DaveNet: As Time Goes By was the song of Casablanca.
I added a table of times around the world to the Y2K Watch page. As I write this at 1:23PM on 12/30/99 in the Pacific time zone, it's 9:23AM on New Year's Eve in New Zealand.
More Firedrop buzz, from News.Com. "According to one source, word is that FireDrop may be looking to move into the e-invitation space currently occupied by start-ups such as Evite.com, SeeUThere.com, Mambo.com and eParties." The VC buzzword for 2000 will be "dilute"?
A sample script that checks the cookie expiration dates on your Frontier 6 membership groups.
Press Release: SJ Merc Plans Y2K Coverage. "The Web site will feature breaking stories from correspondents on 'Millennium Journal,' a weblog that chronicles news and information on Y2K's impact."
OK, I've started the DaveNet 1999 year in review site.
Here's the 1998 year in review site. It was organized by topics.
So far this is the soundbite for 1999. "Remembering two locations, one for the browser and one on my local desktop, is too taxing for my mind. The flow stops, I have to use my brain to find the stuff to edit, and you'd be amazed how many times that extra work makes me forget why I was going there in the first place."
New feature: If you're a UserLand.Com member with Bookmarks, they're now displayed on the Scripting News home page. Scroll down and look in the right margin. This was a by-product of making it my new editorial home page. I need my bookmarks to preserve my workflow. You get the feature because I needed it.
Today is Broadband Mechanics Day on Scripting News (at least the beginning is). BBM is Marc Canter's latest company. It's growing like a snake. They're hiring programmers. Noah Glass is one of their artists. They exemplify the spirit of Microserfs, that's the highest compliment I can pay, it's a totally 1.0 company. Marc and his team inspire me. (They also are building on my software, sometimes we put whole sub-systems in for BBM, like the Control Panel in 6.1. I saw Jimmi Johnson, their system manager looking harried one day, and I tried to imagine how he keeps 30+ Frontier servers running.)
XML.Com's Best of 1999. What about RSS? What about XML-RPC? SOAP?
My vote for the most under-appreciated continent of the last millennium, Africa. I want to go there in the next millennium.
1 Days to Y2K.
If you're not ready now..
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