Archives for February 2001

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School Center

Today I was evaluating a product called School Center to see if it would work for NM. As they took me through it, it kept striking me that basically what they had written had the same architecture as #{node "7"}eThreads#{/node}. — Continue Reading...

Snow Crash

Today I started and finished Snow Crash, by Neil Stephenson. I realize I'm a little behind things on this one, seeing as it was first published in 1992, but hey... Next I'm reading The Diamond Age, and hopefully coming up with enough interesting stuff to write a research paper analyzing the views of the future each contain. Or at least that's the plan.


Today is one of those Michigan days that feels like it should be summer. The sky is blue, the snow's mostly melted, and the inside of the car is warm and toasty. I was inspired my this, so I washed my car today. The water on the rear window froze.

I can't wait to leave here. This is my last winter, and I'm very happy about that.

another little speedup

Since I'm still stuck using a very remote db for #{node "7"}eThreads#{/node} right now, I threw in another little speedup change. — Continue Reading...


I was just cleaning up some stuff in /usr/local/ and found a copy of eThreads news

I just realized that the modify function has been broken in #{node "7"}eThreads#{/node} for weblogs. I think I'm going to rewrite all of that (so that you have the same features in modify as in creating a post) right now. Together with the domain binding stuff which I finished (and used extensively) but never posted, that should be good enough for a 1.3 release.

fun with packet sniffing

Someone needs to port something like etherpeg to Linux. I imagine it wouldn't be too hard, and it would be very cool as a webcollage like screensaver.

In a similar vein, Etherape is a cool little tool for seeing where network traffic is going. Much fun, and producing nice pictures. That's really my only requirement for a piece of software. I do run Enlightenment, after all.


I have a problem. I want to start using SOAP for some RPC type stuff. It sounds like it's absolutely perfect for what I want, and the Perl SOAP implementation is supposed to be great. So where's the problem? I have absolutely no idea how it works. I can find plenty of docs on the spec, but I don't want that. All I want is a step-by-step guide that says "here's what you have to do to use SOAP". Is that too much to ask?