Sunday, July 30, 2006

We need more RSS!

Why don't people use more ? - or for that matter;
personal note: I guess I have to include a default disclaimer in my template stating that I usually use RSS as a synonym for all the relevant protocols and their variations; but since I guess everyone but the religious guys does that it wouldn't make much difference.
One such nice application for RSS is (enterprise internal) :
Within my companies reporting system I can choose to have several reports (related to my job, obviously) sent to my e.g. daily via e-mail. So first of all, this is nice: I don't have to go into some BI-whatnot-datawarehouse-thing-application and query the data myself - quite convenient.

But it would be even greater if I could just (RSS-style-)subscribe to that data, and thus get a notification as soon as the data changes, and even better: I could more easiy integrate into my productivity applications ().

So people stop treating RSS as just a means to get blogs or news distributed; it's basically just about any kind of content.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Whats up with technorati?

Was it the redesign? Is it just me?
is incredible slow - at least today.
And it also reports wrong content - it lists outbound links on my blog(s) that simply are not there.

The NetBeans worldTour


Coming this fall - The NetBeans worldTour.
Unfortunately they don't stop in Austria, but at least in Prague (well obviously, since is being developed in Prague).

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

DRDA book


This is just because I was asked - again.

Yes, it is true, I did write a book on DRDA once - The DB2 Universal DRDA Certification Guide, part of the IBM DB2 Certification Guides series.

So if you ever have to configure a DB2 connection from Windows to MVS (as if that was still around), I'm your man.

Monday, July 24, 2006