mandag, november 22, 2004
Jeg har i den senere tid testet MapServer. Indtil videre ser det ud til at fungere ret godt. Vigtigst af alt...: Det er gratis! (tilsvarende løsninger fra ledende gis-software-operatører figurerer i +50k-klassen). Nåja, og så er det OpenSource - det meste er dokumenteret.
Features jeg har fået glæde af frem til nu:
- understøtter ecw-formatet
- læser microstation dgn (men kan ikke klare roterede tekster)
- Er møghurtigt
Jeg leder lidt efter en java-klient/java-script-klient til at "lægge over" og gøre det lidt lækkert. GDV (et tysk firma) har lavet en demo, komplet med kildekode.
fredag, november 12, 2004
Jeg gengiver lige i sin fulde længde, nyhedsbrevet fra Dilberts New Ruling Class... Det er ret godt (og ønsker mig samtidig Scott Adams to bøger til jul: "God's Debris: A Thoughtful Experiment" og "The Religion War". De kan begge købes på Amazon, Eskil!!!)
DNRC STOPS GLOBAL TERRORISM!
As you know, the best way to solve a problem is to identify the core belief that causes the problem; then mock that belief until the people who hold it insist that you heard them wrong.
The core belief that drives terrorism is the notion of a "holy place," along with the idea that some people belong there and other people don’t. That’s why the only solution to terrorism is for religious scholars to hold a global summit to agree on the definition of "holy place." Once they agree on a definition, it will be easier to mock it into submission.
At some point during the summit, probably after a week or so, the scholars would tire of saying to each other, "Nice hat" and asking, "What setting do you use to trim your ratty beard?" Then they’d get down to the business of defining what makes a place holy. Someone would suggest that the key things are the location and the fact that something holy happened there. Eventually, someone with a second-grade understanding of space, possibly the busboy, would point out that everything in the universe has moved a gazillion miles since the holy event, and the concept of location is meaningless unless all the reference points stay put. The best-case scenario is that the "holy place" is now a billion miles away, floating in empty space.
After some embarrassed mumbling, the scholars would insist that they knew all along that location wasn’t important. One of them would break the awkwardness by suggesting that a holy place must be defined by the "stuff" that comprises it. That’s good news, because the Middle East is made entirely of dirt. The wise King Solomon probably would have advised people to help themselves to as much holy dirt as they wanted. He might have gone so far as to suggest that people put holy dirt in their socks so they can enjoy walking on it wherever they go. But first he would have invented socks and patented the idea, because in addition to being wise, he had a good head for business.
Religious scholars should also help the rest of us understand the question of holy depth. Is it just the top layer of soil that’s holy, or does the holiness continue lower into the ground? It’s important because if there’s no bottom limit, then whatever is on the exact opposite side of the earth is also holy, only upside down. The residents would have to stand on their heads to get the full benefit of the holy rays, but it would be worth it.
Feel free to forward this Holy Place argument to any Induhviduals who need the enlightenment that comes from having their core beliefs mocked. I can’t guarantee that this will stop terrorism, but whatever you’re doing now isn’t working.
If you want more thought-provoking ideas in the same realm, check out my new book, The Religion War. It’s a sequel to my non-Dilbert book, God’s Debris. It’s guaranteed to become a collector’s item after al-Qaeda gets me. And it’s ideal for book clubs and people who like to have their preconceived notions tweaked.
Den er vidst ramt lige i øjet!!!
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