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Crash and burn Mac style

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Unfortunately, I may have to kill my little adventure in Web 1.0, as I installed a Firefox extension yesterday and it has so screwed my system up, even after uninstalling, that I’m having to run disc replair and cache clearing tools. If these don’t work, I’ll have to re-install the operating system.

Which goes to show that Firefox extensions are not as sandboxed as one would think. Hopefully clearing the cache and repairing permissions will be all that’s needed. Right now, I can’t load Photoshop, and can barely load Firefox. I’m writing this on my Windows machine, which does not have most of the software I use.

update

 

Running Yasu to clear my system and user cache and to repair permissions, followed by running fsck a couple of times seems to have worked.

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Technology

History of XML

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Reading the article I just re-published on XML (which isn’t a bad intro all things considered), I realized that my little invented XML vocabulary, derived from CDF, and implemented with a tiny browser-based aggregator actually beat the first implementation of RSS.

So I invented syndication feeds.

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Technology

Ning the Merciless

I received my beta developer credentials with Ning and am now ready to make something. I’m not sure what yet, but whatever it is, I’m sure that Yahoo or Google will want to buy it when I’m finished.

Microsoft, on the other hand, will want to squash me like a bug.

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Technology

Frames

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Of course, you all must realize by now that HTML frames are a RESTful AJAX.

I’m getting rather fond of the little buggers. You can follow links to sites without once leaving the comfort of the Burningbird ambience. And if I click through to my site in a link, I can then click through my site in a link, leading to being able to click through my site in a link until all that’s left is a little bitty window. Really, frames are the new Kubrick.

I wonder if blink still works…Yes it does! Since there is a semantic connection between the element and it’s purpose, we can consider blink to be the very first microformat. Good news for Tantek and the other microformat folks.

Oh, his site looks so cute in a frame.

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Diversity RDF Technology

Women and Web 2.0

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I have many things to do and it seems or feels little time to do them. This is compounded by some frustration in wanting to get a little of the Fall photography in while I have the opportunity, but this endless summer refuses to end.

The only tasks I have left now are writing and the preparation for the RDF tutorial at XML 2005, and they’re slow going. In addition to my commitments, I also want to get some writing here to the weblog before I take what could be a longish break. I want to finish my bottoms up RDF tutorial, and yes, finally, my part 2 and 3 of Parable of the Languages, and few other odds and ends that aren’t tech related.

I am also planning on writing a detailed response to Tim O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 writing, but was dismayed when I looked at the speaker list for the O’Reilly Web 2.0 Conference. For a topic as diverse as Web 2.0, what statement about this wonderous new world is being made when only 7 out of 106 speakers are women? Is there room for hope among the hype of Web 2.0?

We can only wish that during the parties and schmoozing, those attending will look through their glasses of bubbly and notice that something seems to be missing.