“Kazutoshi Kubota produces a WebCoreHack that succeeds in rendering at least some HTML using Safari framework, WebCore. Small progress on the way to general-purpose HTML rendering in Cocoa apps, even before Apple publishes any documentation.” [Marek’s Weblog]
“AdaptableStorage lets you store ZODB objects in your own database and in your format, without using special content classes. You can use a filesystem directory, a relational database, or whatever kind of database you might have as a ZODB.”
thinksecret.com has some details and screenshots about iPhoto 2.
Since they were enacted in 1998, the “anti-circumvention” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), codified in section 1201 of the Copyright Act, have not been used as Congress envisioned. Congress meant to stop copyright pirates from defeating anti-piracy protections added to copyrighted works, and to ban “black box” devices intended for that purpose.
In practice, the anti-circumvention provisions have been used to stifle a wide array of legitimate activities, rather than to stop copyright piracy. As a result, the DMCA has developed into a serious threat to important public policy priorities: free expression, scientific research, fair use, competition and innovation.
Guuui.com: “The user-centred design approach has been taken on from the field of software development to the field of web development. But software applications and web sites are not similar. Thinking of web site visitors as users misses the point, that most web sites have a strategic objective to meet. Balancing users’ needs and strategic objectives requires us to move beyond the boundaries of user-centred design.”
Apple Internet Developer Site: In this article, we show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL on Mac OS X, and then how to use it with Perl, Java, and PHP. Finally, we demonstrate how you can use the web-based phpPgAdmin to administer your databases.
InfoWorld: “Building on the success of Weblogs for personal Web publishing, enterprises are starting to tap into blogs to streamline specific business processes such as intelligence gathering or to augment traditional content-and knowledge-management technologies.”
“Discourse Systems is a newsletter and directory of resources about computer-supported consensus building, conflict resolution and decision-making, using Internet groupware, knowledge-based systems and process models of argumentation, deliberation and negotiation. We focus on e-democracy and e-governance applications, for all phases of the policy-making life cycle: agenda setting, analysis, policy creation, implementation (including electronic service delivery), and monitoring.”
DV Backup allows you to use your digital camcorder to backup hard disk data. Just select the archive (made by e.g. Stuffit, Disk Copy etc) and DV Backup does the rest. Capacity is 5GB per hour of DV tape (10GB if no error recovery is needed).
I was once asked to do a concept for a similar project called Nikoworld. The company hired 80 people that were working on 3D enviroments and high-end machines – no concept. To deliver a concept I asked to set up my own team, my own shedule and a fixed budget I can manage on my own. That seemed to be too much – I never heard of them anymore. Now this startup is history like so many others that tried to make money with technology but without ideas.
“Enter GUI scripting. The release of OS X 10.2 brought an advance in AppleScript civilization which I’m not sure most of us were prepared for.” [Studio Log]
John P. Boyd: Lecture notes, typeset in Latex, which will be passed out in chapters. Chapters will also be available as links from this homepage to Adobe .pdf files.
“After downloading Safari today, I was a little surprised to find that the version of Apache which Apple distributes in OS X 10.2.3 does NOT yet support Rendezvous, therefore NO web servers were visible under the Rendezvous section of Bookmarks under Safari. So… I decided to solve that.
mod_rendezvous ADDS RENDEZVOUS SUPPORT to the Apache 1.3.x web server (personal web sharing) built into Mac OS X.”
“The idea of printing a light bulb may seem bizarre, but US engineers are now developing an ink-jet printing technology to do just that. The research at the University of California in Berkeley will allow fully assembled electric and electronic gadgets to be printed in one go.”
This german Mac site claims to have reports of Mac users that lost their complete home directory when using Safari for downloading files from the Internet.
I haven’t seen this bug while using Safari, but if that report is true this would really be »keynote stopper« regarding the fact that +300.000 users have downloaded Safari in the first 24 hours (I guess there are now +500.000 users running Safari).
Washington Times: “Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced yesterday he has given new power to the nation’s covert warriors to kill and capture al Qaeda operatives and other terrorists.”
I think there have been very good reasons to control the work of special ops units in the past. I don’t think that has changed much.