OCLC To Add Wiki To WorldCat?

Outgoing: WorldCat Wiki
The idea is to have a Wiki that complements WorldCat. People could add reviews, cover art, comments, etc. and relate these to bibliographic records (maybe at the FRBR work-level too). We hope the system is flexible enough so that people do (good) things we’re not expecting. We’d like the Wiki to be available anywhere WorldCat records are.

Picked this up via Library Stuff. Sounds like a great idea. Something to keep in mind for my FoLL article.

Wired Finds Roadcasting

Wired News: Watch for Roadcasting Rage
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are developing an ad hoc networking system for cars that would allow any driver to broadcast music to any other vehicle within a 30-mile radius.

Hmm, neat concept. I think Cory Doctorow came up with it in “Eastern Standard Tribe“, at least that’s where I ran across it. He even notes, back in October 2004, that enterprising iPodders where starting to do this sort of thing. Anyhow, I think it’s cool and I hope Cory gets the credit.

Olive – Console RSS Feeder

freshmeat.net: Project details for Olive
Olive is a console mode RSS newsreader. It provides a chronological rather than site-oriented view of news stories and tries to stay out of your way as much as possible.

This I will have to try. Once its on the console, you know it must be serious:)

IE7 To Require XP Service Pack 2, No Win2K Support

BetaNews | Microsoft: No IE7 for Windows 2000
With Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1 set to debut next month, Microsoft has quietly closed the door on Windows 2000 users planning to adopt the new Web browser. IE7 will require Windows XP Service Pack 2 due to internal security changes that rely on Microsoft’s latest operating system release.

They really do want to drive those upgrade dollars.

Info On Tabbed Browsing in IE7

IEBlog : IE7 Tabbed Browsing Implementation
My role has been to re-architect IE to support tabbed browsing. This work began last year and includes building a new frame (top-level window and chrome), sorting out how to host and switch between multiple instances of the browser, and managing communication between the various internal components

Good insight on how tabs are being architected in IE7.

Wednus Window – DHTML Windows for Web Apps

SourceForge.net: Project Info – Wednus Window
Wednus Window is an unique DHTML Web-Application Windowing System. It shells your websites/web-applications with fully customizable DHTML window objects. User can even change its skin, so it can goes well with any website layouts.

Novell Posts Loss

The New York Times > Business > Novell Posts Loss in the Second Quarter
Novell, a seller of network software and consulting services, reported a second-quarter loss yesterday, missing analysts’ estimates because of higher costs. Shares fell in extended trading.

Podcasts Announced by NBC, ABC News

Podcasts catch on at NBC, ABC news divisions – Yahoo! News
ABC News and NBC News announced plans Tuesday to offer podcasts, the rapidly growing mobile technology.

ABC is up now with content that includes Nightline. NBC will add podcasts in June from www.msnbc.com.

Red Hat to Open-Source Netscape Directory

Red Hat to Open-Source Netscape Directory Next Week
Next week, Red Hat is planning to release into open source the Netscape Directory technology it acquired in September 2004. That is according to Joanne Rohde, Red Hat executive vice president, who spoke on a panel here on open source. The panel was one of three held Tuesday, and was sponsored jointly by the Information Technology Association of America and NASDAQ.

Visula Studio Plugin Allows for Linux Development

Mainsoft’s ‘Grasshopper’ Gives Visual Studio Developers Jump on Writing Linux Apps
Mainsoft Corp. Tuesday announced a program and a new tool for Visual Studio .Net developers to use their familiar tool set to write applications for Linux.

The San Jose, Calif., company announced its Visual Studio .Net for Linux Developer Program as well as its new Visual MainWin for J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) Developer Edition tool, code-named Grasshopper.”