I got confirmation of the rumor below about Microsoft's announcement at CES. My source says that it's not just for software distribution. Heh. I wonder if it can be used to distribute MP3s. That would be fun, esp in Europe where all those 50-year-old copyrights are expiring as we speak.
The Wired Rave Award nominees for 2003 are in.
AP: NFL Says Giants' Game Ended with Referee Error.
Andre Torrez: "This application allows you to map out a new XML-RPC message with a tree control and then submit that request to any XML-RPC server. The response is then viewable in a separate window."
Chris Hanson: "The BDXmlRpcForWO framework provides an XML-RPC request handler for WebObjects 5.1 and 5.2."
Brian Buck: "I was able to walk with my walker to the garage where our car is parked, which is 4.5 blocks there, and 4.5 blocks back. That's the furthest I've been able to walk by a long margin. And let me tell you, it wore me out completely, and I'm definitely in a lot more pain today, but it was a big milestone in my recovery."
Only a rumor: Microsoft will announce, in the next few days, a software distribution system that works over radio. The announcement will come at Bill Gates' keynote at CES.
This is not a rumor: Microsoft Instant Messenger is down, has been down for six hours.
Paolo reviews Virtual PC 6.0 for Mac OS X. He can run several different versions of Windows on the same machine at the same time.
NY Times: "The city of Long Beach, Calif., plans to announce on Friday that it will make free wireless Internet access available in its downtown area as part of an effort to attract visitors and companies to the business district."
Branscum: "Down in Silicon Valley, Valley so Low, or so down, anyway, thanks to the shitty economy."
Werblog: "New economy companies pay little in dividends because they believe they can make better use of the cash than their shareholders."
Paul Haahr: "Continue taxing dividends, yet let companies expense them as they do with all other cash outflows."
Bruce Bartlett: "One of the things I like most about blogs is that they provide links to articles, information and commentary that would not otherwise come to my attention."
John Robb: "Going to kick some serious ass this year."
Joshua Allen speaks up, eloquently, for The Semantic Web.
Halley: "Alpha Males get pussy."
I was emailing with Halley last night and asked why she didn't have comments, given that her site is named Halley's Comment. She gave the right answer (see Nick Denton's comment below). Halley lets it hang out, and that's really cool. She's an Alpha Female, if there is such a thing. There are a few other women bloggers who can handle a strong opinion from a man without screaming abuse (there are others who play the A-card too quickly). Anyway, Sam Ruby of all people, picked up on Halley's comment about Alpha Males getting pussy, and he has a comment section, so have a look, and if you have a comment, do.
Nick Denton: "This is the way to deal with flamers: let them post on their own damn sites." Exactly.
NY Times: "Phone calls over the Internet may finally be catching on."
James Hong of HotOrNot is speaking in Silicon Valley on Thursday.
Here's my curriculum vitae. It's basically a summary of my education, work experience, publications, honors and awards. It's much like a resume, for a person who hopes to find work as an educator.
Halley expands on the Emotional Spa meme.
Allan Karl: "Where are the mind gyms?"
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