onLine weblog archive

Friday, October 11, 2002

Here it is: An Interview With Douglas Bowman of Wired News.
Must read: Venkman, the new JavaScript Debugger for Netscape 7.0.
Wired News has redesigned. I won't get into an analysis of the redesign itself, but it is very exciting that Wired has taken a hug step towards accessibility, the separation of content and structure, and web standards by coding the new look with XHTML for markup and CSS for presentation. The site does not validate (due to middleware issues beyond control, on which Zeldman has the poop), but remember monkeys, validation is not the end all and be all. Read more here: A Site for Your Eyes. And soon expect a great DevEdge interview with Douglas Bowman, the man behind the redesign, by Eric Meyer.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Mark Pilgrim rewrites Clay Shirky's In Praise of Evolvable Systems (which explains that the Web is so successful because it is so "poorly" engineered) to explain the success of RSS.
Cloudmark is a spam blocking utility that harnesses the collective power of all its users to identify spam and filter it into a spam folder when it arrives at your computer, and it makes me wish I still used Outlook as my email client. Yesterday I received a typical 100+ pieces of spam mail, which quite frankly is more spam than a single person should be asked to bear.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

My future? XML Sockets in Flash.

Monday, October 07, 2002

Clay Shirky on Weblogs and Publishing:
This destruction of value is what makes weblogs so important. We want a world where global publishing is effortless. We want a world where you don't have to ask for help or permission to write out loud. However, when we get that world we face the paradox of oxygen and gold. Oxygen is more vital to human life than gold, but because air is abundant, oxygen is free. Weblogs make writing as abundant as air, with the same effect on price. Prior to the web, people paid for most of the words they read. Now, for a large and growing number of us, most of the words we read cost us nothing.
And I say "yay!" Weblogs are not a commercial commodity, and the world is a better place for them. Perhaps weblogs can help popularize the old-fashioned notion that the value of a thing is not determined by its retail value.
archives: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 139 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 143 | 144 | 145 | 146 | 147 | 148 | 149 | 150 | 151 | 152 | 153 | 154 | 155 | 156 | 157 | 158 | 159 | 160 | 161 | 162 | 163 | 164 | 165 | 166 | 167 | 168 | 169 | 170 | 171 | 172 | 173 | 174 | 175 | 176 | 177 | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | 199 | 200 | 201 | 202 | 203 | 204 | 205 | 206 | 207 | 208 | 209 | 210 | 211 | 212

offLine journal archive

where everything else is discussed

Friday, October 11, 2002

I keep coming back to this: Voyager's Greetings to the Universe. [Via Captain Cursor, 4 posts and two months ago.]

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker on the new Westin hotel in Times Square: Is this the ugliest building in New York?

I like the atrium, in any case.
archives: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49