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Posting to MSN Spaces via Blogjet! IT WORKS!
Dmitry and me spent all night figuring out how Robin Curry got posting to MSN Spaces with Blogjet.. but we finally figured out the proper combination of settings! He has created a little http handler that mimics serverside the Metaweblog API, and can intercept MetaWeblog.newPost method calls and turn em into SMTP mail! :D And of course, MSN spaces supports posting via SMTP mail. The only downside to this hack, is that you need to have your own webserver running, because the “from” field ......

Posted On Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:19 AM

Google Earth - Serious update to Keyhole
Google Earth - Home Wow! Remember Google buying Keyhole? Well they have just released their own version of the software, and its undergone a major update.First thing I noticed was that all the maps have been updated, and my own flat here in the Netherlands is better visible than ever before! So cool! Google is planning a payed version of the software later (their first payed software ever), and they will be introducing router-planning amungs other services. Here is a pic of my flat, (thumbnail): ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:50 PM

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Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 2:23 PM

Visions of the Future: EPIC has a Sequel!!
Visions of the Future: EPIC has a Sequel!! My Friend Maarten reports that there is a new version of the EPIC flash movie out. Dont think its very fresh. They still have Google buying Tivo in 2004, which you can no longer mention if you want to maintain that 'suspension of disbelief'. Also, I see no mention of RSS and Podcasting, while I think they are part of this 'history' of the personalised mediascape.How about p2p? In the land of increasing media, would it not makes sense that a system like Google ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 29, 2005 12:35 PM

Apple vs Microsoft


This is the most amazing page.

I ran into it while researching the history of how MS won out in the desktop arena. Its a complete mess this site, but its a fantastic collection of facts and links.. a great resource!

Posted On Monday, June 27, 2005 10:32 AM

Review of the Vosonic VP3320 - and my audio-storage woes
Well I have dragged this thing with me all weekend, and I am not very happy with it. The thing is this: it tries to be an mp3 player and a portable harddisk, which was the whole reason I bought it, but it ends up doing neither very well. As a portable harddisk, it has the benifit of acting as a standard enclosure, so you can stick any laptop IDE hardrive in it. But on the downside, it needs the adapter to be plugged in, if you want to do actually connect it to a pc.It also uses one of those mini-usb ......

Posted On Monday, June 27, 2005 1:01 AM

Jon Udell: Collaborative filtering with (and other ideas)
Jon Udell: Collaborative filtering with That coolness factor of browsing and finding other people’s pages because they seem to share a common interest, could be, in part, an automatic process. Here John introduces a way it could be done, very very cool! I have been filling in key-words of my interests like, for-ever, in profile pages all over the internet. And I dont think that info has ever spawned an online relationship with anyone else.. With the approach John shows ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 3:37 PM

The AlwaysOn / Technorati Open Media 100
This is cool. I have in the past tried to explain to peers why I follow certain blogs, and why I feel these blogs are inportant. Now all I have to do is send them here. Tony Perkins: AlwaysOn and Technorati are pleased to present the first annual "Open Media 100," the power list of bloggers, social networkers, tool smiths, and investors leading the Open Media Revolution. If you fancy Vanity Fair's annual New Establishment list of the media and IT titans who matter (like we didn't already know), you ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 3:04 PM

Microsoft Update Not everyone seems to have been pushed to this new version yet. You are required to install a new ActiveX control for this to work. Also.. I have read reports that is’t still got some performance problems and general buggyness. Using the same technology as WSUS, Microsoft Update will update not just your Windows versions, but also other applications like Office, SQL, Etc. More products to be added over time ......

Posted On Sunday, June 26, 2005 2:46 PM

The F-Stop Blues: Interview with BlogJet Developer Dmitry Chestnykh

The F-Stop Blues: Interview with BlogJet Developer Dmitry Chestnykh

Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:29 PM

Creating Podcasts on the fly with
Oke.. this is damn cool. has implemented a schema of system tags. if you post a link to a file of a certian filetype, will automaticly add a system tag, like the one featured above: system:media:audio If the system tag is for an audio file, calling a url like the one above, results in an RSS feed that will add the linked-to mp3 or wav file as an enclosure in the rss feed. This basicly means that by simply adding a link to an ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:15 PM

