|bioSqueak - sourceforge
I've moved to sdf, a very cool public access unix system. The new url is http://edoneel.chaosnet.org
From now on this blog will focus on web services. I'll try to document my experience with getting web services to run in Squeak with a view to making it understandable to anyone, regardless of the computer language used
Reference information will appear on the WebServices link in the upper left corner but the essays will first appear below.
Places to Intervene in a System
Web services registry spec released - A Microsoft- and IBM-backed group that promotes the use of the emerging UDDI Web services specification announced Thursday that its members would start distributing test copies of the latest version of the specification.
A counterpoint to the doom and gloom about computer jobs
Wow, U Wisc was really patient here. Flawed Routers Flood University of Wisconsin Internet Time Server
KASY0 (Kentucky ASYmmetric Zero, pronounced "Kay-See Zero"). This includes the first Sparse FNN, a Flat Neightborhood Network. They use a GA to design the case where each PC shares switches with other PCs in order to minimize the number of switches and NICs.
A review of Spam filters
Objects Have Failed by Richard Gabriel
Mandelbrot saw a correlation between the distribution of incomes in economy and the distribution of cotton prices: both seemed to fluctuate randomly and could not be fitted to the normal distribution curve used as a standard model for plotting variation.
Markets And Antimarkets In The World Economy
It probably was obvious, but, I'm too busy right now to write much. Still working though.
A Web Services Strategy for Mobile Phones
Damn small linux review
Damn Small linux
PowerPoint is evil. Tufte is in good form.
Members offer glimpse inside WS-I consortium
Extreme Genetic programming.
KDD Cup 2003
The West of the US, rain, and rental cars. In other words why full insurance coverage is always a good choice. Then you don't have to care...
Ten survival tips for entrepreneurs
JWZ has some funny lines these days...
rzr_grl: Does so-and-so have a contingency plan if the thing isn't done by the deadline? jwz: I think the contingency plan is to get the thing done by the deadline. rzr_grl: I think you misunderstand the word "contingency". jwz: Yeah, well, I've misunderstood it before...
New Diamond Graph Method from a JHU researcher. Of course, JHU will patent it.
Ping 3map the 3D Mapping Platform.
Spotlight on Siggraph 2003 from Creative Planet Communities
Another Siggraph trip report
Siggraph 2003 papers on the web
IEEE has some articles up on power systems
From SearchWebServices.com WS-I releases interoperability road map
Web Services Interoperability Organization - WS-I is an open, industry organization chartered to promote Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. The organization works across the industry and standards organizations to respond to customer needs by providing guidance, best practices, and resources for developing Web services solutions.
WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 consists of a set of non-proprietary Web services specifications, along with clarifications and amendments to those specifications which promote interoperability.
In Defense of Not-Invented-Here Syndrome. This is excellent
"Squeaker's DVD". It won 4 Emmys.
The Slate programming language is a prototype-based object-oriented programming language based on Self, CLOS, and Smalltalk.
How can the small Web services companies survive? Won't the big boys (IBM, Microsoft, etc) just make Web services a feature of their offering?
Well, that pointed to an interesting site named SearchWebServices.com
Very funny - The Paradise Pattern
TAM 5 made it across the Atlantic. This was a model airplane
Richard Gabriel's Patterns of Software is now available for free online [via lambda the ultimate] (via Lemonoder)
Defending wheel reinvention.
Ian Clark decides to write a Search Engine
Nutch is a nascent effort to implement an open-source web search engine.
GeoWEPP - The Geo-spatial interface for the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)
Models Come Alive - Will Wright, Maxis/Electronic Arts
It looks like this is a misc day
The IT Productivity Gap - The problem with IT workers is that their output can't be measured in isolation. Without larger organizational changes, IT gains won't measure up.
The above points you to Erik Brynjolfsson's page at MIT. The paper that you want is the June 03 one titled "Computing Productivity: Firm-level Evidence, Review of Economics and Statistics".
USGS Geographic Data Download Alternative Page
GTOPO30 is a global digital elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid spacing of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1 kilometer).
From the University of Zuerich - Geographic Data and Archives on the World Wide Web
Geostat : The service for spatial data in the Swiss Federal Administration
Free GIS data
AI Junkie is running a competition to develop a program which shows Emergent behavior
Living @home is trying something similiar
Super Cool - HFS Utilities - Access your mac hfs partitions from other systems.
I ought to start calling this 'web stuff' rather than 'web services.'
Nice article on RSS Hot Fix for Info-Junkies. Yep, that's me...
Atom 0.2 snapshot is available. Atom, for those of you not following the split with RSS, is a RSS like system
OCS - Open Content Syndication (OCS) is an application of XML. The OCS Directory format is designed to enable channel listings to be constructed for use by portal sites, client based headline software and other similar applications. Ie, this is quite similar to RSS
I just downloaded BottomFeeder
Environmental Health News
I'm not going to produce a separate file for July 2003 since it would be so small
The 2002 International Timetabling Competition is now Scored.
Gene Expression Programming. The author, Candida Ferreira, has a new book out that looks cool.
University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group
AspectS is an approach to general-purpose Aspect-Oriented Programming in the Squeak environment. RoleS and PerspectiveS are also both there as well.
Article by Stowe Boyd on Swarm Intelligence in Darwin Magazine
Sorry about the lack of updates. It was annual Home Leave to the US and net access was infrequent.
From Dave Thomas and Company, How to Keep Your Job
Jim Gray, now at Microsoft Research, has a very interesting article called Distributed Computing Economics. The abstract is:
Computing economics are changing. Today there is rough price parity between (1) one database access, (2) ten bytes of network traffic, (3) 100,000 instructions, (4) 10 bytes of disk storage, and (5) a megabyte of disk bandwidth. This has implications for how one structures Internet-scale distributed computing: one puts computing as close to the data as possible in order to avoid expensive network traffic.