September 2006

September 30, 2006

Vellihousu-Raisio kellisti HBL:n tummahipiäisen Elovenan

M&M: Raisio uskoi rasisteja. Älytöntä. Miinukset Raisiolle.


September 21, 2006

Pizzeria Dersim

Pizzeria Dersimin (menu, pdf) pizzat ovat aika hyviä. Paikka myös kuljettaa, joskin se on aivan meidän vieressä, niin en ole kehdannut koskaan kotiin tilata. Harmi vaan, että paikka menee jo iltayhdeksältä kiinni.


September 20, 2006

  • Avi Bryant: “So if Java is a victory for Smalltalk’s implementation choices, and Ruby is a victory for Smalltalk’s language choices, what do you do if you want both?”
  • Cameron Moll: Optimal width for 1024px resolution? 960 pixels is “divisible by 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, and 16.” Via SvN.

September 19, 2006

In Nokia’s flagship store

Nokia’s flagship store seems to be a hit. Today in front of the store I saw two little boys trying to pull their family in. The mother told them they’d already been there, and that they were going to another store. The father was willing to compromise, though, and said he’d take the boys in and then follow her.


September 18, 2006

Something weird about Textmate’s Textile bundle

One strange thing I noticed about Textmate’s Textile conversion is that it doesn’t “curl” quotes or apostrophes.


September 16, 2006

Wiki with as-you-type sematic search

TechCrunch takes a look at SystemOne, a wiki with semantic analysis capabilities.

“Essentially, it’s a wiki that analyzes what you are writing in real time and offers up related search results from other pages in that wiki, the web in general, your uploaded OPML file of RSS feeds, your emails and any files the system is given access to.”

This is the kind of technology I’m thinking about when I’ve talked about using linguistic tools to assist in publishing systems. Learning, self-organizing helpers. Automatic category suggestion, autolinking via user-defined keywords, simple site-specific ontology builders, etc. What about author recognition via grammar analysis?

Shame about the name, though.


September 15, 2006

Alahup CMS hits some right notes

Alahup looks like an interesting web CMS. It has a Flash-based editor that’s keyed to let you mark-up what you mean (as opposed to “what you get”), supports versioning, has an interactive sitemap, non-destructive image scaling and syncs files via rsync (instead of FTP).


September 14, 2006

Inman against widows

Shaun Inman works to eradicate lonely widows. This is like a league of design superheros. Working one plugin at a time to make weblogs typographically correct.


September 13, 2006

September 12, 2006

  • ZDNet’s Dion Hinchcliffe briefly rounds up the various RIA platforms: Flex 2, OpenLaszlo, Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere and XBAP, and Mozilla’s XUL. Personally, I’d only consider the first two.

September 11, 2006

September 6, 2006

September 4, 2006

Were Paris dog-headed, would she ask: What Am I For?

Banksy tampers with Paris Hilton’s latest CD. “Banksy has replaced Hilton’s CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?”

“He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog’s head.” Via William Gibson.

  • Shooter is a P2P application designed to send large files to friends. While I like the idea, Web-based DropSend has the significant advantage of not requiring an installable client. (Then again, DropSend costs money.)