October 30, 2001
So, Groove has a fresh
October 28, 2001
Webslice - "Who's that mysterious
Webslice - "Who's that mysterious man in black?" (Jeff posts a picture of his boss...!)
October 27, 2001
Dan Gillmor interviews Tim Berners-Lee
Dan Gillmor interviews Tim Berners-Lee about MSN and Web standards. Excellent. It also made me begin tidying this site (vowe had prompted me to tidy up pinboard's HTML a long while ago - now overdue!). Hmm. Mustn't use BLOCKQUOTE in the blog; block quotes would be better done with CSS anyway.
New PC. Task one: fix
New PC. Task one: fix the display.
October 26, 2001
Doh. There's been a typo
Doh. There's been a typo on the cabezal homepage for the last couple of months and nobody told me! The perils of running a very small business.
October 25, 2001
Here's an interesting report from
Here's an interesting report from the Microsoft PDC.
Ancient history resurrected thanks to
Tomalak turns up a couple
Tomalak turns up a couple of excellent, related stories (yet again - how does he do it?!), about the power of synchronisation (2). Whois eversync.com? (grabbed during their domain-reg spree a couple of years ago)...
October 24, 2001
Old friends: trec seem to
Old friends: trec seem to be doing well enough - in the current climate, that's quite an achievement!. Does their website tell you what they can do for you? (Not sure. If not, give Gareth a call and tell him!)
October 23, 2001
Stop watching TV. Go to
Stop watching TV. Go to PopTech instead. (Did I already say that? And, is Michael Schrage really that young?)
Occasionally, Dave Winer impresses me
Occasionally, Dave Winer impresses me with his perspicacity. Mostly he's full of shit. (Sorry for the negative note here... but since promising to put me in his killfile he's unlikely to read personal email, and I still have to say this). Here's a whole paragraph, so I can't get accused of quoting out-of-context unless he edits it post hoc.
Then I heard a report about the IRA and Sinn Fein. I thought to myself "Poor Irish terrorists, they're not getting their fair share of the attention." Then I had a terrible thought. Maybe in the future the terrorists will compete to destroy pieces of the US to get CNN to tell their story and put their leaders on TV. Maybe Ireland wants to start a competitor to Al-Jazeera. What better way than to export some of your terror to the good ole US of A?Go figure. Is this just Dave trying for the highest ignorance density ever? Or are all Americans like that?
October 22, 2001
Robert X Cringely:...With Groove's p-to-p
...With Groove's p-to-p technology a strategic component of the .NET strategy, it now seems Ozzie is planning to take a leaf from the Bill Gates book of management and step down as CEO to be Groove's Chief Software Architect. If you want a shot at the CEO gig, I'd be happy to pass on your résumé...Well, they know my number, but that phone hasn't rung yet...!
The Military-Nintendo ComplexIn America, children
In America, children are being drafted into war at about the age of seven. American military actions resemble high-tech electronic games while on our own soil we are witnessing another war: The soldiers are children, the battlegrounds their schools, and their engagements resemble the same violent electronic games that train our military and "entertain" our children.Many games are indescribably obnoxious, and I've been out of the gaming world so long I didn't realise they're proud of shit like this. (WildTangent is a great visualisation engine but that is no excuse).
Stop watching TV. Go to
Stop watching TV. Go to PopTech instead.
October 21, 2001
Lots of Flash fun -
Lots of Flash fun - open source.
October 18, 2001
October 17, 2001
The brilliantly designed gullibility vector
October 12, 2001
Craig Burton: "[Novell's] iFolder revolutionizes
Craig Burton: "[Novell's] iFolder revolutionizes Internet Storage" It's a neat system; the "last mile" of usability makes a huge difference.
Viant (June 2001), "The Copyright
Viant (June 2001), "The Copyright Crusade". Detailed without being thoughtful.
October 09, 2001
Dan Bricklin: "Copy Protection Robs
Dan Bricklin: "Copy Protection Robs the Future"
October 08, 2001
Heise news: Peer-to-Peer-Groupware Groove in
Tools von Drittanbietern sind nach dem Update zum Teil nicht sofort lauffähig. Davon ist zum Beispiel das Pinboard von Cazebal betroffen, für das es mittlerweile ein Update gibt. Die Tatsache, dass ein Update der Plattform die Erweiterungen von Partnern in Schwierigkeiten bringt, ist auf den ersten Blick ziemlich beunruhigend; Hugh Pyle von Cazebal erklärt jedoch, dass er einige interne APIs verwendet hat, die noch nicht endgültig freigegeben waren....sure enough. Groove R1.2 now cleans up so many APIs there's little need anymore to use "internal" system calls, so that excuse will go away soon...
October 03, 2001
Date for your diary: UserSphere,
Date for your diary: UserSphere, Oxford, 18th October. I'll be there speaking about Groove...
The Peter Drucker Interview: "I
The Peter Drucker Interview: "I was a securities analyst 70 years ago in London, so I can say that no financial man will ever understand business...". Superb stuff.
Now the RIAA have KaZaA
Now the RIAA have KaZaA (FastTrack, MusicCity, Grokster) in their sights.
October 01, 2001
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