My online research notebook.
12th October 2005
2nd February 2005
6th January 2005
Instant Messaging Clients -- for reference
Some related notes on an essay/article I'm formulating. Will probably end up in the 'blog.
First beta release of the FOAF-a-Matic Mark 2 is available. Currently it only handles creation of FOAF data so the import options aren't available. Thats next!
The intention for this beta is to gain feedback on the user interface and basic application. Should be better than looking at screen shots anyway!
More notes in the FOAFaMaticMark2 page indicating my progress, couple of extra thoughts prompted by excellent feedback from rdfweb-dev amongst others, and some new screen shots. Beta code will be available Real Soon Now -- I really want to get the Friends data entry stuff completed first. Won't take long I promise...
Growing to like Thinlets more and more, and will probably be able to produce some helper classes for others work with the API, e.g. for dialog management, table data entry, etc. Thinking about writing a tutorial as well.
Added page for the FOAFaMaticMark2. A GUI FOAF editing tools built around the Thinlet framework.
I've been working with Java user interfaces a bit recently, taking a more detailed look at Swing than I have previously, and finding it a lot more pleasant experience than I remembered.
I've been building a scriptable user interface and application framework. ostensibly as a jumping off point for some day job utilities I'd like to build, but I'm thinking about open sourcing it instead. I'm quite pleased with how its progressing.
I've also been taking a closer look at the Thinlet framework which I quite like, but it has some quirks which I'd love to see ironed out. Here are some NotesOnThinlets (thanks to Danny Ayers for prompting me to write these up)
Note to self: should I switch to using SnipSnap?
Here's some work I did a while back on automatically Generating JSP Tag Library Documentation.
It bugs me slightly that none of the Java web application configuration formats (web.xml, JSP tag library descriptors, ejb-jar.xml, etc) use namespaces. If Sun caught up a bit with the XML world then we could freely mix together configuration options with documentation, etc.
A list of XML Wikis
Finished tinkering with the CSS and reworking the pages. Thanks to Andrew May for helping me out with various CSS tips and particularly a hack using @import that stopped the site crashing Netscape 4.7 (it still looks ugly, but you can read it). And thanks to the Dulux paint catalogue for helping me choose a background colour. We're not painting the kitchen this colour after all, so I decided to use its (web safe) equivalent here.
Now to get on with some work, as well as rolling out the same page design across the rest of the site. Will probably use a combination of Ant and XSLT to manage the static portions.
A while back I posted a brief summary of an Architectural Forms discussion to XML-DEV. I've pulled that summary into this site, so I can expand on it and make it into a more fully-fledged article.
Nearly finished the page redesign for this site. Basically I've just refactored the JSPWiki JSP pages into chunks that I find more manageable, made them (hopefully) XHTML compliant, and altered the CSS styling. It's the latter I'm still tinkering with mostly.
btw, only I can post here, it's not a public Wiki, its a private notebook.
Migrating content from personal Wiki into here shortly. Not sure whether to leave this as complete open access or restrict things in some way. I may try activating the RCSFileProvider.
Also need to tweak the layout of these pages so they look a bit nicer.
Added the notes I took whilst at the XML Europe 2002 conference.
Start of a comparison of XML Pipeline Frameworks