Sunday, September 29, 2002

Figuring out how to search the current site

A bookmarklet for searching the current site (using Google), that my buddy over at Splorp came up with, inspired me to think about how to provide a way to tell software how to use a website's local search engine.

So, I've launched a discussion/project on Search Query Interface Discovery. My hope is that it'll provide a standard way to identify local search engines that can then be used by tools like my buddy's bookmarklet - or maybe even be built right into web browsers.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Sleep-In at the Park: Vigil for our homeless

I participated in the Alberta Coaltion Against Poverty's "Sleep-In at the Park - Vigil For Our Homeless" on Wednesday night.

I've posted my comments and observations from the vigil to Alberta Indymedia.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Cree Language Dictionary

Nehinawe:Interactive Cree Language Dictionary

Coming out of discussion on the Cree List, I've created a draft/prototype/experimental/bail-'n-twine online dictionary for the Cree Language.

Users can register on the site to be able to add directly to the dictionary.

Monday, September 9, 2002

Hold Your Ground - Volume 2: Call for Contributions

Activist Network The followup to last year's surprisingly successful benefit CD for the Activist Network is being put together now. We're looking for Alberta-based recording artists to contribute "songs with social significance" to this project (there's a PDF poster calling for submissions).

I'll be working on the graphics and layout for the CD again. Right now I'm looking for photos of Alberta activism (from any time - including ones from decades ago if we can find them).

Please contact song@activist.ca if you want to contribute to this project.

Friday, September 6, 2002

I am a knitting junky.

I am not in control of the situation.

I've got four separate knitting projects on the go right now. I'm almost done my shoulder bag (just have to attach the shoulder strap (knitted i-stitch cable). I'm finally making good progress on the baby toque for my friend's recent family expansion. I'm working on a one-foot square for a blanket for the anti-poverty sleep-in. And I've started on a sweater/hoody (from a pattern that I'm modifying).

Oh, and I want to figure out how to make Dr. Seuss inspired socks!