Archive for September, 2005


Cute, But… Don’t get me wrong: I really hope it will soon be possible to buy a 100-Dollar laptop – but is it realistic to expect this to be a success?

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/30…)

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Perhaps Not Essential, But Worth A VisitWebEssentials05 “will always be all about the content. Every one of the 22 sessions over two days will leave you equipped with new ideas and techniques to help you build more usable, more accessible, and simply better web solutions“.

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/29…)

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The Importance Of The Internet For Free Speech. Not too long ago, bloggers, polticians, journalists and web-punters were bickering about the relevance of blogging as an form of journalism. Well those days are over, now that “Reporters Without Borders” has published the “Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-dissidents“. In their own words, this book (also available as a download in 5 languages) is for Bloggers, who “… are often the only real journalists in countries where the mainstream media is censored or under pressure. Only they provide independent news, at the risk of displeasing the government and sometimes courting arrest. Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help them, with handy tips and technical advice on how to remain anonymous and to get round censorship, by choosing the most suitable method for each situation…“.

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/28…)

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But My Finnish Isn’t Good Enough For The Whole Story: “You’re about to make a million Finns criminals“.

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/27…)

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Typology. I can play with the Typetester for hours and hours. Lovely tool!

More Ajax. How could I miss this one a few days ago? Never mind, I know about it now, and since Coldfusion is my daily bread these days, chances are I’ll get to use it: CFAjax.

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/22…)

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Decisions, Decisions. I have been toying about with Schrödinger, a neat free tool from a german company called Micromata. The tool is a sort of visual Java shell around Tomcat, which is handy if you want to package a browser-based application in a single WAR file accompanying Schrödinger. But somehow Schrödinger would not start up JSPWiki on my OS X installation – well, not in a single attempt. So I’m going to go the long road and install a raw Tomcat on my Mac – actually, I have done this before, but I didn’t write down every step to take if you want to do it right. I’m using the occasion to research the best way to do it: so far, I’ll stick with Ian McFarland on Gamelan in his articles ‘Server-Side Development on Mac OS X: Servlets and Tomcat‘ and ‘Server-Side Development on Mac OS X: Launching Tomcat‘. But there’s something to learn at O’Reilly’s MacDevCenter and at Apple’s Developer site as well… Then again, this might be a good time to try out Jetty

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/21…)

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Database Focus. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I am immersing myself in (R)DBMS technology these days. I’m very sure that it’s a good thing to see more interest in what is after all the foundation of many applications: data bases. So it’s good to see the appearance of an OBDMS resource portal (http://www.odbms.org) and a hands-on comparison of databases (and application platforms I’m sure) in the c’t Datenbank Contest, a programming competition around a single, fixed problem domain. I’m curious to see the results…

(First published at http://nukleos.editthispage.com/2005/09/20…)

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