Thursday, June 26, 1997
Yesterday was a big hit day on Scripting News. Makes sense. But I thought most of the hits would be on Java-related pages. Not true. Looking at yesterday's log digest, the top story was Brent's piece on Connectix Virtual PC for the Mac. That was a surprise!
Everyone who wants to understand high-tech marketing in 1997 should read Marketing Warfare.
Let's also take a look at where we were in the summer of 1995 just before Windows 95 launched.
Wednesday, June 25, 1997
The Scripting News page gets a column of callouts down the left edge. I'm using this space for permanent messages that don't scroll, and to allow a new way to flow small bits of graphics thru the page. Get the source at the fat pages site.
More Java opinions in Doc Searls on Conversations.
Just-in-time search engines: NewBot -- June Report.
DaveNet: Making Sense of Java.
Brent Simmons on Virtual PC for the Mac.
How to choose the perfect PC. (Great use of Flash 2.0.)
NewsHub appears to be a just-in-time search engine.
The WebMonkey man named Taylor hates tables! (Me too...)
"Honesty is the best policy," said George Burns. "If you can fake that, you got it made."
Tuesday, June 24, 1997
DaveNet: LineTo MoveTo.
Tomorrow or Thursday: Rally Against Internet Censorship in SF.
Do you read German? If so, check out this review of Frontier in c't.
New scripting.com feature: Special Stories Site. It's a reverse-chronologic list of the special stories, dating back to 2/8/97. The page is rebuilt every night at 2AM so it will stay current automatically. The source for the macro that generates this page is on the fat pages site.
This is cooool! Turtle graphics in a CGI application.
From MIT's Media Lab: Turtle graphics for Java.
Inside Macintosh: Chapter 2 - Basic QuickDraw.
6/9/97: Macromedia Flash.
"It's a pure branding play" says Scott Guthery on Java.
Is Java write-once, run-anywhere? PC Magazine says no.
PC WEEK reports problems with JavaOS include stability, performance, printing, internationalization, font support and the lack of a device driver interface.
Monday, June 23, 1997
DaveNet: 800 Words on Java.
Microsoft's Cornelius Willis On Java.
MacWEEK's Carolyn Said likes Connectix Virtual PC.
Webintosh on Flash.
Infoworld: Compaq to acquire Tandem.
Leonard Rosenthol: ICScriptor 1.1.
C|Net launches Snap! Online.
Jeff Veen gets a scoop. Web browsers are boring! Right on.
Sunday, June 22, 1997
DaveNet: Scalable Content.
If you're using an older browser such as Netscape 2.0, please bookmark this page.
Saturday, June 21, 1997
The most popular pages on www.scripting.com. This report is updated every night at 2AM.
The site changes file is rebuilt every night at 12:01AM. It lists all the pages that changed in each 24-hour period going back to 4/29/97. We think this is a more rational approach than CDF or MCF for telling crawlers what changed on a site. It's low tech, and it gives the crawler exactly the information it needs. We provide full source code for the suite that maintains this file. It's Mac-only, but it can easily manage NT sites accessible over a LAN thru file sharing.
Friday, June 20, 1997
DaveNet: Thirty Miles of Air.
I think it's interesting that Apple is bundling Pointcast and Castanet in Mac OS 8, two bits of Mac software that are at best equivalent to their Windows versions; and are not bundling the native PowerMac Frontier, which is far ahead of its Win32 implementation. We've been open to discuss this with Apple, have invited such discussion many times over many years.
Scripting News June Design Update.
The latest rage: Internet auction sites.
Scripting News redesign: Matt Daw.
According to www.news.com, Microsoft's web server is buckling under an increasing load. Now would be a good time to scrape off all those bandwidth-wasting bits of gif-text. Look at the link-bar at the top of this page for an example of a low-resource way to provide a consistent set of links.
Thursday, June 19, 1997
Wow! Great article about Frontier in the August issue of MacUser.
DaveNet: Anyone But Microsoft.
A rebuttal: Rich Siegel on Mac OS 8.
JavaWorld: Is Java development for Macintosh viable?
7/18/95: Huge Wingspans.
Wednesday, June 18, 1997
DaveNet: Killer Clouds.
Check this out... Rob Glaser on Java.
And this... Craig Cline on Java.
8/22/95: What is a Platform?
Delphi 2 Java -- convert your Delphi source code to Java.
SJ Mercury: great piece on Microsoft's J/Direct rollout. Lots of juicy quotes. The gloves are off folks!
Tuesday, June 17, 1997
DaveNet: I Love Acronyms.
Webintosh reviews Castanet Tuner 1.0 for the Mac.
News.com: Microsoft to tie Java directly to Windows.
"We're TGH on Java as a programming language," says a Microsoft product manager, in an InfoWorld report.
TechWeb: Wading thru the ISP Pool.
Inverse Network Technology -- monitors net performance from the user's perspective.
7/31/96: The Compaq of ISPs.
See The Promise of Push, 2/23/97: "If push technology can take email-like stuff to a higher level, software growth can happen..." Here's an example. Neomorphic announces a collaborative graphic environment for bioscience researchers.
PC WEEK takes a first look at Mac OS 8.
Caryn Shalita is an original DaveNetter, which has its benefits.