Simon Fell > Its just code

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Pingback Looks like Sam has lost his pingback support, don't know if this is intentional or not.
GET /blog/1214.html HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 04:13:15 GMT Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) PHP/4.1.2 DAV/1.0.3 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b Last-Modified: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 23:15:54 GMT ETag: "284153-5336-3e5aa7aa" Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 21302 Keep-Alive: timeout=5, max=5 Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Type: text/html

No X-Pingback header, and no rel="pingback" link in the content either.
< 8:16:18 PM  # > Grooverider - Cybernetic Jazz (from Mysteries of Funk [2-CD])

WxAggie Sam has some pointers to what the OSAF folks are planning. Sounds interesting, I've been looking for a good excuse to dig into Python some more.
< 8:10:28 PM  # > Lamb - Sweet [Lee Coombs' Remix] (from Perfecto Breaks)

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

PocketHTTP I'm taking the HTTP Code out of PocketSOAP to make a general HTTP client library. Here's my first pass at the interface to the component. I'd be happy to get feedback, particularly from those who know HTTP beter than I.
< 8:21:03 PM  # > Metalheadz - In My Life - Lemon D (from Platinum Breakz - CD 2)

Monday, February 24, 2003

Ping pong Pingback. Did Simon get my PingBack? or Trackback? [ScottW's ASP.NET WebLog] Yup, I got a pingback. <g> BTW, what do you do when the server supports both Pingback and trackback ?
< 7:38:15 PM  # > Cut Chemist - Part 5 (from Rare Equations)

WSDL 1.2 The WSDL folks are looking to drop use="encoded". As much as the Microsoft folks would like for encoded SOAP to not exist, it does, and a WSDL spec that can only describe a subset of SOAP messages just seems like a recipe for YADL to appear.
< 7:24:38 PM  # > Cut Chemist - Part 2 (from Rare Equations)

Sunday, February 23, 2003

NewsGator I'm very pleased to announce the release of NewsGator 1.0[Greg Reinacker's Weblog] I've heard lots of good things about NewGator, congrats Greg on the release! (If i didn't hate Outlook with quite so much passion I'd try it out)
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Books Recently finished Pattern Recognition, loved it, easily my favorite non-sprawl Gibson book. For something completely different I just brought Moosewood Restaurant New Classics in an attempt to diversify my vegitarian cooking abilities.
< 4:55:23 PM  # > Massive Attack - Small Time Shot Away (from 100th Window)

shut up already Caring for Your Introvert. "...when you see an introvert lost in thought, don't say 'What's the matter?' or 'Are you all right?'" Yeah, shut up already. <via joho> [via evhead who seems to be blogging to RSS but not HTML !]
< 1:33:27 PM  # > Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught (from 100th Window)

Saturday, February 22, 2003

referer I see Radio is still sending a referer when its fetching RSS
GET /blog/?flav=rss HTTP/1.0
User-Agent: Radio UserLand/8.0.5 (WinNT)
Are there plans to fix that ?, most other Aggregators seem to have stopped doing this.
< 6:05:45 PM  # > Massive Attack - Everywhen (from 100th Window)

SSPI Got Apache 2.x on Redhat 8 up and running pretty painlessly, and yes the SSPI code in PocketSOAP barfs when the response is bigger than 16k :( Started debugging, QueryContextAttributes(SECPKG_ATTR_STREAM_SIZES...) returns values indicating a maximum block of 16400 bytes, but having read in 16400 bytes calls to DecryptMessage still return SEC_E_INCOMPLETE_MESSAGE. Time to track down the MSDN sample i based this code on 2 years ago.
Update, just found this KB Article, and yes, cbMaximumMessage is indeed 16379. Guess the platform list is wrong, as i'm seeing this on XP. (note that the 16400 above includes the header and trailer, not included in the 16379 number)
< 4:27:51 PM  # > DJ Krush - Trihedron (from Shinso: The Message At The Depth [UK])

SSL Anyone heard of problems with SSPI based SSL talking to mod_ssl ? The Redhat 8 on VMWare 3.2 install is chugging along, hopefully i can test it soon myself. Thanks to Brad for the tip on upgrading to VMWare 3.2 (from 2.0) I'm impressed so far.
< 1:39:11 PM  # > Massive Attack - Special Cases (from 100th Window)

Thursday, February 20, 2003

ISO Smart developer seeks interesting platform for investigation & other fun, maybe more !.

