Phil Suh and I …

Phil Suh and I have started a mailing list to discuss Content Management Systems.

Damien says that DSL will be installed this Saturday. This would be Bell Atlantic’s, ahem, fifth visit to install DSL since we ordered it in March. I’ve long given up believing that DSL will actually get installed when they schedule an installation visit.

And God said, “Let there be Cheerios.” Doh!

Hey, somebody else finally borrowed my colorscheme switching concept I’ve been using for about a year now, but implemented it differently. Cool.

I don’t know why people are getting so up-in-arms lately about the existance of Echelon, the secret U.S. global surveillance system. In fact, one of the main Echelon hubs was an American military base I went to school at in England when I was a kid. For two decades now I’ve realized that the base was more than just a typical military communications base, and learned from my childhood friends that the U.S was monitoring almost all communications in Europe. As kids we talked about what our fathers did for a living. While my dad was our teacher (through the DODDS system) my friends’ fathers spoke twelve languages and sat at a terminal with headphones all day long. Even then I knew what was going on, but I wasn’t all that worried about it. Americans who think that our government hasn’t been compiling information about certain segments of the population are sadly mistaken.

Interesting Q&A with Microsoft from ECMA TC39 meetings on 13th July 2000:

Q: Will Microsoft be open sourcing their implementation [of C-Sharp]?

This is under consideration, but has not been decided. Microsoft has been approached by a number of
companies desiring to partner on this. Jim expressed his opinion that he saw it likely that the source to
a reference implementation would be made available, but declined to speculate on the licensing details.

Transcript of Trial – Day 6, MPAA v. 2600. [Fascinating read]

Posted by Cameron Barrett at July 26, 2000 06:57 PM