24 Feb 2003 kwoo   » (Journeyer)

Trust metric presentation

raph: I read through your slides for CodeCon, and found it inspirational. Thank you for posting those. I had been messing around with ideas for authentication and whatnot for Blister, but I think it might be more interesting to integrate an Advogato-like trust metric instead -- it takes more effort, but it will be interesting effort that will teach me something.

XSLT and brethren

I've been reading up on XSLT and FO for the past couple of hours. On one hand I can see the "correctness" factor -- but on the other hand, it really seems like a bunch of academic masturbation.

That is not meant as a flame to supporters and/or implementers of the platform -- it's just a personal opinion. Rate me down if my opinion bothers you, but send flames to /dev/null. Responses to flames will be generated by /dev/zero. Or /dev/urandom if you're lucky. :-)

That being said, I don't like to complain about something without at least having a suggestion as to how to fix it. I don't have a fix right now, but I am going to focus my next few hours of reading on the DOM or SAX (whichever is best-supported by Ruby) and see if I can't throw something together for those of us that want little more than tag transforms.

Random question of the day

The Japanese language uses counter suffixes, and there are many of these counter suffixes for different types of items. Which counter suffix is used for lines of code, and which is used for files/directories in a filesystem? My Japanese isn't good enough to hit a Japanese programming page and find the answer on my own. Needless to say, my language texts are a little lean on answers to this one.

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