Note: During the day tomorrow there will be no updates to Scripting News. I'll be in SF at Seybold, leading a discussion on Web Services for Publishing with people from Amazon, Apple, Google and Jake Savin of UserLand. I may be able to update my Radio weblog, but only if there's something really important to report. So best wishes for a happy and safe 9-11.
Jake Savin: BBEditManila Tool. This a really nutso (in a nice way) tool that lets you edit the home page of a Manila site using BBEdit on a Macintosh. It's Jake's demo for tomorrow's session at Seybold on Web Services in Publishing. It's sweet. Two-Way-Web all the way.
Sjoerd Visscher. Smart guy. He wrote a tool that takes you from RSS to RDF. Bingo. Everyone wins.
Jon Udell: "While bitterly arguing about which end of the egg to crack, everyone is busily cracking eggs and making omelettes."
Nathan Torkington is a humble servant of our lord, Murphy.
The Korean guys never stop dancing.
BBC: "The United States says it has firm information that Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network is planning attacks on US interests in Asia and the Middle East."
Scott Rosenberg: "Are there really hordes of investors sitting there saying, 'Ohmigod, I had no idea there was an anniversary of a terrorist attack coming up! Thanks, government, for warning me -- excuse me while I put in my sell order.'"
Reuters: Stocks End Higher.
John Robb is the #5 John on Google; Tim Berners-Lee is the #1 Tim. Amazingly, Tara Sue is not the #1 Tara Sue. And sadly I am not the #1 Dave, I'm a mere #2.
Tara Sue: "It's just me, ranting through the night."
Ray Ozzie: Tyranny, Terror and Technology.
Werblog reports that Netscape's share is now four percent.
Pyra moves downtown.
Emailing with Joe Gregorio, who said on a mail list that RSS should not be considered a standard, I agreed. I cringe when people call it a standard. Then the conversation swung around to what I thought should happen. I spelled it out.
I'm going to push back the caveat-removing on the 2.0 spec by 24 hours. Still have work to do on the sample file, I want to look into the RFC for time-date specs, and get started on the Radio implementation of 2.0. I have to prepare for Seybold tomorrow, and I want to a little memorial for 9-11. A busy few days for a guy still recovering. Also, it would be great if people who make content tools could review the 2.0 spec and see if there are any deal-stoppers.
Shiny Blue Grasshopper: "We will honor the victims of September 11th on this anniversary by reflecting on peace and healing, and by hoping that our governments spare additional innocent families the suffering that thousands of American families already have experienced."
Falling under the spell
Hard as I tried not to be spooked by the one year anniversary of 9-11, I'm succumbing, yielding, lingering.
Look at the Scripting News archive for one year ago today, and knowing what you know about how the shit was going to break loose, consider how naive, how unprocessed we all were before.
9/10/98: "As Kurt Vonnegut might say, Ho hum!"
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