Recent blog entries for wmf

Re the latest article:

I think the ideas of a single, globally-replicated Usenet and massive multi-server IRC networks are out of touch with today's Internet. Both Usenet and IRC could be massively simplified if there were a lot of independent servers hosting disjoint groups/channels, just like the Web. (This isn't my idea, but I don't remember where it came from.) Sure you have the occasional slashdottings and outages, but you avoid a lot of complexity and waste.

So what should be done about RSS? The existing Web proxy infrastructure should help, but maybe for some people it isn't helping enough. (Consider this: My RSS channel probably gets about 2x as many hits/day as all the other pages on my weblog combined. Granted, the RSS hits don't use much bandwidth thanks to ETags.) I'm tempted to suggest Astrolabe/NewsWire, but it looks even more complex than NNTP. UserLand defined a notification system for RSS, but it's probably useless for the 99.9999999% of the Internet that's now behind NATs.

I didn't post this as a comment on the article since it's mostly just uninformed ranting. :-)

29 Jun 2002 (updated 29 Jun 2002 at 19:37 UTC) »

I am not seeing any interface to rate diaries, but I am logged in. Update: Oh, silly me; it's in the last place I would look fir it.

pkiforum is not a person, or at least doesn't claim to be. It's not even a cat. It seems weird.
17 Aug 2001 (updated 17 Aug 2001 at 04:15 UTC) »

Thanks for the cert, raph.

I was surprised to read that advogato reads my site. Still no cert lovin', though.

Uh oh, the certification problems seem to have hit me. I was an Apprentice until just recently, but now I'm down to an Observer.

In other news, source to the K42 operating system has been released. K42 is a highly scalable 64-bit OS designed for NUMAs and large SMPs. It is binary compatible with Linux (i.e. it runs Linux apps), although only mips64 and ppc64, which are pretty rare. Mind the disclaimer, though: "Please recognize this is still a very early version of the source and much has changed since we constructed this tar file, and much needs to change before it is ready general use."

aaronsw can't get out of his Observer rating, despite being certified by lots of people. There's a "weakest link" joke in here somewhere...

I'm glad to see that I goaded raph into helping out us poor P2P hackers. :-)

dwiner is a software Master, but still an Apprentice in terms of contribution to Open Source IMO. It also helps to put some biographical information on your profile page.

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