Simon Willison’s Weblog


Saturday, 22nd May 2004

WordPress 1.2. It’s here. # 8:44 pm

Ticked Off? Visited Links How-To (via) Neat checkbox styling for visited links. # 8:38 pm

Transcript of Bruce Sterling at Microsoft Corporation (via) Bruce Sterling on scaling up his annual SxSW party. I can’t believe I missed it htis year. # 8:35 pm

Agency: Chalabi group was front for Iran (via) Claims the Iranians were feeding misinformation to the US government via Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress. # 7:36 pm

Design Issues for the World Wide Web. A collection of TBL’s thoughts on web architecture. # 6:47 am

Random Destructive Acts via Focused Solar Radiation (via) I want a Giant Fresnel Lens # 6:33 am

What are these “Threading Models” and why do I care? (via) I’ve promised myself that some day I will read this. # 6:26 am


Tim Berners Lee (how many TLA celebrities is that now?): New Top Level Domains Considered Harmful. Read the whole thing—Tim blows the .xxx and .mobi proposals out of the water and takes a neat swipe at for-profit registrars in the process. Reading this, the main thing that struck me is how incredibly forward thinking TBL really is. People complain about the long duration of W3C processes and the futuristic nature of the semantic web but the W3C are trying to build technologies that will still be relevant ten or twenty years from now. When you consider the longevity of TCP/IP, this is a really smart strategy. It’s a shame so many people involved with the web have trouble thinking past the next few months.

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Implantable RFIDs for nightclub VIPs. Whoa, clubbers will do anything! # 6:10 am

SICP Lectures (via) Available in DivX and MPEG. # 5:52 am

Attacked by Thugs (via) Hilarious tale of Warsaw’s Finest. # 5:48 am

The Infinite Cat Project (via) Just keep hitting “Next Cat” # 5:08 am

Mac OS X helpviewer security flaw fixed. Hit Software Update. Not sure if this fixes the telnet: variety though. # 5:08 am

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