Press release: Software AG Supports SOAP.
LA Times: "For weeks, Florida has riveted the nation with a mind-numbing array of failures: misleading ballots, contradictory counting standards, discarded votes--19,000 in one county alone. But an examination by The Times in a dozen states from Washington to Texas to New York shows that Florida is not the exception. It is the rule."
I spoke this afternoon with Randy Ray, the Red Hat engineer who posted improvements to XML-RPC over the weekend, and caused quite a stir on the mail list. He's a good guy who wandered into a community a little too quickly. I'm going to help him communicate his ideas, and see if we can't get some motion. To be clear, I think XML-RPC is frozen, but there's no reason new protocol(s) can't emerge that extend it. I support forking, I supported SOAP (a fork from XML-RPC), and there's no reason other ideas can't take root. To me, it's essential that milestones be left clearly marked, so people can claim proper artistic credit, and so new ideas get a chance. New ideas from Microsoft as well as new ideas from a random engineer at Red Hat. All the same to me.
12/2/96, on Solitaire: "Got a good game going but hit a dead-end? Here's a sure-fire way to create some new moves. Go for a walk. Come back. They're there. You just can't see them."
Bend your mind with WordPerhect. Fantastic!
The Y2K Scripting News Christmas Tree is up. Maybe we'll get a new President for Christmas? It could happen tonight or tomorrow. You never know what those nutty Supreme Court judges'll do. You can celebrate too with a tree on your UserLand-hosted Manila site by typing "Christmas Tree" into your template. Sometime in the next few days an Easter Egg may show up in your tree. You never can tell!
W3C: SOAP Messages with Attachments.
NewsIsFree has an XML-RPC interface.
While waiting for the Supreme Court tape on NPR, I wrote a review of printing in Radio, and what I want from it, and also include a point of view from Joel's book.
I got a quote in Zeldman's Glamorous Life.
Sheldon Sam is looking for help with Hypercard scripting.
Today's NY Times has essays on seven years of the WWW.
To be complete, I have to point to this. You already know how I feel about it. Here's why. Some people agree.
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