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2003-10-11
by earl, 5484 days ago
"Chant it from the rooftops, spread it across your server, email it to your friends. The internet is shit."
-- http://www.internetisshit.org/

so, after having been kinda ill the last few days, i feel better again.

"The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) [...] I've been dismayed to discover just how many software developers aren't really completely up to speed on the mysterious world of character sets, encodings, Unicode, all that stuff."

"Alice is a functional programming language based on Standard ML, extended with support for concurrent, distributed, and constraint programming. [via LtU@]

and as mentioned in the original lambda announcement, the tour is nice and interesting.

after having spent some time with some RSS-readers and after having come to use SharpReader one a somewhat regular basis, i still think there are better distribution models (the idea behind usenet (not necessarily the actual protocols), heck, even email) and that most RSS-readers suck. i'd enjoy being convinced otherwise.

my very personal wishes would be simple: i'd like to have some server thingy that does 24/7 feed collection for me (Parss might be very helpful here). i don't have my mail client running 24/7 anymore, and hey, what a surprise, email still works :) however, if i don't have my rss-reader running 24/7 some high-traffic feeds simply "wrap over" and i miss some news items. and not that i would really care for the items i missed in the past, but the i'm uncomfortable with the general behaviour.

as client, i think sharpreader would do well enough, if only it would be integrated into Mozilla (Firebird). as most of the time i read a news item i want to simply follow the contained links, not having integrated the news stuff into my browser simply sucks. i simply want something sharpreader-like running in one tab of my browser, nicely integrated so that i can use my browser just i'm always using it.

obviously some kind of (open!) integration betw the mozilla client thingy and the server thingy would be necessary - maybe a WebDAV-accessible OPML subscription list.
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