for today is the 100th
Ulysses is a vast novel:
has it in
for downloads, although the BBC's
may be more palatable for many people. I've been reading Ulysses
on and off for about ten years now, ever since I took it on holiday
to Greece - I can read a paperback in 2-4 hours, so a hefty tome or
a suitcase full of books were the options, I chose Ulysses.
Ulysses brings back happy memories of sitting on a sunny
hotel balcony with my feet up, sipping ouzo, reading and being
finish to the book sums it up for me: "Yes".
The only sad point in the proceedings being the continued
by the Joyce estate. One can only hope the
sorts the situation out for good.
Most of this has been sitting in my backlog for too
long, but given that
Jabber Journal #18
came out yesterday and mentioned some of them, here's a
chance to pop some goodies off the stack.
First off Jabber IRC integration, the journal goes into
more depth, but I've found the
IRC transport most useful. Simply try to join a Jabber groupchat with
say #mobitopia%irc.freenode.net as the room name (pick a channel, any
channel), and Bob's your uncle, easy integration, nice!
Stuck behind a firewall?
run a Jabber server on port 80 (and 443), ideal for those
moments when you just can't use the standard Jabber ports,
indirectly it's yet another way to use IRC from behind the
Kiwi Java hero and king of the curry,
joined the elite
and become a member of the
Jabber Software Foundation.
He let me have a tinker with his Jabber SMS transport recently, very easy
to use and something I'd have killed for in the days before my phone had
a Jabber client.
Psi 0.9.2 comes out, my preferred
desktop client just keeps getting better.
In other (old) Jabber news -
and EBS announce joint solution:
EBS are the big hitters in the foreign exchange trading world,
and many of their solutions are XML based, so it's a natural fit. Nice to
see Jabberbeing validated in this way.
AOL opens ICQ interface,
but does anyone care any more? Too little and too late, if they wanted
to announce something smart they should have thought about migrating to
and supporting Jabber.