A quick reminder for myself. There is more to metadata than can be described in XML syntax. XML is just text. Text isn’t always the best way of describing something. Metadata != XML Metadata > XML I’m hoping in the next version of the software-formerly-known-as-CAREO … Continue readingNote to self: Metadata > XML
Here’s a quick link to a discussion of PHP vs. Java. Sure, that’s much like a discussion of Coke vs. Pepsi, or Mr. T vs. Hulk Hogan, but some interesting points are raised. Note, though, that Raible is a hard-core Java guy, but many of … Continue readingPHP vs. Java Commentary from Raible
David Wiley talks about something called the “Reusability Paradox” of learning objects. It’s one of the fundamental issues in dealing with learning objects, and basically boils down to this (grossly oversimplified Coles Notes version of Wiley’s paper): “If a learning object is useful in a … Continue readingAddressing the Reusability Paradox?
I just whipped up a brain-dead simple bookmarklet to check Technorati’s link cosmos for the currently viewed web page. Just drag the link below into your bookmarks or toolbar or whatever, and whenever you click it, you should get the Technorati report on who’s linking … Continue readingTechnorati Bookmarklet
Well, you’re probably not, but if you know someone who is, they might be thankful for this page, containing what appears to be a pretty comprehensive list of RSS readers for a whole lotta platforms.
From the Intranet Journal: a handy tip list for how/who to best generate and manage a requirements specification for a project. Perhaps the most important piece of any application development project is requirements gathering. After all, if you’re not clear on where you’re going, how … Continue readingGathering Requirements: The Crux of the Matter
Just a reminder to anyone who is interested in teaching/learning in a higher-ed setting, that the Teaching Reflections 2003 Conference is taking place August 20-21 here at the University of Calgary (conducted by the Learning Commons, no less!) More info here and no, I did … Continue readingTeaching Reflections 2003 Conference
I just noticed this. I have no idea how long it’s been available. Wired.com now has RSS feeds for any search query. Just copy the “RSS” link from any search results page and subscribe to your heart’s content. Sound familiar?
I’ve been using MacJournal for some time now, and have been quite happy using it as my outboard brain (for accounts, registrations, code snippets…) but it started barfing on me over the last couple of weeks – new entries not saved, etc… I know… MacJournal … Continue readingDEVONthink: Outboard Brain
Handy page on integrating RSS feeds into JSP pages…