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SIOC Project, Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities. Neat idea. I want to build some RDF tools I can stand and play around.

A MacOS X-styled dock, with a firefox, text editor, terminal and file manager icon, well laid out.
The beginnings of a GNOME Dock that actually works (Digg it)

A cure for cancer? (Did anyone notice this this week? I did, I saw it everywhere.)

Hungarian Popcorn Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon powdered european oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Grind finely with a mortar and pestle, and sprinkle over popcorn.

Don't use GoDaddy. Besides, do you like looking at all those ads to register a name? For that matter, don't use Network Solutions either, because they're pain.



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Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
That dock looks sweet! Currently we have launchers, a window list and a workspace selector.. it's a mess. Also I'm surprised how long it's taken people to realize that compositing is an essential feature. It's not just eye candy -- it's closer to familiar real world metaphors, it lets you present more information without more clutter, and so on.
Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)

Also what's lacking is documentation on good design with compositing -- do windows contain each other? Do they rely on Z-ordering to present things right? Do you build aggregate widgets, how do you model stuff?

It's things like that that make app developers Get It.

Also, how do you fall back gracefully? Can you?

Hard to tell sometimes.
Feb. 3rd, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
What do you think is the best way to register a name? I'm currently looking into it.
Feb. 3rd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
I run a registrar. $15/year. And the article linked under "Don't use GoDaddy" has some good links too
Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Great. Thanks.
Feb. 4th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
My mom's going to be testing that “cure” in her next round of treatments. I don't expect it to magically fix everything, but it does look like it'll be another indispensable tool.

I've been thinking alittle about something like SOIC lately, 'cause it's really annoying to try to keep track of people who have accounts on different social networking sites. Glad to hear someone's actually doing something about it, tho I won't hold my breath for a relationship navigator that actually handles that.
Come to think of it, a simple directory of who I care about with links to their various accounts would be helpful.. but do I really want to open another account at a meta-social-networking site to have that?
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