March 30, 2004

Blogging for Belarus

Today I met with a trade delegation from Belarus. I'm pleased to report I did not create an international incident. In fact, I actually may have been helpful. The delegation... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:27 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging
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March 26, 2004

My New Lawsuit

I didn't get to sleep until 5a.m. this morning. Two things I have the most difficulty handling are money problems and conflict. I'm embroiled in a situation that is chock... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:29 PM to: My Happy Life
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March 22, 2004

Birthday Oatmeal

Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to meee-eee Happy birthday to me... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:19 PM to: My Happy Life
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March 17, 2004

SXSW: Lunchtime Roundup

Rosenthal's Corollary to Godwin's Law as applied to weblogs: the chance of a blogger posting a "what I had for lunch" entry approaches unity with time. In fact, this blog... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:09 PM to: Austin, In Your Face
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Copyright and I.P. for Geeks

Tomorrow evening (March 18, 7:00pm), CACTUS is presenting a talk on copyright and intellectual property. The presentation will be by noted author Siva Vaidhyanathan, so it could be pretty cool.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:27 AM to: Austin, Tech Policy
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March 16, 2004

SXSW: Wireless Heresy!

For the final panel of SXSW I had a choice: "Wireless and Grassroots Innovation" or "Next Generation Broadband." I choose the latter. I'm very glad I did, because it served... (read more)

Posted by chip at 06:16 PM to: Technology
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SXSW: Paging Greg Bueno

Greg Bueno is stalking me. He isn't even attending SXSW Interactive, but every day I seem to bump into him. Saturday he follows me to Schlotzky's, under the pretense of... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:51 PM to: My Happy Life
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SXSW: Next Generation Broadband (Session Notes)

I sat next to a power outlet for the Next Generation Broadband panel, so I was able to record notes for the session. Here they are—without comment or proofreading:... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:44 PM to: Technology
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SXSW: Open Source Panel

I mentioned in a previous posting that I was drafted onto an SXSW panel. Here is what happened. I ran into Hank Jones that morning. He mentioned something about dropping... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:28 AM to: Software
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March 15, 2004

Recall Verisign

I've written several articles about the damage Verisign caused with their Site Finder product rollout. The current Verisign controversy is over a scam called "Wait List Service." Fed up yet?... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:13 PM to: The Net
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SXSW: Warm, Dry, Happy

Day two of SXSW was much happier than the previous day. This time I remembered where I parked. I already discussed some of the great panels I attended and some... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:11 PM to: My Happy Life
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March 14, 2004

Full Content RSS

Tonight, I switched my RSS feed to include full article content instead of just an entry synopsis. I'd been ambivalent on the issue. I realize many people like full content,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:20 PM to: Administrivia, Blogging 'bout Blogging
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SXSW: RSS Solutions

I spent the morning doing the "search" track at SXSW. First was Don Turnbull's panel on Revolutionary Search Technologies, followed by Marissa Meyer talking about Google. I asked a question... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:04 PM to: Blogging 'bout Blogging, The Net
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SXSW: Cold, Wet, Grumpy

Onward to day two of SXSW. Day one ended not with a bang, but a sloosh. At the last minute I got pressed into service as a panelist for the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 09:57 AM to: My Happy Life
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March 13, 2004

SXSW: The $85 Blog Entry

The sickly batteries in my aged Dell Inspiron laptop won't hold much more than fourty-five minutes charge these days. I brought it with me to SXSW, thinking maybe I could... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:10 PM to: Austin, Technology
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SXSW: Per-Message Email Charges Won't Fly

Last month I wrote about stopping spam by placing a per-message charge on email. I think it's a bad idea. The proposal is getting a lot of serious attention, though,... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:21 PM to: Spam
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March 09, 2004

Do Something for Democracy: Support Safe Electronic Voting

What's worse than a Florida-style election that degrades into a recount quagmire? How about an election that can't be recounted at all? When it comes to election integrity, "just trust... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:47 PM to: Austin, Current Events
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March 08, 2004

RDF: Die Die Die!

I think it's time to kill off the RDF feed of this weblog. For those of you not following at home, there are a multitude of format choices for the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:53 PM to: Administrivia
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Austin Bloggers Status

The Austin Bloggers web site has been unavailable since last Friday. The problem is that the domain has lapsed and gone on hold. It's moved into a redemption period where... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:22 PM to: Austin, Blogging 'bout Blogging
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March 01, 2004

Stroustrup on C++

Last week, the IEEE Computer Society Austin Chapter hosted a presentation by Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming language. The event was amazingly well attended. I'd guess 250... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:31 PM to: Software
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Oscar's Tin Ear

I usually don't write about pop culture, but I am so disgusted with last night's Academy Awards I'm making an exception. It's not that I didn't like Lord of the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:03 AM to: Current Events
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