Quick Links, April 04
While Hebig Industries kept radio silence, loads of interesting stuff piled up. Before it submerges under new input, I better put it into this well-structured news roundup - have fun :-)
Eating your own dogfood
Six Apart - Mena's Corner - after heavy criticism, Six Apart seems to have back its public voice. Good.
Implement Bayesian inference using PHP - Build intelligent Web applications through conditional probability at IBM developerWorks discusses the basic concepts behind conditional probability (Bayesian inference), how to implement the required calculations in PHP and how to use them in a web-app wizard. First part in a series of three. Also at developerWorks, via Couchnico: How an XSLT processor works - "A contrast with JSP, PHP, and other Web development languages". Related: XSLT & XPath Tutorial by Tracey Wilson
Syndication and Aggregation
37 Signals: An exercise in clarity: RSS in 10 words
Kinja is live: "Kinja is an RSS reader for people who don't know what RSS is, who don't know what a reader is, for that matter, or don't care. [...] Will it take off? Who knows? Kinja will not appeal immediately to the power users, and they're the web's most influential critics."
Many 2 Many: Aggregators: Pro and Con, Present and Future
Talking about aggregation: This presentation on Advanced RDF in Firefox finally proves that "aggregation" is a word on Mozilla's radar, as possibly has been for quite a while. Boy, what a killer Mozilla would be with decent mail, news, calendaring aggregation - or a good RSS/Atom aggregator alone, that is. The "Mozilla" keyword would normally take us to the XUL quick links, but by special request of a single person, I will put them in their own entry :-)
The Semantic Web, Information Architecture and All That Jazz
Peter Van Dijck: Why is it so hard to lean topicmaps? - bottom line: as there are no beginner tutorials and hackable applications available, it is much harder to start with Topic Maps than with other languages or concepts. In his Thoughts on Topic Maps Alexander Johannesen disagrees and says that's why he developed xSiteable
Platypus Wiki "is an enhanced Wiki Wiki Web with ideas taken from Semantic Web. We call it a Semantic Wiki Wiki Web. It offers a simple user interface to create a Wiki Page plus metadata according with W3C standards." - For the subject-predicate-object fetishist via Danny Ayers
Enterprise Blogging and KM Tools
Alastair Weakley: web-Interactive Scrapbook System - "The aim of the wISA system is to help a group of users to collect, share and organize a collection of research resources. Like pages in a scrapbook, the resources, which are displayed graphically, can be arranged in individual projects on the screen." - The scrapbook UI is similar to some Wiki UI Martin Röll and I talked about some days ago. Via Lilia. Also at her blog: OKLC04: PhD workshop notes
Ton Zylstra has loads of good stuff: Every Signal Starts Out As Noise (until someone decides it is signal), the quest for The Perfect Corporate Weblogging Elevator Pitch and BlogStories, "a collection of stories of how blogging shaped events"
In the Guardian
Weave a wiki web - it's the public web, stupid
Look to the long term before you judge a float - on stock markets and a Google IPO
Flash Addiction: Font Fetish