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Permanent link to archive for Friday, October 31, 1997. Friday, October 31, 1997

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Permanent link to archive for Thursday, October 30, 1997. Thursday, October 30, 1997

DaveNet: "Silicon Valley vs Nobody". 

Two Amiga web browsers:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

iBrowse and

Voyager,

displaying Scripting News

Mac OS Rumors defends against charges made by Jim Carlton of the Wall St Journal.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

To me, what counts is how creative their rumors are, and how much they get me to challenge my assumptions.

Carlton may be judging them by the WSJ's standards.

They're different kinds of publications.

NPR interview  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

with Jim Carlton and Guy Kawasaki. (RealAudio)

"Steve Duff on Bill Gates". 

InfoWorld: Jobs walks on beach

Rasterboy carved a Mac OS logo into a pumpkin! 

More Mac OS pumpkins from 1995. 


Permanent link to archive for Wednesday, October 29, 1997. Wednesday, October 29, 1997

Ralph Nader on Slate:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Why I'm leading a crusade to stop Microsoft's drive for cyberspace hegemony.

MacWEEK: Metropolis does Rhapsody work flow

We're transitioning some of the production software for Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Scripting News from the Mac to Windows this week. As a result the Mail

site isn't active. I'll keep browsing and linking for the next few days,

but things will probably be relatively quiet here until the new

functionality is working. Still diggin!

Yesterday IBM did something cool  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

to help investors have confidence in their stock.

Frontier 5/Mac milestone.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Yesterday we upgraded to 5.0a5 on this server.

Last night it produced the log digest and it's running

the 10 Random DaveNets application.

Lookin good!


Permanent link to archive for Tuesday, October 28, 1997. Tuesday, October 28, 1997

DaveNet: "Netscape Had Options". 

NewsBot is a nice HTML-based  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

JIT-SE from Wired.

I found a site Permanent link to this item in the archive.

with pictures of many of The Simpsons characters! Doh!

Ye-hi! ZDNN picked up today's DaveNet piece.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I made some money! Coooool.

The last time I had a regular writing gig

The Dow is up 107 at 9:19AM Pacific. Whew! 

10 Random DaveNets. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

There's a lot of stuff back there!

The source code and data for the CGI application is in a

fat page.

8/17/95: "Apple & Netscape Should Merge".  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

If they had, there would have been no reason for the DOJ to sue Microsoft.

From Christoph Jaggi in Switzerland: Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Les Horribles Cernettes

sing about colliders, quarks, microwaves, antiprotons and the Internet.

They sure are cute!


Permanent link to archive for Monday, October 27, 1997. Monday, October 27, 1997

CNN: Dow drops 7 percent, trading halted. 

Chris Nolan writes,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

in the SJ Merc, about Gore/Doerr politics and the Upside party last Thursday.

Ye-hi! My lips made News.com.

Yeah, it seems like everyone's singin the same tune! (Me too.)

"Introducing Dave Carlick", web marketing pioneer, and (new!) UserLand Software board member. 

"Mail Starting 10/27/97". 

Press Release:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Microsoft Countersues Sun Microsystems.

Microsoft  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

FAQ and the

full text of court filing.

My email conversation with Bill Gates continues. 

Teaser: This screen shot of Frontier 5/Win shows Permanent link to this item in the archive.

what it looks like when I'm editing a DaveNet piece called cookies.

It's getting sexy!

How to create a screen shot on Windows:

     Permanent link to this item in the archive.

  1. Arrange the shot. Press the Print Screen button.

  2. Open Paint Shop Pro.

  3. Choose "Paste as New Image" from the Edit menu.

  4. Crop the image using the marquee tool. (It looks like a square in the toolbar.)

  5. Reduce the colors to 8-bit, 256 colors.

  6. Save it as an 87a non-interlaced gif.

  7. Thanks to Brent Simmons.

Shannon Posniewski adds  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"If you hit Alt-PrintScreen, then the current window is

copied to the clipboard instead of the whole screen. No need to crop!"

Acronym soup on WebMonkey.  


Permanent link to archive for Sunday, October 26, 1997. Sunday, October 26, 1997

Miami Herald: Marlins are the World Champs! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Mets fans, wait till next year.

Congrats to the Marlins and their fans!

4/24/95: "The Baseball God". 

CNN: A Denver blizzard and in Florida, the  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

last day of the baseball season.

