Happiness is a mail server that works.
Happiness is (also) a new Bryan Bell theme.
John Robb: "Does anyone have a Asian language version of Frontier running? Has anyone built a Weblog for view by an I-mode phone? If yes, contact me right away."
Aaron Straup Cope pushes back on the Talking Moose's latest rant about designers and Aaron is right about this much -- Designers aren't obsolete. (The rest of his stuff, well, some people don't program, and for them, yes, they can have the benefit of content management, but that's another subject.) Now, I think this is what the Moose meant to say: designers without content management are working too hard. And doing menial work. No designer wants to hear that they have to manually reflow the content of an entire site through the templates just to change GreatCompany.Com to The Great Company. Let the users do it themselves. Designers are using moose-drawn carriages. Content management gives them automatic transmission and a luxurious rocket-powered ride -- it lets them do more with less time, and keeps them doing stuff they like to do -- designing, and no time doing what scripts like to do -- mindless moose-like poop.
Craig Burton: My RSS Channel No Longer Sucks.
News.Com: “Sun can’t have it both ways,” he said. “They don’t want Microsoft to have monopolistic control, but at the same time they want to control their Java.”
XMLRPC-J is a "Java-based implementation of the XML-RPC protocol."
Microsoft's transcript of the panel discussion at the Twentieth Anniversary of the PC dinner on Wednesday.
While I was in NY this video clip of Microsoft's Steve Ballmer made the rounds. Back in 1996 I suggested that Netscape hire him. He has the energy to win. Imagine if Netscape had been able to recruit him.
One might wonder if that video was an accident or was released intentionally by Microsoft. I'd bet it was intentional. So much attention has been focused on Bill Gates, who's shy and ironic, even a little whiny, when he appears in public. Ballmer, with all due respect, is clearly a fan of professional wrestling. I got a clue to this when he talked about what would happen to Microsoft if Dot-Net doesn't work. He said they'd be in a World of Hurt, which I looked up in Google and found was a professional wrestling show.
I have some kind of virus that makes this highly irritating ad pop up all the time. It replicates itself every five minutes, filling my screen with pulsating ads for web gambling. I don't have that particular vice, so I will never use their product. I didn't ask for this, I have no idea how it got there. I've tried restarting the computer, but it still comes up. How do I get rid of it?
I tried running AdAware, but the virus persisted. For a while I thought it was coming from Opera, but not -- I quit it, and the ads just popped up again.
Now an ad for Sears air conditioning is popping up ad infinitum. You can be sure I'll never buy anything at Sears, even if they were the only place in town that had what I wanted. I'd do without.
Jamie Zawinski: "I think my standards have lowered enough that now I think 'good design'' is when the page doesn't irritate the living fuck out of me."
After a little bit of wrangling we received permission from the publisher to run an excerpt of Breaking Windows through DaveNet. Now we have to figure out which part to excerpt.
My second grade class picture.
A distant relative of mine, Ron Schecter, is keeping a website about the town where (I think) my maternal grandfather, Rudy Kiesler, was born.
Thanks to Eirikur Hallgrimsson for the pointer to these full-color pre-revolutionary pictures from Russia.
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