Art House Digital Cinema Is Here: “We%u2019re developing a national network of specialty screens, called EmergingCinemas, by entering into joint ventures with local cultural centers, such as museums, performing arts centers, and, perhaps the most exciting of all, restored %u201Cmovie palaces,%u201D via a strategic marketing alliance with the League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT). New digital technology can return %u201Cthe movies%u201D to these grand old venues, which in many cases have abandoned an ongoing cinema offering. We%u2019re providing the required hardware, the programming and the marketing expertise for them to have an ongoing quality cinema offering for their communities.”
The Rogue Librarian — notes from the Book Culture talk at SXSW: “Half of all the web sites created in 1998 are now gone. 320 Million websites exist, with a new one being added every 4 seconds.”
ongoing · Perfect Tool: Dandelion Killer: “So from time to time I’ll write up an example of a tool that comes close to the Platonic ideal: it does what it does as well as what it does can be done. I’ll use a very inclusive definition of %u201Ctool%u201D: hardware, software, you name it. Suggestions are welcome. Today we start with the humble Dandelion Killer.”
ongoing · On the Goodness of Unicode: excellent brief introduction to Unicode for developers, but useful for IA’s as well, even if you are not a techie.
Simon Willison: XmlWriter: Generating XML from PHP: Simon produced the extremely useful looking XML writer class.
Visual SourceSafe isn’t really great for versioning with documents (as opposed to code). When I create a new doc, I have to create the doc locally, close it, put it in sourcesafe, check it out and open it again locally. Annoying. When I want to edit a doc I have to close it if I have it open, open Sourcesafe, browse to the right directory, check it out, open the document again and then edit it. And then not forget to check it in again.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Where spam comes from: “e-mail addresses posted on websites or in newsgroups attract the most spam.”