DaveNet: "Java is a Brand".
In response to "Java is a Brand", Dave Buell, email@example.com asks:
"In your mind, take Java forward. Let it mature. Now compare this mature Java with Smalltalk. What does Java do better?"
Julie Pitta in Forbes: Format wars.
Chris Nolan in the SJ-Merc: Wired cocktail party in the park.
Aug 4-5 in Boston: Be Developer Conference.
looking for the new Sun TV ad for Java.
The ad is very cool, a bunch of slides that come on and off the screen
quickly. It talks about limits, you don't know who the ad is for,
but by the time they show the name, Java, you're interested and almost
have a clue. This ad would play really well on a website. I just spent
15 minutes looking for it on http://www.sun.com/. If you can find the ad, please send
me a pointer asap. Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending email from a script on a Mac: MondoMail Pro.
Kleiner-Perkins Java Fund partner "Ted Schlein on Java".
"Mail Starting 6/29/97".
"Steve Johnson on Free Speech".
It's a huge complex high-traffic site.
Explains how the servers work, but doesn't explain their editorial process, how templates flow, how people write for their site and
how they update all those pages.
He says the money would have better been spent on education. Good point!
I'd add, just think what a $400 million cash infusion could have meant to the Mac developer community.
See "Gotta Be Aretha!", 1/8/96, for some ideas.
Of course what's done is done, the money is gone. Too bad!
"Late June Home Page Changes".
DaveNet: "E Pluribus Unum".
A loop repeated... In the 80s, popular music was under attack
in much the same way the web is.
The PMRC was started in 1985 by Tipper Gore, Vice-President Al Gore's wife.
By the time a child is 18, he or she will see 80,000 murders on TV and will never see a couple making love.
In the San Jose Mercury-News,
John Russo of GeoNet says "Obviously, no one advocates that children enjoy unrestricted access to porn sites."
I understand that my views
are not widely held, but I think exposing children to human sexuality at an early age would avoid many problems later in life.
We lie to kids about sexuality. The lie is that it doesn't exist. The truth is that everyone, even children, are sexual.
"Mail Starting 6/27/97".
Netgrams -- send a telegram to your congressperson.
Our runtime environment: The United States Constitution.
A great song! It's a small world.
Borland, Sun and Microsoft contribute to the spec.
Makes sense. But I thought most of the hits would be on Java-related pages.
Not true. Looking at yesterday's log digest, the top story was Brent's
piece on Connectix Virtual PC for the Mac.
That was a surprise!
Let's also take a look at where we were
in the summer of 1995 just before Windows 95 launched.
The Scripting News page gets a column of callouts down the left edge.
I'm using this space for permanent messages that don't scroll,
and to allow a new way to flow small bits of graphics thru the page.
Get the source at the fat pages site.
More Java opinions in "Doc Searls on Conversations".
Just-in-time search engines: "NewBot -- June report".
DaveNet: "Making Sense of Java".
"Mail Starting 6/25/97".
Brent Simmons on Virtual PC for the Mac.
How to choose the perfect PC. (Great use of Flash 2.0.)
NewsHub appears to be a just-in-time search engine.
The WebMonkey man named Taylor hates tables! (Me too...)
"Honesty is the best policy," said George Burns. "If you can fake that, you got it made."
DaveNet: "LineTo MoveTo".
"Mail Starting 6/24/97".
"Steve Wozniak on Web Graphics".
Tomorrow or Thursday: "Rally Against Internet Censorship" in SF.
Do you read German? If so, check out this review of Frontier in c't.
It's a reverse-chronologic list of the special stories, dating back to 2/8/97.
The page is rebuilt every night at 2AM so it will stay current automatically.
The source for the macro that generates this page is on the fat pages site.
This is cooool! Turtle graphics in a CGI application.
From MIT's Media Lab: Turtle graphics for Java.
Inside Macintosh: Chapter 2 - Basic QuickDraw.
6/9/97: "Macromedia Flash".
"It's a pure branding play" says "Scott Guthery on Java".
Is Java write-once, run-anywhere? PC Magazine says no.
PC WEEK reports problems with JavaOS
include stability, performance, printing, internationalization, font
support and the lack of a device driver interface.
DaveNet: "800 Words on Java".
Microsoft's "Cornelius Willis On Java".
MacWEEK's Carolyn Said likes Connectix Virtual PC.
"Mail Starting 6/23/97".
Webintosh on Flash.
Infoworld: Compaq to acquire Tandem.
Leonard Rosenthol: ICScriptor 1.1.
C|Net launches Snap! Online.
Jeff Veen gets a scoop. Web browsers are boring! Right on.
DaveNet: "Scalable Content".
If you're using an older browser such as Netscape 2.0, please bookmark this page.
"About Rhapsody and Scripting".
"Acronyms Anyone Could Love".
The most popular pages on www.scripting.com. This report is updated every night at 2AM.
