Max Romantschuk's weblog – February 2003 archive
PCs and usability
Dan makes some interresting observations regarding the problems many people encounter with computers. He also makes some interresting predictions. I suspect they might well come true, or hope so at least. It's a good read: Dan's Data - Do you have a license for that Athlon?
Book recommendation on P2P
I'm currently reading a very good book about Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technologies. It's one of O'Reilly's books, "Peer-to-Peer - Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies". So far the book has been a very good read, and I doubt the rest will be any worse. If you happen to live in the Helsinki metropolitan area there is at least one copy in the libraries, but I've got it at the moment.
Are you is or is you ain't?
I started wondering if this is a weblog at all. After reading the Weblog entry in MeatballWiki I came to the conclusion I can at least call this a personal weblog without any great risk for term-misuse. The WebLog entry is a good read, take a look.
New page added
I've added a new page to the site. It covers my artistic achievements, if you can call it that. Take a look and send me some feedback if you feel like you have time to kill.
You can now do a Google search on my name and find this place. For some reason Google thought that my CV was more important than the front page, not that it matters. On the less positive side, the site breaks with Opera. The HTML and CSS should be standards compliant, so it's probably yet-another-browser-dependency-issue. I'll look into it as soon as I have time to install Opera. If anyone would like to debug the stylesheet it's at http://max.nma.fi/master.css. All help is welcome.
Working behind the scenes
The site is slowly forming, and I'm working on new content which is to be added as soon as it's worth looking at. I've added the link to this page in my Slashdot preferences, and it's nice to see that people are actually bothering to come and take a look at the page. I appologize for the scarce content, but I really do intend to keep adding stuff. Hopefully, some of it will even be interresting.
Right now it's safe to say that I've got much to do and less time to do it in. The CV is beginning to look OK, but there's still lots that should be done on the site. I'm probably going to put the url in my signatures soon though.
The migration to Zope is on hold until I feel that things are in order here otherwise.
After some magic courtesy of my friend Fabian Fagerholm I now have access to a Zope installation. This site hasn't been moved over there quite yet though. Amazingly, the Zope server runs inside a virtual linux server with the help of User Mode Linux. The virtual server runs inside the same server on which these pages are hosted at the time of writing. An Apache server is then used as a proxy for the Zope installation, so we can do virtual hosts and everything.
Technology is really mind-boggling these days, don't you think?
Thoughts so far
Thus far it seems like this site is going to be a gradual buildup to a technology demonstration of stuff that I am able to do. Having somewhere to demonstrate what I know is much better when I can control the content to one hundred percent.
I'll be working on this site pretty much in the near future. I hope to get a sensible chunk of content up here within a week or so. After that I can concentrate on some of the technical issues, like making a sensible editing interface for this weblog, for example.
I've been working on this site every now and then for quite some time. It's still local on my machine but I should be getting it online soon enough. I guess I wanted to get my CV online somewhere and the only logical solution for me was to create a personal site... haven't really had one for a few years so I guess it can't really hurt.
OK, I just got this site online. Everything is still very much a work in progress, so disregard the fact that the content is quite sparse... I'll fill in as time allows.