Tim Jarrett released Manila Envelope 1.0. "It's a native Mac OS X app, written in AppleScript Studio, that allows posting to a Manila-compatible site via SOAP." (Screen shot.)
A roadmap for Radio appeared on this site four years ago today. "A picture that assembles on the client side of the net connection can be higher level than just a set of files in folders. We want to push around data, not just plain text. Numbers, dates, schedules, lists, outlines, scripts, wp docs and spreadsheets."
JY Stervinou is blogging Jean-Louis Gassee, our friend and spiritual uncle, and former UserLand board member.
This site could win the prize for best named blog next year if it sticks around.
Daypop has a form to submit a weblog or news site.
Scoble: "I'm just your typical marketing slimeball who can't program his way out of a paper bag."
I listened to a panel of open source leaders talking about web services this morning and all they could talk about was Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft. I raised my hand a few times, but didn't get called on. What I would have said is this. Forget about Microsoft. Even the DOJ can't stop them. Make beautiful software anyway. Apache is great. Make it better. Ask Microsoft how you could make .NET better. Do it. Ask UserLand how you can make Radio 8 better. Etc. Etc. You get the idea. Just do what you would have done if there was no Microsoft and work with others, and life will be good.
It was nice to see Dan Ruby, Rohit Khare, David Eyes, Rick Ross and Adam Bosworth. We also met some cool people from Intel (they liked Radio a lot -- heh -- it justifies all those gigahertz CPUs they want to sell to users), and gave out 20 CDs with Radio 8.0.1 on it. I apologized for being such a huckster, but no one seemed to mind.
A soundbite: Microsoft bores me. Open source bores me. Sun bores me. Lots of applause.
Even so I said that Microsoft was smart to use SOAP because they're looking out 20 years and want to be able to easily add new features to all kinds of devices without having to ship a new OS. SOAP lets them do that. What really bores me about Microsoft is all the attention people pay to them, out of proportion to the opportunities for us to do cool stuff. When they look to Microsoft it's a chance to express their fear. I wouldn't mind as much if they used Microsoft as a screen to project their creativity on.
Brent Sleeper: "Dave Winer gave one of the keynote talks this morning. I liked the story he told—it was thoughtful and sincere, as I expected it would be, but also in sync with some of the fundamental things I believe about why web services are important; namely, they can be simple and seductive in the way a quietly revolutionary technology should be."
Dori: "No, we weren't that drunk, but yes, we are that fat."
Burning Bird: "Sneak in a little test of Radio 8.0 while Dave's at InfoWorld. Trying out the Windows-based version first, Mac OS X later." Gotcha!
Early morning thanksgiving
Before I head up to San Francisco to speak to IT managers at InfoWorld's Web Services conference, now's a good time to link to the Credits page for Radio 8, which I just started working on yesterday.
Frontier site: Credits. Preliminary.
That page goes all the way back to 1992, with the first release of Frontier. It tells a bit of a story about how the software came together. One thing has remained constant in all that time. We have the best testers on the planet. They kick butt for the product. And we totally appreciate that. Inch by inch.
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