You can help XML-DEV get back in the groove, and perhaps learn about current-best-practice in mail servers.
Cryptome "learned last evening that Exodus Communications, a major US service provider, ordered last Sunday the removal of a Web site, www.mathaba.net."
Joel Spolsky: "Good UI designers use consistency intelligently, and, though it may not show off their creativity as well, in the long run it makes users happier."
I finally figured out how to stop flame-fests once and for all.
A new weblog from "the world of help desks and support specialists."
Survey: Approximately how many hours has your work net connection been down this year?
Wired: "While 5 percent of the survey respondents said they bought Stephen King's e-book, Riding the Bullet, less than 1 percent claim to actually have read it."
Salon: A tale of two photos. "Early Saturday morning, we woke to the news that Elián González had been seized from his Miami relatives and returned to his father."
Salon: "Paul Allen spent $100 million on Interval Research. Now there's nothing left to say about the company that no one could say anything about."
Quark: "We're pleased to announce that avenue.quark, the intelligent way to resue your QuarkXPress content, is now shipping." Hmm. I don't have any QuarkXPress content that need resuing. I'm not even sure that's a word.
Jorn Barger: What's the deal with PhilG? "I'm interested to hear what people think of PhilG, why he's doing what he does, why the major media pay him scant attention, which of his resources you find most useful, and which you wish were different?" I just realized this is from November 1999.
Terra Institute is a Manila site.
Spicy Noodles has a new orderly look and new features. I am very happy to see Andre adopt the My.UserLand story flow.
Pictures from Seder2000.
I was the last guest to leave Marc's seder last night, which seems to be a tradition. Marc and I talk, in a kind of relaxed way. He said: "What will I panic over now that the seder is over?" I used his web browser, and noticed that he had Good Morning Silicon Valley bookmarked.
Interesting, I said, let's go there. I scanned it, and my eye caught this quote from Eric S Raymond. What was that doing there? What bluster. Yuck. "God'll get him for that," I said. I think that was a big line in All in the Family. Just curious, did the editor put that there because it was so blustery, or because he believed it?
BTW, when Doc Searls calls for an end to intellectual property, this is where he and I depart. It is not morally wrong for me to "own" my writing, whether it be software or prose. Otherwise there could be no free speech, as soon as I wrote something someone else would take it and say they wrote it. How could we ever communicate? I'm sure Doc meant it in a thoughtful challenging way, "here think about this." I'm not so sure about Raymond, he seems to be a true zealot.
First Amendment to the US Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
9/10/98: "There's the bug!"
I have more work to do today on Scripting News via email. The mails didn't go out last night at 10PM. I think I know why. In the meantime, I keep thinking of more 1-Click type ideas. You want to know what I'm doing with them? I'm implementing and shipping them.
I removed comments about patents that were here this morning. I want to give it more thought.
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