Dear friends and family and lurkers. My trip to NY is in its last hours. Today I had breakfast with a reporter, went to a long meeting at a partner company, and met with a famous blogger. I have adjusted to the slow Internet line, have configured my emailer to not download attachments (thanks for all the suggestions) and have even learned to use my laptop on my lap. I spent a lot of time with family and no one yelled at anyone. We're getting older, maybe wiser and more forgiving too. My mom gave me an album of pictures of my early life, including every class picture from kindergarten through grade nine. I feel a real sense of accomplishment. I'm going to do one more run to the 2nd Avenue Deli for a roast beef on rye with lettuce and mayo, then walk around the city. Tomorrow morning I fly back to California, in time for the 20th anniversary of the PC reunion in San Jose. This NY trip has been great. Thanks to all the NYers who made it so!
Frontier Developers You Can HIre. Many of our newest customers are not programmers, yet still want customizations for their Manila servers, so we started a registry for developers who know how to program in our environment.
AP: "McAfee.com has won a patent for its system of delivering security-related software and services over the Internet, giving it a potential leg up in the emerging trend of subscription-based software."
ZDNet interview with Microsoft's Jim Allchin on Smart Tags, among other things. FWIW, I don't think we misunderstood what they were.
Craig Burton: History is Soon Forgotten.
AP: "Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov was released on $50,000 bond Monday and ordered to stay in Northern California while he awaits what could be a landmark trial on alleged copyright violations."
Mr. Wannachai Wannasawade, your computer is infected with a virus and is sending me dozens of big enclosures and I'm on a very slow line and I wish you would shut your computer off.
Also, to the vendor of my emailer, Mr. Allchin's employer, is there a way to tell Outlook Express not to download enclosures? It's either a user interface problem, or your priorities are misplaced. I'm highly motivated. Looked several times, and couldn't find a way to tell the emailer to leave the enclosures on the server. This is basic stuff.
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