I've got basic event handling in the Jabber framework now; I've got messages and tommorow I'll add presence. After that, I think Dizzy will cry when he sees how short the presence monitoring code is from the user's end... >:-)
"In the old days, before weblogging, before the web, few people ever got to talk -- hold meaningful, long-running conversations -- with the authors they read, or with the leading professionals in their fields.
"With the web, especially with a weblog, it's now much easier and even more useful for both parties to do exactly that."
'In the Netherlands the old patent laws were clumsy and poorly drafted. The government decided they were unreformable, and simply scrapped them. In Switzerland, the confederation developed without them, and decided to keep it that way. Contrary to all current predictions of what the impact of such abrogations would be, in both nations they appear to have contributed to massive economic growth and innovation.'
Growing incidents of spam attacks on some instant messaging networks are raising vexing questions about the future of one of the fastest-growing applications on the Internet. [Privacy Digest]
Benefit of leaving CBP behind, I get to route things correctly now. Not sure I like what it does in my template, though.
Jabber has some bandwidth limiting features that server runners can invoke, which can somewhat limit the problem. You still can't prevent DDOS, but it at least raises the bar.
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