Everything sux

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Patents: Biggest. Fun. Evar.

This is so dumb.
It seem that some corporation (I'm told it is MSFT, but I may be wrong) patented "Data Mapping". For those who don't want to get a great laugh, this patented involves almost anything.

You want to use xml to represent books? ok.
SQL to represent graphs? ok.
LDAP for Employees? check.
YAML to represent Alien Invasion Plans? It's in.
Actually I think it also covers ASCII representations of anything.

Oh, wait look at this:
Another important attribute of the mapping architecture is that of being updateable.

INCREDIBLE! Damn, this is ther geat part, I could have never thought of making something updateable !

Damn, the sucky thing is that there is really people taking patents seriously.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

GMail

You know what's bad about usenet and mailing lists?
The users. Obviously this is also the good.

The worst thing about the users on usenet and ML is top posting.

A: well I do
Q: really?
A: I mean, hard to understand
Q: in which way ?
A: people find it is bad
Q: why do you say so?
A: no, you should not
Q: Should I use top posting?

OTOH, some people writing tools, i.e. the World Domination Inc, AKA Google, decided that gmail and google-groups2 should default to top posting. If microsoft had done this people would start up burning Seattle, but, hey, google is our friend is'nt it?