June 28, 2002
Wireless heaven I am sitting
I am sitting at home with my iBook (airport card) and my "work" laptop (3 com AirConnect card) and surfing without wires on both machines via my airport base station. Cooool!!
Want Wi-Fi? Learn the secret
Want Wi-Fi? Learn the secret code - Tech News - CNET.com: "By using chalk, warchalkers should be able to avoid the fate of IBM, which was fined $100,000 for spray painting its "Peace, Love and Linux" ad campaign on the sidewalks of San Francisco last year."
June 26, 2002
Evening fun Tonight I am
Tonight I am going to grab my iBook complete with Airport card and go warchalking. Oh the fun.
Bright Eyed Mister Zen: "At
Bright Eyed Mister Zen: "At this point I have to say there's little reason for products like Software AG Tamino to exist anymore. Even if there is some speed advantage to Tamino and brethren, it's simply lacking in almost every other regard.". Kimbro on Oracle.
June 25, 2002
Welcome Kai! My colleague has
Welcome Kai! My colleague has started a weblog on an interesting banking subject - Basel II.
June 24, 2002
With GPS, World Is Your
June 21, 2002
A little good news at
A little good news at least
It's only football.
It's only football.
Seaman wins the match -
Seaman wins the match - for Brazil :-(.
June 19, 2002
(for Gerhard :-))
(for Gerhard :-))
New sunBow Preview version We
New sunBow Preview version
We have released a new preview version of our Cocoon IDE! Lots of new things to try out and take a look at.
Ugo causes international uprising in
Ugo causes international uprising in Asia and Europe :-) :"I couldn't stand to see Germany win ;-).". Now I am glad he wrote "Germany" and not "England". Even living in Germany for over 20 years - I still support England when they play (of course). And we're heading for the final - move over Brazil!
Bluetooth grows past its teething
"It is also evidence that Bluetooth is now on a collision course with rival short-range wireless technology 802.11, also called wireless LAN or Wi-Fi, which has taken a lead in the United States but which also has security disadvantages that make companies like Deutsche Bank look at alternatives such as Bluetooth".
Microsoft to reinstate Java in
Microsoft to reinstate Java in Windows - Tech News - CNET.com [via Sam]. "For the next year and a half, we are going to include (the JVM) in Windows XP. Then we'll make the changes to make sure that moving forward, we don't put Windows or our customers at risk," Cullinan said...
Ugo is upset. I did
Ugo is upset. I did not see the match live - and only saw the highlights yesterday evening. In today's high $ football (soccer) it does seem out of place to only have 1 person calling the shots - when most other sports have at least 2. To me this would seem to be the easiest solution - have 2 referees. That being said - the referee doesn't get to see the slow motion and so decides as "he sees it" - which can often be wrong. And all football players are professionals - so they know what to expect.
June 18, 2002
Toshiba e740 I was looking
I was looking at getting one of these Pocket PC gadgets. Nice is that it already has Wireless built in. Toshiba officially released the e740 yesterday. However they have already been available in the US for a couple of weeks. For the last week discussion boards have been the only source of information - well before any Toshiba announcement. What does that tell you?
Getting there I have just
I have just completed writing some stuff for inside the front and back covers. We have sent some pics of ourselves that may end up in the book (unless they break the layout-system :-)). And there are lots of reviews in - none of which we've read yet. Some of them will also make their way into the book. So, we seem to be slowly getting there.
Tech edit finished! I have
Tech edit finished!
I have just finished tech editing the last chapters of Biz Stone's book on blogging. It has kept me busy these last few weeks. There is loads of interesting stuff in there and lots to learn, try out and just take in.
June 12, 2002
WSJ. Bertelsmann is forced to
WSJ. Bertelsmann is forced to buy Zomba.
"It's a great time to get out," said music veteran Irving Azoff, who co-manages the Backstreet Boys. "The record business as we know it has undergone radical changes."
Music-industry sales have been in a slump. In 2001, total U.S. album sales dropped for the first time in at least a decade. This year is looking no better. Since the beginning of 2002, total music sales in the U.S. have fallen 12.1% from a year earlier, according to SoundScan, an industry tracking firm. [John Robb's Radio Weblog]
Which reminds me of: What's a song worth?
Be Blogging: "CocoBlog is now
Be Blogging: "CocoBlog is now hosted on SourceForge and the latest source is available via CVS. The module name is CocoBlog". Great stuff Ugo. We may be taking a look at CocoBlog "real soon now". But why is it a separate project? Can't we turn CocoBlog into components that are inside the Cocoon distribution?
Cocoon training in Germany or any
Cocoon training in Germany or any other country :-).
June 10, 2002
Next sunBow version This week
Next sunBow version
This week we will be releasing the next preview version of sunBow. Here is a list of additional functions in the new version:
- Test Cocoon pipelines directly from the IDE using HttpUnit or Latka.
- Change the Cocoon log level from inside the IDE.
- Sitemap Fragments
- Save sitemap fragments into a "library"
- Insert fragments from the library back into the sitemap
June 06, 2002
Happy Birthday! Happy birthday Victoria,
Happy birthday Victoria, 6 today.
Dead Men Tell No Passwords.
Dead Men Tell No Passwords. The man in charge of some of Norway's most precious electronic documents died without divulging the way to access them. A plea to hackers to help crack the system is out. By Michelle Delio. [Wired News]
www.koehntopp.com - The GadgetGuy: "Just
www.koehntopp.com - The GadgetGuy: "Just a thought: does blogging make sure you have at least one intelligent moment a day...? :)". No - but if you do have an intelligent thought then you can blog it :-).
Java Developer's Journal - Spread
Java Developer's Journal - Spread Your Wings with Cocoon: "Apache Cocoon is one of the most interesting, innovative, and powerful platforms for dynamic content generation, though not as well known as the others. ". An overview of Cocoon and contains a small case study as well. [Via Guido]
June 05, 2002
XMLBus - Work: ""Its in
June 04, 2002
PDFs received It's been quiet
It's been quiet here - because basically we are not doing anything - just waiting for B'Day. Today however, we received the first PDF versions of the chapters. And now it really looks like a book :-). Can't wait for the 19th of July!
BBC News | MUSIC |
BBC News | MUSIC | Music legends rock Palace: "Sir Paul said he had joked with the Queen, asking her whether the same would happen again next year. "Not in my garden," was her reply, she said". A great concert and I was sad not to be there. It's time like these when the roots come through. And a lot nicer than when England only manages 1:1 against Sweden..
June 03, 2002
Ivelin announces the XMLForm Howto
Ivelin announces the XMLForm Howto
Jeff points to the Cocoon tutorials written by Leigh Dodds.
Scripting News: " Friday, May
Scripting News: " Friday, May 31, 2002 Announcing: The RadioPoint Tool. "It turns the outliner into a presentation authoring program." " Although this seems very interesting for Web based presentations, most conventions, conferences etc. require you to submit the presentation in a form such as PDF or PPT beforehand. Is there a solution to this?