Introducing DSS

There are tons and tons of things to blog but here is a quick one.

Last Thanksgiving (a 4 days of holidays in USA) I wanted to work on something really cool that is absolutely worth doing and something I can spend my entire 4 days continuosly. I looked over my list of pending projects to find something extraordinarily cool, kept thinking about new ideas flowing around, looked over to other idea websites and realized that my mind was just keept going blank all the while.

So when people asked what were my plans for thanksgiving, I'd reply "I'll be doing Project Blank" :).

It just so happened, at the very start of the thanksgiving I was casualy reading the SSE specs that was just announced by Ray Ozzie and immediately realized things missing in there and the huge possibilities of massive human collaboration that it can make happen. Rest of it is the story. I ended up spending about 16 hours a day in designing what I call now Data Syndication Services specifications and writing a reference application for it. While my efforts were inspired by SSE and Groove, the DSS design enables data sharing on a massive scale on much realistic grounds.

And guess what, I still call the project binaries Blank :).

Want to take a look? Go ahead and collaborate on my GitHub repo!

On Expression Of Number As A Sum Of Primes And Twin Prime Counting Function Using Sieve Method Without Heuristic Assumption

Summary:

We will use the sieve method for twin primes to obtain the relationship for the twin prime counting function same as that was conjectured by Hardy and Littlewood but without making their heuristic assumption about the prime number distribution. Later we generalize our method to get the expression for the counting function for prime pairs (n, n+2k) and show that it is again same as the extended Goldbach conjecture that was conjectured by Hardy and Littlewood.

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This essay reviews several efforts made to represent calendar information, ways to publish and subscribe event listing and efforts that have been made towards extending RSS for this purpose. It points out difficulties in implementing the standards and proposes a solution. Date: May 23, 2005 Last Updated: June 2, 2005 Author: Shital Shah

The Idea

Almost every website owned by an organization or a group has some kind of event listing. Wouldn't it be cool if those websites could publish these event listing through some kind of feed which users can consume and aggregate right in to their calendars? In this essay, we'll discuss just that. There are several scenarios where this technology could be a blessing. For instance, you may be able to subscribe to your friend's schedules and also to your office meetings. You can subscribe to ticket-master concerts dates or university symposiums or hike schedule from your local outdoor club or keep track of IMAX movies at your favorite theater. The essence of the idea is to unify all types of event listings in to a common machine readable and subscribable format so that your calendar program can keep itself updated automatically. Because of its popularity, RSS would obviously come to ones mind when one think about publishing and aggregating something. However we'll see that the RSS is neither the only vehicle nor an ideal one for calendar feeds.