David Singer got home early on his trip from Atlanta to San Jose. I link to this story because it is so simple and easy, and it's nice sometimes to have things be that way. Shabbat shalom indeed!
Mark Pilgrim has the full scoop on the NY Times electronic edition. Oy such a bad idea. Requires a special player. No Mac version. Expensive. Content "expires" after seven days. I can see why they like it, but their users won't.
Dan Gillmor interviews Tim Berners-Lee.
Wired: "The Dec. 2005 expiration date embedded in the USA Act -- which the Senate approved 98 to 1 on Thursday -- applies only to a tiny part of the mammoth bill."
Lawrence may have discovered the reason I'll move to XP.
12/23/97: "My eyes have never had to work so hard just to see." That was almost four years ago. It's time for New New Glasses. Even reading the computer screen is a strain now. Oy. Anything that helps is worth it.
Ha'aretz: "Foreign Minister Shimon Peres returned yesterday from a trip to the United States with many impressions. 'The Americans have moved from one era to another,' concluded Peres. 'We haven't even begun to understand what happened there. They aren't thinking about how to defend Israel, but how to defend themselves in a crazy war.'"
Lance Knobel: "It's extraordinary that in the 21st century, a major economy, Italy, can be largely cut off from commerce because of its reliance on a handful of tunnels through the mountains."
Daniel Chan: "Daypop is now taking changes.xml into account when scheduling the crawling of weblogs." Excellent.
changes.xml tells you which weblogs have ping'd in the last three hours. Also, userAgents.xml tracks the sources of pings. Perl and PHP are rising fast. Nice.
John Robb: "I am fairly certain that nobody at Forrester has ever built a major Website."
I got caught up somewhat on the news in Anthrax-Land, otherwise known as the USA. Are the terrorists are running a beta test? Broader deployment coming soon? The American people want reassurance, say the reporters to the politicians, doctors and generals. No one wants to offer reassurance. No bedtime stories now folks.
"Can't bomb Afghanistan during Ramadan," say the Muslim leaders. Ahhh. Well, you can't bomb the US in September say the Americans. How quickly they revert to their nasty habits. All the bombers were Muslim, and most of them were from Saudi Arabia. How about we bomb Mecca, and call it even? Icon for icon. Maybe you'd better show us that you're helping to get rid of the terrorists. Seems like the Saudis are supporting them, if you can believe that bullshit. (BTW, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia.)
Thomas Friedman: "I guess the Arab world can launch wars on Ramadan, but not receive them."
London Times: "Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network have acquired nuclear materials for possible use in their terrorism war against the West, intelligence sources have disclosed."
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