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Some thoughts on green programming, PHP, Midgard and simplicity

Rasmus Lerdorf's excellent talk on PHP and simplicity in FrOSCon introduced me to concept of green programming. To quote the Green Programming blog: Just like we should aspire to use renewable energy sources to help the health of the planet, we should also use reusable software elements to create robust, healthy code for our customers. Eco-friendly practices might be thought...

Knol: a unit of knowledge

Google's Wikipedia competitor Knol launched a while back. It seeks to make writing informative entries more appealing to authors by offering a cut of advertisement revenue from the Knol pages. This can be a substantial thing as calculations say if Wikipedia had ads the revenue from them would be 42 million USD per year. Having read Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash...
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Midgard to go Vala?

Cross-posting this to Planet GNOME, as it is sure to be interesting to the community there, especially as Midgard is becoming much more than just CMS: There is a project in works by me to rewrite Midgard’s core engine from plain C to Vala. Midgard 8.09’s code is taking huge use of GObject infrastructure and Vala is so good in...
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Part-time Istanbullu

A thousand years ago, men from my lands traveled here in search of opportunities and adventure. Now, due to intercontinental relationships and working permits, I follow their footsteps. While Istanbul didn't score perfectly in Monocle's Quality of Life index, I still find it a quite appealing place for a web worker. The lifestyle is more relaxed than in the north,...
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Some notes from FrOSCon 2008

I'm again in the FrOSCon conference in Sankt Augustin, having found the conference last time reasonably big, but relaxed. I will be giving my GeoClue talk again on Sunday (16:30 in HS5). Here are some notes from the conference: PHP 5.3 is going to have alpha2 next week. Namespaces could be nice in MidCOM, but I wonder how well they...
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Using Yahoo! Fire Eagle with Midgard

Yahoo! Fire Eagle, kind of "GeoClue for the Web" was released last week. It acts as a central hub collection position information from services like Plazes and Dopplr, and with a simple PHP script, Jaiku. Services needing user's location can then ask it from Fire Eagle instead of having to support all the services separately. Midgard's positioning framework has been...
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Finding out available MidCOM routes

MidCOM is a PHP MVC framework where you create a site by building a tree structure and assigning components for the various folders. Each component is its own PHP application that can handle all URL requests under that folder using a set of configured routes. In addition to making normal requests to the various routes available, routes provided by other...
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Micro-blogging as alternative corporate announcement channel

Today our ISP is having major power failures, and therefore many of our web services are down. For situations like this, it is good to establish an alternative channel of communications, and for us that is the micro-blogging platform Jaiku: http://jaiku.com/channel/Nemein If you are a Jaiku user, feel free to join the channel. Others can follow it via the RSS...
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Why Finland is different

It is not only sauna, cold winters and Koskenkorva that sets us Finns apart, apparently: The map also identifies the existence of two genetic barriers within Europe. One is between the Finns (light blue, upper right) and other Europeans. It arose because the Finnish population was at one time very small and then expanded, bearing the atypical genetics of its...
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Georgia without Russian troops

Just some pictures from happier days: Best wishes to my friends in Tbilisi in these hard times.