News.Com: "In an effort to improve security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the organizers of next week's Comdex trade show have banned the most ubiquitous of technology tools: laptop computers."
Shelley Powers: "After the Chronicle broke the story on the huge vulnerability of the Bay Bridge -- about 30 feet from my apartment -- news crews are all over the place. So are helicopters. So are police."
Reuters: "The Massachusetts attorney general said he and attorneys general from 'a core group of states' will not support the federal government's antitrust settlement with Microsoft."
Survey: "Do you support the settlement between Microsoft and the US Department of Justice?"
My WSDL rant spawned a useful thread on the Soap-Newbies mail list.
Jrobb always finds an interesting angle. "Here comes the money grab. Each state will cut its own deal with Microsoft for billions of $$ in penalties. This is going to be as lucrative for states as suing the tobacco companies."
Wes Felter is blogging the O'Reilly P2P conference in DC.
Scott Kirsner: "Microsoft's investment makes it nearly impossible for another company to come along and purchase Beverly-based Groove, and keeping Gates & Co. happy could become a full-time job."
WinInfo: "Describing Microsoft’s proposed settlement with the US government and 18 states as 'ineffectual,' Massachusetts attorney general Thomas F. Reilly said this weekend that his state would not approve the deal."
NY Times editorial: Settling the Microsoft Case.
There's a discussion among the leadership of the W3C on the future of WSDL, which is an acronym for Web Services Description Language. Here are some comments I posted over the weekend.
NY Times: "The software that IBM is putting into Eclipse and into the public domain include programming tools for debugging, user interface work, editing and project management. The tools employ Java and XML technology, and the intent of Eclipse is to provide a choice of mix-and-match tools."
Of course it's too much to expect that Yankees fans would learn humility from defeat. On the other hand it's nice to see some things remain constant, in our ever-changing world. I love NY, always will. I hate the Yankees, and all they stand for. Nothing can ever change that. If you don't like it, there's always next year. I won't be rootin for the Diamondbacks, but I will always have a soft spot in my heart for them, for being the team that knocked those arrogant MFs off their pedestal.
Adam Curry: "Being dead sucks."
On this day last year I asked a question of my male readers that ended up being part of Wired's profile of me, that perhaps led to my being chosen Geek of the Year for 2001. What's wrong with men wanting to know if other men are wired the same way? Hey I'm a sensitive guy. That doesn't mean that I don't have tons of testosterone flowing through my blood. Hey I like that stuff. A good drug.
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