Sun: JavaMail API Preview

Microsoft VP Brad Chase  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

responds

to "Moral Arguments", 10/23/97.

Daylight Savings Time ended last night at 2AM. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Your clocks go back one hour. Spring forward, fall back.

Barry Frankel just watched  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

This Week with Sam Donaldson

on ABC on the East Coast. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is a guest. Barry says it's worth watching.

If you're in the Bay Area, it's on KGO, Channel 7 at 10AM.

Andy Grove, CEO of Intel, says you have to be paranoid to stay in business. Perhaps he should look at  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

this cartoon on the Xerox PARC website.

Who's the artist?

From CNET, ten technologies that don't stand a chance: Permanent link to this item in the archive.

push,

ISDN,

56K modems,

Internet phones,

NetPC,

spam-blocking software,

PDAs,

PC TV,

Java,

TV.


Permanent link to archive for Saturday, October 25, 1997. Saturday, October 25, 1997

DaveNet: "1985". 

Upside:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Religious crusades don't work against Gates.

Bill Gates sent a copy of an  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

email to Jim Carlton

after reading his book. This memo contains more insight into the cloning of the Mac OS, and Microsoft's

dealings with IBM in the late 80s.

"Mail Starting 10/25/97". 


Permanent link to archive for Friday, October 24, 1997. Friday, October 24, 1997

7/29/85: Bill Gates to John Sculley -- License the Mac OS! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

In this memo Gates outlines a business plan for the Mac OS that eventually became the plan for Windows.

How this memo came to be on Scripting News... Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I read the memo in Jim Carlton's Apple book.

I heard it was going to appear in the current issue of Wired, print only.

I wanted it to be on the web.

I asked for the memo.

Microsoft sent it to me.

DaveNet: "Hope That Clears It Up". 

SunWorld has a wide-ranging, very interesting  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

interview

from August, with Larry Wall, the creator of PERL, and Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Associates.

News.com: Microsoft woos wary venture capitalists

"Mail Starting 10/24/97". 


Permanent link to archive for Thursday, October 23, 1997. Thursday, October 23, 1997

DaveNet: "Moral Arguments". 

From John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner-Perkins, in response to yesterday's "A Message to Washington":  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"To the very best of my knowledge, its absolutely, positively not true

that KP has lobbied regarding Microsoft anti-trust issues. I certainly

have not."

Here's the full quote Doerr was responding to:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"Is the DOJ lawsuit the result of lobbying by Netscape and Kleiner Perkins? It seems that way. I don't hear them protesting."

To John and his partners, I apologize for going down the "seems" path.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It was unfair. Someone else called me on this. I hate it when people do that to me.

But I felt the question deserved asking, based on an email exchange with a PR person from TechNet,

a lobbying group headed up by Doerr and Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale.

Later in the day, when the depositions from the Microsoft OEMs were made public, the question seemed much

less important. I can't apologize for that, things are moving quickly, I'm doing the best I can.

Take the Fortune charisma test

"Mail Starting 10/23/97". 

MSIE is my default browser because Microsoft implemented a feature for the Frontier community that makes object distribution thru the web easier for us.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

See "Fat Web Pages", 3/26/97, for more info.

You are invited to subscribe to DaveNet via email. 

"Dave Livesay on Macromedia Flash". 

Rafe Colburn  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

on Microsoft and a gas station and why Windows is so cheap.

In his column on microsoft.com, Robert Hess lists Frontier  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

as a web tool along with two MS products and PowerSite you need in your lunchbox to be a web wonk.


Permanent link to archive for Wednesday, October 22, 1997. Wednesday, October 22, 1997

SJ Merc: "Their agenda is anti-PC,"  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Gates said.

"Ours is pro-PC."

Today was a historic day. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

For the first time Microsoft OEMs broke their silence.

Can Microsoft cancel their licenses?

If not, they just became more independent.

Will we learn more?

Today's Reuters report  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

on Microsoft's relationship with Compaq makes me wonder

what would happen if Compaq bought Apple. Just a thought experiment.

If they wanted to make Macs, could/would/should Microsoft revoke their Windows license?

News.com: Microsoft says Compaq was free to bundle Netscape browser

PC WEEK: Microsoft threatened Compaq, Gateway, Micron over IE

Sun: Jacl and Tcl Blend add TCL to Java. 

DaveNet: "A Message to Washington". 

