I just enabled my Google Scholar Page: Mícheál Ó Foghlú - Google Scholar Citations.
I had previous enabled by ACM personal profile: Mícheál Ó Foghlú - ACM Author Page.
My thesis on Irish Research Funding Policy, accepted last summer for a doctorate in the University of Sheffield, School of Education, has been published on the University of Sheffield e-thesis website. This site is shared by the Universities of York and Leeds, and so is called White Rose eTheses Online. It has also been published on the Waterford Institute of Technology repository (i.e. where I currently work).
Ó Foghlú, Mícheál (2010) Science, Engineering and Technology Research Funding Policy in Ireland 1995-2008: A Policy Document Analysis, EdD Thesis, University of Sheffield, School of Education. (University of Sheffield PDF, WIT PDF).
In the period 1995 to 2008 there has been an increased level of government funding
for research and development in higher education institutions in Ireland.
This thesis analyses the evolving theoretical literature on the production of
knowledge, and traces how models of research and innovation have evolved in the
contemporary period. Four models are discussed: (i) linear model, (ii) national
systems of innovation, (iii) mode-2 science, and (iv) triple helix.
The thesis presents a detailed analysis of a series of public documents produced
in Ireland in the period, and discusses how each one relates to the theoretical
background. Some of these relationships are explicit, where documents cite key
authors and the models as discussed in the theoretical literature. Some of the
relationships are implicit, where the manner in which the process of research and
development is described implies that certain models are being assumed.
The thesis subsequently discusses the results of this analysis, where it seems
that the Irish policy literature is moving away from an engagement with at least
some of these theoretical models, towards a very operationalised implementation
strategy. This is epitomised by the development of the Strategy for Science
Technology and Innovation.
The thesis finally makes a number of recommendations for policy makers,
advising the more detailed study and analysis of Ireland's own national system
of innovation, and the prioritisation of the use of research funding to build up
capabilities in identified areas of this system that are weak.
The Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology has a new energy–efficient data centre to support its network-based research projects in the area of telecommunications networking.
Right now, TSSG is working on an average of 40 to 50 research and development projects. It has been recognised as one of the top 10 European institutes driving ‘future internet’ research.
Kedington Group has designed the centre at TSSG, which has an IT power load of 300Kw, with some cabinets engineered to house 30kw of IT equipment. It deployed Rittal LCP technology, which uses chilled water (at 15°C) and will provide free cooling 72pc of the time, for the new data centre.
Sean Duke interviewed with me recently about IPv6 and the Future Internet. This interview was broadcast on Science Spin on Dublin's Spin FM (103.2) on the 17th June, 2010. Sean was kind enough to give longer than the traditional two minute "sound bite", instead this is a ten minute discussion that allows time for a bit more depth.
You can listen to podcast of this interview, after the introductions mine is the first segment (time 00:50 to 11:10).
I am very happy to announce that a team of programmers from the TSSG have won first place in the Ericsson Mobile Application Awards. The global student competition generated over 700 registered users, 120 registered teams from 28 countries worldwide and the involvement of 1000 end-users globally. The jury selected the winners yesterday at the Nordic Mobile Developer Summit in Stockholm.
Pictured above is Robert Mullins and the two part-time students Kieran Ryan and Mark Williamson who are both members of the TSSG and students on the TSSG-sponsored MSc Communications Software in Waterford Institute of Technology.
The winning entry has an associated YouTube video and was based on the development of a "Caller Profiler application".
This success demonstrates the capability within the TSSG to translate from a high level research interest in telecommunications networks and services, through to real software development that can have an impact on industry, with a link back to WIT's teaching curriculum, in particular with specialised targeted MSc (taught) course offerings designed to enable professional development of specialist software skills.
Robert Mullins led the TSSG's engagement in Enterprise Ireland funded ILRP IMS-ARCS project that built enablers for next generation IMS services. The development work for the competition was enabled by Enterprise Ireland funding linked to one of the IMS-ARCS industrial members Vennetics as partner.
We are grateful to Ericsson for the opportunity to take part in this competition. Ericsson, both in Ireland and in Sweden, work closely with the TSSG in supporting our Next Generation Network TSSG Centre (funded by the TSSG, Enterprise Ireland, and Science Foundation Ireland), and have worked with us on many leading edge research projects.
Well done to the winning team!
