A while back one of my friends asked me why i linked to a "file just displaying some html code". Her question referred to the rss feed i offer and i realized that i really should put an explanation of rss feeds on the site, but never did. However i’m really exhausted right now (as mentioned before), so i won’t try to give a full blown introduction to rss, especially since others have done it before and most likely better than i could. Here are a couple of links to introductory articles and other valuable resources:
Wired: aggregators attack info overload
Extreme tech: rss readers: bringing the world to your desktop
Harvard law: rss 2.0 specification
Jamsterdam: rss 0.92: a step-by-step beginner’s guide to creating your first document
Lockergnomes rss resource
Finally, a recommendation: i personaly use sharpreader by luke hutteman, a free windows news reader for microsofts .net framework. Nice interface, many useful features.
Yesterday i spent all day backing up some 20 gigs on cd-r with an old, slow, external usb cd writer, because my internal combo drive refused to burn cds. After that came reformatting, installing win xp, installing essential software. Additionally had to move rooms in my dormitory while trying to fix my computer. Still not finished getting all the data back on my hard disk. I’m really exhausted now.
I continued playing around with the css (still the same link) and i start prefering the new design over the old one. The menu needs some more refinement (i don’t have the slightest clue what to do with it yet) and there’s one unsolved flaw (at least i know just of one). I’m in the mood for a full redesign now. Wonderful!
I’ve been playing around with css a bit today and tried to redesign the site. This link will only show you a redesign of the frontpage, if you follow an internal link, the design will change back to normal. Sorry, didn’t have the time to change the scripts of the site to support multiple themes, perhaps sometime in the future. It’s far from being finished, i didn’t play around with the font and link colors yet, but so far, i like it. However, there are still some flaws to the design i have to get rid off. Perhaps i should take a long trip to the css zen garden to get some inspiration and learn from the code there.
For those interested how the site would look without css formatting, try this (again, just for the frontpage, things go back to normal when following internal links). Perhaps i’ll try to incorporate print support next.
My contribution to warren ellis’ "i want to see the world"-wednesday. Mine is the melted horse located in viennas inner city on the tiny pic to the upper right. Damn mms, the auto-resizing of pics is really annoying, and of course, i didn’t bother yet to configure any smtp-servers on my 7650, so emailing was out of question.
Worldwide collaborative photo moblogging really makes the world feel a bit smaller, imho. Now i can at least imagine that phonecam voyeurism might become a problem in the future. When did things start to interoperate that well?
Btw, don’t get confused, my name’s misspelled, it’s christoph, not christophe.
If you are a long term palm user and want one of those shiny, new, powerful, multimedia-capable palm os pdas, but aren’t willing to adjust to graffiti 2, pic got exactly what you need: replace graffiti 2 with original graffiti hack.
This might not be of any interest for anyone but me, but steve bushs statement that they are about to announce a brighthand rss-feed really made my day. Brighthand is the last site i visit regularly that doesn’t offer an rss-feed yet. Great chance to get rid of my browser.
Not a good idea, imho: renaming a pretty well known app with a nice name like hydra to subethaedit. Sure, it’s a nice tribute to douglas adams and the old name caused some legal issues, but come on, almost any name would’ve been better than that tongue twister.
I really can’t see how this ebook reader could overcome hardcopies. It looks to me that it offers no single advantage over any already existing device used for reading ebooks (like pdas and tablet pcs) while carrying along all disadvantages of classic paperbacks, like the necessity of flipping pages (opposed to scrolling, or even more comfortable, auto-scrolling) and the need to carry a separate device just for reading a book. Instead one could save some few hundred bucks and just buy the original paperback, which would most likely weigh less. Dedicated ebook readers just make no sense at all.