Older blog entries for cdegroot (starting at number 4)

According to the Orbiten Free Software Survey, I've written a staggering 39000 bytes of Open Source Code.

Hmm, I think I need to track my copyrights a bit more carefully ;-).

Lies, damn lies, ...

At the last Jini Community Meeting, Tim O'Reilly noted that Jini and JavaSpaces need a "killer app". Maybe this could be a candidate: a JavaSpaces-based MTA. By making all the pieces of MTA functionality fine-grained and decoupled, you should be able to build - in theory :-) - a very scalable mailer. Now the question becomes one of transactions per second...

I love the concept of CipherSaber, which is nothing more than a bit of protocol around RC4, creating a secure cryptosystem which is simple enough to pass by mouth. The challenge is that you implement this with your own program, which is at most a 60 minutes excersize for an average programmer.

A natural thought, therefore, is to collect all these programs on a list, which I intend to do on the CipherSaberList. Entries both in computer and natural languages are welcome.

Released the first version of SGMLtools-Lite today. Hopefully this'll get the SGMLtools project going again...

The JDBM project is getting underway - but we need help, because stuff like extendible hashing and B*Tree's is likely to cost someone a lot of time. Any Java hackers out there?

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