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XSLT Reference Sites

XSLT Reference Sites

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of XSLT for a Google Search Appliance implementation. A lot of developers don’t feel comfortable with XSLT, since the programming paradigm is a bit different than what they’re used to. Sure, it’s easy enough to format XML with it, but XSLT is a bona-fide...

Open Source Windows-based PVRs

Open Source Windows-based PVRs

I’ve wanted to build my own PVR for a while.  MythTV looks great, but I don’t have the patience or recent Unix experience to work with Linux.  Several friends of mine tried it but ended up getting stuck waiting for a driver for their video card.  One of them broke down and...

Bill Gates’ Tea Hut

Bill Gates’ Tea Hut

Now that he’s conquered the digital world, I suppose he’s decided to take on another big company in Seattle: Starbucks. Or does this have something to do with the Google Cafe? By now I’m sure Mr. Gates has his lawyers on speed dial, even the overseas ones. [found via Sudhakar]

Calling 867-5309 (in every area code)

Calling 867-5309 (in every area code)

According to his domain name, Dan is the man. Dan is also the man with the plan to find “Jenny.” He went about and called the phone number made famous by the 1982 Tommy Tutone song in every area code. As Dan says, “Free weekends and no long distance charges...

Bill Gates CNET Faux Pas

Bill Gates CNET Faux Pas

Bill Gates gave a presentation at CES on the digital lifestyle (video online), his Media PC crashes and then he goes on CNET to call people who don’t support increasingly tough copyright/patent laws “communists.” Was he cranky? Was he making a joke? Did Conan O’Brien show him this poster from the...

How nerdy are you?

How nerdy are you?

I scored 71%, which I’m not sure is a good thing or a bad thing. Some people scored much, much higher.

Will 2005 Be Year of the Tablet?

Will 2005 Be Year of the Tablet?

According to Google Zeitgeist, Tablet PC was the number one Froogle search query for 2004. With Toshiba releasing a new Tablet PC geared primarily for the consumer market and announcing it at CES, the push to make the Tablet PC a mainstream product is on. There’s even a cool new...

Grid Computing About to Take Off

Grid Computing About to Take Off

You know a particular branch of technology is about to explode when consulting firms create “practices.” Satyam, an Indian IT consulting firm, has just started up a grid computing practice that is “targeting life sciences, government, financial services, geosciences and manufacturing sectors as potential grid service users.” This is a...

Frankie Says Relax NG

Frankie Says Relax NG

If you’re working on XSD Schemas and you find the syntax, well, pretty intense, then you might want to take a look at Relax NG. Relax NG schemas may be defined both in XML and a non-XML “Compact Syntax.” The next phase of my Tablet PC project will involve heavier...