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by: Bernard Teo

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Fri 21 Feb 2003

Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom

Category : Technology/blosxom.txt

If you've made your Mac a server, you can set up a blogging system quite easily. Within 15 minutes, in fact. Blosxom is the one to use. You don't need to know how it works. Once installed, your weblog is automatically published. If you can create text files, you can easily add to your journal.

Posted at 8:58AM UTC | permalink

OSX Browser Compatibility with Banks - Good Times Ahead With Safari?

Category : Technology/BrowserCompat.txt

For connecting to a bank, Netscape 7.01 and Mozilla 1.2 onwards are currently the only alternatives available for people on OSX. Other browsers, like OmniWeb, Opera and iCab, have very weak support for Javascript and lack that most important piece of software, the bridge between Javascript and the Java applets the banks use to ensure security, called LiveConnect, a technology derived from Netscape.

But Safari is proving most compliant in terms of Javascript compatibility. See report - "Javascript in Mac Browsers". Apple has seeded Java 1.4.1 to developers. There is cause to hope that the second part of the equation - LiveConnect support - may be solved. Then we can ditch everything else except Safari, if we want to.

Posted at 4:55AM UTC | permalink

PDF Workflow

Category : Technology/PDFWorkflow.txt

Noticed this when Apple released 10.2.4. Came across this bit just now that suggests how one might take advantage of that. PDF Workflow allows you to create, channel and otherwise work with PDF documents, with no need for further human intervention, once you set things up properly. The afore-mentioned little tidbit does something useful with very little work. It hints of further possibilities. Systems integration work on OSX is going to get fun.

Posted at 3:09AM UTC | permalink

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