MacBird Open Source Release: "There are other UI runtimes, some are even open source. MacBird is different because it's built for the designer. You create and edit MacBird 'cards' using a draw program with grouping and alignment."
DaveNet: A Batman New Year.
Doing the final pass on the 1999 DaveNet-in-Review site, came across this soundbite. "It's like fighting City Hall, swimming upstream, or competing with Microsoft. Longterm you end up in jail, being eaten, or testifying in Washington." 9/03/99
LinuxToday is running the MacBird open source release story.
Gavin Eadie has already built the project. Now that's fasssst!
Of course MacBird has its own song. "All your life you were only waiting for this moment to be free."
Synchronicity time. The top item on MacWEEK.Com is a review of Apple's performance in the open source world in 1999. "Here's hoping that 2000 will result in more tangible open-source output from Apple and concerted collaboration with the open-source community at large."
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Steve Fuchs: "The getYear() function returns 100, not 2000."
CNN: Y2K Billions May Pay Dividends. "When many Scandinavian firms prepared for Y2K, they found that they had installed software that was getting little if any use."
Kate Adams: "There's probably someone at Vignette and Documentum crying 'Wolf!' for the very first time about Manila/Frontier, too."
I'd like to do a DaveNet Live in San Francisco later this week if anyone can find a ballroom that can hold around 200 people. It's long overdue. Sorry for the last-minute request. Raines, who should I talk to?
I would also like to certify that Frontier runs on Windows 2000.
Lots of good stuff on Curmudgeon today. Will no one speak for software? I will. Software is an art too. Every choice yields a different effect.
Kwikware has screen shots of websites that had Y2K glitches.
MSNBC: Smooth sailing as markets reopen. "Untouched by the Y2K bug, financial markets strode confidently into 2000."
QubeQuorner got a link on LinuxToday too. Excellent!
Marc Canter is interested in HTML email. Me too!
Kevin Werbach turns 30 today. Mazel tov!
Today is the final day for the Peanuts comic strip. Great job!
I didn't know that LinuxToday was picking up DaveNet stories. That explains the extra reads for DaveNets about Linux.
Wow! This might be the best EditThisPage.Com website yet. Think about it this way. I am going to Davos this year. I have a laptop. This is going to be a fascinating conference to cover. And flip it around, I will be elbow-to-elbow with the most influential journalists in the world. What a chance to do some evangelizing for our community! I'm so psyched.
BTW, on my way back from Davos I will stop in Boston to keynote Seybold. An excellent opportunity to report on what I learned in Davos.
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