Mikes Briefs

by Mike Shea on 24 April 2003

There's a good article on ExtremeTech on Krazy Keyboards. I have a great interest in new input devices as the 130 year old keyboard interface drives me nuts even if I do type 80 words a minute. The Datahand seems promising, but I don't think it will ever catch on with a pricetag of $1600 and an interface that would take months to learn. Our only hope is voice support. Again, the Xbox has figured this out and games like Mechassault, The Clone Wars, and Phantasy Star Online all make use of it for online play. Not much good for the office workers though.

Don't let this happen to you! Go buy copies of Mike's Great Movies on DVD.

I got my Hsu VTF-2 subwoofer and my Xbox VGA adapter. I'll have reviews of them soon. Both are excellent products.

Some big thinking XML guys have started using <body> tags into their RSS 2.0 files so you can store XHTML content right in an RSS file with proper namespaces. I've rewritten my RSS 2.0 parser to recognize this. Here is an example RSS 2.0 file and here is a parsed version. Its no longer headline syndication...its CONTENT syndication. This works nicely with Amphetadesk as well.