DaveNet: Are Men Back?
Lisa Rein: "The RIAA has been trying to find a way to deploy virus-like software that would seek out infringing files on your home computer and delete them. Under the USA Act, 'collateral damage' inflicted by this software (non-infringing files deleted by accident) would constitute an act of terrorism."
Frontier News: Fixes in Manila RSS generation. More coming later today. Love Manila Month II continues.
The Mirror Project has an XML-RPC interface. Nice!!
I added it to the Services page in the XML-RPC directory.
Doug Kaye: "I'd like your suggestions for weblogs, weblog directories, headline syndicators and blog tools that you think should be included in Microcontent: Weblogs and Headline Syndication."
I'd nominate the Mac Scripting weblog. It's got huge amounts of great links and lots of room to grow. The Mac is probably the richest scripting environment available today. It's got all the Mac scripting culture and the Unix scripting culture. That's why we started this weblog. It's also available in RSS.
It looks like the American irreverant sense of humor is coming back. Warning, do not drink coffee while reading this.
Joel says that NIH is sometimes a good idea. "If your own people are more incompetent than everyone else, so whenever you try to do anything in house, it's botched up. Yes, there are plenty of places like this. If you're in one of them, I can't help you." Heh. Interesting.
Tomorrow is the first Weblogger User Group meeting. And there's a group traveling together, summer camp style, from SF to Mountain View.
The Sept 11 archive includes Scripting News, thanks, with a snapshot on Sept 17, which scrolls back to the 11th. Smart. It gets more interesting. They also archived pages I pointed to and images. But Infoworld has a robots.txt that keeps them from being archived. I know their CTO reads this site. A good snapshot of the Web on that day could be useful. Then again, it seems we have some work to do too.
Responses to today's DaveNet on the mailpages site.
Christie Blatchford: This triumph of the spirit belongs to men.
Observation. Women who are offended by something often call the writing they don't like drivel. It's pretty insulting. Got it.
AP: "A letter opened Monday in the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle 'had anthrax in it,' President Bush said."
Wired: "The recording industry wants the right to hack into your computer and delete your stolen MP3s."
Sorry for the infrequent updates this morning. We're bootstrapping some new software at UserLand, and I'm writing a fairly evocative piece.
In the meantime, I had not seen this photo gallery, comparing Belgrade in 1999 with New York in 2001. Let's look at the world through other people's eyes. OK. It's not about the emperor's clothes, imho. We thought we were doing good in Yugoslavia. OK, let's look at the pictures, but after that, will you tell us what you would like us to do in the future when peace is threatened by a despot like Milosevic.
News in the Weblogs.Com corner-turn. The home page of the new site will be static and fast, and will link to weblogs that changed in the last three hours. On Oct 23 we'll re-map www.weblogs.com to the static version. You'll see something like this. It's live, updating as often as once a minute.
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