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Dynamically Creating PDFs in a Web Application. HTML isn't the be-all, end-all of web applications. Sometimes you need something a little more precise. Sean C. Sullivan recently found himself generating PDFs from his web application with iText. [Der Schockwellenreiter]
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PlanetMath: Math for the people, by the people. [the inimitable Schockwellenreiter]
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small gods. I'm a fan of a design pattern for software where in a very large, complex, rich data-type creates the meat of the application and then over that you pour a gravy of scripting.... [Ascription is an anathema to any enthusiasm]
5:31:45 AM comment  trackback 
Iran and its 10,000 Salam Paxes [BuzzMachine]
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Kudos to Oliver Wrede for his Newsposter: a consistent source of compelling reading (some German required). Thank you. Danke schön.
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RSS: News That Comes to You [Der Schockwellenreiter]
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The Good, The Bad, and the Blogly
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Creating an index of weblog posts in Radio. Inspired by Rob Henerey's suggestion, I've written a Radio script that displays an index of weblog posts for the main weblog or a category.
Check out this short Business 2.0 piece showing how each dollar collected per song is divided up. Artists get 12 cents out of a dollar. The music download service (i.e. Apple) gets 40 cents. That leaves 48 cents up for grab as music download industry emerges, expands, and consolidates while the real world music distribution business shrinks. I expect record companies will start to dwindle during the expansion phase as they start losing artists to the music download industry. There will still be middlemen, but record companies will be left with peddling only oldies.[Don Park's Blog]
2:43:19 AM comment  trackback 
IPod Muzak Isn't Same Old Song. Apple's iPod is changing the market for canned music in business establishments. Entrepreneurs are using the device to play cutting-edge electronica where they once might have turned to bland elevator fare. By Leander Kahney. [Wired News]
2:42:09 AM comment  trackback 
"Blog your Music" online/offline event in France. BoingBoing pal Jean-Luc in Paris writes:
We have launched a collaborative event for June 21st, "Music Day" in France and other countries. On that day, every blogger (wherever he lives) can do on his blog a post or more about music in general and must link to another blog that participates in "Blogue Ta Musique" (blogging your music). Every blogger can participate (it's free of course !) by sending me a message with the URL of his blog at email@example.com . We include it in the blogroll of "blogue ta musique" blog here. And on June 31st,Link Discuss [Boing Boing Blog]
Blog Ta Musique and mediatic will mention hour per hour each new music message.
More than 30 french speaking bloggers will participate. Some examples will be interesting : Kill Me Again will create a song for this day and will post it on his blog, Philippe Allard will cover the Music Day in Brussels by moblogging, and on a Wiki page here Christophe Ducamp will create a collaborative page about Joe Strummer.
2:40:40 AM comment  trackback 
Tech Support. »The technical support team at B. F. Yancey Elementary keeps the school?s 43 iBooks in good order, tutors students, organizes websites and shows parents how to make presentations. The average age of the team is eight years old.« [Apple Hot News] [owrede_log]
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AAPL Gets and Upgrade.
While not juicy technical news, it is nice to once again get the "analysts" to see that the iPod is a killer piece of hardware. It's sales are very important to Apple right now. Not only are the most likely contributing to increased system sales, people are still buying tracks from the iTunes Music Service at about a clip of 500k/week. Not bad.
The other main reason AAPL got a boost is that it was bringing iTunes to Windows. Truth be told, it's a freakin' huge market. "Apple is abandoning its long-standing strategy of confining its award-winning software to the Mac platform," said Charles R. Wolf.Forwarding Address: OS X]
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Blogs like Electric Venom sure make me realize how much work lies ahead... sigh! ' need more time.
1:42:11 AM comment  trackback 
Top of the Blog, Ma!.
The headline is a semi-obscure reference to the movie White Heat, with James Cagney at his bad-guy best.
[The Doc Searls Weblog]
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