"Mail Starting 10/22/97". 

Interesting! If you want early access to  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sun's JavaMail APIs,

you have to register, giving them your phone number, fax number and snail-mail address.

BTW, JavaMail is a good idea. Standardized programming interfaces for email are a big opportunity in the Java world. 

The MacPerl Pages

A coool macro that makes it easy to  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

link Frontier websites to Amazon.com. Thanks to Dave Polaschek!

In the NY Times Chris Tacy explains web energy. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Right on! One more tip -- check out Microserfs.

News.com: Borland is booming. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Right on!

CNET: Quake II Permanent link to this item in the archive.

could be a web browser. Think about it.

Yay! Another free browser.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Don't forget Opera.

Here's something else to be paranoid about. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

If you run a grocery store.

AfterLife  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to archive

Web sites after their authors die and can no longer support them.


Permanent link to archive for Tuesday, October 21, 1997. Tuesday, October 21, 1997

DaveNet: "Microsoft & Restraint". 

ZDNet: Gates to DOJ: Drop Dead! 

In today's piece, I implied that Sun hadn't tried to work out their differences with Microsoft before  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

filing the lawsuit. Christian Jacobsen, an engineer at JavaSoft, says

they worked with Microsoft

until they reached an impasse.

"Mail Starting 10/21/97". 

John Dodge in PC WEEK: Microsoft deserves this slap

Chicago Tribune: Does most online journalism stink? 

"I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me." -- Hunter S. Thompson. 

SJ Merc: Case will define Internet future

Jesse Berst says Microsoft is losing its most important battle

Microsoft Q&A on the DoJ action. 


Permanent link to archive for Monday, October 20, 1997. Monday, October 20, 1997

DaveNet: "The Man Behind the Curtain". 

Roger Sessions: What Microsoft Thinks of Java

Department of Justice press release

Microsoft's response

Links to DOJ antitrust filings against Microsoft. 

DOJ/Microsoft reports:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Reuters,

CNN,

Infoworld,

News.com,

AP,

SJ Merc,

USA Today,

Wired,

PC WEEK.

DaveNet: "Microsoft under DOJ Action". 

"Mail Starting 10/20/97". 

You can buy audiotapes of the New Orleans sessions. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

$10 each.

CNN on El Nio: Economic winners and losers.  

Jeff Veen in WebMonkey: What Happened to Java? 

Rube Goldberg tries to write a letter on a piece of flypaper and while  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

struggling to release himself, finds an idea for a

self-opening umbrella.

Professor Butts tries to fix a leak in the boiler.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

When he is rescued from drowning, he coughs up an idea for an

outboard motor that requires no fuel.

United Media: Rube Goldberg biography

Last week Chris Nolan, the SJ Merc gossip columnist, Permanent link to this item in the archive.

plugged DaveNet. Thanks Chris!


Permanent link to archive for Sunday, October 19, 1997. Sunday, October 19, 1997

I started using the Win32 version of Frontier today. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It's building websites. Ye-hi! So of course the first thing I wanted to know is

how it performs

relative to the Mac software.

Frontier 5/Win32 is *not* available for download yet.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

What I used today was quite glitchy and would also be confusing for a new user, but it worked.

Coming sooon!

A Frontier 5 graphic from Brian Kelley, bkelly@cloud9.net. He says Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"This was done in Bryce 2 by Metatools. Currently I can't find a 3D model of

a cow skull, let alone a guy on a horse. If you'd like to see anything

special in it (different lighting, another object) let me know."

Welcome Back! Mac OS Rumors. The Oracle-UMAX-Motorola story is still there. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Something to chew on.

This is exciting! Another clean-room Java

Dave Polaschek's recommended reading page  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

was done with a neat Frontier macro that you can download from his

fat page farm.

(It's called ISBN.)

From a reader who doesn't want to use his name:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

'The NT Internals website just disappeared one day.

A few days later it came back, looking almost identical except that a few pages that had really really accurate info were gone.'

InfoWorld: Sun hands off Java testing to outside lab

Non-Sun-licensed Javas:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Roaster is a commercial clean-room implementation and

JOLT is a freeware project.

News.com interview with Dan Bricklin, the lead developer of VisiCalc and other wonders. 

7/23/97: "Trellix". 


Permanent link to archive for Saturday, October 18, 1997. Saturday, October 18, 1997

DaveNet: "Talk with Gates". 

