Archive for September, 2005

Visualising RSS: playing with WizaRSS and S5

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Peter Forret suggested WizaRss, or using an webfeed to package a wizard, a step-by-step-tutorial. Since RSS separates presentation from content, and is both simple and popular, it would be a great way to syndicate step-by-step-tutorials and have them re(dis)played, reused and remixed in every kind of skin imaginable. (more…)

Kailash Nadh, and

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Kailash Nadh is probably someone we’ll hear from more.
He’s 18, and author of the BoastMachine, a php/Mysql Blogging engine. The Boast machine is, though maybe a bit less sophisticated than WordPress, very nice and easy to install. It takes some ideas from bulletin boards: threaded comments, BBcode. Other projects of his are a news aggregator and a Pingoat, a Ping-o-matic clone. (more…)

Google experiments with “Remove Result” in personalised search

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Google’s response to requests to block unwanted sites (the discussion on tagging spam blogs as an example). Full post at Google engineer Matt Cutts blog, but this is a summary: (more…)

Google Blog Search Bookmarklet

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

You can tell the difference between a cherished and nourished product like Technorati’s blog search from an early version like Google ‘s by small things, such as: have they thought of a ? I didn’t find any mention of it, but it’s only a matter of find-and-replace to adapt Technorati’s *: (more…)

Introducing a Wiki into an organization: the QuickDate page

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

If you work in a company or organisation or in any group of people, probably a could be a helpful tool to consolidate information that’s flowing around in emails now. The hard thing is: how do you explain the (for most people) weird concept of an editable web page and have them use it? (more…)