DaveNet: The role of the media. (A true story)
I spent a few hours driving back and forth to San Francisco, and listened to the News Hour on KQED. I came to an interesting conclusion after listening to the everyone on both sides of the disputed election. They're all lying all the time.
According to NPR's Daniel Schorr, Richard Daley, mayor of Chicago said "Vote early, vote often."
And Huey Long, governor of Louisiana, said: "When I die I want to be buried in Louisiana so I can stay active in politics."
BTW, Huey Long is buried in Louisiana.
Evan Williams on Groove: "As much hype as it's gotten, it has a steep road ahead."
Adbusters: The Zen TV Experiment. "When we watch TV we rarely pay attention to the details of the event. In fact, we rarely pay attention."
Mail Starting 11/13/00.
Clay Shirky: What is Peer-to-Peer? "P2P is a class of applications that takes advantage of resources -- storage, cycles, content, presence -- available at the edges of the internet. Because this means operating in an environment of unstable connectivity and unpredictable IP addresses, P2P nodes must operate outside the DNS system, and have significant autonomy from central servers."
CNN: US absentee ballot turns up in Denmark. "The Danish newspaper quoted the American voter as saying he had no intention of pursuing the irregularity."
Microsoft's Visual Studio.NET Beta 1 is now available.
Janelle Brown: The Jukebox Manifesto. "Record companies should stop worrying about security and start giving people what they really want: Music, anywhere, anytime."
CNN: Florida secretary of state issues vote count deadline. "I anticipate the presidential election in Florida will be certified by Saturday afternoon, barring judicial intervention."
Survey: What does your vote mean?
NY Times: "The Bush campaign would be on firmer ground if it asked that deadlines be waived to allow manual vote counting in heavily Republican districts as well as those that voted for Mr. Gore."
Lance Knobel resumes DavosNewbies. Welcome!
David Singer explains how to select text with the keyboard in MSIE. "Put the cursor where you want to start, then shift-arrow (or shift-pgup/pgdn) to where you want to end."
Oliver Travers uses both Blogger and Manila to manage his weblog. Fascinating. (Makes sense.)
Version 4.0 of Amaya, the W3C HTML browser-editor, was released on Friday.
Another online dictionary that I didn't know about. Excellent.
Brent discovers something excellent about Mac OS X.
Sam Devore has an XML-RPC client for RealBasic.
FreshMeat has a page on XML-RPC.
I recently discovered this site, done by a Cal professor. It points to sites done by his students. I didn't see it while the class was happening, it appears to be over now, and I'm kind of confused about what's going on, but it's interesting. I'm looking for pointers to examples of Manila being used in an educational setting.
The Curmudgeon has a list of courses that use weblogs.
A silly domain we registered that hasn't yet been deployed in a serious way. This domain might be perfect for hosting sites for the male pre-teen crowd. I gotta admit that my inner-pre-teen is alive and well.
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