Security Park - It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company###s IT security
Security Park - It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company###s IT security It is the employer not the employee who is the weakest link in a company's IT securitySurfControl has today announced the results of a new UK survey that uncovers an alarming level of complacency by employers when it comes to combating spyware in the workplace. The poll found that 21.3 percent of all respondents' employers did not prohibit the use of Instant Messaging to contact friends, Web-based ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:34 PM

Security Park - New ISO 17799 Security Standard Published
Security Park - New ISO 17799 Security Standard Published New ISO 17799 Security Standard PublishedThe official revision of the ISO 17799 security standard is now available. This has been under development for several years, and introduces a number of major changes to ISO17799. The old version, published initially in 2000, has been withdrawn with immediate effect.ISO 17799 now contains eleven content sections, as opposed to ten in the old version, with some existing chapters being re-worked and re-named.The ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:04 PM

Blizzard vs BnetDConsumers’ Rights at Stake in Eighth Circuit Videogame Case
[Via EFF: Breaking News] St. Louis, MO - On Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others. Along with co-counsel Paul Grewal of Day Casebeer, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing three open source software engineers who reverse-engineered an aspect of Blizzard's Battlenet game server ......

Posted On Monday, June 20, 2005 10:53 AM

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Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 5:38 PM

Mulling over the Vosonic VP3320 I use my PDA ( XDA I ) as a phone and pda of course, but I also listen to podcasts on it (with an 512mb SD card). But I have to come to the conclusions that its far from ideal as a walkman. Not only is it next to impossible to get a decent headphone set for it (most you can get are mono carkits), but its 2.5mm jack is also pretty rare in the headphone scene. Now I found myself also needing some kind of portable storage device, as my laptop’s poor 60gb drive ......

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 5:24 PM

MMOG Active Subscriptions 18.0
Ran across this the other day. Thought it was rather interesting. Brings some of the hype you hear about certain MMO’s into perspective, while affirming that of others. Bruce Sterling Woodcock compiles this data Okay, after much delay, I’ve released Version 18.0 of my data. The update is not everything I wanted it to be, but it updates several subscription numbers and adds those of the French MMOG Dofus. My current issue for my next update is how to treat the ......

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2005 2:40 PM

Windspire Entertainment: Gunther meets Star Wars Galaxies
Genious.. sheer genious. Windspire Entertainment: News Download / Play I was actually introduced to Balgosa’s excellent work though his World of Warcraft movies. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:08 PM

Hardware woes... so I got some new stuff
On the eve of the new World of Warcraft patch, and GTA: San Andreas being released for the PC, of course the harddisk in my gaming rig failed. So I took the oppertunity for a little hardware upgrade. Got myself a Western Digital Raptor WD740GD. This is widely considdered as one of the fastest SATA drives out there, almost every harddrive review measures against this drive.. Also replaced my totally inappropriate PC2100 memory with 2 x Corsair XMS TWINX512–3200 LLPT. Running it currently at ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 8:01 PM

Blogjet 1.6 Beta 1 supporing multi-blog posting
Blogjet 1.6 Beta 1 supporing multi-blog posting Oke.. so this is a feature I have been wishing for, for about a year now! This post will be posted here, aswell as on my old weblog.. as a test. Also.. NTLM support is damn cool. Of course this is a corperate-blogging thing.. but very cool nonetheless. Dmitry you sexy beast you ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:43 PM

My I have been using this for a while now, and its just great. You know, its the first thing that has ever given me a reason to use Internet Explorer’s Links bar feature.. or Firefox’s for that matter: As you can see I also keep my two ultimate reference links on there aswell. For those of you who havn’t seen this yet, Delicious is a free service, perpetually in Alpha, which is basicly a ‘social bookmarking’ tool. In other words, every bookmark ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:34 PM

Its been a while...
Prepare for a post flood. I have been rather quiet on my blog the last month or so, which reflects my life in general. My employer cant get me on any job longer than a few weeks at best, I spend most of my time at the office studying my 70–299.. but its slow going cause of many distractions.. both at work and otherwise. However, the past week or so has seen some activity on various fronts, so I will devote some posts to that. I do this in seperate posts, as I dislike multi-topic posts cause ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2005 6:13 PM

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