September 2004

River is back with two new blog entries from Baghdad. Her thoughts on viewing a (bootleg copy of) Fahrenheit 9/11 are essential reading. Speaking about Lila Lipscomb, the mother of the US soldier killed in Iraq, River says: I can’t explain the feelings I had towards her. I pitied her because, apparently, she knew very…

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Tim Bray continues to discuss the relevance of the so-called WS-* stack: the collection of specifications related to XML-based web services. I’m not going to dive into the technology or business issues here; however Tim referred to a piece by Dare Obasanjo which argues that WS-* Specs are like JSRs. I tried to add a…

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One curious feature of search engines is that they remember stuff better than you do. I bumped into this truth earlier this morning, while testing the new a9.com search engine from Amazon. I naturally(?) began by searching for my name. After getting the usual hits, I found a bunch of stuff I’d never seen before…

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