DaveNet: Monoculture, an Artifact of the 20th Century?
Tomorrow we're going to release a new tool for Radio that allows you to generate presentation slide shows authored in the outliner. I know everyone thinks I hate CSS, but I don't, I'm just a newbie. So if you want to help, take this slide, view source, and send it back to me (or post it to your weblog) using the most beautiful CSS rendering you can conceive. Then I can release the new tool with a fantastic CSS-based default template so everyone can be cool, me too.
Meanwhile, we have a new feature in the pipe for Radio and RCS that brings new ease of use and power to blogrolling. And get this, you'll be able to use it even if you use one of our competitors' products to edit your weblog. It'll be worth the $40 if you take blogrolling seriously.
Tomorrow is also Apple's server announcement. A reporter said "I don't quite get why they need to enter a commodity market." To which I responded. "It's not quite a commodity market, there's some stuff that runs on Mac OS X as a server that isn't available on other flavors of Unix and is pretty cool."
But wait there's more. Tomorrow night at 7PM in Palo Alto we're having a Spicy Noodles Festival in honor of Wes Felter who is attending the Emerging Technology Conference in Santa Clara. You're invited too. Total geekfest.
Progress report on tcp.im. We had a three-way conference call today to talk about remaining issues. Jeremy now has custody of the framework, and has passed a copy to Eric, who will make AIM work in it, while Jeremy makes some changes to the framework and finishes the Jabber adaptation. We'll rendezvous, with the next goal being a pass-off to me, so I can write my sample app, test, document, and hype.
If you liked Adam's last piece, you'll like this one too.
Buzz is a Python outliner that groks OPML.
Aaron Swarts visited Google today. "I asked them what their new top secret project was. They didn't tell me, but they said it would be introduced on Thursday."
News.Com: "Time Warner Cable's upcoming set-top boxes will not include ad-skipping features but may carry technology designed to protect copyrights for TV programming."
Steve Outing: Publishing Systems Squash News Design.
Time: "We'd love record labels to just go away," [Matt Goyer] says. "They're great for a Britney Spears, but I don't see them providing a lot of benefits for smaller acts."
Paolo Valdemarin takes an important step in getting a commercial developer community going around Radio and Frontier. Money. The flow of. Go go go.
Jon Udell: "As technologists, we hold all sorts of knowledge that is tacit. We ourselves don't realize that we possess it, and we don't realize that others (most others) don't. Radio does a remarkable job of delivering an out-of-the-box experience that doesn't depend on too much tacit knowledge. When you try to go further, you're on a slippery slope, but this is true of all software." Amen.
12/22/00: "A friend who had been listening to me gush about how great it was asked if he could try it. Hesitantly I said yes. I launched the program and we switched seats. I tried to say nothing as he wondered what to do. The software didn't have anything to say. 'What should I do?' he asked. I thought to myself 'I have some work to do.'"
NY Times: The Yahoo Privacy Storm That Wasn't.
Andrew Orlowski on RealNames: "Venture Capitalists - who, by nature, are dumber than rocks, and like to think the rest of us are even stupider than they are - and all told, $100 million of capital poured into Real Names."
Via Haughey, a great quote from Pascal inventor Niklaus Wirth: "People seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication." Tatoo that on your forehead, post-it on your monitor, send it to the editors of XML.Com, and to the leaders of the W3C.
Simon Fell's Pocket XML-RPC is "an open source XML-RPC client COM component for the Windows family based on James Clark's excellent Expat XML parser and the HTTP transport from PocketSOAP."
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