….
BlogBib looks interesting. An annotated bibliography on weblogs & blogging….
The Hoopla500 (Harpold500) is worth checking in with every so often. For that matter, so is the harpold.com blog, The Historical Present….
Ok, I think things are becoming a bit more clear. After poking around in the source, the documentation, and the MT chapters of the forthcoming Essential Blogging from O’Reilly, things are starting to make more sense. Hopefully I’ll start to…