Ok, so the more observant amongst you will have noticed that my website has changed rather radically, or more accurately has almost completely gone away.
I will be bringing bits of it back online slowly, as I get the time, but for now I am experimenting with using iBlog to make this blog, which will form the backbone of the new site.
Things have changed quite a lot over the past few years, and as I am currently a full-time employee of sports interactive , a lot of the old content is no longer relevant.
I did think about waiting until I had the new site completely done… but frankly that could be a very long time given the amount of other distractions I have right now, so it seemed more sensible to just get on with it. In the meantime, please accept my apologies for the numerous errors and the rather painful jolts when moving between the old and new pages!
Kevin pointed out to me that MusicBrainz already has something along the lines of what I described for uniquely identifying musical tracks.
As usual someone’s already been there and done that. I wonder how good it is at not identifying similar renditions of the same track by different artists! Can a really good cover’s band fool it…
NetNewsWire is great, but I have a wishlist…
I want to be able to share my subscription list between machines
The “aggregate new headlines” feature is nice, but I want to be able to aggregate more than one arbitrary group of subscriptions. You can almost do this by using folders, but not quite I think…
I want some sort of adaptive filtering; by which I mean filters that I can teach by rating the items I read, giving them some sort of thumbs up or thumbs down to tell the filter whether I want to see similar items
Frequently Answered Questions
My friend Boah came up with the interesting concept of Frequently Answered Answers</a>. Now admittedly he may have been joking at the time, but that’s not really the point.
I like the idea of Frequently Answered Questions (as I prefer to call them). I think you should give them to people before you work with them. It’s like saying… “before you ask…”
This is an interesting interview with Ward Cunningham, talking about Wikis.
Although I’ve known they exist for a while, I’ve not really used them much. They seem like a great tool for collaboration, but whenever I’m pointed at one by somebody I invariably find myself totally baffled by the lack of structure, and struggle to find any useful information.
The interviewer seems to have the same problem, so I’m obviously not alone!