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and...

...Scott Rosenberg thinks spaces looks cool, although he hasn't had time to try it yet.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 12, 2002 at 10:50 PM

on boom and bust

An excellent series from the Washington Post: BUBBLE: The Roots of the '90s Boom and Bust.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 12, 2002 at 10:46 PM

some comments on the spaces alpha

It's probably insane that I try to keep track of the comments on spaces, but here goes an attempt: First Dylan commented on the release. Then it started to spread: Anthony is eager to get at the source code (I know! :-)) , Keith is trying it out and there were some comments on it at Metafilter, and a post at Hack the Planet. Steven is having problems when running spaces on Mac, and he's not alone. I'll have to check on that.

Meanwhile Dale likes the idea of spaces and wonders if it will help him get his information overload under controy. Hopefully it will!, specially by creating context. In a previous entry, Dale says: "Thinking a lot about context. A piece of information has no value until it is linked to other information.".

Exactly.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 12, 2002 at 10:36 PM

code junkie

I was going to rest today... but there were a couple of important problems to fix in spaces. I couldn't stay away. So cleaned the apartment, then sniffed some Napalm and went on about it. These are the main changes in alpha-1.1:

  • RSS Feeds (and HTML email) now allow clicking on the URLs, loading the default browser of the system
  • send/receive mail and update feeds menus now let you select 'all' or update each account/feed selectively messages)
  • -spaces now stops transfers in progress when shutting down, preventing exceptions and problems
  • 'mark all as read' now works on the All Items and Search spaces
  • 'stop' button next to the progress bar, to stop a email/rss feed check process
  • the start delay for feeds and emails can now be configured
  • Email preview pane now has two displays, text view and HTML view. It displays the email in text by default (except for RSS feeds, where the default is HTML)
It's now available for download. Phew!

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 12, 2002 at 5:39 PM

google and pagerank

[via boingboing, via Dave]:

"Feeding the query string 'http' to Google causes it to barf up all the pages in its database in order of their PageRank value.
Interesting. Almost certainly related to the fact that all pages have "http" in them. Sounds like using that someone with time and energy to spare could figure out at least partially what PageRank does.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on November 12, 2002 at 12:28 AM

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