Archive for January, 2004


Freedom Of The Press, ContinuedReporters Without Borders. Don’t visit them if you want to have a laugh…

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So That’s Where It Comes From. If, like me, you were wondering what the “inversion of control” actually meant, then you should look up Stefano’s weblog.

Me Too! This looks a lot like what I want just for myself: Planet RDF as a webbased RSS aggregator.

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Let’s Make A List. Just to keep an eye on them, I’m going to build a list of blogs that I consult regularly. Just today I discovered my cup of Java, containing a number of interesting points of view on Java-related subjects.

Servlet Scripting. It’s a unexpected combination: creating servlets with a self-declared scripting language. Is Groovy more than YASL (Yet Another Scripting Language) ?

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Important Things First. “There is an honourable tradition in British public life that those charged with authority at the top of an organisation should accept responsibility for what happens in that organisation”, writes Gavyn Davies, Chairman of the BBC. I’m almost certain he did not mean to say that T.Blair should resign over the fact that Britain entered the war with Iraq on the basis of “inaccurate” data ;-).

I’m certain that discussions about this affair will continue for a long time – after all there are many themes intermingled, and all of them merit close scrutiny in any real democracy: the freedom of the press (see also: Hutton Report a ‘threat to independent journalism’ by the Britisch National Union of Journalists), the necessity for (or should I say: lack of?) control over intelligence services of all kinds, and the right of the electorate to know what politicians are really doing (not saying!). Any democracy can benefit from such a debate. But David Kelly should not have died for this – he should have been given the possibility to participate in the debate.

Just A Sidenote. I can’t help but wonder why a man with the experience and capacities of David Kelly would suddenly turn to suicide as a way to escape from “pressure”.

How Fast Can Money Be Spent? Try the “Cost of the War in Iraq“.

StrangecoLinux is a sort of an inverted “embrace and extend”…

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To Do. I have to try out the Eclipse RSS Reader. I like the looks of it (except the color orange, but I can live with that!), and will gladly integrate it into my daily routine.

Awesome Electricity: Radek Dolecki publishes some excellent photographs of lightning and storms. Australia seems to have great storms and/or great photographers! Too bad the site does not work correctly in Mac OS X’s Safari, nor in Camino…

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Hot. I’ve started my education in Coldfusion and Spectra. No matter what you feel about the product, you cannot deny that Coldfusion MX is a mature and very productive tool… I look forward to see more about it, and try my hand at something more “real” than the excercises were doing now.

Where? Well, at dit adres (OK, that’s a silly joke, even in dutch). They mentioned a blue dragon and Mac OS X, so I had to have a peek…

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SadFashion photographer Helmut Newton has died at the age of 83 after a car crash in Los Angeles(BBC News).

Sad?This is the story of how George Walker Bush walked away from a years duty while in the National Guard” (or “How GW Bush went AWOL”).

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