Blog converted to RollerWeblogger

I haven't been doing much with my blog lately, in part because I didn't want to use MovableType anymore (I prefer to use free software, and the only reason I ended up with MovableType in the first place was that it was the first software I tried that work relatively easily out of the "box"). I was still running on MovableType version 2.63, and while the new 3.14 version seems to have some features I'm interested in (posting articles in the future, for example), (a) it is still not free software; and (b) the new features appear to be based on PHP.

I've decided to use a Java based blogging system. I looked at Blojsom and RollerWeblogger, and settled on the latter.



(No, I won't be providing a hint or a pun for this one.)


ABM and SPAM: Not So New

I just read an article on Slashdot about the Attention Bond Mechanism (ABM) for SPAM reduction. While the idea is interesting, its not exactly new. I wrote about some similar capabilities in 2000 when describing Chronofile® (advanced communications technology, including permanent archival). And, the Chronofile® 1-pager refers to the 1999 book by Marc Stiegler , EarthWeb.



This week's word is not brought to you by Rococo Software, Ltd., which is just as well, since I can't figure out why someone would name their company that way.





This week's word brought to you by David Koski.

HINT: Pooh has a rhyming saying for this.



Who reads programs?

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally formachines to execute.

—Abelson and Sussman


A man, a plan, …

"A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal-- Panama!"
— Guy Steele Jr., CLTL2

That's one long palindrome!

Spotted on Paul Graham's Quotes Page.