DaveNet: Dinners on Two Coasts.
A mail list for New York. "We had a great dinner in NY on August 6, and some people asked 'When are you coming back?' and I said 'You don't have to wait for me to come back.' So let's see if we can get some new tech stuff happening in NY. We've got lots of resources, lots of geeks, and a few marketing people. I'll get the word around that the list started, and you guys and gals take it from there. I'm behind you all the way. Let's Go New York!"
On Tuesday, the next day, I had a long strategic meeting with a new partner. There were so many opportunities. Leaving the meeting I thought of all the really smart people who came to the dinner on Monday night. Somehow between the two meetings there's something going to happen. It's a very interesting puzzle. That it's happening in NY is a nice bennie, because I enjoy visiting NY so much.
Eastside Journal: Was Gates forced out of top job?
LA Times: "Concerned about a possible backlash, federal and state antitrust officials are not planning to ask a court to block the impending shipment of Microsoft Corp.'s controversial new operating system, Windows XP, government sources said."
Glenn Fleishman: "Strangely and wonderfully, Qwest called my father up out of the blue. They wondered if all was well, and offered to fax him the instructions. Holy cow. This almost made me weep."
BloggerCOM is a COM object used to submit entries to Blogger. I also joined the BloggerDev mail list.
Talking Moose: "Bryan Bell is leading the way."
Bruce Schneier: "The DMCA is unconstitutional, but until it's ruled as such, the industry wins."
Business 2.0 puffs about SOAP. "No longer just a medium for individuals to get information stored somewhere else, the Net is becoming a platform for applications that interact with each other online -- opening the way to dramatic new lines of business for companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Sun." As usual they worship the BigCo's. What have they done for us lately?
Matt Neuburg wrote docs on the recently added Tools architecture to Radio and Frontier. He says "This is excellent because unlike earlier implementations of such packaging, like suites and plain guest databases, there is no need to run an installation script or to restart Frontier in order to get your functionality to take hold - it just starts working as soon as the guest database is dropped into the Tools folder."
News.Com: "Microsoft has given PC makers the go-ahead to ship Windows XP as much as one full month before the operating system's official Oct. 25 launch date."
News.Com: Execs reminisce on 20 years of the PC.
Surprise: "Laughing is so important, it reduces stress, it can heal and it allows more creativity!" Amen.
Bob Dylan: "It's your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat."
Derek Powazek: Five tips for online community.
Solution to yesterday's puzzle.
Now you should be able to spot me in the first grade class picture. People always ask "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?" This is where I was, in Mrs. Ruffino's first grade class. She ran out of the room crying. They let us out early. My mother told me as we walked home. The President is dead. She told me about Johnson. "Who's he?" I wondered. Kennedy was the only president I had ever been aware of. That's how kids' minds work. There's no past, no future, just now. Could someone other than Kennedy be president. That didn't make sense to Dave's Young Mind.
BTW, I know the date on the picture is 1962, not 1963, the year Kennedy was killed. Maybe one of the other curious things about the young mind is that it has an imperfect memory.
1968: RFK Funeral Train.
Another pic from the 60s that I find fascinating.
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