XML.COM: The Importance of Interapplication Protocols. "An example of openness in action with XML is at Userland Software. The people at Userland were heavily involved in XML-RPC and have since been making their servers open for developers to use to construct services. The result has been a growing community of people who help test Userland's ideas and software, contribute to it and provide complementary functionality. Userland has thus got a high profile as a company that knows about connecting applications together, despite its small size." Cooool!
TechWeb: Get Ready for a SOAP Opera. "Services off the Internet is something we want."
SlashDot: Multiplatform Distributed Systems. "The way things are shaping up I am thinking hard about rolling my own, because right now I have a need that I cannot fulfill from outside sources. Yes, not Invented Here strikes again, but I can't find a solution. Am I alone in this? What do you think? Do you have any solutions?" Somebody, please tell them about XML-RPC.
Hey XML-RPC is getting rave reviews on SlashDot. Let's go Mets!
Oooops! The Mets are Down 2-0.
AP: Maine Gets Taste of Y2K Glitch. "State government got its first Y2K surprise months early when owners of 2000 model cars and trucks received titles identifying their new vehicles as 'horseless carriages.'"
News.Com: Gateway to Sell Cobalt. Good move!
Wired: Ooooh, That URL Is Ugly! "Shouldn't an URL -- uniform resource locator -- look clean and be easy to remember, giving you some clue as to where you are and what you're looking at?"
Frontier users: I released the source for redirect.root, the guest database that implements redirect.userland.com.
MSN: 10 Dumb Things NT Users Do. "People make the mistake of letting Windows NT suggest the default Pagefile size for your system. This is the amount of memory in your system plus 12 megabytes. This just isn't sufficient for today's applications. As a result, your system will perform rather poorly in just about all cases."
Breakage on the Wired channel. "If anyone from Wired is tuned in, let's work together to get this back online. Thanks!"
Here's some synchronicity. The Wired channel broke because their redirector can't handle commas in the URLs, and they just switched over to Vignette, which of course puts commas in the URLs. Murphy lives at Wired tooo!
Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft. "It's just as senseless as Java Java Java was. We've got to find some way to wean the Open Source people off their dependence on Microsoft."
4/5/97: "The press only knows three stories, Apple is dead, Microsoft is evil, and Java is the future. And they only ask two questions -- Is Apple still dead? Is Microsoft still evil? Let's ask the third question." Replace all Java with Linux.
Another quote: "This Java stuff is an interesting distraction, but the future is still the web." Still true.
A directory of ancient Mac apps. Including MacDraw, which I miss. Are there any simple draw programs on Windows?
Gripe: There's too much "branding" on the LinuxPlanet site. A tutorial shouldn't have so much advertising! Hellllp.
Perl News is a My.UserLand channel.
Red Herring: "It's been said so many times, we're starting to accept it as fact: entrepreneurs who strike it rich at dot-com companies take the money and run. But there's one teensy problem with that assertion -- no proof."
XML-Hack: Conference Report on XML ONE Europe.
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