NY Times: "Con Edison engineers say they have been taken aback by the fact that the 46 server farms have asked for a minimum draw of 500 megawatts of electricity — roughly the amount of power required by 500,000 homes."
Salon: "Like Firefly, Media Unbound is offering a personalized recommendation system that will suggest bands you might enjoy, based on ones that you already like. Unlike Firefly, Media Unbound does what it promises to do: introduce new, obscure bands you'll actually like."
Want to know what floats my boat? Simon Fell is using Manila's SOAP interface to record the results of his soapbuilders interop testing. Now we're getting to the interesting stuff.
Google now has a translator. (Beta.)
Here's an RFC for a spec I'd like to participate in writing.
David McCusker: "This post doesn't qualify as hacking the planet, and it's meta material at best."
Programmers: "A programmer is a rigorous scientist determined to coax the truth out of the ones and zeros."
Here's an unqualified hack, but not on a planetary scale.
Glenn Fleishman started an 802.11b Manila weblog.
Eric Kidd, open source programmer par excellence, has an XML-RPC Hacks page, with lots of cool hacks, of course.
Josh Lucas: "Looking at some of the code in the Reef module, I was able to create an HTML widget which loads the home page for this site via XML-RPC."
DocServer page for a new Frontier/Radio verb that flattens the client interfaces for XML-RPC and SOAP. The server side was already flat, any XML-RPC handler can become a SOAP handler, by linking to the script in the user.soap.rpcHandlers hierarchy.
I cross-posted a note to the XML-RPC and soapbuilders mail lists, cc'd to the Frontier and Radio developer lists. "I'm wearing my asbestos raincoat, so go for it, let's have fun!"
The soapbox guy is writing about Napster.