The site changes file is rebuilt every night at 12:01AM. It lists all the pages that changed in each 24-hour period
going back to 4/29/97. We think this is a more rational approach than CDF or MCF for telling crawlers what changed on a site.
It's low tech, and it gives the crawler exactly the information it needs.
We provide full source code for the suite that maintains this file.
It's Mac-only, but it can easily manage NT sites accessible over a LAN thru file sharing.
DaveNet: "Thirty Miles of Air".
bundling Pointcast and Castanet in Mac OS 8,
two bits of Mac software that are at best equivalent to their Windows versions;
and are not bundling the native PowerMac Frontier,
which is far ahead of its Win32 implementation. We've been open to discuss this with Apple, have invited such discussion many times over many years.
Scripting News "June Design Update".
The latest rage: Internet auction sites.
Scripting News redesign: Matt Daw.
Now would be a good time to scrape off all those bandwidth-wasting bits of gif-text.
Look at the link-bar at the top of this page for an example of a low-resource way to provide a consistent set of links.
Wow! Great article about Frontier in the August issue of MacUser.
DaveNet: "Anyone But Microsoft".
A rebuttal: "Rich Siegel on Mac OS 8".
"Mail Starting 6/19/97".
JavaWorld: Is Java development for Macintosh viable?
[Macro error: Can't call the script because the name "websites" hasn't been defined.]
DaveNet: "Killer Clouds".
Check this out... "Rob Glaser on Java".
And this... "Craig Cline on Java".
8/22/95: "What is a Platform?"
"Mail Starting 6/18/97".
Delphi 2 Java -- convert your Delphi source code to Java.
SJ Mercury: great piece on Microsoft's J/Direct rollout. Lots of juicy quotes. The gloves are off folks!
DaveNet: "I Love Acronyms".
Webintosh reviews Castanet Tuner 1.0 for the Mac.
News.com: Microsoft to tie Java directly to Windows.
"We're TGH on Java as a programming language," says a Microsoft product manager, in an InfoWorld report.
TechWeb: Wading thru the ISP Pool.
Inverse Network Technology -- monitors net performance from the user's perspective.
7/31/96: "The Compaq of ISPs".
Here's an example. Neomorphic announces a collaborative graphic environment for bioscience researchers.
PC WEEK takes a first look at Mac OS 8.
Caryn Shalita is an original DaveNetter, which has its benefits.
DaveNet: "Sucking Sideways".
"Mail Starting 6/16/97".
WebMonkey: HDML offers an alternative to the feature-rich world of HTML.
New Jersey Online: A frustrated Windows 95 user vents.
Sun's John Gage talks about Java, acquisitons, money and Apple.
Very interesting Scripting News redesign.
Venture capitalists on wheels! September 21 -- The Sand Hill Challenge.
PC Magazine confirms Netscape security loophole, but doesn't disclose the
Check this out! CNN documents the workflow process on their website. What an interesting site!
Netscape posts the spec for their answer to CDF; our old friend, MCF! What a long twisty road. (Yes, Guha works at Netscape now.)
Thad McIlroy on the Seybold site: The Terror of Technology. (Excellent response to "Where did the Okies go?")
Jon Wiederspan on the MacWEEK site: Toolboxes of Mac Webmasters.
See the related stories for case histories of several famous Mac webmasters including
Steve Noreyko and
DaveNet: "Web Economics".
"Mail Starting 6/12/97".
11/2/95: "New Cave Needs Curtain".
The Boston Computer Museum is looking for a Director of Exhibits.
Jerrold Maddox: Scripting News redesign.
Some people dig the look of CyberDog.
WebFree removes ads from web pages by carefully hooking into TCP streams. (Mac only.)
DaveNet: "Style and Technology" and "I Make the Cover of Wired!"
"Mail Starting 6/11/97".
A friend of mine, Karen Bentley, is doing a concert in Palo Alto on June 22.
WebMonkey tells you how to cook your own Netcaster channel.
André Radke: Claris Emailer & Frontier.
Michaela Baldwin: Scripting News redesign.
NetscapeWorld's DevConDaily. (Is it all advertising?)
Dave Winer in early 1996: What a silly demise!
Scripting News redesign: Cameron Barrett.
ZDNet's Steve Hamm on what's at stake for Netscape in tools.
The Be browser looks good right out of the box.
WebWeek checks out Nombus scripting.
Another postscript to "Dinner with a Designer": you can also configure the buttons on Microsoft's Mac browser.
Lots of comments on "Mail Starting 6/9/97".
Ooops. Lots of mail on this one... You can set up MSIE 3.0 for Win95 to look like
Marney's toolbar. (I still like Marney's better, better use of
DaveNet: "Dinner With A Designer".
It's going to be a two-DaveNet day. Hi-ho! For background, check out "It's HTML, Dummy!", 12/5/96.
DaveNet: "Macromedia Flash".
"Mail Starting 6/9/97".
Paul Allen's website. It's much more interesting if you have Flash installed.
