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Simon Fell

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

SOMAFM Groove Salad is BACK!.

SOMAFM returns to the online airwaves
Popular downbeat-techno online radio station SomaFM is back!

Thanks to everyone's help in writing to congress and encouraging them to
pass HR5469. About 10 days ago, it passed in both the House and Senate. (...)

This weekend, we're launching a new web site, and have now put most of
our core stations back on the air: Groove Salad, Secret Agent, Drone
Zone, Indie Pop Rocks! and Beat Blender. You can get to them from
More channels will follow as we rebuild our infrastructure.

We'll still need to come up with about $6500 (hopefully less, the final
rates are not agreed to, but we know that it shouldn't be more than
$6500 for previous years, and $2000 or 12% of our revenues (donations)
going forward. It's still a lot of money for what over the air radio
broadcasters get for free, but we can work with this, and stay in the

LinkDiscuss [Boing Boing]

YEAH! [] Oh Baby !!!!!
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Sunday, November 24, 2002

PocketXMLRPC I've just updated the source drop for PocketXMLRPC, to include the missing resource script file, thanks to Tristan for pointing it out.
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Spent most the weekend spinning vinyl on my new rega P25 turntable <vbg>

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002

More on WSDL Hard or not hard -- can we agree on "It's just not enough" ? :) [Clemens Vasters: Enterprise Development & Alien Abductions] Clemens makes some good points, I think WSDL will continue to live in that space where's its both doing too much, and not doing enough.
< 6:23:53 PM  # more elsewhere > 808 State - Lopez [Metamorphic Mix] (from Thermo Kings)

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Is WSDL too hard? In response to Greg Reinacker's comments I didn't say WSDL is hard, I said its cumbersome and unproductive. Come on, its just angle brackets how hard can it be ??
< 10:21:34 PM  # more elsewhere > Stir Fry - Breakin on the Streets [False Prophet Remix] (from Community Service)

PocketSOAP site Thanks to Kelley, the PocketSOAP site has had a bit of a make over. At some point I'll get a consistent design for both the site and the weblog, but don't hold your breath!.
< 10:07:28 PM  # more elsewhere > H-Bomb, Scratch-D - The Red Pill (from Community Service)

SOAPscope Ships Thrilled that SOAPscope Personal 1.0 has been released!  It can be purchased through the Mindreef website for only $99.[Mark Ericson's blog] Congrat's to Mark, Dave and the rest of the Mindreef folks on shipping SOAPScope.
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Monday, November 18, 2002

Modeling without WSDL Mark Ericson has some thoughts on Interface design with WSDL, I agree with him, WSDL is far to cumbersome to work with by hand, the only way to be remotely productive is to use some sort of tool, personally I like Omniopera, YMMV. But it would be much better if we didn't have to resort to tools (This sounds strangely like the current debates over RDF). From what I've seen so far, WSDL 1.2 will be a step in the right direction, but I don't think it'll get to the level where easy to work with WSDL by hand. In the past I've prototyped SOAP interfaces in directly in IDL, and compiled that up into a type library for 4s4c to use and to generate WSDL from. In a lot of cases though WSDL generation tools suffer from leaky abstractions, you have to be really careful in this approach, that you don't inadvertently paint yourself into a corner, many tools are more than happy to take you down a non-interoperable path (just witness the number of questions about working with Microsoft's dataset's, or Apache's map serialization).
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Thursday, November 14, 2002

Managed Space The Redmondian monster seems to have eaten Peter nothing new on his blog since he started his new job. Fortunately Jason Whittington is filling in as the CLR blogger.
< 9:54:52 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - Ecstasy (from Power, Corruption & Lies)

XML Files I see that Decembers XML Files includes a pointer to TcpTrace, thanks Aaron!
< 9:44:38 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - Your Silent Face (from Power, Corruption & Lies)

PocketSOAP 1.4 beta 2 Just released, there's one issue left with timeouts and SSL on PocketPC.
< 9:40:36 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - Blue Monday (from Power, Corruption & Lies)

Monday, November 11, 2002

Bowling for Columbine Saw this last night, two big thumbs up.
< 5:55:50 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - The Village (from Power, Corruption & Lies)

Sunday, November 10, 2002

ReadDirectoryChangesW It looks like Dave is looking for this.
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Anakin's Switch Commercial Another delightful Flash Switch parody. "So I switched to the dark side and haven't looked back once." <ta, gnat> [raelity bytes]
< 9:39:33 AM  # more elsewhere > Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You [The Quiver Mix] (from Another World Disc 1)

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Rotor Now that the OS X port of Rotor is available, and there's faster & cheaper PowerBooks available, there's no excuse for not owning a Mac!
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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

WS-* Sam has notes from Don's earlier webcast on WS-Routing, WS-Coordination & WS-Tx. I just wish the quality of the actual webcast was better, it peaked at around 100-110 participants, but the audio quality was poor & choppy all the way through. StreetFusion used to handle webcasts with way more participants [at least an order of manitude more], without any audio glitches.
< 8:19:36 PM  # more elsewhere > Max Graham - Airtight (from Another World Disc 1)

Monday, November 04, 2002

SSL I'm working on what's hopefully the last problem for PocketSOAP 1.4, which is related to SSL on PocketPC. The timeout support recently added uses select, so I was dismayed to read this post about problems with SSL and select. sigh.
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Saturday, November 02, 2002

AddRootCert.exe At last !, a tool for installing Root Certificates on PocketPC
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Its a small world I needed to do some programmatic ACL tweaking yesterday, so dug out the trusty fksec library, and noticed that Tomas Restrepo is a co-author!.
< 8:56:31 AM  # more elsewhere > Lost Witness - Song to the Siren (Did I Dream) [Fable Mix] (from Another World Disc 2)

WS-I Job for today, read the Basic Profile Version 1.0 draft. Congrats to Keith and the rest of the folks for getting this out.
< 8:39:41 AM  # more elsewhere > Jamez Presents Tatoine - Music (from Another World Disc 2)

Friday, November 01, 2002

mac wireless woes continued Ovidiu Predescu and douglasp both emailed me to say they don't have the Mac wireless problems i'm seeing. What appears to happen is that the connection attempts from the apps that don't work just seems to timeout. I have location manager set-up with two locations, one that uses the wired ethernet port, and a second that uses the airport card, I have a linksys base station, and 128 bit encryption setup. Other apps such as Internet Explorer work fine, but when switched to the wireless config, iTunes for example will just sit there trying to connect to CDDB and eventually timeout. This is on 10.2.1, but i was also seeing exactly the same behaviour on 10.1.5. Any tips or suggestions appriciated!.
< 7:58:15 PM  # more elsewhere > Amon Tobin - Triple Science (from Out From Out Where)

Cosmo Retro Intro Outro catching up on some email, the note about the Amon Tobin show prompted a few emails, one from Ethan Brown who has a top 5 producers item on his blog, Amon Tobin makes the list, as does Prefuse 73, who was playing support at the Amon Tobin show!. Mikel Maron said he was also at the show, and at the gusgus show at Bimbo's a few weeks back, which I also saw [was great], Bimbo's has really good shows, its probably my favorite venue in the city. And to round it off, the recent Underworld show at the Warfield was awesome, they don't seem to be suffering at all from Darren Emmerson leaving. BTW, for the Ninja tunes fans, Kid Koala is playing at the Justice League soon. Mikel mentioned the Devo show, which I didn't see, but Kelley saw it and said it was great.
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