Nat Hentoff: "The press ought to awaken the citizenry not only to the FBI's harvesting lists of what 'suspect' Americans read, but also to the judicial silencing of bookstores and libraries that are being compelled to betray the privacy and First Amendment rights of readers."
WriteTheWeb interviews J-Robb on K-Logs.
Google: "In a world where everything seems to be for sale, why can't advertisers buy better position in our search results?"
O'Reilly: A Pressplay Test Drive. "There are too many stumbling blocks: not enough artists and songs to choose from, poor quality streaming, and too many restrictions on the music you've downloaded."
Mitch Wagner: "I'm one of those journos who quotes Rob Enderle a lot, and I do it because I think he's a pretty smart guy on some issues. I've used him as a source on Microsoft antitrust issues, desktop operating systems and client access devices."
InternetWeek: Mission Interoperable.
Two more Radio/FrontPage tutorials from David Berry.
Glenn: "Google has dropped the 135,000 or so listings from my site from their index on Feb 22, the day after Brian Livingston of Infoworld published part 1 of 2 articles about my site's indexing and commercial strategy."
Russ: "Many vendors devote themselves to the future of their products but skate dangerously - and manipulatively - around the Internet's centrifugal whirlpool of challenge and confusion. They try to mold the Internet insanely to themselves. Userland, by contrast, adjusts its products to the demands and dynamics of that whirlpool." Thanks Russ.
Seth Dillingham is doing a directory of Frontier resources, looking for pointers.
In May 1996 I thought Java was saying something that it wasn't. "The Internet is the vendorless platform. It's a groupware system. Let's try again. We can work together! That's what Java is saying." -10.
A thoughtful reader asks if Java wasn't saying Let's Work Together, then what was it actually saying? I suppose that's a matter of a point of view and time makes a big difference. I'll give this some more thought.
The big corner-turn
12:30PM: We just did the big corner-turn, the back-end of upstreaming, otherwise known as xmlStorageSystem, is now running through Radio Community Server. The old RPC handlers and thread that served us so well up till now are retired. We're 90 percent eating the dogfood now. What remains is mop-ups, looking for problems, and then getting ready for a release to the testers.
Last night I did a corner-turn on Weblogs.Com, as noted.
1. The Ping Site Form is broken. Noted. It's the first thing on my list this morning to fix. Fixed.
Survey: "If you use the Ping Site Form on Weblogs.Com, do you hit it manually or do you ping it from a script?"
There will be more breakage today as more of the one-off bits are upgraded to the new commercial community server. It's all for a good cause, and is being done very carefully. But in all likelihood today will be a glitchy day. Hopefully just today.
2. The Rankings-By-Page-Reads report isn't updating. Now it's updating but the links to the site referers is wrong. Both fixed.
3. Spam-free mailto is broken. Fixed.
4. On the referers pages, if the url is long, it is improperly truncated, reported by Simon Fell. It was even worse than that, actually. Fixed.
Late night no coffee notes
It's a rare night that I'm at the keyboard at midnight. Why not flip the home page and leave a note? No problemmo. I'm up so late because I'm so excited about the next steps in our software story. I can hardly wait to see how it comes out. Anyway, see y'all in the morning, probably not too early.
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