Over the years, often around my birthday, or holidays, I've written stories that were not about technology or politics. I feel that these are some of the most important pieces I've written.
Along the way I became part of another community, that I have not directly written about. This evening I wrote an introduction to a talk by Jeru, the teacher of that community. Please read the intro first, there's a link to his story at the end.
Today's song: Everybody Have Fun Tonight. "Across the nation, around the world."
Brian Kelly is single-handedly making Changed Icons the Hello World of XML. He's got it working in Perl and Java.
O'Reilly: Using Perl to Read Mail. "It's been said that if you work on any program long enough, that program will eventually be able to send electronic mail. It doesn't matter what the original purpose of the program was (if you can still remember)--if you develop it long enough, some day that program will send its first piece of email." True.
DocServer: tcp.sendMail, (bonus) tcp.getMail.
Hey I'm going to do a column for XML Magazine. The editor is Steve Gillmor, Dan's older brother. What a small world! I have to write my first column by Wednesday next. I'm going to start with the Two-Way-Web piece, and bring it up to date, with links to the software. Steve comes from the Microsoft world, my job is to make sure that their coverage of XML doesn't revolve around Microsoft. Easy.
WSJ: “We’re launching WAP games, and they can’t even keep their WAP gateway up and running.”
NY Times: "An operating system has powerful juju, and running afoul of it calls down the wrath of the computer spirits."
Good news bad news
The good news is that I spent four hours listening to music at SFO on my new portable MP3 player. The bad news is that I still didn't get out, and the chances were looking pretty bad for the 4PM flight, and all that airport time put me in a foul mood along with a few thousand other people, so I headed back to work, and I'll do the Seattle trip later. Oy.
Evan Williams: "Yesterday, on the way home, I fell into one of those SFO weather-delay, chain-reaction nightmares, and it took all day to get home from L.A."
Reminder to self: San Jose doesn't get fogged-in as often.
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