i foresee a near future where every news website will look much like this . a natural extension of rss for sure. and i'm offering to help make it happen as it's not a big leap. basically, i'm disgusted by the fact that i waste countless hours cycling through my favorite spots on the web checking for updates. i very much want to subscribe to a site and know when there are updates.
on a similar note, i missed out on the big 'push' phase a few years back. so when i hear people use it as a case study for how the proposed next-big-thing probably ain't the next-big-thing, i'm always curious as to what exactly it (push) was all about. i assume it let people 'subscribe' to certain content. maybe it just wasn't granular enough. i don't know... i'm just curious why push was/is considered 'bad'.
oh yeah, in my last entry i said that rh was probably using stunnel to achieve ssl-encrypted communications with xmlrpc... umm, egg on my face (as usual). from reading adrian's post to the rpc article a few weeks back, it sounds like they've either actually added native support for the openssl libs probably to w3c-libwww or used one of the ssl patches available for the w3c-libwww library.
tonight, i'm supposd to chat with an old high school friend -- i'm pretty sure he's trying to get me set up in some type of internet pyramid scheme. :) that sucks... but i figure i better listen at least, our of courtesy. what are some specific laws outlawing this kind of thing? i know they exist. doesn't matter much. i'll just tell him that i'm 99.99999% sure what he's doing is both retarded and illegal.
almost forgot to mention... i had no choice but to certify people tonight after seeing some of their truly awesome work. sunir, thanks for wiki work and i'm pissing my pants in excitement over your jabber whiteboard extension you mentioned today in your diary. sounds sweet and i'd be willing to lend any help i can to you. just ask. i'll email you to see if you are wanting any help. anyhoo... emk's work is also much appreciated as i've been using his xml-rpc libs in a lot of my stuff lately (for both work and play). keep up the good work! i also noticed ariya enjoys reading jwz as much as i do. :) good night, all. good night, john-boy