I'm having a hard time getting excited about any current OS platform choice. I have something of a love/hate thing going with OSX, it looks like a great platform to develop on, and there are some real interesting things going on (NetNewsWire, Spring), but the Apple developer docs absolutely stink, the only place I've found where anyone knows what's going on is the carbon mailing list, which has a terrible web archive, which is password protected to boot, so isn't getting indexed by anyone, this makes tracking down anything a painfull time consuming process. Equally though, Windows development doesn't get me excited any more either. Sometimes I wish I'd never sold my Amiga 500 !
< 11:02:16 PM  # > LTJ Bukem - Music (from The Secret Art of Science)

Laptops Lindows sub-notebook. Wow. I'm very impressed. The just-announced Lindows sub-notebook looks quite impressive and the price is right. I smell a review coming for Linux Magazine...... [Jeremy Zawodny's blog] Yeah, looks interesting, I've been drooling over a 12" Powerbook for a while, but can't talk myself into it.
< 10:53:05 PM  # > Yokota - Wait for a Day [Doc Scott Mix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

blogspot Blogs on blogspot seem to be dead in the water currently.
< 9:41:28 PM  # > LTJ Bukem - Music (from The Secret Art of Science)

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

ASP.NET caching Cool, Scott Hanselman sent me a link to this MSDN page, Caching Page Output with Cache Key Dependencies anwering my earlier caching question. Thanks Scott! (I was looking at Page.Cache which didn't have it). When I have some more spare time, I'll rant a bit about ASP.NET Session in response to Scotts claim that they really did think this thing through.
< 11:24:27 PM  # > Pieter K - All Things (from The Secret Art of Science)

PocketSOAP The PocketSOAP docs are now online, as well as locally installed.
< 10:32:16 PM  # > Yokota - Wait for a Day [Doc Scott Mix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

ASP.NET caching This seems like an obvious thing to want to do, but I can't see how. I have a bunch of pages using OutputCaching, like <%@ OutputCache Duration="600" VaryByParam="none" %> but the pages use additional data points / files that I'd like to add as additional cache dependencies. I can create the extra CacheDependency objects, but can't see how to connect them up to the cache entry for the page. I can't beleive the ASP.NET guys didn't think of this.
< 8:34:15 PM  # > E-Z Rollers - Retro [G.O.D. Mix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

kCarbonLibraryFolderType One for the OS X heads, how do I programatically find the /Library/CFMSupport folder ? I though that FindFolder ( kCarbonLibraryFolderType ... ) would do it, but that doesn't work (get error -43).
< 7:51:58 PM  # > Roni Size & Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag [Photek Mix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

XML-RPC & WSDL Charles Cook has some thoughts on a WSDL binding for XML-RPC. Makes total sense to me.
< 6:29:02 PM  # > Orbital - The Box, Pt. 2 (from In Sides)

404 Not Found I see Apple have taken a leaf out of the MSDN site management book, and broken all the links to the developers OSX docs. Fortuantly, Google has most of it still cached. Sheeeeesh, what's with these people ????
< 5:18:09 PM  # > Juno Reactor - Komit (from Bible of Dreams)

XACML Anyone looked at XACML yet ? How does this fit in with the rest of XML related security specs ( DAML, SAML, WS-Security, etc etc).
< 2:16:56 PM  # > 02 - Adamski - I Dream of You

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Pingback Cool, looks like ASP.NET WebLogs are going to get pingback and trackback support soon.
< 8:06:19 PM  # > Banco de Gaia - Shanti [Black Mountain Mix] (from 10 Years Disc 2)

got duct tape ?
lilies in san francisco
got duct tape ?
< 4:45:45 PM  # > Banco de Gaia - Touching the Void (from 10 Years Disc 2)

Saturday, February 15, 2003 Is about to melt down ? looking in the event log, the pings are regularly taking over 30 seconds.
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Smartphone .......having the ability to leverage my development skills as well as code I've already written on to the phone is a tremendous plus for me. [The Furrygoat Experience] Well yeah, except that I don't know anyone who does windows development without one or more frameworks (MFC, ATL, Atila, WTL), none of which you get with Smartphone, just raw API's, very 1990's !.
< 8:30:19 PM  # > Nookie - Innerspace (from In@thedeepend)

Happy New Year!

