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Friday, January 05 2001

Scott Draves : electric sheep - a distributed screen saver

This software owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet. When the screen saver is activated, the screen goes black and an animated 'sheep' appears. Behind the scenes, the screen saver contacts an internet server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep.

Does the Internet have a Mercer yet? via captain cursor

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Jonathan Eisenzopf has updated his Weblog suite.

"Weblog 1.6 includes several bug fixes, simplified installation procedures, better RSS 1.0 support, and better documentation." I am in the process of re-writing the backend to this site and if I can figure out all this RSS 1.0 cum meta information cum namespace cum RDF nonsense, I may use it as the standard export format and a framework for publishing. Here's the dream :

# Publish $node and any children as an RSS file





# Publish $node and any children as an 

# IE (Win) bookmarks collection



# Publish $node and any children (?) to 

# a manila/blogger/... site



                     url =>"",



Anyone who's been watching the links and various bits and pieces of code around here lately, will surely see the thread. And for those who've asked in the past, when the new code is done (?!) it will be available to all.

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Thursday, January 04 2001 ←  → Saturday, January 06 2001