Philip Suh's fat pages troubleshooting page. 

When a publication shuts down under mysterious circumstances, we have to ask why. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

If MacInsider had a legal dispute with Apple, it should be in the open, and subject to outside examination.

There are technology issues and free speech issues here that are important and must not be swept under.

Another question: Mac OS Rumors,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

a site that we used to enjoy, is off the air, switching ISPs. Why are they switching ISPs at this moment?

Behind the scenes at ftp.apple.com. 

The All-Music Guide

"Mail Starting 10/18/97". 

Eric Dorland adds style sheets to Frontier. 


Permanent link to archive for Friday, October 17, 1997. Friday, October 17, 1997

DaveNet: "New Orleans". 

Jedd Haas gets the last word on New Orleans. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"This is the Third World. Once you accept that, no problem."

More New Orleans and Java stuff on "Mail Starting 10/17/97". 

The Frontier 5 process continues. 5.0a5/Mac is released.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Check out the release notes and

the download page.

Opera Software makes a lean and fast web browser for Windows and has  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

a fascinating proposal

for Mac, Linux and OS/2 users.

On Webintosh, Todd Stauffer has an interesting point of view on  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Steve Jobs and Apple.

I agree that Ellen Hancock would have made a good CEO, but today the company

is led by people Jobs put in place, so if someone else were to be the CEO , there would certainly be

yet another reorg (a polite word for the firing of execs), and probably more projects would be killed.

Apple's precarious business can't take too much more of this.

They need a hot product and a clear mission for its employees, developers and users.

Java Lobby: Differences between MS SDK 2.0 for Java and JDK 1.1

Oooops! There was a typo on the "Open Mike URLs" page from the New Orleans conference. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

To everyone who was in New Orleans, I had a great time! We gotta do it again sooooon.

News.com: Lawyers look at the Sun lawsuit. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Says Jack Russo of Russo & Hale, "It's really over who is the leader and who's the follower.

Sun wants to be the leader and pope of the Java religion. It says, 'If you want to participate in the

religion, you have to give us some homage. Microsoft in the name of doing its own innovations, is saying,

'We want to help define this religion; we are as sacred as Sun in this respect.'"

After reviewing the contract and the software, we see it the same way. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The obvious solution is for Microsoft to cede to Sun the exclusive right of defining Java.

It would be reasonable for Microsoft to, as a quid pro quo, to not distribute Java and Sun's classes with Windows 98 and MSIE.

But Microsoft has the largest and most powerful software distribution system in the business, and to

deny that distribution to Java would cripple it.

Bottom line: Sun may have shot Java in a vital organ with this lawsuit.

Disclaimer: Russo & Hale is UserLand's lawfirm and Jack Russo is a personal friend for many years. 


Permanent link to archive for Thursday, October 16, 1997. Thursday, October 16, 1997

Apply for a date with Carl Steadman. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Has he gone too far?

"When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir pelcgb." Thanks to Dave Polaschek. 

We're working on a new Java story. Stay tuned. 

We've had a number of disturbing complaints from users who have had trouble getting thru to scripting.com. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Apparently there's a battle going on between ISPs.

You and I are caught in the middle.

If these other ISPs want our business, could we hear from them directly?

Interfering with the smooth flow of packets is not a good way to build customer confidence,

or to woo your competitor's customers.

I asked Antonio Salerno, the CEO of Conxion, our ISP, to  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

comment.

Yahoo's page on consumer opinion about AGIS

From New Orleans: "Open Mike URLs". 

Dan Gillmor of the SJ Merc visits with his niece using the Internet. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Beautiful piece. Beautiful niece!

NetLingo -- The Internet Language Dictionary. 

I read Jim Carlton's new Apple book and hated it. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It rehashes the ridiculous point of view that the egos and petty BS of Apple execs and engineers mattered.

What matters to me is what Mac users and developers were doing. No one has written this book yet.

He's right about egos ruling the internal machinations at Apple. That, and Carlton's forced writing style, makes this a boring and frustrating book.

This point of view has been reported over and over. Who cares?

I'm reading Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner and am loving it. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Beautifully written, a history of greed and small-picture thinking that's shaped millions of lives, including mine!

Is Yale going to switch to Wintel? 

Microsoft Q&A about the Sun contract. 

Sun/Microsoft license agreement is posted on the Sun website. 

