Neil's Place

May 1, 2003

7:15 PM RPath Lives!

({urn:actor:Myers-Mike}^playedBy*)[not(contains(role*,'Evil'))]/role*

The question is, can you figure out what the expression above does? If so, then RPath passes the Syntax Is Comprehensible Test.

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April 30, 2003

5:19 PM Insanity

This guy must be insane.

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April 29, 2003

4:51 AM Questions Revisited

OK. Now I've fixed the formatting on the examples.

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April 27, 2003

5:09 AM XUL Questions and Examples

A new section has been added to XulPlanet! It contains answers to some common XUL questions, and provides a number of new examples.

I'm hoping others might contribute additional examples.

By the way, we've moved to a new host, so if you see anything broken, let us know. I do want to thank the XML Workshop for hosting us for free all these years. But now that XulPlanet has gotten bigger, it's time to move on.

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April 26, 2003

11:20 PM Scary Monsters

Last night I watched the movie Monsters, Inc. Now I realize why I've never seen any monsters in my closet. I've always had the kind of closet that slides open, yet now I know that monsters can only sneak into rooms via closets with standard doors that open outwards.

I feel a bit safer now.

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April 24, 2003

12:56 AM RDF Stores

Anyone know of a good RDF storage system? I mean a file format that stores RDF data like a database. I'm thinking a Mozilla component could be written that could read and write it.

I ask as applications that use a lot of RDF could get quite large using serialized RDF files. Take a look at localstore.rdf -- it contains a lot of repeated text. That file could get quite large with lots of data in it.

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12:52 AM Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!

Just when I felt like I was starting to make some real progress, I get stopped spending 8 hours hunting down the cause of one bug in some code.

Some good news though is that I think I understand how to deal with the native side of XPCOM and the Mozilla string classes now.

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April 19, 2003

2:00 AM War Poll Results

So it seems that approximately half of people think that after Iraq, the US should turn their focus on attacking and liberating Flint, Michigan.

Fortunately, Flint shouldn't put up much of a fight, so there should be a minimum of casualties. And unlike Iraqi cities, Flint has also conveniently been pre-looted.

Other countries got about 10%-15% of the votes each, except for Iran which got none. That means that an infinitely larger number of people wanted to have the US attack France rather than Iran.

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