A video interview with the winning three teams, the TSSG team as overall winners are third in the sequence starting at timestamp 2:20:
The official press release on the Applications Award win was released today: TSSG Press Release
Well, as a personal comment on my recent blog post about smart phones, I thought I'd cross link to one of the TSSG researcher's personal expereinces with the HTC Hero smartphone, that runs Android 1.6 at present: When jbwan met: HTC Hero.
I predict that Android phones are going to be very big in 2010.
This day last week say the extended deadline of EU FP7 ICT Call 5. This is the call, like Call 1 before it, where most topics of relevance to the TSSG come up. I am very pleased to say that the team in the TSSG really engaged with the process, and was involved in the successful submission of 41 project proposals. That's just under one proposal each for every researcher in the TSSG who is funded by EU funding (we're about 150 in total, and around 60 are funded from EU funding). Of course, the rest of the organisation gave considerable support as well, and we had one proposal that came from the commercialisation part of the TSSG, thanks to all of you.
Already the TSSG are the most successful research centre in Ireland at winning EU funding, with 16 active EU FP7 projects as of today (funded mainly through ICT Calls 1, 2, 3 and 4 over the past 2 years). We would have the expectation of at least some successes for these new proposals that have been submitted, and we await the results of the extensive review process. The larger Integrated Projects (IPs) have a review process that allows for clarifications with the proposal team at a panel meeting in Brussels; this should happen some time in Jan 2010 for highly ranked IPs.
The TSSG is built on successful project proposals, without funded projects we have no income and no way to pay our staff. So I am very proud of the huge efforts put in by the whole organisation, and in particular by the core EU funded researchers, who helped achieve this major milestone.
After a full audit of submissions there another one I didn't know about when I originally posted this information, so the total is actually 42 submissions with the TSSG as a partner (covering objectives 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 3.5 and 9.2). There has been some interesting public analysis of the submissions to the call posted already http://www.euforskning.no/post/submissions-Call-5.aspx. This shows how many of each type of proposal were submitted under each of the strategic objectives of the call.
A recent entry in Jon Udell's weblog referenced a whole series of interesting things: New York Times Article on who owns the internet (quoting Joseph Turow's suggestion that a small "i" was more suitable than a capital one so as to allow for global ownership); that William Gibson's statement that "the future is here, just not evenly distributed" (as cited in Tim O'Reilly's 2002 column on emerging technologies); and concept of active paper (as refernced here in an earlier weblog entry); and reference to an interesting book on W-Fi.
XML.com: What is RSS? [Dec. 18, 2002] A useful modern article on RSS with up-to-date links to the various standards, and to tools which can process, create, and read RSS XML newfeeds.
Digital Ecosystems "The essence of Digital Ecosystems is establishing streamlined, interconnected internal and external processes required for business operation implemented over a robust and reliable distributed infrastructure with sufficient control and monitoring systems."
CORDIS IST FP6 1st Call You can download all the details for making an EU project proposal for the Sixth Framework 1st Call from this site. Officially published on 17th December 2002.
Internet Society (ISOC) - All About ISOC Want to keep track of where ISOC 2003 will be held. ISOC 2002 was in Arlington VA in June. I met someone in KTH, Stockhom, who presented there, and it looked like a good central event with many interests in the same place. Looks like IPv6 Forum meets there at the same time.
Gordano Homepage A mail system to drop in to replace email.
The Unofficial 802.11 Security Web Page a good set of links to wireless security information.
PHILIPS Pronto - Royal Philips Electronics Universal controller.
UnitedLinux Releases Version 1.0 the consortium made up of Connectiva, SCO, SuSE and turbolinux reseased their fisrt version of UnitedLinux 19th Nov 2002. Noticably absent are RedHat.
A Comparative Overview of C# Author: Ben Albahari
Date: Initially released 31 July 2000, updated 10 August 2000.
C#, C++, Java Comparison with .NET Framework from kuro5hin.org, technology and culture, from the trenches. Interesting observations backed up with sample code. Managed C++ (required for use with the .NET Framework) performs poorly.
All Consuming (track weblog book recommendations)
Weblogs.Com: Top-100 Links from Weblogs List of weblog changes managed by weblogs letting the site know when they are changed.
Improvements on Conventional PKI Wisdom by Carl Ellison. Interesting critical analysis of common assumtions made in simple PKI solutions, and a proposal for delegated authority structures with fewer assumtions (and no "single sign on" panecea).
Home Network Security an article of advice for securing home networks.
VINNOVA Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems the Swedish equivalent of SFI funding innovative research in ICT.
