DaveNet: Back from Europe.
Part two of JD Lasica's overview of weblogs in OJR. "It can be a very scary moment when you take a stand on something and you don't know if your argument holds together and you hit the send button and it's out there and you can't take it back. That's a moment that professional journalists may never experience in their careers, the feeling that it's just me, exposed to the world. That's a pretty powerful rush, the power to publish as an individual."
Route maps: IcelandAir, Air Jamaica, Air Tahiti, Alaska Air, First Air, Oman Air, United Shuttle, Air Philippines.
Hey the W3C has a My.UserLand channel. Nice!
Scoble: "The only way to keep a forum useful is to kick 10% of the people out of it."
Disclaimer: "Portions of this meal were created using Brent's Potato Salad Recipe."
Apache SOAP 2.2 has been released. I believe this is the version we did the interop testing against.
Proposed roadmap for RSS
Early Wednesday morning (in California) I posted a proposed roadmap to sort out the confusion in RSS. Key points. The term RSS will only apply to 0.91 and 0.90, that (at least) two forks emanate from there, one containing the changes in 0.92, and the other for the continuation of the philosophy of the RDF group. Both forks choose new names.
I asked the members of the reallySimpleSyndication mail list to express their approval or disapproval of the roadmap.
The RSS-DEV list is running a similar poll.
Finally, here's the poll as a UserLand.Com survey.
A personal note, one way or the other, this will be my exit point as the defacto leader of the "simple" branch. I feel the urgency to move beyond the politics, the market is starting to shape up in new ways, and I want to be part of that, not mired in a struggle over what RSS is. However, I didn't want to exit without at least proposing a plan for forward motion.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program (ie light stuff for the mind). When I came out with xmlStorageSystem in early April, I cringed when I realized (too late) that its acronym is XSS. SS was the name of the Nazi secret police. Then just a few days ago I realized I had been promoting a format that had the same initials. And it's even worse than it appears.
NY Times on Kaycee
NY Times: "It was like a story being reported by locusts," Mr. Cadenhead said of the diligence of the Scooby Doos. "They swept in and just pulled facts out of the air."
I was glad to see Saundra Mitchell get credit for breaking the story. Next time you see someone at the center of an Internet shitstorm think of this story and how Saundra was right.
From Life on the Internet in Y2K++, Metafilter gets great coverage in the NY Times, and the computer is on an airplane to NY. There's a poem in here somewhere.
Software industry temperature
Brent: "The software industry is sick in bed with the flu, a thermometer sticking out of its mouth, its pillow cold with sweat, an untouched glass of flat ginger ale on the nightstand."
It's so true. The growth of the software industry should track the growth in the curve represented by Moore's Law. That we're in such poor shape is testimony to the poor leadership in this industry, and imho, to the constant Boy Kills Boy theme in the press. It's a depressing story. It leads to depression in the industry.
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