Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I've moved <CONTENT /> to new digs.  After a number years of using Radio as an aggragator and blogging tool (and outliner), I've decided to switch to something that is less resource intensive and more mobile.  I've moved <CONTENT /> v.4 to WordPress and setup the server-based Feed-on-Feeds as an aggregator.  This blog will remain where it's at for archival purposes.  On 2/24/05 I'll redirect the feed links from my categories here to the new version of the blog, so if anyone is listening they can keep up. 
9:24:13 PM    

  Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Library Stuff - "Jenny blogged about Project Bluebird from Talis last month. Today, via their blog, they've officially announced a limited launch of the project, in cooperation with Northumbria University."
2:52:24 PM    

  Wednesday, February 09, 2005

LDAP Admin:"LDAP Admin is Win32 application for managing LDAP directories. Initially I planned it to be LDAP Browser and Editor which I could use to manage Samba accounts from my Windows machine. Later, it was extended to support some more common LDAP objects. You can use it to manage Posix groups and accounts, Samba accounts and it even includes support for Postfix MTA."
10:52:38 AM    

  Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Library Stuff - "Podcasting at Library Conferences"
4:03:49 PM    

DGuitar Home Page:"Is a Guitar Pro (*.GP4,*.GP3,GTP) Viewer, Printer and Player program that works under Windows, Linux and any other Operational System that has Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or later installed. "
9:52:50 AM    

BetaNews | ICQ 5 Released With VOIP Messaging - "After a brief stint in testing, ICQ 5 has left beta. America Online subsidiary ICQ has packed the instant messaging software's latest release with added communication features including a walkie-talkie function dubbed Push2Talk and improved video messaging. "
9:48:30 AM Project details for WIKINDX - "WIKINDX is a multi-user, Internet-based bibliographic management system that allows users to search and share quotes, notes, and bibliographies. Bibliographies can be formatted for a variety of style guides (MHRA, Harvard, APA, etc.). The program can export to Endnote, RIS, RTF, and BibTeX and import BibTeX files."
9:46:59 AM    

  Thursday, February 03, 2005

Yahoo Builds Search into Web Pages - "In its latest move to expand the reach of its search results, Yahoo Inc. released a service late Wednesday that provides related search results within the context of a Web page.
Yahoo launched a beta test of the service called Y!Q in an attempt to automatically provide users with relevant search results without requiring them to initiate a query, a Yahoo spokeswoman said. By analyzing the content on a Web page, the service is able to display related results within a dynamic box on the page itself.

This is quite cool and needsto be seen to be appreciated.  You can try it out here or here.

8:24:14 PM    

  Wednesday, February 02, 2005

NewsForge | Review: Novell's Openexchange Server is powerful, versatile - "After testing this product for six months prior to this review, we believe that OpenExchange is "absolutely!" a replacement for Microsoft Exchange in small/medium businesses, especially those that have Internet-connected networks and those who need Internet email access. Its functionality, security, stability, reliability, and platform-independence trump the shortcomings of Microsoft Exchange."
3:45:44 PM Project details for Visopsys - "Visopsys is an alternative operating system for PC compatible computers. Under development since late 1997, this system is small, fast, and open source. It features a simple but attractive interface, real preemptive multitasking, and virtual memory. Though it attempts to be compatible in a number of ways, Visopsys is not a clone of any other operating system. You can demo the distribution from a "live" CD or floppy disk."
2:44:02 PM    

Slashdot | 18 Live Linux CDs -- In A Row:

