SpeechBot (from HP/Compaq) is a search engine for audio & video content that is hosted and played from other websites. It uses automatic speech recognition technology to transcribe and index documents that do not have transcripts or other content information.
Umediated.org is a group blog that tracks the tools, processes, and ideas being used to decentralize media production and distribution.
This appears to be exactly what I need for my seminars: a simple tool that shares data about websites, RSS feeds and documents among participants of a seminar. Unfortunatly 90% of my students run on Windows – so I will probably not be able to use this software even if it would be free. [via […]
The Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) released the version 3 of their concept mapping client/server CMap. We were considering to do a full round of testing of the v2 release during the “Discourse tools” seminar, but developments in the course didn’t leave the time for that. Among a large set of new features, […]
Matt Neuburg published a tutorial on “Creating Online Help with Tinderbox”. [via Schockwellenreiter]
Linux-Journal has published a review of COREblog online. COREblog is a weblog product for the Open Source Zope application server. COREblog is developed by a Japanese programmer and an many members of the COREblog user community don’t communicate in English, but Klaus Alexander Seistrup in Denmark started an english mailing list.
I decided to do my new weblog with Tinderbox. But I miss a scriptability of Tinderbox, but for now it is the best tool I found to manage notes. It still has a lot of bugs — especially when it comes to HTML export — and it is not very intuitive to design a weblog […]
Nathan Matias has reviewed Tinderbox and gives it an almost perfect score.
Firefox 0.8 (alias Firebird) is the best Mozilla browser I’ve used so far. The new MacOS X skin is very Safari like and lean. The application loads and renders the pages very quick. It also uses a little bit less RAM than Safari something that pulled me away from Mozilla before.
ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for MacOSX (we also have a Windows version in the works), supporting a wide range of weblog systems, such as TypePad, MovableType, Nucleus, Blogger, and more. ecto is the successor of the wildly popular Kung-Log, which has been in use by thousands of Mac users and which earned […]
One thing that wasn’t shown at the MacWorld Keynote is the Apple XGrid Technology Preview from the Advanced Computation Group with some sample code. Probably some of the applications are used in the G5 cluster in Virginia Tech.
Someone did a collection of tools that combine Wikis with Weblogs. I am very interested in this approach. But I have not yet seen a site that really shows how this can be superior to a seperate Wiki plus Weblog. A weblog often contains a lot of commentary (or quotes) while WiKis are more about […]
Maybe useful to some: Network Beacon is a Mac OS X application that enables you to publish services on a computer or to serve as a proxy for services on other computers or devices. Network Beacon is distributed as freeware.
Jake Savin is implementing FTP rendering for Manila: “Parts of the code for this feature have been done for a little while now, but a few pieces had been missing, most notably the writing of your site’s RSS feed to the static server.” Rendering a site via FTP has been working with Alan Germans FTP […]
This is what I love about the Userland stuff: it interoperates. Andrew Grumet is connecting Radio Userland with MovableType. Sleek.
I had a very brief look at CoreBLOG – a weblog system for Zope. It looks quite promising. But it is still not what we need. The management through ZMI (zope management interface) is considered a feature. But ZMI is not the right interface for newbies. It also does not support any API, so tools […]
I just learned about w.bloggar – a tool that allows posting to weblogs. Does this work with Manila sites + categories too?
Buzz is a Python+wxPythom based OPML editor that seems to support the Manila XML-RPC API. Unfortunatly it is still under development and probably impossible to install fo the average user (well, the average user might not know what to do with this tool anyway). What is interoperability good for if only a fraction of users […]
“With the latest version of VoodooPad, you can open up a web-based wiki for reading, editing, and saving! Download vpwiki and collaborate online with coworkers, friends, and even family members. Edit your site from within VoodooPad, or straight on the web.” The vpwiki is a little webserver that renders the Wiki over HTTP/HTML and enables […]
I waited for this one: “ZopeEditManager is a native Cocoa application that provides ExternalEditor functionality for Mac OS X users. Written using the PyObjC bindings, it extends the original work done by Casey Duncan, and makes it possible for Mac users to get the most out of this incredibly useful package.”