Archive for October, 2001

After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.1 I have seen the first page from Radio Userland in my browser (MSIE, to be exact) – but I did not get any further: no images, and no further response. Too bad – I find that I need Mac OS 9.X less and less, now that the upgrade has improved the useability of X.

It’s a wonderful idea, but it may be hard to get it to work for you: the internet archive called The Wayback Machine (web.archive.org). As a historian, I am happy to see that a lot of people care about the Internet’s past; a a surfer, I am bound to complain about the lack of speed of any site. That’s life, eh?

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NUKLEOS weblog

More physics news at the New Scientist web site. About the same discovery: ESA SCIENCE: XMM-Newton. Great picture!

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NUKLEOS weblog

Just two hours ago, around 20h40 (GMT+02:00) I gave up on trying to attend a lecture by Stephen W. Hawking here in Brussels (Belgium), at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. There were just too many people there – or should I say that space was insufficiently warped to allow all hundreds (thousands?) of Hawking fans to enter the lecture hall?

Stephen Hawking has his own website (http://www.hawking.org.uk); unfortunately, the News section seems largely of of date…


Yes, I’m trying to get Radio Userland running to administer and maintain this site. Since I’m using it from Mac OS X, there are a few bumps in the road – e.g. getting it to find my favorite browser, which R.U. insists on calling “msExplorer”. Well, I’ll keep you posted.

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Keep your computer clean (and your privacy preserved): read the Spyware Infested Software List(http://www.infoforce.qc.ca/spyware/). Or else tell me where better, more accurate information on this subject can be found…

Talking about your privacy: www.aclu.org/echelonwatch/index.html was unreachable just a few minutes ago. What’s cooking?

Scripting and the Mac

Brent Simmons, one of the developers of Userland (of Frontier, Manila and Radio Userland fame) has recently started a weblog (mac.scripting.com) that tells you what is going on concerning ‘scripting’ on the Mac. It’s not just about AppleScript; there’s a lot af Mac OS X tools as well.


Try www.xml.org for a broad view.

Excellent: XSLT Reference on ZVON.org. ZVON.org is the XML resource site of a firm called IDOOX (http://www.idoox.com); they have some promising tools as well.

There’s a lot of interesting tips in the XSLT FAQ section of Dave Pawson’s untitled homepage (http://www.dpawson.co.uk).

Jeni’s XSLT Pages contain examples and explications as well as links to forum debates about XSLT.

www.xslt.com also has useful stuff.

Free XML Tools may always come in handy for any XML developer.

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www.around.com means James Gleick on Microsoft, gadgets, and more.

If, like me , you are looking for an XML editor, you may want to follow xmloperator.

Hey! It’s been a while (OK, just a week), but today I’m using OmniWeb (Mac OS X) to edit this site, and I must admit: it’s smooth sailing. Too bad I still have to ask for an explicit refresh before seeing the latest version of an edited page.

I knew I wasn’t going to be the first one to think of XML-RPC (or SOAP) in combination with Applescript (see here): webentourage is there already!

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