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OK, so how does Wednesday sound for a Scripting News dinner in NY? Some place with a TV set and lots of room and good food. We're going to get loud. I think Adam Curry will be joining us from Amsterdam. Where should we have it? I need some help here. I'll be staying in Manhattan, of course.
World Series: Yankees win 4-3 in 12th. (Game 1)
Hey on the Groove site they're saying the announce date is on Tuesday. Excellent. I'm going to be at their launch event.
Tour Cuba in photos on NetDyslexia.
Thanks to the NetDyslexia guys for doing a version of Weblogs.Com that works well with Netscape 4.
O'Reilly's P2P directory is a fair start. Not sure if things break down that way. I cringe at the description of Radio UserLand, it's so much more, but it's our fault, the website hasn't kept pace with the software. I was glad to see Manila included in the Writeable Web category.
On the XML-DEV list we're talking about practical startup projects for the Semantic Web. It's a good way to get to the core of what people think it is, to remove the abstractions, and look for a way to demo it. Perhaps the project that O'Reilly has started would work better as a Semantic Web directed graph, because just in the things I know, I see the taxonomy they've chosen falling down. Shouldn't Jabber and BXXP be in the same class as XML-RPC and SOAP? I think they're on a continuum. And shouldn't ebXML be there too? ICE? The more I think about this the more I think it's about organizing all the current projects on the net that are trying to do something new. And I don't see an obvious place to put Groove. (I'm such a tease.)
Survey: How do you feel about the demise of ThirdVoice?
Today's song: The Goodbye Look. "The surf was easy on the day I came to stay on this quiet island in the bay. I remember a line of women all in white, the laughter and the steel bands at night."
Looks like someone hijacked Microsoft.Com? Wes says no. Someone registered a long sentence-like domain name that begins with microsoft.com. I'm confused. Not a big surprise. Happens a lot when you get to be my age.
Fairvue.Com: We didn't start the Weblogs. Fantastic!
Tom Van Alten: My most-used home software.
Salon: Inside the Texas Death Machine. "What we were trying to do in this piece was shine a light on a hidden corner of America," Abramson said, "and let people know what it is that happens in the 20 minutes before someone is put to death."
BBC: Quake blows away design problems. "The grizzly blow-em-away computer game Quake II has been modified to allow architects' clients to 'run around' virtual buildings - without the guns and monsters."
Fortune: "It turned out that yellow sticky notes might be a great way of getting attention from the press, but was a crummy way of communicating with thousands of people. Very few Web pages were visited by enough Third Voice users to get a real discussion going."
I'm getting a new laptop tomorrow. Lucky me!
Fawny.Org: "The Internet kids need to grow up and start taking care of each other."
Fox News: "'This is what I call the coward's hat,' said a beaming Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, holding up a baseball cap that appeared to be half-Yankees, half-Mets cap."
The Baseball God: "Vendors sold baseball caps that were split in two, one side with the green and gold As look, and the other side with the black and orange Giants look. The logo in the front was split in two, half a gold A and half an orange SF."
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