T6 Home - Welcome At IST2002 Andrea Nicolai presented on the subject of Digital Ecosystems. This was an excellent talk, and this link is to his organisation's home page. Here there are a series of excellent white papers, the Digital Ecosystems and the Open Source ones look very interesting. [Posted during the session itself by your live reporter from ISt2002 :-) the wonders of Wi-Fi and blogs]
The Register: Sun to join WS-I there had been a rist between MS, IBM and the others who set up the WS-I excluding Sun, but this may now be resolved as Sun joined this week, and will have a seat on the board. Part of the rumours of discord were linked to suggestions that IBM might charge royaly fees for use of some concepts in Web Services in particular ebXML (actually sponsored by Sun and the UN). The WS-I fast track the slower W3C processes for some standards relating to Web Services.
Web Services Architect portal site for Web Services news.
eAI Journal a journal dedicated to Enterprise Applications Integration.
eaiQ: Independent resource for enterprise application integration (eai) and infrastructure Enterprise Application Integration portal
Internet Search Engine Comparison Search site comparison matrix: Google, AltaVista, AllThewWeb
End-to-End Arugments in System Design (Saltzer, Reed, Clark) MIT
Reliable Web services Jon Udell, InfoWorld Test Center
Open Source Development Lab a project to develop a telecommunications applications platform based on Linux.
Introduction to carrier grade Linux Applied-Computing.net article on an interesting project to build a platform based on Linux for telecommunications applications development and deployment.
Mícheál Ó Foghlú's Radio Weblog is my Experimental RadioUserland Weblog.
Here They Are, Science's 10 Most Beautiful Experiments New York Times feature on elegant experiments. You need to nregister with the NYT to see them :-)
Services Intelliun Corporation rebuttal of BEA's claims to develop an application in 5 steps (compared with 28 for IBM WebSphere).
Linux Today - Richard Stallman -- The Anatomy of a Trivial Patent explores how a simple web request for an audio file has been dressed up as a software patent (oh, the audio file can be stored on CD-ROM or a RAID array, wow).
ElectricNews.net:News:O2 opens up SMS marketing to SMEs (O2 SMS Marketing Service)
ElectricNews.net:News:Slapper infects victims in 100 countries just as Netcraft predicted, worms have emerged to expoit Apache and OpenSSL weaknesses for which patches are availbale.
Grid-Ireland Install Kit Interesting national computing grid project.
RIU256: IP over 2.5G 3G (IST Overview project)
A Telecommunication Case Study in Java looks at a framework for concurrent programming with threads and events.
for Mobile Internet Users article on using smart cards for on-line digital IDs in mobile Internet.
Papers - 4th USENIX Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems, 1998 Article on CORBA evenet architecture, does look at event service but offers its own system.
USENIX ;login: - an architectural overview of the ACE framework Article on distributed component architectures, a bit old but maybe useful.
eLexPortal An EU eBusiness Information Portal. All the eLexPortal contents and services are free of any charge and the most of them available without registration. By registering, the user is enabled to get email alerts with news and events, participate the Online Forum and avail of the multilingual HelpDesk (legal experts give personalized, written answers to specific legal questions regarding e-Commerce).
NoCatNet A community network initiative in CA.
Salon.com Technology | Stalker tech Location-based PDAs in a USA campus.
MEN behaving badly MEN Motorola, Ericssons, Nokia and their control of the wireless marketplace.
smartBridges - Software and Driver Downloads Ethernet/WiFi bridge designed for SOHO.
Setting up a Bluetooth connection between a Nokia 6310 mobile phone and a Toshiba Portege laptop Guide to conecting Nokia 6310 and Toshiba laptop (IrDA/Bluetooth).
Editize - Overview >>> Text Editor Component for ASP, PHP and ASP.net CMS Java client drop-in text markup editor for use as a component in a Content Management System.
XML.com: RSS: Lightweight Web Syndication [Jul. 17, 2000] Excellent overview of the evolution of RDF and RSS and the various uses to which these have been put.
XML.com: W3C XML Schema Design Patterns: Dealing With Change [Jul. 03, 2002] explains the use of wildcards in schemas to allow varient XML targets to match the schema.
Fall 2001: The sea change of the Web: What is the Second-Generation, Semantic Web? Semantic Web Brackgrounder
Web Hosting Ratings (Advanced Search)Webhost search by feature
iPowerWeb.com Good value web hosting SSL + CGI, 200 Meg, for $7.50 per month.
Mobisys 2003 - The First Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services jointly sponsored by USENIX and the ACM SIGMOBILE set for May 2003.
