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The HTML 5 and standards crisis

A really intriguing thread about the crisis facing the future of HTML/client-side/standards at Molly Holzschlag’s site. I don’t quite grasp what the issues are, but a lot of commentors inferred that they understood the problem/s. I guess I’ll have to do a little more homework to find out what she meant. I want to understand. She even uses the ‘F’ word. Snicker.

Joe Clark injects a little humour into the discussion and simultaneously reminds me of an hilarious Eddie Murphy gag:

What *has* Tantek Çelik done for us lately?

Zeldman has a response of sorts on his site, indicating that he’d like specifics. Do those two not get along? And speaking of people not getting along, there’s some real love, respect and admiration being shown if you scroll down the thread.

Update There’s a follow-up from Molly here.

Roseneath, Wellington, Monday, August 20th, 2007

Lotus Notes 8 released

Not that I’ve used it for several years now, but I’m still interested in Notes/Domino. The Vowe bloggers have a few posts about the new version.

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Bird on film

As captured by Rob’s mate Wiremu on his Polaroid camera.

Bird on film

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Full Code Press over – Kiwi team wins

The Kiwi’s have won what looks to have been a close battle. The two charity organisations are stoked, and it sounds like everyone’s knackered. Yay for FullCodePress!

Roseneath, Wellington, Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Full Code Press is nearly finished

Just an hour to go in the inaugural Full Code Press. Both teams have their sites up and running and there isn’t much in it, although I think the Kiwi site looks better at the moment, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Aussies are holding something back. Screenshots from 9:30am NZ time are here.

Also of interest to me is to see what can be achieved in approximately 170 person hours. Without being able to see the admin interfaces, I’d say that what has been done is consistent with my expectations. As the circumstances are very unusual, what’s been achieved on both sites is really, really impressive.

Roseneath, Wellington, Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Full Code Press is underway

The teams have started work and the shenanigans have begun! The kiwi site is here, the aussie effort is here. Interesting that the Aussies have opted for Drupal. Drupal is very much the CMS de jour.

Roseneath, Wellington, Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Even Soviet Russia was cool in the 60s

Out of it pictures of the USSR in the 60s. Very cool, lots of dudes with AK-47s, no doubt in case they absolutely, positively, got to kill every motherf*ck3r in the room.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, August 17th, 2007

The Free Software song

Having just watched Revolution OS for the umpteenth time, and finding that the words are freely distributable, for your reading pleasure here are the lyrics to RMS‘s Free Software Song:

[To the melody of Sadi Moma:]

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

Hoarders may get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That’s not good, hackers, that’s not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We’ll throw out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

You’ll find this on the Free Software Foundation’s site along with some recordings, including the obligatory death metal version.

Nudging Craig to do a recording of this.

Roseneath, Wellington, Friday, August 17th, 2007

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