Sunday Coding

Started the day (late) reading a different sort of code, lounged about shuffling books and CDs around (I really should just get my camera and get back to photography, but it's too damn hot), and started looking at the AirTunes protocol, wondering if an AirPort Express would be a nice addition to my gadget menagerie. Looking back, it's amazing how much of an advantage RTSP and SIP have by the simple expedient of using -like headers.

Following my newspipe antics (by the way, version 1.0.1 was just uploaded by Ricardo, so head on over and get it), I hacked together a quick IMAP web client to have WAP access to my feeds (even with the mobile support I hacked in, I sometimes want to check on feeds I don't get mobile notifications for).

Just for kicks, I've been doing it using my Cocoon-like XSLT framework, and the clever bits are here. Or close enough, since I have yet to import part of the XSLT stuff. Think of it as an exceptionally dumb webmail client that only lets you read and flag messages for follow-up on a pre-defined folder, and you've got the picture. Since it doesn't do anything other than list. display and set flags on messages, it's pretty light and secure.

So, while wading through a couple of older items with my PDA, I rediscovered this level-headed view on Open Source Myths, which deserves praise in two respects: One, it's short and to the point. And two, it shows Neil, unlike the usual zealots, has a pretty good grip on reality.

I also found this 1KM long Bluetooth link (which is bound to raise some eyebrows, since on one side of the link was a perfectly normal, non-enhanced ), but the best news item I caught up on was the Doom 3 trailer (via Pedro).

Even if I don't go in for all that much blood and gore, the graphics look (technically) amazing. We'll see what the gameplay is like as soon as the first multiplayer mods come out.