Tue 29 Apr 2003
Category : Technology/samizdat.txt
I've just updated the Weblog article. I'm making the PHP code I am using to run this weblog available for download.
I must emphasise that I did not write the original code. That was done by a guy called Robert Daeley who ported the Perl-based Blosxom to PHP.
If I had actually written this system, I would have called it Samizdat.
Category : Commentary/books.txt
Chanced upon an interesting new book store at Goldhill Centre, diagonally opposite Novena Square. It's got a nice though smallish selection of books, many of which I hadn't seen before. It's called ResearchBooks Asia ("your best source of specialist books"). I noted a few books on technology and history that I would love to find time to read.
My first thought was about how long it's going to last, considering we've got the two behemoths - Borders and Kinokuniya - and the Word Shop and Dymocks, Times and MPH, have all either bite the dust or are faltering. But I'm sucker for bookshops and I think this is a good find.