Paul Andrews in the Seattle Times: Squabbling opponents

Joseph Palmer writes about what's going on (or not) at Apple. 

"Mail Starting 10/16/97". 

How CNET manages the workflow process


Permanent link to archive for Wednesday, October 15, 1997. Wednesday, October 15, 1997

 


Permanent link to archive for Tuesday, October 14, 1997. Tuesday, October 14, 1997

 


Permanent link to archive for Monday, October 13, 1997. Monday, October 13, 1997

 


Permanent link to archive for Saturday, October 11, 1997. Saturday, October 11, 1997

Scripting News will resume publication on Thursday October 16.  

I'm off to Houston and then to New Orleans to participate in CNET's 

Web Builder conference. 

In the meantime, check out the Guestbook page.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

All those grrreat Frontier sites! Visit them all and...

See you on Thursday! 


Permanent link to archive for Friday, October 10, 1997. Friday, October 10, 1997

DaveNet: "Money Money Money". 

The Frontier 5 process continues. 5.0a4/Mac is released.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Check out the release notes and

the download page.

In NC World, Nicholas Petreley doesn't try to be objective about Java. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Or does he?

Heard on TV last night:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"Hello, Bitter party, your table is ready. Bitter, party of one."

By popular demand, here's a Mac SimCity with $492 million in the bank,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

it generates $452K per year, and has approx 11 million citizens.

SJ Merc: Microsoft is public's top-rated company

Microsoft's "James Plamondon Comes Back at Me!" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

One-point-oh!

Another Bill Gates Meets Satan Story

"Mail Starting 10/10/97". 

From Cameron Barrett, an AIFF rendition of Marcia Marcia Marcia

A tour of DaveNets about Java, in reverse-chronologic order. 

5/21/96: "Java Java Java". It's more true today than it was then. 

SJ Merc: interview with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft heavyweight. 

Wired News also has an interview with Ballmer. 

I wrote a piece suggesting that Netscape "Hire Steve Ballmer". 

And one of the first DaveNets was written to him


Permanent link to archive for Thursday, October 09, 1997. Thursday, October 09, 1997

DaveNet: "Heads Up". 

"Mail Starting 10/9/97". 

Screen shot of Frontier 5/Win, with display bugs!  

Microsoft FAQ on the Sun lawsuit. 

Microsoft VP Brad Chase posted a letter to customers about the Sun lawsuit and Java support in MSIE 4.0. 

I got an email from a Java consultant  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

who looked into Microsoft's Java implementation in MSIE 4.0.

His report provides new information, but is inconclusive.

Super-important point -- none of this can make any sense until we see the license agreement. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Either Sun or Microsoft could make it public.

Who thinks this is news

SunWorld: Choosing a scripting language

Seen in an email signature

A Frontier site from the UK. 

Someone leaked a Scott McNealy memo Wired News.  

Computer Book Cafe -- Where the computer book industry meets

Next week in New Orleans, the CNET Web Builder conference. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm leading the opening sessions, at the beginning of each of the three days, for the "Dreams" track.

Dan Shafer picked some topics to start the discussions, but we're going anywhere the people want to go.

Scripting News will not be updated between Sat and Wed. 

SJ Merc: Rainy season starts.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It's going to be a big winter.

El Nio!

Also in the Merc, Chris Nolan  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

reports that the SF Chronicle is starting a gossip column,

written by Tom Abate. Welcome!


Permanent link to archive for Wednesday, October 08, 1997. Wednesday, October 08, 1997

Sun's Miko Matsumura  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

responds

to Microsoft's response to Sun's lawsuit.

This is the first time Sun has used Scripting News to communicate with the industry.

Welcome!

And thank you.

I find much that I agree with in Jesse Berst's analysis of the Sun-Microsoft broo-ha-ha over Java. 

The Frontier 5 process continues. 5.0a3/Mac is released.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Check out the release notes and

the download page.

Two great Frontier sites:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Workbook,

Activemail.

Click on each of these links:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

#1,

#2,

#3,

#4,

#5.

You just helped us test Frontier 5 running on a server. Thanks!

News.com reports on a bug in Mac OS 8 that can trash hard drives. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

We reported it on 10/2/97, and Apple has since posted a utility that fixes it.

(Scroll to the bottom of that page.)