Macromedia's Shockwave Flash download page.
I wrote about Flash in "Charlie Has a Dream Too", 1/5/96; 3688 days ago.
Netscape: Dynamic HTML.
Microsoft invests $1 billion in Comcast, a cable company.
"Possible Power Outage".
WebMonkey's Jeff Veen may be too busy for Microsoft's 4.0 push features.
Chuck Shotton's HitTunes plug-in makes your WebSTAR-compatible server sing!
Scripting News redesigns: Jason Gerry,
Red Herring: Top 20 Entrepreneurs of 1997. (A teaser, the list will be filled in tomorrow, according to the page.)
Philip Suh: Use command-E to edit images with external editors.
Profiles of two Silicon Valley CEOs, Eric Benhamou of 3Com and
Gil Amelio of Apple; in the SJ Mercury.
SJ Mercury: Microsoft ads suggest threat to PC.
DaveNet: "Brains and Sex Appeal".
Maggy Donea: Scripting News redesign. (It will evolve over the weekend.)
JavaSoft ships a Java-based web server. US$295.
According to InfoWorld,
"Java Web Server is available for Sun Solaris, Windows 95, and Windows NT, and Sun claims that it can be easily ported to other platforms."
"Mail Starting 6/6/97". (Includes a first look at the Java web server.)
I wish Erik Sherman of MacWEEK had told his readers about the
connection between Frontier and BBEdit.
Whitford Middle School uses Frontier for its website.
Fascinating! "Preston's Amazing Puzzle".
Funny! "Euro Language".
InfoWorld: Apple will port AppleScript to Rhapsody.
The DaveNet view of the Mac-only ODB Engine from September 1996.
AskSam does database publishing on the Internet.
What is Drumbeat?
ObjectStore PSE, persistent storage for Java, C++ and ActiveX.
From August 1996, a fat page containing suites.mailShop,
an attempt at email nirvana. Contains code that could be useful to people implementing a mail server in Frontier.
Provided as-is, all source included, feel free to scavenge.
DaveNet: "Where the Okies Went".
"Mail Starting 6/5/97".
Microsoft takes the high road as we suggested in "Saving Netscape's Pride".
June 19: Apple CEO Gil Amelio at the Stanford CEO Forum.
June 26: Apple founder Steve Wozniak will keynote MacHack 97.
Another news page, this one is not done with "NewsPage", but it's still cooool.
Atlantic Monthly: Whatever happened to multimedia?
The first public release of ODB Engine 1.0b6. Yes, it's cross-platform. Wow! (A milestone.)
Quark Publishing System -- is this the prototype for a web publishing system implemented in Frontier?
Please send email to email@example.com if you have experience with QPS. Thanks!
Jesse Berst: Controversy Clouds Java's Future.
Three DaveNet pieces from April: "Hail Mary!", "Hail This!" and "Bill Gates on Java". (I guess Java inspires football analogies.)
New Frontier sites: Calvary Presbyterian Church,
It seems like I'm pointing to HotWired's Packet channel every day.
Today's piece by Simson Garfinkel is an invaluble explanation of how MAE West works.
Our ISP, Conxion, is linked into MAE West, which means that DaveNet and
Scripting News come thru the MAE system (I think...).
ZipIt is a Macintosh program that zips and
unzips archives in a format fully compatible with PKZip for the IBM and zip implementations on other systems.
It's vastly easier to use than the Windows equivalent program, WinZip,
which is a dauntingly complex maze of wizards and vacuous help files.
ZipMagic -- use zip files without unzipping them. (Windows)
Unsolicited endorsement: It's been a long time since I've enjoyed learning a new product as much as I've enjoyed
TypeStyler. It's a type-creator, with infinite options, elegant user interface,
and it always surprises me with the great output it
produces. If you use PhotoShop to do your type styling, check this one out. It's a real score!
Beautiful writing! "Dethe Elza on Gardens".
Scripting News redesigns: Jeb Bateman,
SJ Mercury: Microsoft finds that the ISP business is no picnic.
PC WEEK: Implementing a push solution from scratch. Cost: $540,500.
www.starmax.net: A Frontier site. We dig them clones!
CNN: McVeigh verdict in -- guilty.
DaveNet: "Where did the Okies go?"
"Mail Starting 6/2/97".
Brian Daly: Scripting News redesign.
Sheila Erickson: Scripting News redesign.
Check this one out. It's colorful!
A beautiful "NewsPage" site: Internet scripting and life in Japan.
Henry Norr in MacWEEK: Little progress in Apple's negotiations with Mac cloners.
Chris Schweitzer: Redesign of the Scripting News page.
A web-based Java applet that loads (almost) fast enough, but leaves me wanting more. See "Mail Starting 5/29/97" for more info.
Wesley Felter: Generating Pointcast PCC files.
Pointcast 2.0 is expected next week.
This script makes it easy to turn a Frontier-managed website into a Pointcast channel.
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