Wednesday, August 04, 2004

According to the NY Times, IBM plans to contribute its Cloudscape code to Apache. Cloudscape is a pure Java DB. Apache is an open-source foundation.

Another nice example of open-source gaining grounds in the commercial world. Although I must say I find IBM's valuation of the code at $85 million a bit, ur, creative. was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times).

They also have a few other nice Mozilla extensions.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

HASHD aims at developing civil society in Palestine through supporting a popular grassroots campaign for peace and democracy. HASHD focuses on empowering the people by initiating a common vision for a future peace. [...] A future Palestinian state, living alongside its Israeli neighbor, needs to be envisioned and built by its people.

We have a creature living with us. Been here for a fortnight or so. It lives in the fridge door. Every time I open it, it purs Fuweeeed me.

The name's starter. Sourdough starter.