Archive | October, 2006

TECH Center Time Line

This is by no means official and is merely a test at using SIMILE Timeline. The SIMILE Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAX widget for visualizing time-based events. The live example linked below illustrates the various events that have happened or that relate to the TECH Center. Pan the timeline by dragging it horizontally.

TECH Center Time Line

Plus Addressing

I just found out that our e-mail system supports plus addressing. Very cool! Some mail servers allow you to append a word or tag to the end of your e-mail address for the purpose of filtering. For example, if you had an e-mail address on an mail system that supported plus addressing you could setup a local filter for messages from Microsoft by creating an address of [email protected] and distribute that e-mail address to all Microsoft type listservs. So the next time you receive a message from that Microsoft listserv, it should be passed through the local filters you setup.

(Note: Validation on various online subscription forms may flag an email address of the form [email protected] as being an invalid e-mail address.)

Yahoo! Time Capsule

Thanks to Lil, I just came across Yahoo’s Time Capsule. For 30 days, from October 10 until November 8, you can contribute photos, writings, videos, audio and rawings to this electronic anthropology project. The final mosaic will be sealed and entrusted to Smithsonian Folkways Recordings based in Washington D.C.