10 Dec 2001 jmason   » (Master)


thom: travelling? I was in Sydney for ~6 months, went to Melbourne for two weeks, stayed in Byron for 3 days, then stopped in Brisbane for 7 weeks... Now I'm off back to Sydney... Some traveller, me.

I can top that. Thailand, 3 weeks, Melbourne, er, 4 months ;). I am planning to get moving again soon though, otherwise my Official Traveller Certification will be rendered null and void. Also I'll be thoroughly pissed off if I don't get to try out my new diving sk1llz on the Great Barrier Reef while I'm over here.

gary: Saw Chris Raettig's journal the other day and was impressed; his rationale for an email based journal is appealing [..].

I use a mail-based system to update taint.org, my (other) blog. It works nicely -- the main point was to see how useful WebMake would be for blogging -- but I'm now reverting to using Advogato for diary stuff, keeping taint.org for interesting newsy snippets. Go figure. I reckon it's because Advogato's more of a diary-based community, whereas taint.org is kinda out on its own, and just doesn't seem like a good place to keep a proper journal.

ask: Jabber [..] Maybe it's just crappy clients, but it doesn't seem stable enough to run anything too critical on.

That's the same feeling I got about 6 months ago. :( Let's hope it polishes up some time soon. Open source != crappy packaging!


Oh -- another new hack I forgot to mention, which someone might find useful. MailMan-to-RSS, a little script (and a vaguely nice-looking demo site) which scrapes MailMan list archives and creates an RSS feed of the last 10 posted messages. Handy for following lists using any of the various portal systems (and Evolution!) that support RSS.

BTW as the page sez, if you would like to see a list RSS-ized, and don't have a server to host the RSS on, mail me and I'd be happy to add it to the scraped list on taint.org.

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