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Linux is Better at Web 2.0 November 27, 2005

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We all knew that Linux is better than MS Windows at most stuff. What I have recently learned is that it is also better at Web 2.0. Click on the below thumbnails to see screenshots of iClock and notice how much Linux rocks the house:

iClock under Linux

iClock under Windows

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XUL Examples November 16, 2005

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Need to know how to do some GUI element in XUL? There is a page that has tons of them with working examples and source code.

Wiki Spam November 11, 2005

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Today I came across Wiki Spam for the first time at the Alauda Linux Driver site on SourceForge. I’ve taken a screenshot for when it gets cleaned up. I’m actually surprised I haven’t seen a lot more of this. What I do find surprising is that the page uses Wikka Wiki, not exactly the most popular Wiki software. So, the spam was probably either entered by an actual human, or a very thorough spambot writer.

Searchable Comics November 7, 2005

Posted by decode in Fun Stuff, Web Technology.
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I like web comics. Questionable Content and Dinosaur Comics are two of my favorites. And now both of them are searchable (at least in part) over at Oh No Robot. Pretty cool. Hopefully lots of comics will have full-text searching soon.

Playing with Hula October 30, 2005

Posted by decode in Open Source, Web Technology.
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Yesterday I downloaded and installed the current Hula code from the SubVersion repository. I was disappointed that the calendar web interface demo of cool AJAX interaction that Nat showed off in August was not present. Instead, the web calendar is simple HTML and CSS, and the interface is no better than Sunbird, and at times significantly worse. This is the same interface that Nat showed in February when the original announcement was made. It was also disappointing to see that the admin interface is still basically the same as Novell NetMail, with a little bit of color thrown in.

This is not intended as a critique on the work of the Hula team. They have taken on a gargantuan effort (open sourcing and improving over 200,000 lines of code), while still doing great work on other projects. I’m sure that most of their effort thus far has been in the large task of scrubbing the code to remove Novell proprietary stuff and working on backend and architecture stuff, but it would be more fun for me to have eye candy and toys to play with. 🙂

Get Rich Quick October 28, 2005

Posted by decode in Politics, Web Technology.
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For all of you aspiring entrepeneurs out there, here’s a tool to help you generate ideas to present to all the VC’s throwing money at Web 2.0 these days.  I think Joel Spolsky might like this page.

WordPress.com October 21, 2005

Posted by decode in Fun Stuff, Web Technology.
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Looks like WordPress.com accounts are now available without an invite, as long as you download Flock, which is a web browser built on Mozilla Firefox. I’m not sure what’s in it for WordPress.com, but it’s fun for me!