Brent Simmons reports a crashing bug in Apple's implementation of XML-RPC that shows up in UserLand's implementation of the MetaWeblog API.
Jake Savin responds with a workaround in Radio.
Thanks to Doc for the link to this press release from Marriott saying they're WiFi'ing 400 of their hotels in the US, UK and Germany. "It is the largest deployment of wireless high-speed internet access in the hotel industry."
AP: "Trent Lott will step down as Senate Republican leader."
Google News query for Trent Lott and weblogs.
Glenn Reynolds: "The hinterlands are full of bloggers who don't care whether Trent Lott is nice to them or not. That makes them different from the Washington press." Heh.
Cynthia Webb: "Blogs were the hot story of 2002, the year when blogging caught the eye of the mainstream press in a big way and pundits began to recognize blogs as useful tools for everything from venting about politics to raving about a favorite band."
Sam Ruby: SOAP by Example. "This document provides a working example of a functional SOAP client, using only HTTP and XML DOM modules. "
Denise Howell, who is an attorney and blogger, answers questions about Creative Commons from a blogger's perspective.
A new weblog by Chris Locke, aka Rageboy, at Corante, which which is mysteriously "based in New York, backed by private money, staffed by experts in their respective fields, and determined to provide you with the best possible service and keep you coming back." Perhaps Chris can explain?
BTW, for those who are following me geographically, I'm in NY, blogging under an assumed name. Actually I'm visiting my dad, who is better, much better. More about that later.
Not a whole lot going on this morning. I suppose that's understandable, with the Christmas holidays ramping up. Thinking about what to do in the New Year. I have a lot of things on my plate that I've let go since the summer. But there's still time. Now I'm going to trawl around looking for stuff to point at, and then take it easy for a bit. There's this great song by Leon Redbone.
Leon Redbone: Lazy Bones. "You'll never get your corn meal made, layin in the noon day shade."
Hey, thanks to Larry Bolef for informing me that Lazy Bones was actually written by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael. Here are the full lyrics. And a Real Audio recording.
Sam Ruby will probably appreciate this loose definition of continuity in software standards from this day in Y2K. Knowing Sam, at some point in the future, Murphy-willing, he will use this example to "prove" I'm wrong about something. There's even a chance that he will be right and I was wrong.
Scoble enumerates the signs your company is failing.
BTW, I think Paul McCartney has a point. I always thought John was the cool Beatle. He wouldn't have begrudged Paul top billing on the songs he wrote, like Yesterday or Let It Be, esp over 20 years after his death. Come on Yoko, give peace a chance.
Shelley Powers: "When you look for the idealist they've moved on to another part of the world, to drop yet another idealism bomb on some unsuspecting poor sod."
Despite what some people say, it would be relatively easy for terrorists to shut down the Internet and in doing so create major communication outages all over the world.
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