In his most recent, and very insightful, DaveNet , Dave Winer reveals that Userland will be doing an RSS engine like My Netscape, but open and less restrictive legally. This could be the thing I was talking about a couple of days ago, allowing us to do our own interfaces.
Mac OS Rumors is reporting that developers are looking at doing an XML interface as a part of the Darwin project. This could be of huge help in furthering the use of XML on the Macintosh.
One Week to the show. I have 5 projects that dead end next week. Going to be a fun, hard week.
Today also marks the release of Internet Explorer 5.0 for all of the Windows platforms.
CNN has some coverage too.
You can also download it from Download.com
I’m not going to have time to experiment with and comment on it today, but I will write it up in full later this week.
The New York Times covers the Better Business Bureau’s foray into online privacy monitoring. I think this is a really good thing. Being on the back end of things, people want to do all sorts of things with collected data that I’m not comfortable with. I stand really firmly on this stuff at work.
This move also encroaches on trustE’s territory. Which one of the two seals is better? The Industry Standard has an article covering this today.
I’ve discovered a major issue with my Palm V, the alarms don’t sound when the device is turned off. This makes it useless as a reminder. Apparently, this is an issue that Palm Computing is working on. I’m also still waiting for the modem that I ordered with the Palm V two weeks ago.
Builder.com has launched a new column called Critique of the Week . This week they look at the Hartford Courant, a paper I delivered as a kid.