RSS and Echo. Well the big companies have finally made their move in the weblog world with Sam Ruby being directed by IBM to take control of an emerging syndication standard…IBM is very interested in this given their longstanding and extremely lucrative relationship with the WSJ ($500m over the last three years) and other publishers. It would be against their interest to let a simple syndication standard emerge that didn’t require lots of IBM iron and software expertise. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]
Dad and I tried to hit the lake today but the wind wouldn’t cooperate. Way, way too light. So, we decided to do some work on the slip instead. We put in some spring lines. We used this setup (see image). We ran one line from one of the posts, around a vertical piece of steel at point A and then to the other post. Then, we threaded a buouy on a second line. We ran the second line across the slip from the posts at the middle. We wrapped the second line around the first line about five or six times at each of the two spots where the second line crossed the first line. In addition, at each end of the buouy (point B) we looped the second line around the first line and back through they eyes on the buouy. This kept the buouy from sliding forward when the bow of the boat pressed up against it. If you come in fast enough, the bow will ride up on the buouy. But, you’d have to really be coming in way hot for that to be a problem.
Saw the PureEdge guys at the IBM conference. Pretty cool stuff but it was Windows-only. Sounds like a Linux version is coming out at some point…
PureEdge Integrates with IBM DB2 Content Manager. PureEdge Solutions Inc. announced it has integrated the IBM DB2 Content Manager with PureEdge’s business process automation framework. This strategic integration provides organizations with the tools required to automate complex business processes. [Gilbane Report News]
Amazon sent out their first Amazon Web Services newsletter. Here’s a heads up…
The Amazon Hacks book is on track for publication in August. Pre-order
your copy now at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596005423/ .
If it is anything like the Google Hacks book, I’m all over it.
NON-PROFIT_NGO_SPRINT. Call for Participation: NON-PROFIT/NGO ZOPE/PLONE SPRINT To build Zope/Plone CMS for non-profit/NGO organizations in early formations. – We are looking for volunteers for one Saturday in a Month to build a site for a non-profit organization. – A team of three volunteers will be adequate. [Zope.org]
If you ever need to create symbolic links on Windows like you can with the “ln” command on Unix, you can download and use a piece of freeware called Junction. It works great.
Microsoft’s fixpack SP1a does not include the Java virtual machine. But, you can download it here.
Our current version of Lotus Domino uses applets that will not run with Sun’s 1.4.1 JRE. So, after reinstalling my OS after the hard drive crash, I had to hunt for the Microsoft virtual machine link.
Autonomy gets in on Sarbox…
Autonomy Launches New Division – Aungate. Autonomy Corporation plc launched Aungate, a division of Autonomy offering an automated solution for enterprise compliance and litigation support…to specifically help facilitate compliance and governance discovery and analysis processes which are being now legislated by procedures such the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Basel II Accord.[Gilbane Report News]