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Kimbro Staken: "Mac OS X is the death of Linux on the desktop." 

XML Cooktop: "While the commercial XML editors race to expand their ever-growing set of features, users suffer under the load of bloated applications that take too long to download, too long to start, and too long to comprehend. The developers of XML Cooktop struggle to keep features out of Cooktop so that it downloads in seconds, starts up fast every time, looks clean, and gets the job done." 

Ad Critic: "We became so popular so fast that we couldn't stay afloat!" 

John Doerr himself sent me a pointer to Dan Bricklin's article about Segway. 

Powazek: Successful companies encourage community

The awards are #1 on Blogdex today, still #1 on Daypop. Both sites are nominated for Best Weblog Utility/Distraction. 

Hey thanks to O'Reilly for the link to the awards. There you go. That's just plain nice. Thanks guys. And they even got a plug in for one of their faves. That's how you do it. Right on right on. 

Christian Riege is counting down to the Euro going live with a pic of a different country's Euro every day. 

This is why I read CamWorld. He's an irascible fellow, for sure, and seems to have a "thing" for me, but when it comes to these kinds of subjects, he goes deep, and tells you what he knows. That's the blogging impulse, and definitely BOTY material, imho, fwiw, ianal, etc etc. 

Rageboy: "If you don't want to play, Cam, well just piss off." 

One of the nicest things about doing the awards is making a new friend.  

BTW, for the record, John Robb is President and COO of UserLand, and works for me (I am the CEO). The opinions he expresses on his weblog are his own. I point to them for the same reason I point to anything else, because I think an informed person would want to consider his point of view. This philosophy is explained on the What Is Scripting News page. 

Aging bodies, young minds 

OK, an update on my back. It's still out, but it's manageable. I have one of those herbal bags of whatever that you stick in the microwave for 10 minutes, and then put it around your neck, or in my case, under the butt at the small of the back. It delivers heat for an hour before you need to zing it again. It makes a back problem less of a problem. I also take huge doses of Vitamin C, and a little bit of Advil.

I thought I should give you an update after reading this on Brent's site: "Sometimes I wish that everyone on the net was at least 40 years oldor 60, better yetso they were past that age of earnest self-righteousness. Its boring and unattractive."

Brent is a few years younger than I. I can shed some light. As your body ages you learn in many ways that your shit does stink. It's a constant reminder. If you didn't have a sense of humor before, aging gives you one. What else can you do but laugh at the silly idea that what you think matters, even a bit. Ashes to ashes, and you know what to you know what. We're all headed for the dumpster, even the young folk, they just don't know it yet. That's worth a laugh too! Sorry, I didn't make the rules.

Richard Landry: "My back has been out for the last two weeks. Im slowly recovering, doing very gentle yoga postures to keep the rest of me from stiffening up while my back heals, and avoiding anything that could re-injure it. Good luck. Its no picnic." Amen!

     

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