Fray: Missing Pieces, …

Fray: Missing Pieces, is a collection of first-hand stories from last week’s tragic events. I was too frazzled to get my account submitted in time to beat Derek’s deadline.

Get your rm -rf /bin/laden t-shirt today. Using humor to vent anger. Better than war and senseless killing, I suppose.

Computers vs. Net devices: “At the end of the day, the only solution we could come up with was to delete all of the Windows files and perform a “clean install” of Windows, which also required the user to reinstall all of his software. It’s like having to rebuild the engine on a car just because of a failed sparkplug.

Richard Dawkins: Religion’s misguided missiles The myth of optimal web design

Dan Gillmor on the new Microsoft Internet Worm:

This is not an “Internet worm” — and the headline writers and
reporters covering the story need to get it straight. This is a Microsoft worm, and it once again gets spread through the opening of Outlook e-mail attachments.

I’m sick of this. I’m sick of Microsoft’s selfish and casual attitude toward its users’ safety.

For some time now, I’ve been politely telling public relations people who send attachments that I don’t open them for security and bandwidth reasons. From now on, I’m simply going to delete all e-mail that comes with an attachment unless I
have specifically asked for it. Period.

So go ahead and send me an attachment. You’ll guarantee that I won’t read or answer your message. Enough is enough.

JRTF is a java component to generate Microsoft Word RTF documents dynamically using servlets. You can specify text formatting, alignment of tables, etc.

More reports of Microsoft trying to abuse its monopolies. Is anyone surprised anymore by anything Microsoft does?

Posted by Cameron Barrett at September 19, 2001 12:05 PM