XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources

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daily link  Monday, June 27, 2005


USAPhotoMaps : "USAPhotoMaps downloads USGS aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft's free TerraServer Web site, saves it on your hard drive, and creates (GPS accurate) maps from it. "  Has scroll, zoom, shows landmarks, routes, etc.  (Thanks, Scott.)  9:18:04 AM  permalink  


daily link  Saturday, June 18, 2005


EFF: Legal Guide for Bloggers: Could come in handy someday.  Covers liability, defamation, copyright, elections and workplace issues.  10:11:43 PM  permalink  

FreeNX and NoMachine:  Fast and secure remote desktop system, like VNC or LTSP but faster and with many features:

  • Runs single applications remotely
  • Carries sound as well as screen and keyboard
  • Has many clients - Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS/X, PXE, Mozilla
  • Can servers for several OS and can proxy to extend VNC and Windows Terminal Server
  • Tight compression for fast service over dialup
  • Uses SSL for end-to-end encryption
  • Easy to install and demo in Knoppix

(As always, John's got the scoop...)

  8:32:47 AM  permalink  


daily link  Thursday, June 16, 2005


Speed Up Firefox with Pipelining. Sounds worth trying on broadband.  11:54:47 PM  permalink  


daily link  Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Distributed Internet Backup System: I've been waiting for this for years.  From Scott Lemon and Phil Windley.  "Since disk drives are cheap, backup should be cheap too. [You] should give your files to peers (and in return store their files) so that if a catastrophe strikes your area, you can recover data from surviving peers. The Distributed Internet Backup System (DIBS) is designed to implement this vision. ..  DIBS encrypts all data transmissions so that the peers you trade files with can not access your data." Python source code available.  11:44:47 PM  permalink  

BlogMatrix:  Tools and online services for creating and sharing videos and podcasts.  Sparks
is a "solution for recording, sharing, finding and listening to podcasts [with]

  • a multi-track recorder and mixer designed especially for the needs of podcasters
  • automatic uploading of your podcasts to the BlogMatrix server
  • a full featured podder and weblog reader for listening to otherís podcasts"
  11:41:51 PM  permalink  

Korby Parnell's WebLog : A Brief [and Subjective] History of Corporate Blogging at Microsoft:  How blogging began and eventually got institutionalized at MS.  Includes a nice short list of corporate blogging guidelines.  Related:  the EFF Legal Guide for Bloggers.  10:54:30 PM  permalink  


daily link  Friday, June 10, 2005


DaVite: "DaVite is a Web invitation system, much like evite! or Yahoo! invites. You can use it to create a Web invitation that is mailed to all of your guests, who can then read the details, and respond online. Invitations are themeable, and can include user images, so they are completely customizable. "  Open source.  Changed little since 2002.  3:22:16 PM  permalink  


daily link  Thursday, June 09, 2005


GroupServer: "GroupServer is a GPL open source collaboration server. It supports many-to-many interaction in groups and communities via email and an integrated web forum interface. Websites supported by GroupServer provide secure a personalised content structure with member directories, postings by topic, RSS and e-mail digest modes, document sharing, and web-based forum management. GroupServer renders XML content dynamically using XSLTs and is built on Zope and written in Python."  12:32:06 PM  permalink  

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