Archive for November, 2002

Twisty paths to RSS archives and import/export

Wednesday, November 27th, 2002

Working on getting Movable Type to play along with the new Radio feature, archiving and import-export in RSS.

MT bookmarklet + XHTML 1.1 + application/xhtml+xml

Monday, November 25th, 2002

It is still possible to use a “Post to MT Blog” bookmarklet in Mozilla or other Gecko-based browsers with Mark’s fancy new XHTML 1.1 + application/xhtml+xml pages, but it takes a little modification of your bookmarklet. Chances are you’ve never noticed it, but every time you use your bookmarklet to post in Mozilla, it protests […]

Comment spam evolving?

Monday, November 25th, 2002

Comment spammers get a tiny bit more cunning.


Thursday, November 21st, 2002

You know how sometimes you have a bunch of gnawing ideas, but nothing seems to come of any of them? I hate that. Back when I’ve got something to say; in the meantime, it’s structured procrastination for me.

Half-baked, and a little fried

Thursday, November 14th, 2002

I’ve been having a hard time making up my mind about whether I think baked or fried is better for a weblog (a baked page is a static file, like Movable Type/Blogger/Radio serve up, a fried page is build from the database (or text files, or whathaveyou) when it is requested, like b2 or blosxom). […]

So that’s what’s popular, eh?

Monday, November 11th, 2002

I’m a bit surprised at just how few of the top sites by PageRank I’ve actually visited in the last however-long my browser’s history currently is… Yahoo Google AltaVista Amazon GNU (why? don’t remember) PHP Wired Yahoo Groups Mozilla The Onion Blogger Maybe three or four others where I just go straight to […]

A CD-worth of Shannon

Sunday, November 10th, 2002

Links to my favorite CD’s-worth of Shannon Campbell songs.

Lies, damn lies, and mod_syndication

Sunday, November 10th, 2002

Since Bill mentioned supporting the RSS syndication module, I’ve been looking at the way it is actually used, and I have to say that I hope no aggregator I use supports it, at least not until people start using it right. mod_syndication borrows three elements from Ian Davis’s OCS format: updatePeriod, updateFrequency, and updateBase. In […]

RFP: MTSkipHours

Sunday, November 10th, 2002

If someone whose Perl skillz are a bit less lame than mine would like to do a Movable Type plugin that returns an RSS 0.9x/2.0 <skipHours> tag for a given set of local hours, that would be wonderful. I’m thinking along the lines of <MTSkipHours hours=”23-6″> which would then return: <skipHours> <hour>7</hour> <hour>8</hour> <hour>9</hour> <hour>10</hour> […]


Sunday, November 10th, 2002

Dave Winer annouces that Radio now supports the RSS 0.9x/2.0 skipHours element. I admit I can’t count, even with my shoes off. Having been incredibly dense at best in almost every single message I’ve ever sent to any RSS-related mailing list, I wait to find out how I’m being stupid this time.