Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Exclusive ways — I can blog about Google's unbloggable community conference because I wasn't invited. Great community building Google. Exclusive events suck. I guess News.com wasn't invited either. I probably wouldn't have gone anyway. I don't think bloggers should go to public events they can't blog about.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Windows Vista Weblog
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Zeitgeist 05: Featuring Press & Bloggers But No Blogging Or Coverage Allowed — So I'm reading a discussion over at Threadwatch about those going to our SEW Forums Live Anaheim event next month, and member eWhisper notes he can't make it, as Zeitgeist ends that day? Zeitgeist? I follow the link.
Discussion: HorsePigCow, Threadwatch.org and Randy Holloway Unfiltered
Ian Davis / Silkworm Blog:
Populicio.us — Richard McManus reports that Populicio.us has ceased operation because Del.icio.us doesn't serve its homepage as it did — Populicio.us used to gather poopularity statistics about new bookmarks on del.icio.us. It turns out that they were doing it by scraping the HTML from the home page …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
A Webpage is Not An API or a Platform (The Populicio.us Remix) — A few months ago in my post GMail Domain Change Exposes Bad Design and Poor Code, I wrote Repeat after me, a web page is not an API or a platform. It seems some people are still learning this lesson the hard way.
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
The danger of running a remix service
The danger of running a remix service
Discussion: Things That and The Social Software Weblog
TDavid / Things That: Why screenscraping is a bad idea
Barb Dybwad / The Social Software Weblog: Populicio.us closes its doors
George Ou / ZDNet:
Is the Firefox honeymoon over? — [Updated: 9/16/2005 7:22PM] Now that Firefox has become the first viable contender to Microsoft Internet Explorer in years, its popularity has brought with it some unwanted attention. Last week's premature disclosure of a zero-day Firefox exploit came …
Discussion: OSNews.com, Adnans Sysadmin/Dev Blog and broadband
New trigonometry is a sign of the times — Mathematics students have cause to celebrate. A University of New South Wales academic, Dr Norman Wildberger, has rewritten the arcane rules of trigonometry and eliminated sines, cosines and tangents from the trigonometric toolkit.
Discussion: digg and Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz
Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz / Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz: Forget traditional trigonometry, use 'rational trigonometry' from now on
2006 Will Be The Year of Microsoft — I'm often wrong (but never in doubt) and - after spending the day at PDC and an evening with a number of the project leads for various Vista technologies - it feels like 2006 is going to be Microsoft's year. — Microsoft has been kicked around plenty …
Discussion: A VC and Infectious Greed
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Macworld Expo Boston cancelled — IDG World Expo on Friday said they have cancelled Macworld Expo Boston and will instead focus their efforts on a single conference and expo in San Francisco. The event, which has been a mainstay of East Coast conferences for almost 20 years …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Infinite Loop and MacSlash
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Macworld Expo Boston 06, we hardly knew ye
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop: Click! Macworld Boston is cancelled.
Various / MacSlash: Macworld Boston Cancelled
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Vista looks to get tablets on write track … LOS ANGELES—After years of trying to decipher your scribbles on its own, Microsoft is looking for a little help. — In Vista, the new incarnation of desktop Windows, due next year, the software giant will let people give …
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage, Windows Vista Weblog and Rob Bushway
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Lots Of Tablet PC News This Week
Rob Bushway / Tablet PC MVP: Handwriting recognition training coming to Visita
Steve Hamm / TechBeat:
College tech recruiting surprise — BusinessWeek published a huge cover story package this week about internal problems at Microsoft. This involved months of reporting by Seattle Bureau Chief Jay Greene. Microsoft refused to grant interviews or answer any of our questions until the last possible moment …
Molly / molly.com:
No Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft Will Not Win the Web — Reading through an article about Microsoft in Business Week, I was not shocked but oh so enraged by this bit from an interview with CEO Steve Ballmer: … In the past months, WaSP and Microsoft have been working together in the trenches …
Discussion: seattlepi.com Microsoft Blog, Scobleizer, Textura Design, The Blackfriars Blog and VoIP Blog
Todd Bishop / seattlepi.com Microsoft Blog: Microsoft's 'troubling exits'
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: My MSFT morale report
DL Byron / Textura Design: Microsoft'S Got Issues
Rich Tehrani / VoIP Blog: Mini-Microsoft
The illuminated continent — Have you ever dreamed of Africa while reading National Geographic? The exotic photographs and thoughtful articles take you there with a magical sense of place. Today we embraced that magic by releasing Google Earth data layers that index National Geographic stories …
Discussion: JenSense and spatiallyadjusted.com