Radio 8.0.4 is an app-only release that adds Simple Cross-Network Scripting, a feature that was designed four years ago, that pushes Radio to the leading-edge in simple client-side scripting of XML-RPC (today) and SOAP (later this month). It has an open driver-based architecture so support for new protocols can be added without kernel changes.
Kevin Altis: "Radioclient is a PythonCard application for interacting with Radio 8 via the Blogger API." Cool!
Mozilla.Org: XML-RPC in Mozilla.
Don Box: The Importance of Being WSDL. "The idea of having machine-readable contracts is obvious to developers who work in strongly typed programming languages such as Java, Delphi, or C++."
Miguel de Icaza: Mono and GNOME. "I am not sure what people told Richard Stallman about my plans. Given the confusion surrounding .NET, it is very possible that people were asking 'Miguel wants to depend on Passport' or something just as bad as that."
I wrote a piece about Microsoft's Scripting Strategy on August 31, but before the idea had a chance to develop, we switched gears like everyone else to focus on the WTC attack and terrorism. Now that things have settled back, it's worth another look, esp in light of Miguel de Icaza's plans. I like Miguel. I think everyone who meets Miguel likes him. But I don't support what he's doing, now that I understand it better after reading the post linked to above. I believe diversity is the only approach that works. A monoculture, devised by Microsoft, no matter how well-intentioned (another subject) is a very bad idea.
Key point: "As far as I'm concerned, there's no problem with Microsoft doing what Microsoft does as long as the rest of us act in our own self-interest. The situation I'd like to avoid is a one party system, like the one we have in Web browsers today, and in desktop operating systems."
Garth Kidd is putting the radio in Radio. Wow. My mind is exploding. I am happy!
Lance Knobel: "When I was at the Forum, I argued that every participant should be given a weblog and encouraged to write up her or his experiences. I'm sure only 5-10% would have taken up the offer, but those 100-200 running perspectives on the event would give a fascinating insight into both the participants and the meeting. The other executives at the Forum didn't see the point, and a number of them, in fact, worked reasonably hard to get Klaus Schwab to prohibit me from writing my Davos Newbies. 'No one's approving what he's writing,' they complained. Klaus, to his credit, told me he'd looked at the site and enjoyed it."
Robert Occhialini: "Now everyone has easy access to all the meaningless drivel I wrote back then in addition to the drivel I'm turning out now. I'm sure that's just what the Internet needs."
Weblogs.Com is in high-water mode again. Setting a new mark every minute this morning, edging towards 550.
Referer logs are so cool. This image from 9/11 is getting a lot of hits today for some reason. The hits are coming from Google's image search page. I can't tell what the query is.
Sam Ruby connects Radio with Axis. Bravo!
Steve Zellers: "Later on today, I'll share a secret." That was Monday. Steve, what's up? Inquiring minds want to know. Steve has a good track record in mind bombs. I've lost a lot of brain cells due to his innovations.
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