SCAN Web plugin

SCAN plugin for adding web-locations is released.

If you haven’t noticed already, there was no simple way to just enter a web URL in SCAN and get a document in the repository. One had to add web documents via del.icio.us or fetch them from RSS. Now it is fixed – with Web plugin you can add web-pages with their URL’s and more – you can tell the plugin to follow hyperlinks and crawl web-pages recursively, thus adding whole web-sites to SCAN document repository.

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To install new plugin, click on “Check for updates” button in Plugins manager window (“Tools?Manage plugins”). Web plugin will appear in “Location type plugins” section.

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Slashdot effect in action

A day in the blog’s life.

It’s not a 04-01-joke, it’s like the Slashdot effect looks. Someone mentioned my old article (“Anicent tags museum“) in a comment to the Slashdot post and it resulted in a traffic that Chronicles usually have during a whole month.

MS and Yahoo!

Really sad news and sad perspective. It looks like we will live in a totally bi-polar Web soon.

I am not an active user of the core Y! services, but I’ve got a Flickr and Del.icio.us. Though they are important parts of my everyday online life, I definitely will have to go off if MS would be there. At least, that’s good that I’ve not purchased Flickr Pro account yet, so they will not get my hard-earned cents!

Who knows a good photohosting service with possibility of import all shots from Flickr?

Open Source Kibitzer

SourceKibitzer portal, a benchmarking service for Open Source Java software projects, opened the large part of its source code and claimed to be “the first-ever User-Programmed Service”.

Firefox 2.0

Firefox I’ve moved from Firefox 1.5 to the hot new 2.0 version. Though I think the changes I have found don’t worth to increase a major version number, Firefox got better anyway. Even at first sight.

All you need is Drupal

It’s commonly called “CMS” but as deeper you’re digging into it, it’s getting clear that it is something greater than the “Content Management System”. Or perhaps, that the “Content Management” is something greater than we used to think. Actually, Drupal’s darned flexibility allows to do a lot of things which would need the application servers and all that stuff. And in the simplest case, it will need no programming – you can build for instance, a simple database application (like a products directory etc) or even a light CRM/ERP for your intranet as just a specialized Drupal configuration.