Building simplicidade.org: notes, projects, and ocasional rants

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Another band-aid solution

The latest band-aid solution for the increase bandwidth taken with syndication feeds seems to be mod_speedyfeed. Although a Atom-only solution, I’m sure someone will adapt it to RSS in no time. Client-side support will follow, I suppose. Yet, it still is another attempt to improve a broken model and ignore the real problem (syndication is still pooling), and this keeps us from having a decent solution (IMHO pubsub of some sort, with near-by nodes).

Evil though of the day

Now that the JPEG bug has a public exploit, the last step is to crack a widely used site and replace a JPEG image. Imagine what you could do if you where able to replace the Windows Update site logo :)

Quote of the day

In 43 folders, ... calling Quicksilver “just an application launcher” is a little like calling the Ten Commandments “two stones some dude found on a hill.”

Flickr tips

Flickr is really great. I joined a couple of weeks ago, but I only got a chance of doing some serious setup with it. I'm using the following tools: iPhoto plugin for flicker: really really simple way of uploading you photos directly from iPhoto. It lets you choose the title, tags and even resizes the photo before uploading. The current version (0.7) has a small bug: it strips the EXIF information, so it's not really ready yet, but the author is looking into it; Flickr Screensaver: really nice, but could be better: I would like to be able to choose to see all my contacts photos instead of my own only.

One blog to rule them all

If you to choose a single blog to follow, what would be your choice? My choice varies with time. During august I would probably had chosen a XMPP-related blog, before that anything perl related, but the blog of the month must be 43 Folders. It’s without a doubt the most signal-to-noise ratio blog I’m currently following (out of 150 RSS subscriptions, probably half of those are blogs, the others news sources).

Using your iSight

I have a iSight camera for some months now, and except for the occasional video chat, it pretty much stays there at the top of my TiBook. Today I came across this article talking about a software that's been developed by Delicious Monster Software (great site, btw) called Delicious Library 3.0. The software is in close beta right now, but you can check the ThinkSecret review of a beta, and it looks very very good.

Using your iSight

I have a iSight camera for some months now, and except for the occasional video chat, it pretty much stays there at the top of my TiBook. Today I came across this article talking about a software that’s been developed by Delicious Monster Software (great site, btw) called Delicious Library 3.0. The software is in close beta right now, but you can check the ThinkSecret review of a beta, and it looks very very good.

This site best viewed with IE7

Amazing what you can do with Javascript. Checkout this Javascript library by Dean Edward that you can include in your pages that makes IE actually support standart web stuff like CSS2. Very cool. Via The Lunatic Fringe

Perl 6 Periodic Table of the Operators

I confess that I’m a bit scared at all those operators, but the arrangement is just perfect. I’m now a proud owner of a A3 copy of it, thanks to a co-worker with access to a large format printer. Now I only need a A3 Color Printer… Any one? :)

The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

…is coming to a speaker set near you. I wonder If I will be able to put this in my iPod… It starts Tuesday, September 21, BBC Radio 4. You should be able to find the episodes in their site.