The Technology Primer (Morgan Stanley, Dec 2001) a very useful overview of ICT market.
Wireless Foresight Excellent set of scenarios for 2015!
Saving the Mobile Internet (Dick Schefstr) discusses why 3G will be bypassed by WiFi and create a real mobile internet. Very provacative and interesting.
E-Work and E-Commerce (IOS Press) 2001 contains articles by myself and Dr Willie Donnelly.
Pedal to the metal an interesting article, on the different keyboard layout standards, on maximising human efficiency, and on the modern study of HCI and usability and how this relates to the Victorian studies of efficiency. Of particular interest, however, is this website's mecahnism of counting and listing backlinks. This mechanism was drawn to my attention by Jon Udell's article Blogspace Under the Microscope on OReilly.net.
United Linux is a collaboration of Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE and turbolinux to form a unified business distribution and streamline Linux testing for hardware and systems vendors.
smsx Web Service a SOAP Services for SMS Messages.
BuyEire.com - Online shopping for Ireland An Index of Irish On-Lines Shopping Sites.
B-DSL (Satellite Internet Access in Ireland) from a Cork based company, Media Satellite.
SPEWS.ORG - the internet's Spam Prevention Early Warning System. [DNS Deny] will publish Bind 8 and Bind 9 lists of DNS servers to deny queries for (due to blacklisting after activity such as email spamming).
Common threads: OpenSSH key management, Part 3 from IBM's Developerworks.
Common threads: OpenSSH key management, Part 2 from IBM's Developerworks.
Common threads -- OpenSSH key management, Part 1 from IBM's Developerworks.
(802.11b/WiFi News) an excellent news portal for hardware, software and business related news on the issue of wireless access points.
Computing Research Repository (CoRR) including LaTeX style guidelines.
Irish Council for Science Technology and Innovation (ICSTI) Technology Foresight Documents
Sputnik Gateway Software Similar to Boingo, but allows for some shared free access as well as shared for a fee access via other people's WiFi networks. Both are based on free distribution of a Win32 client which simplifies the authentication, security and management issues by centralising these on a shared authorisation server on the Internet.
Boingo Wireless WiFi system which allows networks to share bandwidth with other existing users.
Official list of Bank Holidays List of all National Holidays in many countries.
TIBCO Extensibility XML Infrastructure Solutions TIBCO TurboXML is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for developing and managing XML assets. With facilities for creating, validating, converting, and managing XML schemas, XML files and DTDs, TurboXML provides a best-of-class XML implementation platform that combines industry leading XML solutions (XML schema authoring, XML instance editing, and XML project management) into an simple and intuitive IDE. TurboXML, which is currently deployed in thousands of organizations around the world, is the first XML IDE to offer comprehensive support for the latest XML standard - the XML Schema Recommendation.
Trinux: A Linux Security Toolkit Linux Security Toolkit (small distribution).
phpGroupware PHP-based group application suite with many plugin modules.
twiggi twiggi web-based groupware (neddix IT Consulting und -Services, Stuttgart)
Jon's Radio, Musings on XML I'm linking here to one day of Jon Udell's on-line Radio Userland Blog as it includes interesting musing on the disadvantages of over complex XML (as supported by Dale Dougherty) to quote from Jon's blog:
Last night, I had dinner with Dale Dougherty, who has been around the track a few times when it comes to processing structured text. (Dale wrote the 1990 classic, sed and awk.) What bugs him lately? Overly complex XML schemas. Less is more, he has concluded.
Managing the Connected Organization Valdis Krebs, 2002, makes some interesting arguments about connected organisations.
O'Reilly Network: The Semantic Web: It's Whom You Know [Apr. 19, 2002] stimulating article pointing out the huge effort required for most web content to be marked up so that it can be more meaningfully indexed and searched, rather than brute force word indexing as is done at present.
Mike Lin's Home Page W2K Utility programs - including a startup monitor.
Electireland: Ireland's website for the undecided voter. Fun political survey included.
IRCSET - Embark Initiative Irish Research Council for Science Engineering & Technology
Notices of the AMS March 2002 "All Questions Answered" Donald Knuth
IST IPv6 Cluster is the website for 6th Framework and other research interest in IPv6 in the EU IST research programme.
Dave Baum's LEGO Page (author of the "Definitive Guide to LEGO MindStorms") this page includes sample programs in Not Quite C (NQC) his language for programming the RCX bricks in the LEGO MindStorms kit.
