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Pocket PC Network Programming Im tired. Im drained. But, the first draft of "Pocket PC Network Programming" is now complete. [The Furrygoat Experience] Cool, I look forward to seeing it, good PocketPC development books are few and far between.
1. Is the busy wait loop in Radio's FTP upstreamer (upstreaming via FTP always max's out the CPU) ever gonna get fixed ?
2. How can I stop Radio regenerating all the daily archive pages for the month when it creates a new day ? (I'm using the monthly archives, so this is acheiving nothing).
Tunes If you like Metallica (and who doesn't?!?), you should pick up an Apocalyptica CD. I recommend Inquisition Symphony.[News from the Forest] Ok, I ordered it, if its no good I'll be after you for a refund :) Most of my recent music purchases have been pretty uninspiring, I'm always open to recommendations though.
Schema Dino Morelli hit a deal-stopper working on a schema for RSS 2.0. [Scripting News] Nah, you can do that, I posted an example.
reads Keith gave Replay 4 out of 5, I'd go along with that, even though I only brought it because I got the author Ken Grimwood confused with Jon Courtenay Grimwood (author of the excellent Remix and Redrobe). Other good recent reads have included Nicola Griffith's Slow River and Ammonite and Arthur Phillips's Prague (on Kelley's recommendation). On the technical side, I was impressed with Don's Essential .NET
RSS There's now an RSS feed for my pingbacks & trackbacks.
1434 MS SQL Server Worm Wreaking Havoc. defile writes "Since about midnight EST almost every host on the internet has been receiving a 376 byte UDP payload on port ms-sql-m (1434) from a random ... [Slashdot] Ouch, who are all these insane people running SQL databases open to the internet ?
GM Wow, 74% of the American soy bean crop is genetically modified. Is nothing safe to eat these days ?
KeithBa RSS feed for KeithBa. Feeling pity on Keith, I've decided to create an RSS feed for him. [Sam Ruby] Cooool, thanks Sam!
Heather Ashley Gentile congrats to Sam and Sue
xbox Looks like a few people liked the bloggers xbox session idea, but I need some practice, I just got a schoolin' from James. My gamertag is zak42.
IE caching I was tinkering around with ASP.NET's @OutputCache directive, and noticed that IE will not bother to cache the page if a vary response header is returned. Pity, looks like all @OutputCache is going to do in the majority of cases is reduce server CPU load, and do nothing to cut down bandwith usage. [Opera unsurprisingly looks to do the right thing]
Compression I couldn't let Mark's challenge go unanswered, so I just checked into CVS HTTP compression support for Aggie.
xbox Splinter Cell. While I'm waiting for code to build.... I picked up Splinter Cell for the XBox this weekend (XBox is a great destresser after a day of writing code and writing... [snellspace] Splinter Cell rocks!, and i can see Ghost Recon in my future as well. Seems to me that all the Web Services & .NET bloggers have xbox's now. Perhaps its time for a bloggers MechAssault session ?
PocketSOAP If you've been seeing problems with PocketSOAP and HTTP 1.1 servers that return a connection: close header, then the fix is in CVS, there's also a patched Win32 binary. Looks like there'll be a 1.4.2 release sometime soon.
pingback Sam is now extracting excerpts from pingbacks, cooool.
regex Thanks to Drew for the pointer to regex for Radio this was something I was thinking of putting together before tackling a trackback client, that's saved me a job!.
KeithBa Hey Keith's back !, Wooo Hoo. [Now, about that RSS feed........]
a pipefull of REST Mark talks about pipe & filter in response to my earlier post. To me though, you don't seem to be comparing likes. You say its better because its always a consistent interface (i.e. HTTP GETs), but at that level so is SOAP, its always HTTP POSTs (for SOAP 1.1 anyway). As Rich points out in either case you still need to know the format of the payload, in the SOAP case, there's probably a WSDL doc to help out some. This is where I get lost in the twisty maze of identical rooms.
PocketPC docs Well, after another ?#?@#!-exciting day chasing down issues with the Pocket PC implementation of MAPI (not to mention the horribly-inaccurate-worse-than-ever sdk documentation), im finally on the final chapter - the .NET Compact Framework. [The Furrygoat Experience] Yeah, the PocketPC SDK docs are just painful, Who ever's in charge of them needs a serious kick up the arse.
evolved Drew has some answers to my serialization question. Thanks Drew!.
Peace March Is currently working its way up Market Street, its packed to the gills, the diverted traffic trying to get up and down Mission St is pretty much gridlocked. If you have plans to drive downtown this afternoon, forget it!.
evolution So I'm sure I've read how to do this somewhere (perhaps in Ingo's book ?) but I have a .NET struct that has the [Serializable] attribute applied to it, and have a bunch of them serialized to a disk file. Now I want to revise the struct by adding a new field, how do I control the deserialization process that I restore my existing serialized data into the new format structs ? Back in the days where I used to implement IPersistStream by hand, I always had a version # in the serialized stream, so that the deserialization code could rev old formats upto the current format.
