Last Build Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 04:56:29 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2005 Chris Double
Sat, 05 Nov 2005 04:56:28 GMTI've decided to move from using Radio Userland to a Blogger weblog hosted on my own domain. I've been using Linux for the past couple of years and it's proven too painful to keep using the Radio Userland software under Wine. No more posts will be added to this weblog, or any of its categories.
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:36:46 GMTBen Simon has announced the release of the 'Scheme Pet Store'. It is a port of the J2EE demo application to the SISCWeb framework. SISCWeb is an open source continuation based web server for SISC Scheme.
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:34:59 GMTBackbase, a rich internet application toolkit, have released version 3.1 of their community edition. Looking through the release notes there are some interesting changes and additions:
Sat, 22 Oct 2005 03:01:10 GMTHeiko Wengler notes that Joseph Strout's idea for implementing better text input methods has already been explored by IBM - ShapeWriter.
Thu, 20 Oct 2005 21:59:35 GMTJoseph Strout sent me a link to an idea he had for improving text input methods in devices with no keyboards. It sounds look a good area for experimentation, especially the pen/stylus input method. From the sounds of it you end up remembering 'gestures' for words, or parts of words, to enable faster input. The gestures are mapped to a hexagonal grid of letters optimized for the input language.
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 21:32:51 GMTFrom Helen's Techblog: Snippets, a site for storing small code snippets which can be tagged, searched for, etc. Pretty neat. There's a distinct lack of Lisp snippets there though...need to work on that.
Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:59:22 GMTSoemthing I forgot to mention in my previous post about Backbase and Factor. The Factor file-responder does not serve the correct mime type for files with an extension of .css. I've fixed this in CVS or you can use the darcs repository at http://factor.modalwebserver.co.nz/factor.
USE: httpdThis creates a responder called 'backbase' that serves all files from the specified backbase directory. So accessing 'responder/backbase/skeletons/basic-startup.html' will load the test file if you installed the development version.
"/path/to/Backbase/3_0_1/" "doc-root" set
"backbase" "responder" set
[ file-responder ] "get" set
[ file-responder ] "post" set
[ file-responder ] "head" set