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Tue, 04 Oct 2005 13:00:00 GMT

Notice! This blog is no longer updated as such, and the new spot to point your feedreaders and blurry eyes are https://shelter.nu/blog/

This also means no more comments here, and especially not you spammers, you filthy floatsam of the internet!

Life as an artful dodger

Lots of time have passed. Lots of things have happened. None of them really interesting.

The thing is, once you're inside doing interesting things, at some point they will turn mundane. What to others might be cutting-edge is to you more like yesterdays nappies. Technology is a fad; it is nothing without good ideas, and good ideas are eternal. Most of us got this thing the wrong way around. Some updates ;

  • The new search service Research and Reference (at the National Library of Australia) were to go into production 'anytime soon', but have had a few hickups (mostly business rules related) that has postponed the release for a week or so. I'll let you know.
  • I've started a new project called 'Convex' that is a Topic maps framework for thesaurii / dictionary support on any platform that supports XSLT. It has some potential truly exciting prospects, such as Topic Maps prototyping, thesaurii integration and dictionary lookups in almost any application out there, plus various conversions between thesaurii/dictionaries and Topic Maps. It will be open-source and free. Watch this roof.
  • I've taken some important leaps forward in the next generation of the xSiteable Publishing Framework, but I'll leave that for a separate post in the near future.
  • In my life I've given little notice to mundane things, which, in effect, have left mundane tasks as 'mundane.' I've now changed all this, and even the smallest thing that I mistook for 'mundane' is now 'interesting.' Not sure how I came to this new plan, but I think David put me on to it.
  • My wife is back part-time at university to do some extensions to her degree which has had the effect that I've spent a lot more quality time with the kids without comprimising quality time with her, nor work. I'm not even sure how all that came to be, but I think time I wasted trying to come up with the next great thing is put to better use. Which is ironic, of course.
  • I once owned the domain claudiomonteverdi.org (which I won't link to, you dirty spamming bastard!) which I quietly put to its sleep (didn't have the time realise my grand plan for the site) which has been snapped up by some viagra-selling spam-infested dung-heap. How on earth did they think that my NIL traffic for a baroque composer would be worth the shillings they paid for the domain? The mind boggles.

Sorry for the low blogging. I've reached some kind of exhaustion-point with it all, being technology, blogging, epistomology, knowledge representation, whatever. I'll let you know if I snap out of it.

Permalink (Tue, 04 Oct 2005 13:00:00 GMT)| Comments (1) | General
José Carlos García ( Tue, Oct 4 2005 - 08:10:10 )
We look forward to xSiteable new release (in my case the python flavor). Also your new project Convex seems very interesting. Thanks for your work!
And enjoy the quality time with your family!