W3C Web Applications/Compound Documents

Daniel Glazman points out a new position paper Hixie (most likely) authored.

Most interesting he concludes:

I think this paper is going to face a fierce resistance…

Personally I give my vote on most resistance to Microsoft.

I’m curious what others think reading some of these. It’s really quite interesting. I’ve had a great time reading since Hixie mentioned it on his blog the other day. This is the stuff I enjoy reading most. It’s like SiFi, and reality merging into one. Ok, enough geek speak, time for work.


Beware of the trunk

Is it just me, or are regressions on the trunk just crazy right now….

  • 242856 – Slow image rendering.
  • 242275 – hang on https certificate dialog (installer builds only).
  • 243066 – just-loaded page blanks for a second.
  • 242745 – trackpoint scrolling support broke
    Fallout from 243091

These are the ones driving me absolutely crazy right now :-o. It’s always something, but these are hitting me personally quite hard. Hopefully we’ll see some resolved soon. Especially the slow loading.

Anyway… back to work for me.


Movable Type 3.0?

Well MovableType 3.0 has been released.

Not to thrilled about the new licensing. Not even sure if I should upgrade, or look at alternatives like WordPress, which looks really interesting. So I’m curious what other bloggers intend to do?

Personally I wish SixApart went for a more developer, community friendly model. Release the source under something like MPL. And sell the support, installation, and custom features/development. Wouldn’t require as much developers since people would join in and commit code. And would let them focus on larger things like TypePad (which could adopt contributed MovableType code), as well as custom jobs for larger companies looking for CMS. Combine that with a donation model.

They would cut their costs, and increase their productivity if they were smart about it. Now they are going to need to compete more with alternative platforms like WordPress, and I’m sure the many others that will come about in the next few months.

I’m personally a little more interested in what WordPress is going to evolve into in the coming months. They may have a new convert. I’m not to far from switching.

In The News

Designer Virus

Creating a designer virus, testing it in a dish and computer models: $200,000.

Realizing that virus has the potential to fight HIV. Priceless

Amazing story here. Hopefully some day I’ll be able to link back to this post with the title “HIV Cured”, or something to that effect.

Absolutely amazing. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that they figured it out!


Octopus Sex Stories

Oh boy. Leave it to the Associated Press to write an article so great. Reads like a porno for the blind.

Some steamy excerpts:

Aquarists at the Alaska SeaLife Center introduced the 5-year-old J-1 to Aurora on Tuesday morning. The two really hit it off. Spermatophores were seen hanging from J-1’s siphon….

Now doesn’t that bring a great image to mind?

With so little time left, J-1 wasn’t going to let the sweet Aurora slip through his eight octopus arms. While she had to make the first move, he caught on quickly…

Mmm, that’s great stuff.

She reached out an arm and touched him. Only then did he wake up to the fact he had company….

Can you hear the music in the background?

The two remained intertwined for about eight hours. It’s possible that during that time when J-1 was exploring Aurora’s mantle with his many suckered arms that he passed his sperm packet to her, Hocking said….

8hrs! Way to go J-1. And who said you old guys needed viagra?

Yea, that’s quite erotic.

Yes, I did enjoy it. I got a great laugh, and did learn a think or two about octopus. So the author did do a great job. But I couldn’t help but get a good chuckle. 😀

Accettura Media

Project Aquarius status update

A little behind schedule, but progress.

In my project status spreadsheet:

Green Light: 21
Yellow Light: 5
Red Light: 9
Total: 35

Green is done, yellow is in the works, red is stuff I haven’t touched.

When this is all green, there’s still a few more things that will be added on, and a few that will regress back to yellow as changes are made… but it’s still significant progress! This week I want to go all green light, and draft the next set of milestones to a beta launch. We shall see how that goes.

Details forthcoming. I can feel it.


Summer Vacation is here!!!

Summer Break!!!!

Oh joy. no more school. Can’t even begin to tell you how sick of school I am.


It’s almost over

The end of the year is approaching, and I can taste it.


Tech (General)

Environmental Impacts of Technology Waste

Well I wrote this a little while ago for a term paper, and since the term is now over, I thought I would just publish it for everyones enjoyment. Not much else to say, but it’s pretty shocking how bad computers can be for the environment. I’m not sure many realize just how much of an impact they can have.

Anyway, available in Acrobat and MS Word for your enlightenment.


Adobe PDF FormatMicrosoft Word Format


Finally, software for a great cause

Pizza via command line. Could it be any better than that?

Hopefully Domino’s in my area will support online ordering sometime in the future.

On the technical side, it’s written in perl, so it should run on most Operating Systems. I’m curious if someone will hook up a UI to it.

Yummy command line. I command you order me a pizza. Now if only we can rm -r the calories we’d be all set.