# Monday, 11 November 2002

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A picture named bush.gifYesterday I wrote a very simple suite in Frontier called aggyBaby, that uses the new aggregator XML-RPC interface to build a very bare-bones but super-fast static page of the latest stories from the channels I've subscribed to. I think I'll release the UserTalk code in the hope that someone will convert it to Python and/or Java. [Scripting News]
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# Tuesday, 05 November 2002

Something Like This Is What Im Looking For On Windows Zeepe Netnewswire

Something like this is what I'm looking for on Windows (Zeepe). Netnewswire
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ping Getting Tired Of Having To Do This Is It The Internet Thats Unreliable Radio Userland Or My Firewall Dunno

ping - getting tired of having to do this. Is it the Internet thats unreliable, Radio Userland or my firewall - dunno!
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# Monday, 04 November 2002

Why You Should Move To C The Migration

Why you should move to C#. The migration to the .NET platform offers many development choices. This top 10 list explains why C# is an important offering and why you should consider moving to C#. [.netWire Headlines] I haev been doing a lot of stuff with C++ lately and don't agree with all of this but here it is anyhow. [Sam Gentile's Weblog]

If these are the top 10, .Net is in trouble. The trouble with the article is it says rather too often "you can do this [dire thing] in C++, not C#". Most (and certainly MS VC++) compilers will give you warnings on those dire things these days. 

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# Saturday, 02 November 2002

I First Got Notice Of LSW DotNet ReflectionBrowser Release 10 From

I first got notice of LSW DotNet Reflection-Browser Release 1.0 from the Dotnet-Products mailing list. I asked how if it was was different than Lutz's free and most essential kick-ass tool Reflector (whoo, just noticed new version there

Highlights Smalltalk-like code browsing.
References / Callers / Callees / Implementers
Built in Decompiler + Disassebler C# / Smalltalk / PCode
Documentation View and Substring - Search
Multiple Browser-Wndows / Navigation Hierarchy
The differences I got from the company:

it differs much.
Built in decompiler and disassembler.
totally different code-navigation possibilities ( Callers / Callees / Implementers / Type References / Assembly References / Event Handler, Field & Property references )
Navigation-History, Type-Filters and member Filters.#
It allows to browse code in the Smalltalk way.
Download here
[Sam Gentile's Weblog]
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Give it a title, does it work?

Oh my goodness me, I've been hit by the won't post on 1st on month bug. What is wrong with these people?
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Technology Ramblings :: What the frell is the Semantic Web

That's about right (or my understanding as well) - difficult isn't it, no wonder it doesn't work. Its taking years to get agreement on the schema for learning/education product, can't see the whole web being wrapped up that easily.

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W3C Close To R

W3C close to ratifying SOAP 1.2. Possible patents may cloud Web services specification adoption [InfoWorld: Top News]

I wondered when WebMethods would poke their head above the parapet.

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ZeroInstall Extensible Client PlatformsEM

Zero-Install Extensible Client Platforms. The Net needs zero-install extensible client platforms.  Java WebStart and .NET meets some of the needs, but both require the user to install 6 to 20 megabytes of mostly unused code and lacks the ability to incrementally update and extend the platform.  The same applies to Flash.  Unless the platform itself can be updated and extended incrementally, its not zero-install in my opinion.[Don Park's Blog]

Hmmm, we're small and with the new install technology, incremental. With some new stuff going in, possibly optional components which is another way of saying incremental. But it does rely on nMB of stuff that's already there - nothing that does anything 'real' is small anymore. Years ago, your app was it, it relied on the BIOS for disc io and the OS to load it but that was it, now one relies on a big fat OS to draw on the screen, provide windows etc - but relying solely on what is definitely already there is better than demanding 6-20MB download just to say "Hello World".

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