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16 Jul 2003 (updated 16 Jul 2003 at 05:44 UTC) »

Went to OSCON last week. Got sick. Not sure if the two were related. ;-)

Actually, things went really well. Based on discussions there, I'm messing around with our SMIL implementation to come up with a good export format for OpenOffice Impress.

I spent the better part of today analyzing the last Debian project leader results. Very interesting. Martin Michlmayr won a Condorcet-tallied election in a very close race between him, Bdale Garbee (the incumbent), and Branden Robinson. Looking at the analysis, probably the most surprising observation is that Branden Robinson would have won had San Francisco's rules for Instant Runoff Voting been used. The full details are over on my posting on Electorama.

I'm at the IETF meeting in Japan this week. Other than the typhoon, it's going well. Unfortunately, I have to leave early. Those that are interested in what's going on can actually watch the MPEG-4 feeds.

Hmmmm....I'm curious why so many people are posting diary entries as articles.....

Been playing around with RSS stuff today. After much searching for a CSS stylesheet for RSS, found the W3C RSS Stylesheet which makes the W3C RSS Feed look pretty good in Mozilla. I borrowed it for the rtsp.org RSS feed. Also, suggested that the Mailman developers add RSS support to Mailman

Just posted an article about campaign finance reform to Kuro5hin. My contention is that it's a big ol' red herring, and that we really need to get rid of the two party system.

At any rate, we'll see what others think...

I started an interesting discussion over at the MPEG4IP list (well, interesting to me). The MPEG4IP project is a group that is working on end-to-end MPEG-4 interoperability, per the ISMA specification. I started by asking about widening the scope of their project to doing H.263/MP3/RTSP/RTP interop. Still early, but I think there's some definite possibilities there. While I don't agree with the tactic (promoting MPEG-4), the spirit of the project is a good one. They seem very interested in talking about interoperability using whatever means possible. The thread concerns asking them to widen the scope of things.

I just posted an article titled HTTP and MP3: The Only Streaming Media Standards That Matter at a new community site for streaming media called Ubergid.

Migrated over to Evolution this weekend. I think it's getting there. In the process of doing that, I wrote a script to migrate my Eudora filters. After getting that done, I decided to finish the job, and released the script: eudora2evol.

A couple of projects I'm working on just shipped: the RealOne Player and SMILGen. XMLhack covers both of these.

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