Chris DiBona is driving cross-country, east to west.
Joi Ito gets Scobleized; backend.userland gets Slashdotted.
Slashdot thread on a new search engine that's bound to raise the fur of Google's lawyers.
Dave Aiello explains how "Roogle" came into existence.
Ole Eichorn: The Tyranny of Email.
News.Com: "The tech industry badly needs a shakeout."
Jimmy Carter: Just War -- or a Just War?
Cameron Barrett is back with both guns blazing. He's been to Siberia, and now is in Austin. I don't agree about the US, but he states is point of view very powerfully. A must-read.
The NY Times reviews Cory Doctorow's first novel. Cory writes for the popular Boing Boing weblog.
Here's a Google employee who's cutting me a new asshole for complaining about his employer. Of couse this is one of the cool things about weblogs, you can drill into an organization and find out what people are really saying, without having to filter through the PR suits. (In this case it's predictable, this is how Silicon Valley tech companies react to criticism and developers, wait until they have to deal with competition from Microsoft, they're even worse at that.)
BTW, the employee, Steve Jenson, is the guy who does their XML-RPC work. Oy. He got a lot of facts wrong. For example, I've been praising Google for much more than four months. And it's never been "suck up" -- that's disgusting. I don't think of them as "up" from me. Typical BigCo attitude. Yuck.
But here's the question that's been much on my mind -- where is Cindy McCaffrey?
She's the Google PR voice, and she's the best there is in her biz. Both Doc and I have worked with her. You always come out feeling great. So Google is acquiring companies, getting new patents, starting new businesses, etc etc and all we hear from are the soldiers, not the generals.
As my buddy Doc might say: What the fuck?
After many tries, I finally got Earthlink to work. The trick was not using the 800-number, which costs more. They don't warn you about this, and the error message doesn't say the reason it couldn't log me on is that I didn't pay the extra money for 800-number access. Anyway, Murphy-willing, this paragraph was posted via telephone. Wish me luck! It worked. Coool.
Now my next problem is to download a list of access numbers to my laptop. I don't want to have to make a long distance call to find a local number. It's not easy to find such a list. Postscript: I think I found it.
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