Across the universe, (InfoWorld) (a review by Jon Udell) describes a product Virtuouso 2.7, from OpenLink, combining DB, AQL queries, XML, WebDAV, and web services and available for multiple platforms. An indication of the potential synergy of the new web services world.
MS has 14 million passport subscribers (The Register) the article suggests thatm people have signed on because they have to rather than because they actually want to, but it does strenghen the .net plaform by giving it a customer base.
Actuality Systems 3-D Visualisation Product displays a 3-D image in a sphere (like a programmable snow crystal).
Lycoris a Linux Desktop Distribution.
Geek Nerd Quiz take the quiz with answers, but you must keep score yourself.
Traffic Control - Next Generation for Linux Kernels.
Spambar Spam Filter forces all email correspondents to confirm that they are a real person before letting a message through, thus filtering spam. Interesting.
O'Reilly Network: Google Web API [April 12, 2002] Google announces availability of its services via an API. Interesting discussion putting this in context.
Cape Technologies are a new telecommunications consultancy company based on expertise from Broadcom Research Ireland.
JavaWorld Awards: JBoss goes from strength to strength; JUnit is applauded; Jxta sounds very good; and Web Start makes client-side deployment easier.
VRVis - Kompetenzzentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Intermon - inputs on visualisation.
Poseidon for UML Developer Edition - Gentleware - Tools for Developers open source (?) UML Tool.
Apache SOAP type mapping, Part 1: Exploring Apache's serialization APIs very good article on SOAP and serialization from IBM's developerWorks.
Rhythmyx content management system from Percussion.
Roxen Internet Software - Products web content management software.
Ektron's emPower web content management system, builds on MS-ASP or ColdFusion.
About Livelink OpenText Web Content Management System.
Interwoven Products - TeamSite Content Management Another Web Content Management System.
Content Management: Editions - Home Documentum Web Content Management.
SecurityFocus home mailing list: BugTraq reccommends the use of 2048 PKI keys rather than 1024 as it is now reasonable to assume that big government agancies in a number of countries have the facilities to crack the smaller keys relatively quickly.
Top XML : MSXML Parsers This links to an XML MSXML parser sniffer, which checks the versions of MSXML available on your client machine: Sniffer. The page also contains links to useful refernce on MSXML.
ZDNet |UK| - News - Story - EC cracks down on local-loop unbundling EU Local Loop - regulator, deregulating the local loop - Ireland and other countries falling foul of EU regulators.
Main Articles: 'The Management of Content: Universities and the Electronic Publishing Revolution', Ariadne Issue 28 An well written article on the use of the web in the University sector. Comparisons are drawn with the printing revolution of the 15th century.
Bublos.com : Book Price Comparisons > Directory Search Results A list of links to content management systems built on XML technologies.
TERMINALFOUR Content Management Solutions - Home A content management system for web-based access.
My Virtual Model Inc. - Welcome A site for modelling yourself.
MOSIX An interesting parallel processing system, now open source in openMosix as described by Moshe Bar. Note that there is a parallel Perl module which supports execuation in Mosix/OpenMosix: Parallel-ForkManager.
IBM and Linux an interesting article refuting some of Sun's claims about Linux on IBM mainfames, especially the S/390, and an especially interesting account of emulation software for IBM's z/VM virtual operating system environment.
Dublin e-City Report Dublin as an e-City, an interesting report by Chris Horn (Iona Technologies).
Irish Fitted for Broadband Rings covers the Irish Government's initiative to fund broadband access in the regions.
Headline news from Sky News - UK Flexible Working saw this on Sky News last night, covering a UK report on Flexible Working.
Irish Times Article - Breakthrough in dispute between Eircom and Doyle on DSL system Eircom DSL i-stream may be able to be rolled out by May 2002, with a cost of 50EUR for resellers.
MOVABLE TYPE :: Personal Publishing System May be a better blogger than GreyMatter? Might upgrade, as it can import from GreyMatter.
Google's weakness and AltaVista's strength An interesting response to a provocative article on the virtues and vices of Google and AltaVista search engines. There is still a place for both, though Google is my normal choiice, I agree with the authors comments about exclusion searching "-" and speed of registration..
O'Reilly Network: Emerging Technology Briefs: Identity [Feb. 27, 2002] An interesting series of technology briefings, this one focused on the issue of identify core to p2p and web services and security.
Hosting Strategies at JamesGLewis.com Good advice on hosting strategies, a personal account, with many excellent tips.
Euromap: Welcome page A portal site for Natural Language Processing initiatives and infromation. Funded by an EU project.
