Essay: Sharon must go.
Salon: "Sen. Fritz Hollings is pushing a bill that supposedly safeguards online privacy -- but actually gives intrusive marketers a green light."
NY Times: "A Microsoft executive told a federal judge that the company should be allowed to make changes in its Windows operating system that impair the performance of other programs so long as the company believes it is acting in the best interest of Windows users."
On this day two years ago SOAP 1.1 was announced.
LM Orchard blogs Chris Heschong quoting Ken MacLeod, a proponent (?) of REST: "the only thing holding us back is a marshalling standard." Oy.
John Burkhardt, who works at Groove, has been tasked with integrating Groove with the rest of the Internet, via SOAP.
Matt Pope also works at Groove and has a Radio weblog, which bodes well, I hope, for Steve Gillmor's vision.
To the Groove guys, I think RSS 0.92 is a good first step on the path to interop between Radio and Groove. Here's a walkthrough I did earlier this month showing how the pieces in our publish-subscribe system fit together.
Tim Bray sent a screen shot of Chimera, a Mac OS X browser that does anti-aliased text. Looks really nice.
Time.Com has an article about Mozilla. How many factual errors can you spot in the lead paragraph?
Radio updates heads-up
A heads-up to Radio users who are interested in the technology of root updates. We're getting ready to deploy a new updates system, one that's based on statically served files, not XML-RPC.
It'll be a two-step corner-turn. First we'll release new parts that implement the workstation side of the new updates process, but to turn it on you'll have to manually edit an object database cell. Everyone at UserLand will turn this on, and we'll ask courageous programmer-type Radio users to do this too (if there's a failure, to get back online for updates, you'll probably have to do something programmerish). We'll cross our fingers and hope for the best, and fix any problems that surface. After a few-days of burn-in, we'll send out an update that sets the object database cell for everyone, and the corner-turn will be complete.
Why are we doing this? It's another step on the path to full decentralization. The work that our server is doing now will be done on the workstation in the future. The static files will be served on Apache, at first, then if need be, will be moved to a more sophisticated server that's capable of bringing more bandwidth online by just adding more iron.
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