18 Live Linux CDs -- In A Row
Posted by timothy on Tuesday February 01, @11:25PM
from the that-doesn't-mean-they're-fighting dept.
prostoalex writes "OSNews carries "a quick roundup" of 18 (they are not kidding, eighteen) live Linux distributions. Among those who made the list: Basilisk (based on Fedora), BeatrIX (based on Debian/Knoppix/Ubuntu), Berry Linux (based on Fedora), Damn Small Linux (based on Debian), FreeSBIE (based on Free BSD), Gnoppix (Knoppix/Debian plus Gnome, now merged with Ubuntu), Kanotix (modified Knoppix/Debian), Knoppix (the first big live CD, based on Debian), Luit (Debian/Xfce, rox filing system), Mandrake Move (based on Mandrake), Mepis (Debian), Morphix (modular Debian), PCLinuxOS Preview (a Mandrake fork), Sam (Mandrake/Xfce), SLAX (Slackware), Suse 9.1 and 9.2 (rpm-based), Ubuntu Live (Debian), Xfld (Debian/Damn Small Linux and Xfce). To call it a review would be a stretch, although a helpful paragraph on each operating system's claim to fame is provided."

6:56:58 AM    

A portable HDTV system - "Is a fully self-contained HDTV system that you could easily transport by yourself a real possibility? We're not talking about a mobile system built into a car, or something hand-held. We mean a fully capable system, with display, 5.1 channel audio, and DVR capability. "
6:54:24 AM    

Skype Releases VOIP Software for Mac, Linux. VOIP provider Skype released final versions of its software for the Macintosh and Linux on Tuesday morning. [Extremetech]
6:51:08 AM    

  Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Coindesigner RC1 (Default branch). Screenshot Coindesigner is a RAD (rapid application development) system to build 3D applications using openInventor. It allows to write simple 3D scenarios just using drag&drop, so users require no programming acknowledges at all to use it. It is a system equivalent to Glade or Qt-designer, where one can choose components from the openInventor toolkit, add them somewhere in the scene, and configure them in a very easy way.
A quit dialog, support for the 3ds file format, support for almost every field type of openInventor, the use of [] to identify MF... fields, several views of the nodes tree, and the first release of binaries for Windows. The right mouse button edits SFNode fields in the field editor. Node names (SoBase::name) are edited as fields. [ announcements (Global)]
9:43:20 PM    

FullSync 0.9 (Default branch). Screenshot FullSync is a powerful tool that helps you keep multiple copies of various data in sync. It can update your Web site using FTP and SFTP, back up your data on the local disk or refresh a working copy from a remote server on your local drive using Samba, and much more. It features multiple protocol support, flexible rules, a scheduler, and many other features that give you a solid basis for nearly all situations.
This release provides Samba connection support, two-way synchronization, initial German and Italian localizations, and more stability. [ announcements (Global)]
9:34:59 PM | Open Source Library Management:"Emilda is a complete Integrated Library System that features amongst others an OPAC, circulation and administration functions, Z39.50 capabilities and 100% MARC compatibility. MARC compatibility is achieved using Zebra in conjunction with MySQL."

Originates in Finland, but has English version.  Seems pretty useful.

12:55:13 PM Project details for FOX  - "FOX is a C++-based toolkit for GUI development. It includes a rich set of widgets and has powerful yet simple layout managers, MDI widgets, and mega-widgets. FOX incorporates support for XDND for drag and drop, X clipboard and X Selection, watching other I/O channels and sockets, timers and idle processing, object serialization and deserialization, a registry to save persistent settings, and 3D widgets using Mesa or OpenGL. FOX works on Linux, IRIX, Solaris, HP/UX, AIX, Tru64 Unix, Windows 9x,NT,2K (VC++, GNUWIN32, Borland, VisualAge C++), FreeBSD, and Sequent. "
12:51:00 PM Project details for FeedPod - "FeedPod is a text-to-speech RSS1, RSS2, and ATOM0.3 syndication feed reader that can either play a feed over the Web using HTTP streaming and a ShoutCast-style playlist, or generate a Podcast feed for syncing to your portable MP3 player. It deploys as a Java WAR Web application. "

OK, if I read this right, this little gizmo will take your feed, or any feed you throw at it and read it back to you as a podcast.  That's cool.

12:46:29 PM