Good morning. Another cold one. Wind-chill 15 below zero.
Washington Post: "Fox doesn't think it's cheating to hire a ghostwriter to compose your personal ad."
Some of you may be asking if we belong in space..
Michael Earl says Cambridge has spicy noodles. "I strongly recommend Mary Chung's Dun Dun Noodles (in Central Square, Cambridge) -- heavy noodles in a hot peanut-based sauce, shredded chicken optional. The Peking Ravoli and Suan La Chow Shao soup are also fabulous. It's a favorite of the MIT comp-sci culture, interestingly."
Weird report on CNN about Colin Powell, Osama bin Laden, the people of Iraq, Al-Jazeera and the US Congress.
Brent Simmons: "Itís times like this when I try very, very hard not to think of the classic DaveNet We Make Shitty Software. (With bugs!)"
Ed Cone: "Howard Coble ignored a request for a meeting with three Congressmen of Asian descent, who were distressed over remarks Coble made last week endorsing the WWII internment of Japanese-Americans."
On this day in 1999, My.Netscape rendering of Scripting News in XML.
Russell Beattie: "There are literally tens of thousands of dead projects out there on Sourceforge."
Please don't read further if you don't find teenage boy humor funny
Acme License Maker is still up and running and making funny plates.
Microsoft has filed a patent application for an "application program interface for network software platform." It'll be interesting to see when Microsoft claims to have invented this. We were creating APIs for a network software platform in the late 80s. We eventually worked with Microsoft on this stuff with the understanding that they had not filed any patents in this area. As I write this I'm sitting in a building filled with lawyers.
John Robb: "I don't want my data on a PC anymore, I want it on a portable hard drive/server. Simplify my life. Make my life portable."
Live blog this evening
A reminder, tonight we're having a live session here at Harvard. It's not an intro to weblogs for newbies. I'm going to say that right up front. If you don't know what a weblog is, you can hang out, and maybe we'll get around to explaining what they are, and maybe we'll only talk about other stuff. I have a few ideas. But we never know what's going to happen at one of these until it's over. Tonight's session starts at 6:30PM, at Lewis International Law Center 301 on the law school campus, and will run between 1 and 2 hours. After we'll go out and get some food somewhere (cheap) in the Havard Square area. It's a good chance to meet other people in the weblog world in the Boston area. We'll probably do these sessions pretty regularly through 2003 as the blogging activity bootstraps at Harvard.
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