No more postings this week, as we’re heading out of town for a bit of vacation before the summer ends. We’re off to the Inn of the Seventh Mountain in Bend, Oregon. Haven’t been there before, but I’ll report back next week.
Archive for August, 2003
Mitch Kapor responded in his weblog to an email from me about why he prefers to use POP over IMAP. I responded with some of the reasons IMAP works better for me – so here’s my response. The bottom line of course, is that people work differently and have different preferences.
Also of interest on this topic is Terry Gray’s 1993 paper (wow, ten years already!) Comparing Two Approaches to Remote Mailbox Access: IMAP vs. POP”.
In a speech on Sunday in Edinburgh, Greg Dyke, Director General of BBC, announced that they would make the Beeb’s vast archive freely available for digital download for non-commercial purposes, at least for those in the UK. The whole speech is well worth reading for pleasure of seeing a major media figure thoughtfully reflect on the need for the media to act for the social good.
A rare moment of common sense pervailing – A Manhattan judge has thrown out Fox’s ridiculous suit against Al Franken for using the phrase “Fair and Balanced” in the title of his book. Newsday has the story here.
About the Blues is reporting here that Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs is going to portray Robert Johnson in an upcoming HBO film. Sheesh…
Now we’ve got the sobig-f virus running rampant all over and we’re all getting LOTS of email messages from email antivirus scanners complaing “you sent me a virus-infected message.” Sheesh… After dealing with the thousand or so email messages in my inbox from yesterday, (and that doesn’t include what went into my spam folder or my filtered list folders) I’m about ready to give up on email altogether … if you really want to talk to me, I’ll be glad to give you my instant messenger info…
And now for a total digression – As I’ve been listening to music lately and spending entirely too much time working, I’ve been having several bass player fantasies, based on my years of playing music . My current three favorites:
1. Being onstage with the NPG, bass in hand, when Prince says “come on band” in 1+1+1 is three and the spots and color washes hit the stage and the incredible groove starts.
2. Being able to play On Green Dolphin Street with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette and not totally embarrass myself.
3. Playing You Got to Funkifize with Tower of Power…what more could a bass player ask for?
A couple weeks ago I was wondering whether there were good RSS syndicators that were web-based. Today, while reading comments and following links on Dan Gilmor’s article on RSS Hitting Critical Mass, I came across Bloglines, which is a free, and advertising-free, web site that allows users to subscribe to and read RSS feeds. Very cool.