< 7:18:29 PM  # > DRS/Nookie - Pushing the Vibe (from In@thedeepend)

CDATA Radio Can't Handle CDATA [The .NET Guy] Grrhhhhh, why everyone doesn't use expat is beyond me.
< 5:06:51 PM  # > Nookie - Natural Experience (from In@thedeepend)

Interop registry I did some updates to how the interop registry works, this should help clean up the data.
< 12:37:05 PM  # > Luzon - The Baguio Track (from Global Underground: Hong Kong Disc 1) Reconfigured a bunch of stuff on let me know if you run itno trouble. I noticed on the user agents report that there's a bunch of traffic from the compact framework, looks like someone is testing out the web services stack in there.
< 9:37:47 AM  # > Juno Reactor - Nitrogen, Pt. 1 (from Back to Mine)

Friday, February 14, 2003

Aggie RC5 of Aggie is now available
< 8:39:54 PM  # > LTJ Bukem/MC Conrad/MC Conrad - Western, The (Mike's Ricochet mix) (vocal) - PFM (Techno) (from Progression Sessions: Japan Live 2002 [UK] Disc 1)

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Peter looks like Peter's return to the blogsphere was short lived :(
< 9:11:18 PM  # > LTJ Bukem/MC Conrad/MC Conrad - Music Has Never Let Me Down (vocal) - Makoto (from Progression Sessions: Japan Live 2002 [UK] Disc 1)

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

book My book ships tomorrow. I need to keep errata, code snippets, etc on this site. So, I've decided to start a blog. :-) [KeithBa's Blog] Congrats on shipping the book!
< 7:31:19 PM  # > Creature - Ow Much (from Back to Mine)

Speakers Brad gets a set of Monsoon Planar Media speakers and loves them, which doesn't suprise me, I have a set of the Monsoon MM-1000 speakers, which I brought after hearing Peter's. They are an insanely good set of speakers for $200, so much so that i brought a second set for the office. My last PC came with set of Altec Lansing ADA995 speakers which i never even bothered unboxing.
Now would be a good as time as any to mention that I want to sell both the second set of MM-1000's (now that I'm a cube monkey), and the ADA995's.
< 6:16:38 PM  # > Juno Reactor - Nitrogen, Pt. 1 (from Back to Mine)

Sunday, February 09, 2003

books I walked over to San Francisco's best book store Staceys earlier to pick up a copy of Pattern Recognition, and was happy to spot new books from Stephen Baxter and Ken MacLeod as well :) They should keep me busy for a while.
< 9:12:36 PM  # > Charles Webster - Be No One (from Back to Mine)

redesign finsihed !, phew, all the pages regenerated. If you spot any problems let me know.
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redesign almost done, just a few minor things left to sort out (tips welcome!) Once that's done i'll regenerate all the pages. Thanks to Jake for tips on solving the first and last issues.
< 2:55:26 PM  # > Juno Reactor - Nitrogen, Pt. 1 (from Back to Mine)

RadialContext Thanks to Nathan Sharfi for the pointer to RadialContext for Mozila
< 9:57:15 AM  # > Breakestra - Track 11 (from Live mix tape part 1)

RSH Feed Heavly inspired by Sam's python scraper for Keith's blog, here's an RSS feed for Keith's Read See Hear blog. FWIW, The python code weighs in at half as many lines of code as my C# version.
< 2:32:17 AM  # > 04 - Lamb - Trans Fatty Acid

RSH Hey Keith, can you fix your RSH blog, so its not served with a content-type of application/octet-stream.
< 1:17:37 AM  # > The Art of Noise - Peter Gunn (Extended Version) (from In Visible Silence)

pingbackless Looks like Sams pingback server is busted
exceptions.SyntaxError: invalid syntax (, line 14)

< 12:58:02 AM  # > The Art of Noise - Instruments of Darkness (All of Us Are One People) (from In Visible Silence)

