The longer I work with large corporate intranets, the more I am amazed at how ugly they are. Ugly in that special Internet sense: they use unusual authentication schemes, have plain weird URL design, the list goes on. I particularly find the URL design annoying: in an intranet redesign, you’re often required to recombine existing stuff, but if pages don’t have unique URL’s you’re kinda stuck. What was ever wrong with giving every destination page a unique URL?
Jon Udell: The LinkedIn dilemma: “I’m bugged by forms that invite or require me to specify the unspecifiable.” Or in other words: categories that describe the world in too limited ways. Sometimes (often?), categorizing isn’t the answer.
If you need to do an easy local install of Apache, PHP and Mysql on your computer running Windows XP, I can highly recommend AppServ Open Project. I ran the installer, and it just worked (I tried the XAMPP installer before that and that didn’t work).
Lou on Enterprise IA as Intellectual Property.
Simon points to XML in PHP5: An in-depth look into advanced XML features. Very cool – I can’t wait.
The Belkin Media Reader for iPod would be perfect for traveling: it lets you store pictures from mediacards on your iPod. But it doesn’t work with my older iPod! Arg! Any ideas anyone?
Object Learning: Big-time publishing fun with metadata…: “Harper’s is built upon a Semantic Web framework – albeit a primitive one.”