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Winer is a software entrepreneur and creator of RSS, the technology that allows people to skim lots of blogs i [Read More]

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Yes we're still diggin
This is what the Scripting News home page looks like this morning. Yes, I screwed up, I can see what the problem is, hopefully will have a fix shortly. Still diggin. ?? BTW, it's not as bad as it appears, despite what the screen says. 10:22AM Easter...
Scripting (David Winer)
Friday, September 20, 2019

Communicating with Amazon
Most of my orders with Amazon are uneventful. The product arrives when it was supposed to and it works and that's that. But sometimes something goes wrong. On July 26, I ordered an outdoor thermometer. Not expensive, $10. But it was broken when I ope...
Scripting (David Winer)
Friday, September 20, 2019

Advice for Stallman
Yesterday I got an email from Richard Stallman's PR person, Sylvia Paull, who I've known for many years. She was updating me on how he had lost his position at MIT and at the FSF in recent days. Of course I had been following the story. I offered ad...
Scripting (David Winer)
Thursday, September 19, 2019

This is hell
I'm with Andrew Yang. We're destroying people's lives. You feel powerful, then you move on. The people whose lives you destroyed are still destroyed. Sometimes the punishment fits the crime, but (key point) this is not how our system works, for good ...
Scripting (David Winer)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A definitive list of news feeds
Yesterday I posted an item here and on Twitter suggesting a collection of RSS feeds from news orgs managed by one or more universities. There were a few responses from people who believe they at least have a good start on this, so let me flesh out th...
Scripting (David Winer)
Sunday, September 15, 2019

On this day in 2001
I was up and blogging early on this day in 2001. If you visit the site you'll find that many of the links are broken, so you might want to try the version. It's in reverse-chronologic order, so read from the bottom and scroll up. What th...
Scripting (David Winer)
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The heroes machine
Where are we left after Joi Ito resigned yesterday from positions at MIT, the Knight and MacArthur Foundations, the NY Times and Harvard? The scandal exposes how money is used by the very rich to help erase reputations they got as they got so rich. I...
Scripting (David Winer)
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The motivation for persists
Phil Windley, a developer friend from Utah, asks via email about the motivation for the persists package. Here's the story. I was writing a bit of example code for another package I am working on. I iterated over it, factoring and simplifying until ...
Scripting (David Winer)
Saturday, September 7, 2019

Persist -- a new data behavior?
In JavaScript they have const, var and let which control how things are stored. Every language has these. Using Frontier, I got used to having persistent data storage. If I created something in the object database, the kernel took care of persisting ...
Scripting (David Winer)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How the NY Times came to support RSS
Note: I posted this story on a site in 2006, but it should be part of the archive. The history of RSS is usually told only in one dimension, it's the story of geeks fighting with geeks, so they say, but in my humble opini...
Scripting (David Winer)
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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