Huminity Playing with Huminity this morning, what i'd like to be able to do though is say these two different email addresses are actually the same person. Is this based on FOAF ?
breeze I can feel the breeze from that handwave all the way over here. Rich Salz on xml-dist-apps I think I GET REST (pun intended) better than most SOAPer's but I still strugle with some of Mark's arguments.
Watch your feet Along similar lines to Robb and Dave's comments on Apples relations with indepenedent developers, there's been an interesting disuccsion on the carbon-development mailing list about Apple giving away the OSX dev tools (vs buying Metrowerks CodeWarrior tools). Apple sure seem to be busy stepping on people's toes.
jinxed I seem to be jinxed as far as wireless goes. I Installed some updated firmware on the WAP, which seemed to make the Tibook happier, at least iTunes will now query CDDB over the wireless connection. But tonight I think tops the bizare problems list. The server that recently got a wireless card has Apache/php/gallery running on it to look after the pictures from the digital camera. You can view & manage pictures fine with it, but attempting to upload new ones fails misserably, I poked around with the debug info turned on, it looks like its firing up a call to netpbm, which appears to be working, but PHP no longer spots that the spawned netpbm process has finished, and eventually times out the script. I switched the server back to a wired connection, and everything starts working fine again!. I'm at a loss to even attempt to explain this one.
electric car xian has pics of the blog-burger dinner, but did anyone get a picture of Raines electric car ?
pingback There appears to be growing interest in trackback and pingback, It'll be interesting to see what the answer to this is.
trackback threading I implemented the RSS feed part of the trackback spec, so in theory at least trackback threading should work. But it doesn't appear to be, what am I doing wrong ?
Schoolin' Despite Kelley repeatedly telling me that I'm British and shouldn't like American football, I watched the 49er's get a schoolin' at the hands of the Buccaneers, then watched the Raider/Jets game which was a vastly better game.
blog-burger coverage from Dave, Chris, Scoble and Tantek
learn to count now the more elsewhere links show the pingback / trackback count for that post
pingback.root v0.4 Fixed a bug with the first link in a post not getting pingback checked if there was more than one link in the post.
trackback After a couple of tweaks got a trackback from Sam
Anniversary Happy Birthday to Radio 8. One year old today. [Scripting News] Happy Birthday to Radio, and that makes this blog one year old today
trackback Almost went to plan, Sam pointed out i'd got a typo on dc:identifier, doh !, fixed now.
Dinner Hamburger Blogger Dinner in SF on Saturday nite. Scoble, Pirillo and me. And Tara Sue? Could be. [Scripting News] Cool, see ya there!.
trackback If everything went according to plan, the archive pages are now trackback enbabled.
RSS The RSS Validator sample is up.
PocketSOAP Just posted v1.4.1, contains HTTP and de-serialization bug fixes. I'll be posting the RSS validator demo I did a while back to the samples site later tonight.
pingback My Pingback status page and the individual post pages now have post titles on them.
there's more Pingback again.Trackback vs. Pingback: Simon thinks I confused Trackback with Pingback in writing this. No, that is not what I meant. Notice that in this list the others have more details listed but only the name of my weblog appears. That is what I was talking about. [Matthew Langham's Radio Weblog] Ahh well, in that case, that's just the text from the title tag of the page. If you want to see the date in the title of your Radio archive pages, checkout day 8 of Marks excellent dive into accessibility series.
new gig It's true, it's true. I've been offered a fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, and have, of course, accepted. [Scripting News] Awesome, congrats to Dave on his new gig.
PocketSOAP There's a test patch for PocketSOAP for those people having problems when talking to Weblogic hosted services. If you try it out, please let me know how you get on.
trackback Pingback. I've just installed Simons Pingback client add-on for Radio. Does it work? Let's see if I can Pingback his article. It works! But only sends the Weblog name - what did I miss? That's cool though - great work Simon! [Matthew Langham's Radio Weblog] You're probably confusing pingback and trackback, trackback provides excerpts. Trackback is next on the list.
pingback The v0.3 pingback client for Radio is now available, it now fully implements the auto-discovery aspects and also spawns off a new thread to do the pingback work, so as not to slow down upstreaming.
