enjoying salad since 1978.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

O'Reilly Network on XGrid. Dirt-simple clustering for os x. I plan to give this a try next weekend when I have multiple macs around.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

InnerGeek: Mono.NET on Mac OS X

InnerGeek: Mono.NET on Mac OS X. I'll let you know if this work. I've seen several reports of Mono.NET running on OS X lately.

Update: It definitely works.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

Love Liza

Stacy and I saw Love Liza this weekend. We liked it. Warning, it's a downer.

I don't think Dell will ship linux on a laptop this year.

Kevin Burton and I have a bet. He says that Dell will ship linux on a laptop this year. I say that won't happen. We think that the long wait to Longhorn will make people itch for a new desktop. I say that those who itch will switch. To apple. He thinks the Linux community will shrug off 12 years of User Experience ineptitude and Unix gear-head-itis and start making a good enough desktop to woo even Michael Dell.

The bet is 50$ and the proceeds go to the EFF.

One year from day: the EFF will be 50$ richer and Dell still won't have shipped linux on a laptop. ;-)

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Che Guenovera

A unique portrait of Che.

Also: Liberache

Thursday, January 22, 2004

"Infiltration of files seen as extensive"

Adrian Lamo is in jail for doing something less serious that what these Congressmen have done. [via More Like This]

lemonodor: SOAP with WSDL

lemondeal says:: I just noticed that Franz has a new pre-release version of their SOAP support for ACL customers that includes WSDL.

I only have one small problem with their SOAP support: The WS-I group declares rpc/encoded deprecated in their Basic Profile 1.0 but it appears that rpc/encoded is all that Allegro CL/SOAP supports (at least, this is my reading of Section 11.1). I hope they fix that this coming year. I need document/literal support to write an Atom API client.

Javaworld has a good article that can help bring you up to speed on the subject.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Brand Recognition

Thanks Steve

Oh, the evil webs I weave.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

New probe into vote allegations / State calls S.F. street cleaners' charges 'serious'

SF street cleaners were 'strongly urged' to vote for Newsom. Our Secretary of State has opened an investigation.

Monday, January 12, 2004


Am I striken with N.A.D.D.?


Bum Wines

It says something about me that I've been trashed on 3 of the 5 Bum Wines mentioned. Not recently, mind you.

Steven Frank: A Simple Tip For Improving Your RSS. Right the freak on.

FeedParser API for Java (source available)

Kevin Burton has open-sourced his FeedParser API for Java. Supports Atom and the many versions of RSS.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Nelson's Etech Talk

Nelson says: Google is Harder Than it Looks

Friday, January 09, 2004

I'm aggregated as part of the Planet Lisp metablog. Cool. I had no idea until I had read halfway down the page. Too bad it doesn't have an Atom or RSS feed, though.

Earlier this week, I ported a 14-year-old Common Lisp code coverage tool to OpenMCL. Not much porting was required, just moving away from some deprecated functions relating to packaging.

Ironic, the code coverage tool has no test suite so I don' t know if all of the IO code works.

I'll clean it up and put the code and diffs online in a few days.

Thursday, January 08, 2004

My new de.licio.us site

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Getting ILISP working was a nightmare.

Getting SLIME working was a breeze, even though I had to check it out of CVS.


Friday, January 02, 2004

Building Web Applications with Common Lisp -- Deploying on an Apple Xserve running Mac OS X Server [via lemonodor from a while back]

I'm excited by Paul Graham's upcoming new book. [via lemonodor]

Andrew Choi, former maintainer for Emacs on OS X, gives his Top 10 Reasons He Doesn’t Work on Emacs Anymore. Andrew's instructions for building a Carbonized Emacs out of CVS are the most useful instructions relating to Emacs around.

Unsuprisingly, his main issues were with the Emacs core development community.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

See what we have to put up with? (Listen all the way to the end)