Announcing the formation …

Announcing the formation of the New York State Lottery CamWorld Lotto Group. If you’d like to be part of my 26-week lottery subscription group, get in touch with me and I will tell you how to participate. This is really more of an experiment in online community and communication than anything else.

Andy Oram compares the CBDTPA to purse-snatching:

Let’s say there was a rash of thieves riding by women on bicycles or scooters and snatching purses. So the federal government passes a law saying that no transportation device may be manufactured or sold unless it incorporates protection against purse snatching.

Excellent. Some amateur Internet sleuthing has exposed Herbalife as the company behind most of those tacky “Work From Home” signs that plaster telephone poles across the country.

Why would you paint your floor purple? Kevin Fox thinks it’s all Microsoft FUD.

NYC Metafilter Get-together: Massive weblogger and Metafilter get-together here in New York City on April 25 at the Pioneer Bar (Bowery between Prince and Spring) at 8:00 PM.

New Windows “filesystem” a threat to Open Source. I’m not sure how I feel about this:

“Microsoft is replacing the plumbing of its Windows operating system with technology borrowed from its SQL Server database software. Currently, documents, Web pages, e-mail files, spreadsheets and other information are stored in separate, mostly incompatible software. The new technology will unify storage in a single database built into Windows that’s more easily searchable, more reliable, and accessible across corporate networks and the Internet.” So Microsoft wants to get rid of application files (such as MS Word doc files) and store everything in a database. The ramifications of this are staggering.

I’m getting emails from Mozilla’s Bugzilla tracker about minor cosmetic bugs I was tracking two years ago. The fact that some of these bugs are now being closed tells me that Mozilla 1.0 is getting closer and closer. There will probably be 2-3 Release Candidates before they officially release a 1.0 version.

Database of Web Robots. Nice!

Posted by Cameron Barrett at March 31, 2002 06:38 PM