John Hiller: "Whether or not people even know what a weblog is, blogs are already having a massive impact on the lives of almost all Web users."
The BlogSisters. Gotta point to em.
Just got an email. "Never trust anyone over 30." Nodded my head in agreement.
Essay-in-Progress: Desktop Content Management.
News.Com: "StreamCast Networks' Morpheus--a file-swapping service that many have said would be impossible for courts to shut down--shut out most of its users Tuesday, citing 'technical problems.'"
George Scriban: "The most complete solution out there is commercial. It's damned frustrating." This is a must-read. The same conclusion was reached in the last couple of weeks on the Apache Cocoon mail list. It's good to be surprised. Otherwise life would have a hohum sameness to it.
NY Times: Apple Gets a Grammy. "The academy noted that Apple's products, starting with the Macintosh computer, have made it easier and less expensive for a musician to single-handedly compose, edit and mix music." DIY.
David Berry: "Every day I come across web sites that are stale, stagnant and offer no real reason for me to ever want to revisit them. Even my own site hasn't been updated in quite a while because I just don't have the time to maintain it. I think that part of the reason for this is the time it takes to open up your site, format a new page, add content to it and then publish it out to the web. It's not a quick process."
On this day four years ago, I wrote an essay that really got things moving. "It's RPC over HTTP via XML. I believe it's the next protocol for runtimes." Got a call from Bob Atkinson at Microsoft; then Don Box, Mohsen Al-Ghosein, Bob and myself designed XML-RPC, which later became SOAP. It was a big day in my life, led to lots of good things.
On this day this year, a group of SOAP developers is meeting in Boston to work out interop in WSDL. Greetings to my brothers. UserLand could not be there because we're digging new holes (and filling in old ones) with XML-RPC and SOAP shovels. We're app developers, we got what we need in the simple XML-RPC spec, and the Busy Developer's Guide profile for SOAP 1.1. At the same time, I support all developers everywhere who are working for interop. A couple of Radio blogs are at the meeting in Boston, and we'll call the play-by-play, best as we can, based on what we understand. (How about doing a WSDL for Weblogs.Com? It's about as simple an interface as you can find on the Internet today.)
Adam Curry: "After reading how Andrew Sullivan pulled down $27,000 from donations to his weblog I have to try out the donation system for myself. This particular experiment will be interesting because I'm already a multi-millionaire. Do you still feel inclined to donate?"
10/19/00: "In California you can hardly throw a pot sticker into a crowd without hitting a billionaire."
Bill Bumgarner reviews Mac OS X.
Craig Burton: "Novell continues to wallow in irrelevancy."
InfoWorld: "Microsoft announced a licensing agreement with IMlogic to embed instant messaging archiving technology into future versions of its enterprise-level IM products."
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