Thursday, 23 January 2003
We have a new word: modentity.
Coined by Doc Searls to mean
the combination of identity and location. I've been thinking on something
like this myself for a while in combination with Jabber and my Jabber World Map.
What if you can combine your present location with your identity,
so (selected) people can see where you are, or with your blogging
activities (or moblogging).
Or let's take it a bit further, and combine information about the
surrounding objects at your presence location like this project by Matt
Mankins called Location Linked
That last one is a combination of the other two I guess. You can
view information (nuggets) about your surroundings and annotate that
information with your own comments. Think of having lunch at some
restaurant and then write your quick comment about it, just then en
there. Others who visit that neighbourhood can read your nugget.
Businesses can write their own nuggets, for you to see if you wanted
Matt calls this hybrid of the virtual and real world
glean space and thinks such a system will make
people hyper-aware of our surroundings. An awareness we tend to lose in
cities. Matt is working vividly on this project and envisions a system
where all these nuggets are stored in a distributed manner. Using Jabber,
it will have lots of Jabber servers all storing information about a small
part of their (virtual) world.
I can't wait to test this out.
Wednesday, 22 January 2003
about including navigation information to HTML pages by use of
<link rel='...' ... > tags. His browser, Mozilla shows these navigational aids
as icons in a toolbar. That's a nice concept, and really helps you move
around a site.
I use Galeon myself, but
Galeon doesn't show the links in a toolbar. However it has a paperclip
tool that, when clicked on, shows a dropdown of all available links,
including the ones Mozilla shows in the toolbar. But it also gives me
links to the glossary, title index and a help page on formatting entries
in DJ's Wiki. These items are also shown by Mozilla, but they are hidden
More folders on
the Site Navigation Toolbar.
I think I like Mozilla's approach, and would like such a toolbar
being added to Galeon. One thing I'm a bit puzzled about is this: what is
the difference between
first, and why did DJ go with
Friday, 17 January 2003
Mimir, my home grown news
service I discussed earlier, is
also back in business. I changed some bits in the backend, so it now uses
its Publish/Subscribe protocol. I'm using Greg's experimental pubsub
component. Good stuff!
Thursday, 16 January 2003
Yesterday I broke some of the scripts that run this site and the
news service I created when I upgraded Perl to 5.8. A good excuse to
start hacking on the new Publish-Subscribe
I've gotten exited about the new proposal and installed the
component from jabberstudio. As before, my first application is
stuff on this site. Creating nodes and setting permissions is
something I still do manually, so I need to make a tool for that. But
I've updated the mood monitor in the download section for
jabber bots and the set mood script. Works
like a charm.
Friday, 10 January 2003
The dutch magazine Interface for the Rotterdam School of Manangement (Faculteit
Bedrijfskunde, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam), will place an article in its
february issue about Instant Messaging on I-mode.
The article talks a great deal about MiMessenger by Splendo, a Jabber client for I-mode.
Also the Jabber World Map is
mentioned as a nice application of how to use Instant Messenging besides
chatting. Hmm, that's kind of a contradiction. Anyway, a very nice dutch
article, meant for management people.