Simon Fell > Its just code > June 2003
Bob Cunnings announces that his White Mesa test services will be running the Rec version of SOAP 1.2 on Sunday. Congrats to Bob for been out in front of the crowd (as usual), the timing works out pretty well, I think PocketSOAP's SOAP 1.2 support will be ready for interop testing by the weeked.
I wrote a while back about options for integration hi-fi and PC, in the end I settled for the long cable runs, putting the PC on the end of a tape loop from the amp, and I'm pretty happy with it, turned out to be cheap ($40 worth of cables from radio shack), can listen to SomaFM, Tags Trance, Basedrive and other internet streaming radio station's on the hi-fi, can listen to to vinyl via the Rega p25 whilst still sat in front of the PC, and Sound Forge Studio works pretty well for ripping from vinyl to mp3s (for the iPod).
BTW, the Rega is absolutely awesome, well recorded vinyl is easily on par with CD, and even manages an impressive job when faced with 20 year old abused Art of Noise singles. If you have any sort of vinyl collection, do yourself a favor and get one these puppies.
ok, impressions after the first 10 minutes
First up, the good
- Best looking windows desktop aggregator I've seen.
- The combination of all posts and today's news is pretty cool.
- OPML syncronization.
- Validate Feed button.
- Auto-Update respects skipHours (but not sy:updateFrequency)
- Doesn't handle HTTP 302 redirects.
- Doesn't support gzip/deflate compression.
- Doesn't support xhtml:body
- Space (or ctrl+U) moves you down posts, but won't move you to the next channel.
- OPML Import chokes (see this for the fix, needed if you're working from a Syndirella OPML export)
- could be an HTTP concurrency issue, a number of channels failed, yet worked fine when individually updated.
Some impressive kiting going on over on ocean beach earlier, the set of 4 were particularly impressive, the kites weaving around and between each other without getting tangled up, the 4 drivers running around each other to keep things in order. Unfortunately static pictures do a pretty poor job of showing how great a display it was.
Chris Sells, an employee of Microsoft, proposes an additional element for the CommentAPI. Joe Gregorio, the owner of the API agrees. I implement it on my weblog. As does James Snell. Kevin Burton, an open source developer, is planning on adding support for this to his project.
Funky, eh?[Sam Ruby] Very Funky!, I'm In.
And Grant Carpenter sent this one, thanks to everyone who's sent logo's.
Thanks to everyone who sent logo's. Here they are, vote away and keep themn coming!
Thanks to Chris Pirillo for these cool icon ideas
Amoeba is always worth a visit, I came away today with both a rare coldcut vinyl, and this awesome Art Of Noise picture disk.
The "lyrics" consist of samples from (I believe its Anne Dudley saying)
"To be in england in the summertime with my love, close to the edge"
This track first used Anne Dudley's now famous "hey" sample, which 20 years on is still being re-sampled. (I heard it in a TV advert last night for example) This is yet another version of "close" to the other ones that I have (how many different versions did they do ?, I recon I easily have 6 versions of it now). Truly ground breaking stuff, what I wouldn't give to be able to go back and see them perform live.