Press release: "Mac OS X's open source, UNIX-based foundation delivers superior performance, unprecedented stability and powerful Internet features, making it the ideal platform for web development and deployment," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're delighted that UserLand has brought Manila to Mac OS X, allowing web developers to easily manage and deliver a large volume of dynamic web content." Thanks Ron, Mac OS X is a cool OS. Unix and Mac. Nice.
Evan Williams of Blogger will be in Amsterdam at the same time I am, so I suggested we co-host a joint Evhead-Scripting News dinner, and he went for it. I did this before with Wes in SF and it was great fun.
Craig Mundie: Why open source is still questionable.
Doc rants about Craig Mundie, and I rant back.
I caught Doc inbetween updates. Fascinating!!
Every once in a while a laugh is just what the doctor ordered.
Andrew Leonard spews doom over Eazel, and Tim O'Reilly urges him to snap out of it see the brighter side.
I ran a lightly-edited version of my foreword to O'Reilly's XML-RPC book through DaveNet. I hope people get that XML-RPC is as political as it is technological. If it works, we will all have a lot more choice and the power and freedom that come with that. Power is a word that's used too carelessly with software, and freedom almost never is.
I spoke yesterday with Craig Silverstein, director of technology at Google. It was a friendly talk, and I wish I could say that he accepted my offer to work together to bring the JIT-SE concept to reality. However, I think it's safe to say that our hosted sites will reappear in Google shortly and I thanked him for spending the time talking with me.
Here's the format we were playing with in 1997, for recording changes in a fast-moving website. Note this came before I had the XML religion, I would probably do it now as a super-simple XML format if there were a popular search engine that cared.
Susan Kitchens is doing a Radio Blog and needs some help. There's a way to make browsing on a Mac fast. I forget what it is.
Now you know I love Zeldman, and hopefully he does too, but imho this is an example of not-friendly design. I'm pointing the mouse at a link. A tool-tip says "It's a book." At the bottom of the page, where the URL is supposed to be, is the title of the book. Clicking on a link on Zeldman's blog is jarring, it opens another browser window. I usually don't click on his links. But sometimes I will if the URL leads to an interesting place. But he's obscured that. Thwarted again.
Survey: Agree or disagree?
Mathematical proof that women are evil. "It's a joke."
Online Journalism Review: Blogged Down in the PR Machine.
Dan Gillmor: "I don't envy the job of the PR person. It was hard enough when a distinct group of traditional journalists served as gatekeepers. We don't have that select role anymore. That may be good for everyone in the long run, but it's making life complicated in the meantime."
Dan Fost: "It was in disgrace that Chris Nolan left the San Jose Mercury News in 1999 -- demoted, stripped of her column and publicly ripped by her editors for what they called engaging in an unethical stock trade."
Bloomberg: RIM receives patent on Blackberry.
Elearningpost: Grass roots KM through blogging.
NY Times: A search engine goes beyond Google.
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