CNN: Douglas Adams dead at 49. Congratulations to Adams, where ever he is, on an inspiring life of creativity, humor and fun. He taught us that the universe doesn't have to be such a serious place.
"You know, it's at times like this when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young!"
"Why, what did she tell you?"
"I don't know, I didn't listen!"
André Radke announces Regex 2.0.2b3, which has been carbonized and works with Frontier for Mac OS X.
Look at all the SOAP 1.1 Validations. It's like a bushy bush. (But not like George W Bush.)
Brent Simmons: "This site was the first Manila site to be served by Frontier for OS X. Sometime in April I made the switch from an NT server to a G4 Cube."
News.Com: Cisco's $2.5 billion mea culpa.
Scoble has a design for the Scripting News Train.
On Thursday I stopped at Wegman's on my way back from the Microsoft meeting and bought two new rose bushes, two geraniums, four stocks, four snaps. Yesterday I did a bunch of yard cleaning. My roses had gone wild (I liked it that way). After seeing the roses at the nursery, I got the idea of training my bushes to grow tall and straight, not gangly and sprawling. Let them be an example for the two new bushes, which are now in the ground, getting their six-plus hours of sun a day, safe from the wild deer that roam the woods.
I've been procrastinating doing similar yard cleaning in Smurf Turf. Our old Mac users are going to like the new turf, I think -- its starting point was the BBEdit-based CMS we did in 1997, but it's gone a lot further. A perfect starter kit for Radio users, or at least that's the goal.
Yesterday Linus blinked. "Most of the technology companies are like this. The only outspoken one is Microsoft," he said.
Hmmm. I think UserLand is pretty outspoken. Let me speak. We've been using the subscription model since 1998 and think it's fantastic, it takes glitches out of moving forward with commercial software and better reflects what's going on. Customers are buying into a process, not a fixed-in-time product. We're always adding features and fixing bugs, adding compatibility and interop. We always want our users to have our most current stuff.
I could fully support Linus, and I did, as long as his hype didn't get negative about my business, but yesterday for the first time that I've seen, it did.
7/7/99: Linux Don't Blink.
On respect on the Internet
Douglas Adams: "I long ago stopped answering questions on the alt.fan.douglas-adams usenet group, because it never produced good results. I would either get flamed with 'Don't try and pretend you're him!' mail, or accounts of what I'd said would get bounced around in more and more garbled versions as soon as my own reply had dropped off the stack.'"
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