If you're running Frontier 4 on a fast Mac you may experience the "freeze at startup" problem.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

We shipped a fix for that in September.

I also added a link to this on the main Frontier page.

Leonard Rosenthol: OSA Menu 1.1b6 released today. 

Check this out! A bandwidth breakthru? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Data is transferred over electricity power lines into the home at speeds of over one megabit per second - up to ten times faster than ISDN.

An email I sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs on 9/9/97,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

at his request, briefly outlining the opportunity around Mac-based web software, including my own product, Frontier; and BBEdit and WebSTAR.

As far as I know, he never responded to this email (sometimes messages get lost in my inbox).

I wanted people to see this, in case there was any doubt that we keep trying to open the door to

communication with Apple.

E&P: News-search sites proliferate

Palo Alto Weekly: 200 computers stolen from local lawfirm

"Mail Starting 10/8/97". 


Permanent link to archive for Tuesday, October 07, 1997. Tuesday, October 07, 1997

Welcome to DaveNet Day on Scripting News! 

DaveNet: "Three Years of DaveNet". 

Three years ago today: "Marc Canter Sings Again!" The first one! 

Two years ago: "Welcome Back Jean-Louis". 

One year ago: "Cast-A-Net". 

Check out this special birthday page from Evan Williams at O'Reilly Assoc. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Leave this page up for a while. They found some amazing quotes!

ROTFL!

Apple: Sample code for Java. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Shows how to send and receive interapplication messages to and from Java.

Could be useful!

From PGP's chief scientist: "More on PGP from PGP". 

Humor! In-A-Gadda-Da-Oswald. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It's one-point-oh!

Ralph Nader's letter to Bill Gates. 

Sun: We're suing Microsoft

Microsoft: Sun's claims are outrageous

Birthday pages from  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Seth Dillingham,

Emmanuel Decarie,

Chris Gulker,

Brian Buck,

Daniel Berlinger.

Two celebratory graphics from Cameron Barrett:  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

#1 and

#2.

451 pieces. 2.2MB of text.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

How do I know?

You are invited to subscribe to DaveNet via email. 

DaveNet is a web thing, so if you want to celebrate, please put up a web page and send me a pointer.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

What does DaveNet mean to you?

Be creative!

To the writer who asked what I'm doing up at 3AM, I'm writing today's piece. 

I saw a brief demo of mBED Interactor 1.1 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

at the Last Saturday's party last Wednesday. Like

DreamWeaver,

it generates Dynamic HTML for either MSIE or Netscape.

"Mail Starting 10/7/97". 


Permanent link to archive for Monday, October 06, 1997. Monday, October 06, 1997

"Rick Ross's View of Microsoft and Java". 

MacAddict: Apple's discovered scripting.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Not a moment too early!

PC WEEK: Sun to report on IE 4.0's Java compatibility tomorrow

There's been an expression of interest on MacroMedia's DreamWeaver newsgroup on  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

having it work well with Frontier. Cooool!

Here's a page

describing the protocol that's currently supported by BBEdit and Frontier. It's the protocol that we would like any and all wizzy HTML editors to support.

News.com: Dell says Apple should close shop

Interesting! Wired News reports  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

on a faceoff between east and west coast website designers.

According to this article,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

you can run Mac OS 8 on IBM PowerPC hardware.

If true, CHRP isn't dead. Truly bizarre.

An official statement Permanent link to this item in the archive.

from PGP, Inc. on Message Recovery.

"A Unique View of Java". Pro-Microsoft, pro-Mac. 

Wired News on XML confusion.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

It's true, XML was 1/2 of the buzz at Seybold, but what is XML?

We took a look over the weekend to see if we could do some stuff with it,

but it's pretty clear that it's only half-complete, and no one seems to know what it's for.

Hello?

We thought about using  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

RDF, a variant of XML,

in the same places we're doing

fat pages

but it's too incomplete to consider at this time.

Also, our format is simpler, easier to parse, both for human beings and computers.

CNET interview with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. 

Macromedia ships public beta of DreamWeaver.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

What do you think?

To the DreamWeaver product manager.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Is either version (Mac or Windows) scriptable? Can you send it a message to

get the text of the frontmost window? We'd like to integrate a

wizzy editor into our site management suite,

and so far neither Symantec or Claris or Adobe has added the hooks. You could be first. Maybe you are?

"Mail Starting 10/6/97". 

