reboot6.0

bq. reboot is the annual meetingplace for the digital community in denmark. it’s the annual day we reboot our minds, take a long perspective and reflect on humans and technology, meet old friends and make new friends – and genuinly try to have a good time.

We’ve featured more than 25 top-notch speakers from the digital elite the last four years. This years speakers include Tim O’Reilly, Dan Gillmor, Marc Canter, Meg Hourihan, Cory Doctorow, Jason Fried, Scott Heiferman and Ben Hammersley.

>> “Reboot6.0”:http://www.reboot.dk/reboot6/english/

A few scanning tips

This is the most useful basic document I found on scanning and DPI and pixels and all that image related jazz. I now finally understand! The site might be titled “A few scanning tips” but it actually covers the whole enhilada.

The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and to explain the basics for photos and documents. It is about the fundamentals of digital images, about the basics to help you get the most from your scanner. How it works, for those that want to know.

Included here are the general questions that we’ve all asked about digital images, but unfortunately, that other sources don’t answer. The material is about the basics, and is appropriate for the beginner. The content is certainly not superficial, but it is not at all difficult either, it is just simply about how it works. It describes in plain language the things we need to know to be efficient and get the most from our images, in the various ways that we can use them.

>>”A few scanning tips”:http://www.scantips.com/

Dave Shea on XHTML

Dave Shea:”The Way Forward”:http://www.mezzoblue.com/cgi-bin/mt/mezzo/archives/000152.asp:

HTML will die. Today’s internet is obsolete, and anyone still coding in HTML 4 is planning the obsolescence of their own code. The big picture says that if, and this is a big if, but if we can move to an XML based internet, then revisions to markup languages, existing and new, don’t require browser updates.

There are some well thought out and insightfull comments on the whole XHTML thing.

Other semi related links:

* “CSS Zen Garden”:http://www.csszengarden.com/

* “Fear of Style Sheets”:http://www.alistapart.com/stories/fear/index.html

* “Better Living thorough XHTML”:http://www.alistapart.com/stories/betterliving/

Wired Top 40

Wired Magazine has a list of the “top 40 wired companies”:http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.07/40main_pr.html. “Meet the masters of innovation, technology, and strategic vision – 40 companies that are reshaping the global economy.” “Google”:http://www.google.com of course is number one.

What is a Weblog

A brilliant collection of links on to notable articles on Weblogs.

bq. I suspect many of us who write weblogs have attempted to describe what a weblog is to someone who’s never seen one before. I may describe my own as similar to a daily column where I write mostly about web design, technology, and related topics. That barely scratches the surface to describe my weblog or weblogs in general, and that description may not even begin to fit others’ weblogs, either, as each one is unique; however, by relating to a term or phrase someone is already familiar with, such as a daily column, the person at least gets an idea about my weblog.

>> “What’s a Weblog, Anyway?”:http://www.brainstormsandraves.com/2003_06_01_archive.shtml#95223246

“The Future of Weblogging”:http://www.spy.co.uk/Articles/Spiked/Weblogging/: Nico Macdonald puts Weblogging in the context of the history of online publishing, explaining its novelty and value, and indicating where it needs to innovate. He concludes with a proposal encouraging publishers to properly embrace the Weblogging model.

“Articles and Commentary on Weblogs”:http://journalism.berkeley.edu/program/newmediaclasses/weblogs/readings.html :: a web page replete with newpaper stories on blogs. [via “danieldrezner.com”:http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/000754.html]

*Update:* For those in doubt, “Movabletype”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/computing/2003_07/movable_type.html is the best blogging tool. More about blogging:

* “Daniel Drezner: Advice to new bloggers”:http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/000728.html

Free Picture Gallery Scripts

The best free picture galleries which I have come accross so far:

* “Gallery”:http://gallery.menalto.com/index.php is the most comprehensive and actively developed script. It includes everything and the kitchen sink. The drawback is its a bit to complicated. Gallery 2.0 is supposed to fix all its current issues but it won’t be out for a while.

* “Simple Picture Gallery Manager”:http://spgm.sourceforge.net/. As the name says, its missing most of the more advanced features included in Gallery and Coppermine.

* Mig – “My Image Gallery”:http://mig.sourceforge.net/

Scripts requiring MySQL:

* “Coppermine”:http://www.chezgreg.net/coppermine/ is probably the best MySQL script. It too has everything including the kitchen sink, and seems easier to use than Gallery.

* “Myphotos”:http://elmotheelk.xs4all.nl/myphotos/index.php is still in early beta but looks very promising.

* “4images”:http://www.4homepages.de/ – Image Gallery Management System. Feature complete, but hasn’t had any work done for almost a year now.

Kuro5hin has a story about this: “Adventures in Photo Publishing”:http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/6/19/21441/1712

*Update:* “Typepad”:http://www.typepad.com has an excellent built in photo gallery system.

SharpMT 1.2

“SharpMT 1.2”:http://www.randyrants.com/sharpmt/ has been “released”:http://www.randyrants.com/archives/000275.asp. It adds support for text formatting plugins, which is a great addition, and is now heads and shoulders above “w.bloggar”:http://wbloggar.com/.

Cable Modem Troubleshooting

Cable Modem Troubleshooting Tips is a good site about Cable Modems, and other broadband connections. Everything from the basics to troubleshooting. A good place for learning about the basics of broadband networking. More Sites for Internet tweaking:

WinXP Network Tweak

Windows 2000 & XP machines delay as long as 30 seconds when you try to view shared files across a network because Windows is using the extra time to search the remote computer for any Scheduled Tasks. Here’s how to prevent this remote search for Scheduled Tasks:

Open up the Registry and go to :

bc. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace

Under that branch, select the key :

bc. {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

and delete it.

If you like you may want to export the exact branch so that you can restore the key if necessary. This fix is so effective that it doesn’t require a reboot and you can almost immediately determine yourself how much it speeds up your browsing processes.

h4. More Tweaks:

* “KO: Configure Your System Wickedly”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/computing/2003_06/configure_your_system_wickedly.html :: A collection of links to the best windows customizing/tweaking sites