International Common Criteria Project Homepage Good portal site for security information, may have a tendency to be over-paranoid.
CORDIS: IST: Home Page EU Information Society Strategy research funding home page. Funds majority of IT/ICT projects in EU. See also TEN Telecom, and E-Content.
Community of Science - Research funding, expertise, abstract publishing for academia and industry A Portal site for research funding.
Linux Command Index An excellent on-line reference for Linux commands, taken from the O'Reilly Linux in a Nutshell reference book.
O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention 2002 THis event covers many excellent topics including Perl and Perl 6, Apache with XML, Java with XML all with a focus on the practical use of open source technologies to solve real problems.
WSDL Interop Adventures - an interesting blow-by-blow account of trying to get SOAP WSDL servers to interoperate using four environments: Perl's SOAP::Lite, Java GLUE, Radio UserLand's own scripting, and Microsfoft's Visual Studio (tested with C#). Food for thought indeed.
ISC Homepage (Irish Information Society Commission) has on-line reports and documents relevant to the Information Society.
Earthweb Networking and Communications: Java: JAIN's Addiction: The Java Advanced Intelligent Network a user-friendly introduction to concepts, with a software developer's emphasis.
Sun's JAIN APIs White Paper explains how JAIN enables a combination of the telecommunications Intelligent Network concept, with the Internet.
Ericsson Parlay/OSA White Paper discusses the role of open standards in the data-centric networks emerging (as opposed to the voice-centric telecommunications networks of the past).
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.1 Logging this reference site of the SOAP 1.1 protocol for future reference.
Scientific American: Feature Article: The Worldwide Computer: March 2002 A vision of how the network will be the computer, as Scott McNealy (CEO of Sun Microsystems) has been saying for some time.
Java OSS Initiative This initiative may provide a platform for AlbatrOSS.
Wonder Web is a project investigating Semantic Web technologies. The URL was sent to me by Sean O Miadhachain of Sabhal M Ostaig, Skye, Scotland who is one of the prime authors of our HERO proposal, sent in Call 7, and resubmitted in Call 8 of the IST programme.
BBC News | SCI/TECH | Which broadband technology will win? looks at the battle for controlling the local loop in emerging networks.
Nokia OSS Nokia are brand Next Generation Operations Supports Systems (NGOSS) and Nokia OSS, interesting links to TSSG's AlbatrOSS project.
Hosting with SuSE in the UK for ｣9000 per anum.
dynamicsoft - SIP-based Infrastructure Solutions for Converged Communications Networks - Session Initiation Protocol company behind SIP and other telecoms/Ip-based services concepts.
Tomorrow's Carrier Network: The Service-Driven Network: Solstice Enterprise Manager Sun's concept of a service driven network is where the TSSG space exists, enabling new services managed in IP-based networks, potentially on new and emerging networks (e.g. 3G).
ITpapers - White Paper Search is a syndicataion site for IT white papers.
ZDNet |UK| - News - Linux Lounge - Story - SuSE expects break-even second quarter looks like they may be able to for an IPO soon.
The Web Standards Project: Fighting for Standards in our Browsers is the old site for the web standards project. The new phase is due to be launched soon.
Lee Center for Advanced Networking Excellent research lab in California working on many aspects of computing and telecommunications.
Papers Invited (inbox) I regestered for this planner for Calls for Papers. To early to say how useful it is yet.
Netcraft Web Server Survey is a useful analysis of the current web servers in use, as well as other comments on the trends in the industry. Published very month.
The End of Free Discussion and examples of movement from free to fee-based web services. Food for thought. Suggested to me by Shane Dempsey, cheers :-)
RSSify Simply way to auto-create RSS XML from a news-based site.
The Future Independent Web: Visions Of What's To Come! Loads of interesting links on the philopsophy of the web, design and useability issues.
LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project - v3.0 This is the way to configure multiple Linux machines in WIT with the minimal hassle. Also good for our potential TestBed 1U Machines booting off another server.
Dell - Latitude c400 DELL's option for a lightweight ultra-portable PC.
Ericssons T68 available in Ireland - one of first GPRS handsets, certainly one of first with tri-band, bluetooth and colour screen!
Toshiba Ireland Looks like you need to order a few extras to get the standard pack with this.
Reviews say Bluetooth & WiFI is great.
Note also that no touchpad, just joystick mouse.
Jon Udell is a portal for links to lots of things including articles by John himself (always very informative) and links to active discussion threads on the local newsgroups he monitors (alternative web access as well as with a newsreader).