MacWEEK: UserLand Unfolds Manila. Nice!
Doc Searls: "Call it the World Wide Write."
Dan Bricklin: Build your own log. Dan accepts my invitation to work together to create a new literary medium. That's powerful. I've known Dan for over 20 years. Brilliant developer, hard-working, even tireless, ever cheerful, been thru the ringer and came out smilin. I think we'll even compete, eventually, but it's a big space, and I'm sure we'll stay friends. Go get em Dan!
CamWorld: Defining the design and production process.
Why Andrew Wooldridge likes Manila. "Another cool thing for me is the upcoming exposure of Manila's power via XML-RPC. I use Dreamweaver extensively for my web-editing. With DW3 you get the ability to talk directly to Manila through DW3. So you can build all your cool interaction in DW, then serve it via Manila - all because of standards."
This morning I spoke with Joel Klein, US Assistant Attorney General, about the Microsoft anti-trust case. He asked what they should do, and I said I don't know. There was more to the conversation, but that was the gist of it.
A followup email I sent to Klein.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, all I want for Christmas is an XML-RPC interface for DNS. I want to be able to make a call to my domain name server to map curly.stooges.com to 126.96.36.199. Pretty simple. (Christmas came early this year. QuickDNS is scriptable, we have it running on one of our servers, we're going to put an XML-RPC interface on it from Frontier. We're working on it right now.)
Steve Ivy has been working with MacLaunch on updating their listing for Frontier, but they still miss the point. Frontier is a server. It's not really about XML and COM. It's about Edit this Page.
Survey: Is there water on Mars?
The SOAP 1.0 spec is now on the IETF website.
UserLand's Andre Radke posted a list of changes between SOAP 0.9 and 1.0.
Microsoft's press release for SOAP 1.0, it accidentally ran a few days early and we missed it.
Microsoft reviews SOAP. Andre says: "Just FYI, the MS article seems to have been written for the previous version of the spec, so most of the examples are now out of date."
More new stuff on the Release 1.0 weblog.
Press release: Zope and Microsoft Sittin In A Tree.
Dr Dobbs has a weblog. Welcome!
Luke Tymowski reviews Manila. "I can't think of an easier way to publish a Web site. I can't think of an easier way to allow a group of people to work together on a Web site. The closest tool I can think of to Manila is Squishdot, a product which runs on Zope. But Manila is more mature and flexible. Out of the box, Manila is in a class of its own."
Regular Expressions reviews Lingo in a Nutshell. "Director users are just like the rest of us who work on overdue and ill-defined projects, with one exception: they've never been paid for good programming. Instead, they must deliver creative content, with zero scheduled downtime, and learn a programming language at the same time. That even 10 percent of them have become competent Linguists, as Epstein believes, is a tribute to the comfort level that Lingo offers."
Somehow I missed this story (must have been shipping a product) about Apple's new policy about authorship and design credit. There's a simple solution. Start a website. Allow anonymous posts. When Apple ships a new product, create a new section. Wait five days to see if anyone's name appears. Publish the list. It would be interesting to see if any names appeared.
The best web ad I've seen so far.
I've been looking for an excuse to put Curly on the home page, then I realized I didn't need one.
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