pingback This post should pingback this earlier post now. it did :)
string.urlSplit grhhhh, string.urlSplit doesn't split the fragementIdentifier off from the path
pingback OK, the archive pages are now pingback enabled, you should be able to register pingbacks for new posts. I haven't got the results integrated into the weblog pages yet, but you can see an overall list of pingbacks. The pingback server is implemented with Charles Cook's excellent XML-RPC.NET library, thanks Charles! The archive pages advertise pingback via the <link rel='pingback' href='foo'> tag, so this won't work with the Radio pingback client I did. Next stop is to get that fixed
PB and TB Pingback v. Trackback. I'm always looking for ways to extend the GeekBlog further into the world of RSSing and blogging, and now I've found two specs for tracking links back to one's weblog: pingback, and trackback. I need a show of hands here--which one is more frequently used? Should I implement both? [The Mountain of Worthless Information] Trackback seems more widely used, mainly because its bundled in MT now, but pingback seems much easier to implement. FWIW, my plan is to get pingback up and running [client done, server almost done], then look at trackback again.
XML-RPC Unfortunately before XML-RPC can hold this sort of position in the scheme of things the protocol needs to mature and allow strings containing the full range of Unicode characters. A protocol allowing only 7-bit ASCII characters in strings is a throwback to last century and has no place in today's WWW. [Cook Computing] Whilst I understand that Dave wants XML-RPC frozen, I agree with Charles, this really needs fixing.
PowerBooks New ultraportable Mac. I want it. ...[The Furrygoat Experience] Get in line buster, I saw it first !!!
WS-Prediction Mark Baker has some predictions on Web Services for the coming year.
Eclipse Thanks to James for reccommending I move to the M4 release to get better start-up times and better CVS integration, I installed it earlier, and it certainly starts up a lot faster, haven't tried out the CVS console option yet. And yes this means I'm currently working on a Java project (actually a mixed Java/C++/Flash MX project that is cross platform Windows and Mac!)
OSX boot Both Peter and John lament about how long OSX takes to boot, I'd say it takes about as long as the W2K boxes I've got. On the other hand the only time I've ever had to reboot it, is to install OS updates, other than that I just put it in and out of sleep. As an aside, I'm came to the realization this morning that Code Warrior is the Rational Rose of Mac development tools, it completely sucks, but is better than anything else available.
Pattern Recognition review Seeing The Future In The Present. This one is for Simon. My Father wrote a quick review of William Gibson's new book Pattern Recognition. Its nice to be friends with someone at the local bookstore, that way you can read tons of novels before they come out ;)[Adam Wendt's Agnostic Audiophile Smorgasbord] Coool, Thanks !!, I'll check it out.
KeithBa KeithBa.com. Keith Ballinger who has dropped off the weblog radar for sometime now seems to have lost his domain [kilic.net] Keith told me last week that he's moving to www.keithba.net although it doesn't appear to be up yet.
back in the saddle I used to love cycling on the high peak trail, and I've been threatening to take up cycling again for a while and finally got around to it this weekend. Started off with an easy trip out to Fort Point and back. Saw San Francisco's micro climates in action, it was cold and foggy downtown, but warm and sunny out at Fort Point, I thought the fog would of burned off by the time i got back, but I reached Howard & Embarcadero, it was still cold and foggy, but 8 blocks or so up the street at Yerba Buena it was nice and sunny again!. Saw this great looking ship out at Fort Mason.
Discogs.com RSS Feed If you like electronic music, this feed is for you, Discogs is a user created online database of electronic music releases, it currently has 88,101 releases, 63,006 artists and 10,764 labels in its database, and the releases are all cross referenced by artist, remixer, vocalist, and other electronic music related meta data. So now I've created an RSS Feed of the latest additions to the discogs.com database, here.[Adam Wendt's Agnostic Audiophile Smorgasbord] Coooool, subscribed!
RSS Not sure what's going on, but rdf.root seems to have given up, and my feed is back to being RSS 2.0. Need to investigate. Fixed, looked like I accidently added a node in the categories table for a post and that triped it up [as all the sub fields were missing].
William Gibson's Latest Novel crumbz writes "It looks like the grand master of cyberpunk has a new novel coming out entitled Pattern Recognition. [Slashdot] Awesome! <VBG>
storage continuing the CD storage saga, Steve posted a picture of his CD storage unit.
pingback.root v0.2 got the URL fixed, so that it sends the real permalink of the post (including the fragmentID) rather than just the URL of the dayly archive page.
Pingbacks Here's a pingback client tool for Radio.
pingback If everything works, Radio should send a pingback to Greg's site for this test post of his. Wooo Hooo, rock'n'roll baby, it worked.
pingback about half way there on the pingback client, have it hooked into the upstreaming, working out which posts to check, pulling links out, and keeping track of links it might of already pingbacked. Just need to do the HTTP request to check to see if the site supports pingback, and then then actual XML-RPC pingback call.
first post! Here's hoping everyone has a kick-ass 2003!