PodCamp in Boston, September 9-10.
Rising Tide/New Orleans, August 25-27.
Niall Kennedy: “SF Tech Sessions meets this Wednesday evening in San Francisco to learn about the latest trends in distributing large media files.”
The Onion: “Wikipedia, the online, reader-edited encyclopedia, honored the 750th anniversary of American independence on July 25 with a special featured section on its main page Tuesday.”
Mitch Kapor: “Second Life is a disruptive technology on the level of the personal computer or the Internet.”
Learned the hard way… I like to use redirects as part of the user interface for my web apps. Rather than display an error message saying you have to configure the app, I just redirect to the configuration page. My framework only allows one kind of redirect, so I always do a permanent one, HTTP result code 301. Everything worked fine, but something apparently changed in Firefox and now it notes 301s, and implements them on the client side. It probably seems like an economy of some sort, but it broke a few of my apps, and it took the longest time to figure out why. Not saying they did anything wrong, but making a note so that next time maybe I’ll remember it, and save some time. Or maybe this will save you some time. Back to work.
A more careful explanation of the redirect issue.
David Hornik’s view of the Friday TechCrunch party.
One thing to be thankful for is that in all the reviews of Friday’s party, very few said it was about Web 2.0. We seem to have gotten that out of the way. Arrington’s parties are inclusive, and net-net that’s a good thing. Web 2.0, as designed by O’Reilly and Battelle, excludes lots of good people, and that’s a bad thing. I’d argue it’s even bad for O’Reilly and Battelle, but I’m not so worried for them.
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Not bad, eh? We’re getting somewhere, it seems.