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Simon Fell

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

mac wireless woes As much as I love the TiBook, the seemingly random set of apps [iTunes, MSN Messenger, Radio] that don't work on the wireless connection is driving me nuts. I can't be the only person having this problem surely ?
< 10:25:56 AM  # more elsewhere > Amon Tobin - Back from Space (from Out From Out Where)

rainy season Congrats to Peter on the new Job, hey remember to get a good set of rain tires for MSCOREE
< 9:25:48 AM  # more elsewhere > Amon Tobin - Back from Space (from Out From Out Where)

PocketSOAP It appears that there's a bug in the timeout handling that got introducted with the HTTP 1.1 support. See this thread in the mailing list for details. This'll get fixed in the 1.4 release.
< 12:47:15 AM  # more elsewhere > Amon Tobin, MC Decimal R. - Verbal (from Out From Out Where)

regular chickens Amon Tobin was at Bimbo's tonight, absolutely fantastic, check it out if you get chance.
< 12:44:13 AM  # more elsewhere > Amon Tobin, MC Decimal R. - Verbal (from Out From Out Where)

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

PocketSOAP 1.4 beta 1 Now available, get it whilst its hot.
< 10:33:46 PM  # more elsewhere > LTJ Bukem/MC Conrad - Western, The (Mike's Ricochet mix) (vocal) - PFM (Techno) (from Progression Sessions: Japan Live 2002 [UK] Disc 1)

Monday, October 21, 2002

ETags Lots of talk about etags, this is good, its looks like two of the most popular aggregators [at least based on the traffic I get], Radio and NetNewsWire are both getting etag support. If you have no idea what an ETag is, then checkout my Busy Developers Guide to ETags.
< 10:11:20 PM  # more elsewhere > Makoto - Mind Vision [Vocal Version] (from Progression Sessions, Vol. 6 Disc 1)

Beta progress Simon Fell on PocketSOAP 1.4 Beta

"It should be available by the weekend."

Ok, Simon.  Its the weekend.  Almost half way through it here in Boston [John Burkhardt]  Hey, the appropriate weasel words were included. It should be up anytime now.

< 6:39:52 PM  # more elsewhere > Future Engineers - Echo Location [Vocal Version] (from Progression Sessions, Vol. 6 Disc 1)

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

PocketSOAP 1.4 beta I'm in the process of putting together a 1.4 beta release of PocketSOAP, this'll include the http compression support, timeouts on PocketPC and a few bug fixes along with a new NSIS based installer. I pretty much have the PC version wrapper up, working on the PocketPC installer now. It should be available by the weekend.
< 10:06:51 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - Age of Consent (from BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert [2000])

Movie Classics The Paramount Theatre have posted a new movie classics schedule.
< 10:04:11 PM  # more elsewhere > New Order - Age of Consent (from BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert [2000])

Sunday, October 13, 2002

Yancey Putney Clogging Adventures Clog on.
< 11:32:17 AM  # more elsewhere > The KLF - Elvis on the Radio, Steel Guitar in My Soul (from Chill Out)

Saturday, October 12, 2002

Blogtoaster Is back up and running.
< 8:56:16 AM  # more elsewhere > Thievery Corporation - All That We Percieve (from The Richest Man in Babylon)

Friday, October 11, 2002

Do You Know Squarepusher This is a recent addition to the ever growing music collection, it includes a really cool cover of Joy Divisions "Love will tear us appart again". Other new music of note includes the Breakestra's mix tape part 1, Thievery Corporation's The Richest Man In Babylon, Mark Knopfler's The Ragpieker's Dream, and the Rough Trade Shops Electronic 01 compilation.
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Sunday, October 06, 2002

Axis I'm trying to get Axis rc2 up and running on OSX, I got Tomcat 4.1.12 up and running no problem, but happyaxis.jsp returns a 500 status code with the error "org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Cannot inherit from final class". Guess i need to start digging around axis-dev [well, it'll have to wait til I get back from my book shopping trip to Staceys]
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Saturday, October 05, 2002

PocketSOAP installer changes A heads up, Its extremely likely that the next release of PocketSOAP will use a NSIS installer, rather than the current MSI stuff.
< 1:17:27 PM  # more elsewhere > Orbital - Satan Industry Standard (from Satan Live EP)

Gnews2RSS Julian Bond has a google news search 2 RSS widget, (PHP) source is available as well if you want to run your own copy, cool.
< 12:59:16 PM  # more elsewhere > Prodigy - Out of Space (Techno Underworld Remix)

Wireless charger I would love one of these for all my desks. One less thing to think about: my cell phone, camera, powerbook all would be recharged while they sit on my desk, and I don't have to physically plug them into a bunch of tangled cords!
True Mobility.

Wireless Electricity

picture of the desktop mat with a notebook and PDA on it, recharging"Fresh from the 'used to be sci-fi' file, you may soon be able to charge your mobile gadgets without the use of any wires, ports, connectors, or cradles. MobileWise, a California-based semiconductor company, is demonstrating a product called the Wire-Free-Electricity Base, a large mousepad-like mat that sits on the desktop. When combined with a Wire-Free-Electricity Adapter that is mounted in or on mobile devices, you can charge and power devices like cell phones, PDAs, and laptops just by setting them on top of the pad. MobileWise won[base ']t sell this technology directly to consumers; instead, it is looking to partner with vendors that will integrate it into devices or sell add-on adapters." []

This is quickly becoming a high priority on my list. The battery on the notebook is nearing death; it's down to 20 minutes without a power cord, and that's if you make it a candlelight dinner and talk nice to it first. The house has wireless internet access but more and more, I find myself tethered to a power outlet. This particular product may not be the most ideal solution, but I need this next step!

[The Shifted Librarian]
< 10:31:46 AM  # more elsewhere > Rantoul & Intersperse - Default [Vocal Version] (from Progression Sessions, Vol. 6 Disc 1)

Thursday, October 03, 2002

Double-decoding in news feeds fixed. In case you hadn't noticed yet, last night we released a fix for the double-decoding bug in Radio's aggregator. Details are here. [Jake's Radio 'Blog] Wooooo Hoooooo !!!!
< 6:33:36 PM  # more elsewhere > Prodigy - Rock N Roll 98 (from Live @ T In The Park 98)

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Gartner slams MS security after latest flaw. No improvement till 2004 [The Register]
< 6:22:08 PM  # more elsewhere > Portishead - Cowboys (from Portishead)

The Fallout Begins. Justin Rudd shakes my faith. [ Windows Developer News]
< 6:19:45 PM  # more elsewhere > Portishead - Cowboys (from Portishead)

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Happy birthday Jake .
< 7:31:19 PM  # more elsewhere > Pieter K - Impressions [VIP Mix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

monthly roll-over bugs Whatever Bryce has seems to be spreading, I had the same problem today, though its the first time I've seen it.
< 7:08:31 PM  # more elsewhere > Everything But the Girl - Before Today [Adam F Remix] (from The Secret Art of Science)

Sam give notice that he's moving out
< 7:01:23 PM  # more elsewhere > Everything But the Girl - Before Today [Adam F Remix] (from The Secret Art of Science)