Radio vs Syndirella Sam has some observations on RSS aggregators. I mainly use the Radio aggregator which i like, my only request would be that it made more noise when it has problems with feeds, rather than the silently dropping then after so many errors.
< 12:51:13 AM  # > The Art of Noise - Instruments of Darkness (All of Us Are One People) (from In Visible Silence)

browsers I've looked at various past versions of Mozilla and never been that impressed, but I installed 1.2.1 to tryout the new design, and I'm quite impressed, its snappy, and i haven't seen any rendering issues yet. I could become IE free, I've already dumped IE on the mac for Safari (the speed difference between the two is impressive). Back to Mozila though, is there anyway i can get the side button on my 5 button mouse to drive the back button like IE does ?
< 12:43:24 AM  # > The Art of Noise - Legs (from In Visible Silence)

new look This is the first pass at a tableless CSS based new design for the weblog, more tweaks to follow
< 12:05:54 AM  # > Portishead - Strangers (from PNYC)

Saturday, February 08, 2003 Here's blogping.root a little Radio tool that pings when you update your weblog.
< 10:05:40 PM  # > Grooverider - What I Need - Special Forces (from Fabriclive 06 [Tin] [UK])

Stylin' Brad has a new layout, looks great!. This inspired me to start work on a new look for this weblog (I've been wanting to do this for a while now), anyway, first things first, I want to change how the day permalinks are rendered, anyone know is there an archiveUrl macro ?
< 5:00:16 PM  # > BT - Firewater (from ESCM)

PocketSOAP v1.4.2 released, just a couple of bug fixes.
< 4:02:17 PM  # > Enigma, Kuo Hsin-Chu, Kuo Ying-Nau - Return to Innocence (from LSD: Love, Sensuality and Devotion)

PocketSOAP Found a bug relating to deeply nested id/href not being handled correctly during de-serialization, I'm testing out the fix over the weekend, expect a new (v1.4.2) release soon.
< 12:44:05 PM  # > Banco de Gaia - Kincajou (from 10 Years Disc 1)

Apache interop server Hey Sam, are the Apache SOAP & Axis interop endpoints ever coming back ??
< 12:41:07 PM  # > Banco de Gaia - Heliopolis [Redwood Mix] (from 10 Years Disc 1)

SF Indiefest Saw the Fuel for the Quirky Alone set of shorts last night, recommended if you get the chance to see it. Needle in a Haystack was my favorite, whilst Human which looked great, was the most predictable.
< 11:54:05 AM  # > New Order - Temptation (from Retro Disc 4)

new blogs cool, Christian Weyer and Shawn Van Ness get blogs.
< 11:12:26 AM  # > New Order - As It Is When It Was (from Retro Disc 4)

RSS Greg has some thoughts on GUIDs in RSS. I never really did get why this was needed, but I always assumed that was just because I hadn't thought about it enough. Seems to me that the aggregator should skip any GUIDs its already seen, but weblogging software should give the user the ability to give an existing post a new GUID for the situation where siginificant (as defined by the user) changes to an existing post are made.
< 11:07:34 AM  # > New Order - Regret (from Retro Disc 4)

Dinner Anyone want to meet up for a ".NET Blogger Dinner" on Saturday, February 8th in San Francisco? Richard Caetano is first on the list. How about we meet in the lobby of the San Francisco Marriott at 6 p.m.? [The Scobleizer Weblog] Sounds good to me
< 10:55:56 AM  # > New Order - Fine Time (from Retro Disc 4)

Thursday, February 06, 2003

new home Looks like Drew is up and running in his new home.
< 6:33:03 PM  # > New Order - Age of Consent (from Retro Disc 4)

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Blogtoaster Tracking weblogs. question: How do you use I would like to be able to set an alert for when certain weblogs update (that could be tracked through and then for some flag to go up in my task bar. Rather like: "You have mail". Another one for the LazyWeb. [Matthew Langham's Radio Weblog] Sounds a lot like blogtoaster to me.
< 11:16:02 PM  # > New Order - Temptation (from Retro Disc 1)

Monday, February 03, 2003

Messenger Sigh, which idiot decided that they should change the MSN Mesesenger toaster from the message the person typed to "foo sent you a message". When your Messenger v5.0 offers you the new version, promptly tell it to shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
< 8:31:15 PM  # > Moby - I Feel It (from Perfecto Breaks)