Google is a pretty cool search engine, they use open sofware, and have great technology. And now it seems that Yahoo will replace Inktomi as their search engine. That’s great news. I never liked Hotbot – I don’t know why everybody was so crazy about them in the first place.
If you monitored my site over past five years, you would have noticed a subtle change from a static page to a slightly more dynamic one. I offered a new Pick of the week every week, I added solid conent in the form of paintings and photos, and on this page I provide new content once in a while, I try at least weekly. Why? because content matters. I am learning tons of stuff these days about how the web really works, and here is a little publication that I’d like to share with you.
Dan Connolly heads the Architecture Domain of the World Wide Web Consortium, best known for overseeing HTML and related technologies. I am very curious about XML, and if you are too, this interview will give you insight about some of the high level issues.
MIME is what makes your email client or browser recognize the content type, and what application to launch to view it. It’s a great, powerful concept. Actually, I just post it here so I won’t loose the link to this useful reference site that lists all MIME types. If you are a geek (like me), this will really excite you 😉
Did you ever wonder how many countries there are in this world, or what the population of the Bahamas is, or whether there is a country starting with the letter “X”? I found a cool statistics site, and want to make sure that I don’t loose the link. Also, I didn’t post here for ages!
Do you remember the Iridium wireless phones? You would be able to use your phone everywhere in the world? Well, seems that the servis will be put to rest forever. Motorola announced that the service will be discontinued. More interesting than the announcement is the Slashdot discussion.
Here is a story about the OpenCore project, that will offer everything you need to know to build a 32 bit RISP processor. This is pretty exciting, as it is the equivalent to the Open Source and Linux movement for hardware (chips).
Finally they arrive: PCs that don’t look like PCs. Kerbango is an Internet radio that looks like a radio, and not like a computer. Inside it’s a full PC, and it can decode G2 and MP3. Reminds me a little bit of WebTV, but even more specialized. Definitely not a device for the average geek, but great for non-computer literate people, who want to tap into the huge pool of sound streams available on the Internet.
If you follow the Internet space, you probably already know that Yahoo was offline for 3 hour yesterday (Monday). Some crackers successfully executed a distributed denial of service attack. Read all the nifty details by clicking above…
Not that I use tampons that often, but I believe everybody – no matter what gender – has heard some scary stories about tampons. This article tracks down some of the myths, and uncovers how much truth there is to them.