Archive: September 2002

Lets try this “User input” thing, shall we? I propose a new format, called the Unified Meta Discovery format. This will be an XML based format with a single purpose – to stop every visitor to my site having to…

Greek Geeks Every time I see this I go back to an idea I had whilst I was wandering around the baths in Bath, which is some kind of Bronzepunk. Bronzepunk? Compare Steampunk, the literary idea of a society backed…

I thought it might be a good idea for Aquarionics to be backed up on occasion. All the PHP is saved on my local machine before it’s uploaded here, so the code is fine, but the database hadn’t been backed…

New stuff this week: Quick Windows Tips: Quick launch (nodes) A review of Mil Millington’s “Things Me And My Girlfriend Argue About…“ And if that wasn’t enough, All this week (and most of next week) It’s Different Header Every Day…

One of the most useful features in any version of windows greater than 95 is the Quicklaunch button, which sits (by default) next to the start menu. To enable it – if you don’t already have it – right click…

Throwing code at a problem doesn’t solve it. Mindlessly following the trends solves it even slower. Start trying to combine mindless coding with sheep-like trend following and I start to wonder why I bother implementing anything. This goes just as…

Everyone Sounds Foolish? Excluding Source Fun? Embracing Standadized Flash? Enemies Should F…Um…Find­out­more­about­each­other­maybe­go­out­for­a­coffee­and­try­to­work­out­their­differences­without­screaming­at­each­other­via­a­text­based­medium? Cool, double word score, treble points for inventing a new word. Eliminating Sordid Fumes? Exorcising Spirit Fluid? Exercising Sore Feet? Entreeting Standardized Formats? End Sort Fnook? Estriplant Slarty…

So, How does someone confused and dazed from a – for him – major amount of publicity reward himself for getting discussed in the weblog community, and thus fulfilling his lifelong ambition[1] to be linked to by Mark Pilgrim? By…

Crikey. Hello world. Okay, so the story so far would be that at half nine last night I released the ESF, which I’ve been promising to do (although not online) for a while. Then Peter used it, Mark linked to…

Are you also fed up with the continuing war between RSS 0.9* and 1.0 and 2.0 and whatever else they invent today? Me too. So today I invented the Epistula Syndication Format. ESF. It isn’t XML. It isn’t RDF. It’s…