A funny thing happened while I was comparison shopping habrashi
(if you don't ask why, I promise not to tell. Deal?)
The associated link brought me to this browser comparison run by GreyMagic Security.
In their news section I found this under-stated little gem about M$ and it's communication tactics:
"MS02-068 was released Wednesday. Fixing the "external" object caching flaw. Strangely though, the vulnerability is rated "moderate". It allows reading of any cookie on any site you visit, reading of any file on your system and the execution of arbitrary commands, yet, somehow, it is rated "moderate", the second lowest possible rating."Makes me want to go back to browsing tooth-brushes in Japanese, that does.
David Weinberger's JoHO pointed me to Dan Gillmor's article at Columbia Journalism Review, "Here Comes 'We Media'; Tech-Savvy Readers Want In on the Conversation, which ends "We Media is coming. Check that: It's here."
"Readerware Features", the page recounts: "Simply enter a list of ISBN numbers, select the web sites you want to search and hit Run. Readerware does the rest, it will search the sites, extract the data and import it into your local database. It gets even easier ..." Easier? Easier yet? Hard to imagine!
Gillmor's eJournal - Dan Google Buys Pyra: Blogging Goes Big-Time ... woww!
"I couldn't be more excited about this," said Evan Williams, founder of Pyra, a company that has had its share of struggles. He wouldn't discuss terms of the deal, which he said was signed on Thursday, when we spoke Saturday. But he did say it gives Pyra the "resources to build on the vision I've been working on for years."
A glimpse of our history: On the Move April 2000: From 9:02pm Apr 8 to 11:14AM Apr 12
with the help of folks in the IndyMedia sys-admin and tech groups, I just pulled off a lovely bit of historic recovery: from the files on my venerable auld Dell laptop [please don't let me fall into the gutter, friends] I dredged and re-activated the raw stock I was cutting from during the A16 anti-IMF/WB event in Washington DC ... 9 glorious pages of linked stories! (Only 1 posted just now.) Not bad for a global organization that had pulled itself together in a very few months!