Apache XML-RPC is a "Java implementation of XML-RPC, a popular protocol that uses XML over HTTP to implement remote procedure calls."
What are weblogs? "Personal Web Publishing Communities. Four very key words. Let's go through them one by one."
This is really the big story of the day. Try searching for Christiana Amanpour on Google and see who gets the top link. Way to go. Maybe she'll let you buy her dinner next time she's in town?
Newsbytes: "The Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice will hold hearings next month to examine whether a dramatic increase in patents awarded each year has upset the balance between intellectual property and antitrust laws."
DoD: US Soldiers on Horseback in Afghanistan.
Powazek: "RSS is a really simple way to syndicate headlines from one site to another." Yup, that's right. It's Really Simple Syndication. RSS. Hard to forget!
Survey: "In the next 90 days, will there be new legislation or an executive order that controls what can be published on the Internet in the US?"
CNN: "Terminals at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport were being evacuated Friday after a man entered a secure area without being screened, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said."
Scott Rosenberg: Inside Salon Premium. "We signed up 10,000 subscribers in our first 11 weeks, and brought some critically valuable revenue into our company's coffers."
One of these days I'm going to be the first Dave on Google.
Yahoo doesn't tell you who their category editors are. Here's a category on urban legends. They link to my story about Kaycee Nicole. I like the way the author characterized my article. But whose voice is it? And then there's the Weblogs category, which still doesn't link to Scripting News. So who's the editor and why don't I get a link?
Perl.Com: Create RSS channels from HTML news sites.
Link and Think is "an observance of World AIDS Day in the personal web publishing communities."
NY Times editorial: A Travesty of Justice.
John Dean: "No president can govern in a fishbowl, particularly in time of war. But as president-watchers have noticed, we clearly have an incumbent who savors secrecy. Not since Richard Nixon went to work in the Oval Office has there been so concentrated an effort to keep the real work of a president hidden, revealing to the public only a scripted leader."
Dean says something that's echoed by the supporters of the new controls. "In time of war." Double-click on that. "At war" is a technical term, not a PR term. It's being used very loosely in Washington. There is no declared war. We are not "at war."
Lance Knobel: "As far as I can tell, Americans have been largely immune from a debate that has raged outside its borders, between those supporting the military campaign in Afghanistan and those opposed."
The SJ Merc has a story about a 68-page justification by the DoJ of its settlement with Microsoft. Dan Gillmor is not impressed. "The stench continues to emanate from James' deal with Microsoft. No phony defense will make this rancid onion into a rose."
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