27 novembre 2018

Modified Preorder Tree Traversal

Modified Preorder Tree Traversal
Luc Belliveau, who works with us as a resident computer wizard, showed me this today. It's the neatest thing - a simple way to generate a list of the parent branches in a tree from XML data stored in a normal database. More...

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Reusable Media... Redux

Reusable Media... Redux
I've had some email from readers expressing concern - quite naturally - about the size of the MP3 version of my talk in Utah. After all, it's 64.5 mb, about 30 minutes to download (if you're lucky). What I would like are some suggestions. I have a Linux based web server, but no streaming media server and no money to buy one (not that I would want to anyway). More...

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Australia Bound

Australia Bound
It has taken a lot of planning by many people, but next Monday I will jump on to an airplane and fly around the world. On the way, I will stop for a month in Australia, visiting (in order) Canberra, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Perth. I will be giving public talks in most of those locations. This link describes the talks I will be giving and some additional details about my trip. If you are living in Australia (and a great many OLDaily readers are) then I hope to be able to see you en route. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Review: Microsoft Print Reader Delivers

Review: Microsoft Print Reader Delivers
I have complained about user registration in the past. Well, here's the Microsoft way of addressing the problem. More...

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iSociety

iSociety
This is a pretty good essay. I haven't read it completely but I've read enough to know that it's worth passing along. An analysis of the use of internet technologies to support social networks, it looks at things like the importance of reputation, limits on the size of networks people can support, and some dangers of social networking such as isolationism and cronyism. More...

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Eyetrack III

Eyetrack III
This is a great article and a must-read for anyone who designs web pages. The study is based on measurements of readers' eyes as they look at news websites. Some results we've seen before in other studies: pictures are 'lighter' on the web than in print (that is, they don't immediately attract the eyes); shorter paragraphs are read more; text ads work better than banners. More...

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Registration? For What?

Registration? For What?
Some mainstream people are now arguing against newspaper website registration policies, people who even get mentioned in Poynter's E-Media Tidbits when they make the case. More...

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RSS Wave: Good Examples Of Newsmaster Sites

RSS Wave: Good Examples Of Newsmaster Sites
Sometimes the best way to make your point is with a few examples, and Robin Good steps up with a series of examples of what he calls 'NewsMasters'. More...

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A Weblog For Every Student

A Weblog For Every Student
People doubted my claim a month or so ago that there would be tens of thousands of teachers using weblogs this academic year. I have no real stats on this (and no way to get any) but the University of Warwick seems bent on making the prediction come true all by itself as it offers a weblog for every student. More...

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Searching for Creative Commons on Yahoo!

Searching for Creative Commons on Yahoo!
This is something we've needed for some time - a way to search and find only that content we can use. Google, meanwhile, doesn't reliably let searchers know whether the link they're following is free, registration or even pay. More...

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