Nearly six years ago, I set up a personal Jabber server using ejabberd. This setup survived the server migration to Ubuntu 8.04 and 10.04. This past weekend, I attempted to migrate that to a server running 12.04 and all I could get out of it was an erlang crash dump.
A quick scan for successors turned up prosody. Configuration was as simple as adding a VirtualHost and setting allow_registration to true.
Armed with my new Mac Mini, I set off to to repeat my testing of various versions of Rails and Ruby. Whereas I have been using, and happy with, RVM on Ubuntu for dealing with Ruby versions; I decided to try rbenv/ruby-build. What I started with was a new machine, a full installation of XCode, the Command Line utilities, and Homebrew.
Five years ago today, I bought a mac mini to do book development. On Wednesday, I bought a new mac mini simply because I’m told that Mountain Lion won’t install on a vintage 2008 mac mini, and because my readers have hadproblems on Mac OS X 10.8.
Overall, I have continued to be unimpressed, and can’t help but wonder why my open source friends seem attracted to this system.
Mike Amundsen: I have the even greater privilege of working with Leonard and Sam on a new book - “RESTful Web APIs”. It’s scheduled for completion by the end of Q1 2013 and should be available soon after.
While I’m formally on this project, I’m not planning on doing any writing beyond possibly an introduction. As Mike put it, this book isn’t merely a 2nd edition, but rather more of a “follow-up” seven years on. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where Mike can help Leonard take this work.
Peter Linss: I really want to see the TAG be more involved with the rest of the working groups at the W3C
I’ll come out and say it. I’m a skeptic. I’ll note that the three out of the four of the “TAG reformists” statements do NOT list getting involved with the rest of the working groups at the W3C as a goal. What am I missing?
It started with two notifications we received via postal mail. First Time Warner was going to start charging us rent for an outdated cable modem. Second they were going to drop a number of cable channels, but if I acted now, I could request a digital adapter which would allow me to watch these channels on exactly one TV.
This process has turned a fairly complacent Time Warner customer into one that is actively seeking alternatives. In looking around, I see plenty of promo offers of more service than I have (basic cable and basic internet) for considerably less than I am currently paying. I am OK with waiting an hour or more for an answer, but I am not OK with having to be on hold for that entire time. And I’m definitely not OK with renting a separate box per device simply to get access.
This process has turned a fairly complacent Time Warner customer into one that is actively seeking alternatives. So I am beginning my research: starting with looking for alternatives to cable TV. What I want is a single plan that allows me to watch whatever I want wherever I want. I am OK with upgrading my devices as long as we are talking about a purchase not a lease.
Any pointers people might leave in comments would be appreciated.
It makes sense for authors who may produce a handful of pages to be processed by an uncountable number of imperfect tools to agree on restrictions that may go well behond the minimal logical consequences from normative text elsewhere if those restrictions increase the odds of the document produced being correctly processed.
Such restrictions are not a bad thing. In fact, such restrictions are very much a good thing.
Doug Sheppers: WebPlatform.org will have accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive references and tutorials for every part of client-side development and design, with quirks and bugs revealed and explained. It will have in-depth indicators of browser support and interoperability, with links to tests for specific features. It will feature discussions and script libraries for cutting-edge features at various states of implementation or standardization, with the opportunity to give feedback into the process before the features are locked down. It will have features to let you experiment with and share code snippets, examples, and solutions. It will have an API to access the structured information for easy reuse. It will have resources for teachers to help them train their students with critical skills. It will have information you just can’t get anywhere else, and it will have it all in one place.
Robin Berjon: Looking at it in terms of rebounds, plot twists, nurtured healing and abandonment, love and betrayal, strife, toil, stunning victories, dispersions and last minute rallies the only thing that distinguishes HTML’s history from a charts-topping teenage fantasy saga seems to be the lack of vampires. And even then, were vampires around I’m not sure we’d notice them for all the action.
Bill McCoy: EPUB in effect takes the Wild, Wild Web and tames it. EPUB for example requires use of the XML serialization of HTML5 (XHTML5), rather than “Tag Soup” aka “Street” HTML. This means that EPUB content, unlike arbitrary web pages, can be reliably created and manipulated with XML tool chains. EPUB defined Reading System conformance more tightly than HTML5 defines for browser User Agents, pinning down things that are under-specified in the union of W3C standards. [via Patrick Mueller]
Dan Webb: The first thing that you might notice is that permalink URLs are now simpler: they no longer use the hashbang (#!). While hashbang-style URLs have a handful of limitations, our primary reason for this change is to improve initial page-load performance.