Tuesday Jan 22, 2008

Wish List for Open Source Docs

My feature wish list for a system that would make it possible to easily interact with the open source community.[Read More]

Monday Jan 14, 2008

Sunbird -- One Cool Calendar

It's a wicked-nice calendar. There are a couple of wishlist items, but basically, this is it.[Read More]

PermaLinks, Purple Numbers, and the Semantic Web

HTML's "id" attribute works better than named anchors for "Plain Old Semantic HTML" (POSH) web pages, especially for self-referential "purple links", which had their origins in Doug Engelbart's 1968 demo!
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Wednesday Dec 19, 2007

My Windows XP Adventure

The need to rebuilding my Windows XP system turns into an adventure after running out of disk space and deleting one too many things to make room.[Read More]

Sunday Dec 09, 2007

Fuzzy Authorship: A Mechanism to Motivate and Reward Collaboration

There is nothing quite as rewarding as seeing in your name in lights for doing something good. Getting recognition for your work is one of the big motivators for social beings such as ourselves. Attribution is therefore an essential part of the publishing process--especially for collaborative documents like Wiki pages. But how is authorship to be determined? Having to click different buttons for major and minor changes just complicates things. Better if we can automate the process. This process suggests some "fuzzy logic" heuristics we can use.
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Monday Jul 23, 2007

Designing an Intuitive Interface

An intuitive interface is a joy to use. But "intuitive" is a touchy-feely concept that is hard to engineer. There is, however, a concrete, highly measurable concept that can be used to produce an "intuitive" interface--orthogonality.

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Friday Jul 13, 2007

BlogJet Blogging Client

BlogJet is a PC-based blog tool. But at this stage, it's not a whole lot better than ScribeFire, and it's not free.[Read More]

Thursday Jul 12, 2007

Using the ScribeFire Blogging Client

ScribeFire is a FireFox plugin that makes blogging easier. Here's some information on how it works and how to set it up for blogs.sun.com.[Read More]
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