inessential by Brent Simmons


Working on Pike today.

Happy Martin Luther King Day! CNN: Americans urged to go a step further to honor King.

Behind the 6.2a4 speed bump.

It's the Bierman Millenium.

John Lam just signed a book contract to write Essential XML: Protocols and Component Software. John has an ETP site: eweb. "BTW I love this technology..."

Check out Matt's new page on The Search Engine.

LinuxNewbies: The Editor Speaks: Quizzes describes how the Sunday BrainDrain Quiz is implemented. It's done in JavaScript. "For interested parties, I would definitely be willing to share the script code."

Mason Hale, who did lots of work on Frontier's CGI Framework years ago, started a Manila site on EditThisPage.Com.

David Theige updated Carpe Diem while on a Carribean cruise.

It's pretty empty so far, but it looks like there's now a newbies site for Cold Fusion users: ColdFusion101.

Clothing Optional. "Nudity preferred."

It's blue skies in Seattle, the air is still. For January it's beautiful. Yesterday's storm has passed.

In life, if there's one thing I've learned, it's this: sometimes you have to take time to read a big fat science fiction thriller where the Earth has been invaded by ruthless aliens linked together into one giant hive mind and just when it looks like all is lost the hero comes up with the answer. And then you think, I already read this in H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds and Robert Heinlein's The Puppet Masters, but you don't care. Hands off my planet!