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Thursday, November 08 2001

Greg Fitzpatrick : A Logical Mnemonic Model for Calendaring and Scheduling

"If we are going attain any of the interoperability of Universal Synchronization, where the temporal-spatial coordinates of businesses, stores, services, work shifts, academic courses, transport schedules, entertainment and media become an integrated component of universally machine-understandable resource description, we will need to agree on effective models for the representation, storage and querying of reoccurrences. It seems reasonable that any such model should be optimized for and by the natural rhythms of everyday human planning and scheduling, as reflected in the common datetime units and their natural reoccurrences. In this paper we will try to capture the nature of these reoccurrences in a logical and mnemonic model."

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Aaron Boodman : ypXmlTree

"is a general-purpose expandable/collapsable tree in the style of Microsoft Windows Explorer, Apple Macintosh Finder, or the navigations of many popular websites. It is highly customizable, feature rich, and degrades gracefully in older browsers or when javascript/css is unavailable." I'm not crazy about the fact that this uses tables, but I like it enough that :

 use DHTML::ypXmlTree;

 my $tree = DHTML::ypXmlTree->new();

 my $folder = $tree->folder(name=>"weblogs");


 print $tree->as_html(),

I will try and release the code tonight, or in the morning.

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Notes from the "Art Is Your Friend" department : Paging Dr. Brute

Who is this Elizabeth Nickson at the National Post? Check her column in the Nov.2 edition of that paper. And I have to know, Eric Metcalfe--has been or cutting edge?

...I've heard of Elizabeth Nickson before but I couldn't tell you much about her. The Post is a goofy right-wing paper, founded by a crank publishing magnate who eventually gave up his Canadian citizenship so he could get peerage in the British House of Lords, that would like nothing more than to see Canada dismantled and become a protectorate of the U.S. In fairness, they do have a pretty broad stable of columnists but they specialize in right-wing nutbars.

As for Dr. Brute, never heard of him. I'm sure if I'd signed up for Revolutionary Post-Modern Canadian Art Theory class I would have had to write a paper on him.

But as silly as Ms. Nickson's position may be -- though not without some merit, no one said government funding meant paying for 75% of an organization's operating budget -- I find myself more annoyed with Mr. Metcalfe. That he apparently couldn't find it in himself to stand there and argue the benefits of state-sponsored support for the arts is pretty damning all by itself.

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Scott Andrew : Your MT Blog as a Moreover feed

Interesting. Maybe I will write a template to generate MT data as an RSS string variable for use with xml-rss.js. And since no one asked, I still think embedding code in your templates is a bad idea...

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Bob DuCharme : Controlling Whitespace [ in XSLT ], Part 1

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The dict-ified word of the day is lubricious

| source : wn | lubricious adj 1: having a smooth or slippery quality; "the skin of cephalopods is thin and lubricious" 2: characterized by lust; "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"; "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"; "prurient literature"; "prurient thoughts"; "a salacious rooster of a little man" [syn: {lustful}, {prurient}, {salacious}]

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