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  • Who wrote Linux?, by Ben Ramsey
    there who would like to claim that Linus Torvalds was not the sole developer of Linux and that he plagiarized code from Unix MINIX and elsewhere While this may be just another part of the SCO debate over Linux Tanenbaum s article is nonetheless an interesting read By Ben Ramsey Posted on 3 Jun 2004 Of Pears and Pickles Bringing Savant into the fold Tweet Vote on Hacker News Please

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/06/who-wrote-linux/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Of Pears and Pickles, by Ben Ramsey
    set it up in my Firefox RSS feeds Good job Aaron On another note about PEAR I ve been spending a lot of time working with and learning about PEAR It s a great community with a vast repository of PHP classes that is constantly growing with each new proposal Aaron also notes on his Weblog when proposals have been accepted Check out the PHP Extension and Application Repository By

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/05/of-pears-and-pickles/ (2016-04-26)
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  • PHPCommunity article in PHP Magazine, by Ben Ramsey
    it s titled PHP Community Part I so I m looking forward to the next installment to see what he has to say though I feel that part two may come as we grow nearer to the site launch Right now there is progress on the site though the end seems far from sight Still as Shiflett mentions PHPCommunity org is already a success in that it is already building

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/04/phpcommunity-article-in-php-magazine/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Speaking of Google…, by Ben Ramsey
    Google Speaking of Google I found a very interesting blog concerning their very massive clustered computer It s well worth the read By Ben Ramsey Posted on 20 Apr 2004 Google jumps on the bandwagon a little late PHPCommunity article in PHP Magazine Tweet Vote on Hacker News Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Twitter Github LinkedIn Email Copyright 2004 2016 Ben Ramsey Except where otherwise

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/04/speaking-of-google/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Google jumps on the bandwagon…a little late, by Ben Ramsey
    beta stages Gmail is without a doubt the true Google of e mail to use Overholt s phrase It will incorporate the two most important aspects of a user s Internet experience e mail and searching Gmail also touts an unprecendented 1 GB that s 1 000 MB for those who still think in terms of Yahoo s 4 MB of Web mail space of e mail storage space claiming that users will never need to delete their messages again Instead users will simply allow their messages to archive and fall back out of their minds into the massive history of their mail box until they need the message again Thus the vast number of messages that may accumulate in a user s mail box is mind boggling so finding an old message may seem entirely absurd without a system of folders However Gmail does not intend for its users to use folders Instead users of Gmail will use search based functionality Think of it A world without folders Everything is just lying around out in the open seemingly and utterly disorganized It makes my brain hurt Yet with one simple request the relevant items are returned to you and all is well That s what Gmail will do and that s apparently the direction in which many other applications are moving including rumors I ve heard of WinFS Windows Future Storage in Microsoft s Longhorn scheduled for release in the distant late 2006 As for me I cannot imagine a world without folders or organization so I wonder whether Gmail will offer a bit of the ol skool way for those of us who like organization and meaningful relationships of files to folders Another important factor for Google to tackle with 1 GB of storage space is the sheer volume of spam messages we all receive on a daily basis I get up to 200 messages a day of spam Others receive even more How will Gmail filter spam without filtering out valid e mail messages I definitely don t want Gmail archiving my spam messages even if it ll be months and years before they start putting a dent in my storage space Finally one topic of concern over the use of Gmail is its privacy policy and the way it targets users with advertisements Gmail will not feature any banner ads or pop up ads but it will make use of the popular text ads found on the Google search site These text ads are targeted based on a user s search Likewise the text ads in Gmail will be targeted based on the content of your e mail messages Sounds scary doesn t it However reading the policy consoles me Gmail s terms of use state Google will display ads and other information adjacent to and related to the content of your email No human will read the content of your email in order to target such advertisements or other information without your consent and no

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/04/google-jumps-on-the-bandwagon/ (2016-04-26)
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  • FCKeditor, by Ben Ramsey
    decided to go with Rich Editor a paid and licensed editor that was supposed to work well in all browsers Unfortunately Rich Editor required much recoding on my part in order to get it to work in our CMS and I was never too excited about the terms of its license agreement which states You may use the Software to create content for third parties or in your commercial products According to this you cannot use the product in your commercial products or in products for third parties Rather you can use the product only to create content for third parties or commercial products It s a very fuzzy sentence but that s what it means So after having used Rich Editor and being fed up with its license and some of its functionality the remote image files browser was clunky and took a long time to load I decided to scrap Rich Editor when I found a light weight cleanly coded LGPL licensed editor FCKeditor FCKeditor works only in IE in all other browsers it displays a simple textarea as it makes use of IE s built in HTML generation functions however do not fear for it is not an ActiveX object This is fine when developing a CMS that you can restrict to a specific browser since there are only a few people using it to manage the content of the site So it was fine for us Also it is extremely easy to extend and modify another plus In fact I was able to easily add Preview Page and Insert Flash functionality and because of that I decided to join the project at Sourceforge and contribute my changes to it So far I ve contributed only those two modifications as patches to the project but I hope

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/04/fckeditor/ (2016-04-26)
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  • PHPCommunity.org logo, by Ben Ramsey
    Mar 2004 PHPCommunity org logo Chris Shiflett announced the new PHPCommunity org logo on his blog yesterday Peter Jovanovic and Richard Davey are the winning artists By Ben Ramsey Posted on 18 Mar 2004 Firefox RSS reader panel FCKeditor Tweet Vote on Hacker News Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Twitter Github LinkedIn Email Copyright 2004 2016 Ben Ramsey Except where otherwise noted content on this

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/03/phpcommunityorg-logo/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Firefox RSS reader panel, by Ben Ramsey
    Explorer This planted another seed in my head What if thought I Mozilla has such an extension for Firefox So I proceeded to Mozilla org I went to the extensions page for Firefox where I found an RSS Reader Panel extension It works great for what I wanted I have now placed my entire blogroll into the panel which pulls the RSS links from any specified bookmark folder It also

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2004/03/firefox-rss-reader/ (2016-04-26)
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