Software patents, from a CFO's point of view.
BTW, I stumbled across the CFO article searching for references to "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" for today's anniversary DaveNet piece. Serendipity.
Dori Smith on how to build a Mac clone. Evan didn't know you could do this, neither did I.
WaSP to W3C: Remember your Charter and Mission
Dave to WaSP: That link sucks. It's going to rot the next time you have an opinion. Helllp. I care about my archives, please care about yours.
Barry Bonds hit #73 in the first inning of today's game.
Tech note: #upstream.xml
We're starting to document new technical features in Radio 7.1. I'll try to get one new document up per day. These are not things that users would care much about, but may be relevant for developers who want to be be compatible with Radio in some way.
Upstreaming will get a significant upgrade in 7.1. In 7.0 the whole www folder was mirrored in the cloud, and there could only be one cloud for each user.
In 7.1, only one folder is upstreamed, and any sub-folder of that folder can specify where it is mirrored through a new file called #upstream.xml.
Radio UserLand: #upstream.xml.
Further, inside Radio, upstreaming is managed through a driver architecture, which makes it easy to support protocols that we don't support in the box. In the first release two protocols are supported -- FTP and xmlStorageSystem.
A note to Cam and others, in the corner-turns we're doing in Radio and Weblogs, we've factored email addresses out as the key for user records. Instead we're using "usernum"s. In our next generation, which is coming online slowly, email addresses will not be publicly visible.
Note: Corner-turns are hard, eps when you have to bring along thousands of users with you. We'll make it work, without too much breakage and frustration, and when it's done things will work much better.
Tomorrow's tech note
Tomorrow's note will be about ports and Radio. We found a clever but obvious way to make it so that clicking on those white-on-orange XML buttons can automatically subscribe you to a feed in Radio, and in software that's compatible. It's so obvious that we missed it until we really squatted on the problem and then it became clear. In the meantime, think of it as a puzzle, and see if you can figure out the solution.
(The problem is that we don't know if Radio is running on port 80, 81, 8080, or whatever.)
War begins in Afghanistan
NY Times: US attacks begin in Afghanistan.
Bush's speech. We're destroying training camps, defenses, infrastructure in Afghanistan. We will provide aid to the people of Afghanistan.
Bin Laden's speech.
BBC: US begins attack.
MSNBC: First wave of US strike begins.
Seventh anniversary of DaveNet
DaveNet: Seven Years of DaveNet.
Dan Gillmor: "In the wake of the Sept. 11 atrocities, we've understandably allowed our attention to be diverted from almost everything else. Now it's time to get our eyes back on the key issues facing the technology and business communities."
The Best Things in Life are Free is a "song written by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson for the musical 'Good News' which opened on September 6, 1927 in the 46th Street Theater in New York City."
Abraham Lincoln: "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."
E pluribus unum was chosen by the first Great Seal committee in 1776. "Out of many, one."
Scoop Nisker: "If you don't like the news go out and make some of your own."
A directory of anniversary pieces.
I'm now Dave #2 on Google.
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