WebMonkey discusses the mysteries of Dynamic HTML

AnchorDesk: What makes women click? 

SJ Merc: Why are so many people leaving Silicon Valley? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

They're moving to Seattle, Portland and Reno.

Michael Markman's 2¢ about Apple's advertising grammar


Permanent link to archive for Sunday, October 05, 1997. Sunday, October 05, 1997

Mac-specific tools for Frontier 5

A screen shot of the Frontier 5 site being edited in 5.0a2. 

"Mail Starting 10/5/97". 

Fortune: Sun's Scott McNealy is JavaMan! 


Permanent link to archive for Saturday, October 04, 1997. Saturday, October 04, 1997

Red Herring's survey of object database software

Lots of newly registered sites in the Guestbook. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Visit them all!

"Mail Starting 10/4/97". 

A free idea for Steve Jobs's NC-Mac. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I can search the web much more powerfully than I can search my own private documents.

Every night at 2AM I'd like to be able to run a script that indexes all the new or modified files on my hard disk.

A web browser interface for searching, just like Excite or Infoseek.

Our desktops are far behind the Internet in this area.

Bill Gates can have this idea too.

The NY Times reports on the new PGP. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"The new version includes some of the most advanced mechanisms for 'key recovery,' a technology

for surveillance that has been the focus of a major debate between the

Federal Bureau of Investigation and many software companies and Internet

users. The PGP software allows the corporation's management to enforce

policies that may be as stringent as banning all e-mail that the

management can't read."

Oooops! Maybe PGP isn't our friend after all... 

What about the NY Times? They were slow to come out against the CDA last year,  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

and in this piece they put the FBI at odds with users and software companies,

not with the US Constitution and free speech. I grew up with The Times,

and I thought they were purists on free speech. (They taught me about free speech dammit!)

I'm so disappointed with my old hometown paper.

New Media News: RealVideo interview with Steve Wozniak

Red Herring: New cash, old clash for Marimba. 

Robert X. Cringely on the PBS website: The Saga of ActiveX


Permanent link to archive for Friday, October 03, 1997. Friday, October 03, 1997

DaveNet: "I Liked The Ad". 

Salon: Clicking for Godot. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A story from the Digital Storytelling Festival.

Check this out: RDF -- the Resource Description Framework. 

PC WEEK: No crypto is too tough to crack

TechWeb: Sun's Top Scientist Attacks Key Recovery

PC WEEK: It's nearing high noon for encryption technologies

JavaWorld: Microsoft responds to the Java Lobby

"Mail Starting 10/3/97". 

The Atlantic Monthly is a Frontier site. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Their object database is 34MB and growing.

Ours is 0MB.


Permanent link to archive for Thursday, October 02, 1997. Thursday, October 02, 1997

MacWEEK's Kelly Ryer was charmed by Steve Jobs. 

This evening I sent an email to Bill Gates. 

I also sent an email to Steve Case. 

"Mail Starting 10/2/97". 

Frontier 5.0a2/Mac Upgrader released. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Lots of fixes and tweaks.

If you're actively using 4.2.3, check out the  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

intro notes for the 5.0 alpha process.

A fresh start for the Scripting News guestbook. If you're running a  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Frontier-managed website, please add a link. We're working on more comprehensive registration software,

this will help us get us focused on what's important.

Wired News: PGP moves towards corporate applications

GoMac -- Program bar and start menu for Mac OS 8. 

PC WEEK: Jobs asks publishers to trust him

Oh those boys at Microsoft! Not one-point-oh. 

Hot tip. If you have one of Apple's new 6500s, your hard disk may get trashed unless you turn Permanent link to this item in the archive.

virtual memory off. Apple's suggested workaround

is to sleep instead of shutting down. Some people at Apple know this solution, but it hasn't been broadcast to users yet.


Permanent link to archive for Wednesday, October 01, 1997. Wednesday, October 01, 1997

If you're Jewish... Happy New Year! 

A new slogan: I'm cruisin for some schmoozin! That's what I was doin today. 

PC WEEK: Java Lobby takes on IE 4.0

A new Mac website. It's twisted! 

Got RealAudio? Listen Permanent link to this item in the archive.

to last night's DaveNet session. They lost the first half-hour but it's cool. I'm listening to it now.

Here's a web page you can look at while you're listening.

The live session last night was great!  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

    "Mail Starting 10/1/97". 

     

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