I’m waiting now for Netscape to confirm my entry into their channel system .
My first piece of writing to be published in several months marks the start of a monthly Web Authoring/Web Business column in MacNow Magazine . The name of the column is Leveraging the Web . While the magazine has more of a Macintosh focus, I’m far less interested in platform specific computing these days.
Palm Underground readers get $1 off any title they buy from Peanut Press , a company that digitizes books in a Palm compatible format. I downloaded their reader application and purchased two titles last night. My first instinct would be that reading books on a Palm device would be difficult on the eyes, but I read through about half of one title last night. I actually liked it. The Palm’s backlighting made reading in bed better, and it is convenient to be able to carry a couple of titles around for my spare moments. They don’t have a really wide variety of titles yet, but they do have Monica Lewinsky’s book(which I would never buy).
The Netcraft Web server survey documents Apache’s continued growth as the number one Web server. Despite a distant third place ranking, Netscape’s servers saw the most growth over the last month.
So, I love the New Beetle . It’s a really well designed vehicle, and is really visually pleasing to me too. I think the funniest thing is other people’s reaction to it. In the three days I’ve had it, I’ve had several people approach me in parking lots to tell me how much they like it, and asking me if they could get a look at the inside.
It looks as if Byte Magazine’s revival as an online only entity is progressing well. I always loved the print version of the publication. According to the San Jose Mercury News , the site was getting 600,000 page views a month without any new content at all before they relaunched it. When the magazine disappeared, I took it as a sign of things to come in the technology publishing field. While I doubt that magazines will disappear at any point in the near future, the Web has made it easier to keep yourself up to date on things in a daily manner rather than a once a month print thing.