Day: October 5, 2002

  • David Johnson reports in with Russell Beattie’s situation:

    Russell Beattie has had a tough week, but he is OK – at least in the physical world. In the digital world of cyberspace, however, he is not doing so well. First, he lost his client by accidentally installing Linux over his Windows partition. Next, he lost his server because his ISP,, has mysteriously shut down his account. CWIHosting tells him this is because of “police reasons.” The CWIHosting support people told him that he needs to email the CTO and CEO to get any further information. Unfortunately, they are not responding to his emails. He is a little worried that he might not be allowed to get into his account and rescue his weblog archives. That is a scary thought.

    Russell thinks that “police reasons” might be actually be a mis-spelling of “policy reasons” and perhaps he simply overloaded his shared Java VM by misconfiguring something when he set up OSCache. I hope that is the case. Anyway, Russell is setting up a new account at ISP and hopes to be back on line by Monday or Tuesday. Good luck Russell!

    I hope Russell is able to get things sorted out as quickly as possible, I miss him already.  One of my old bosses has a website at CWI, and I haven’t heard anything bad about them up until this point.  Here’s hoping Russell is able to get in to rescue his data.

  • David Johnson is finishing up Roller for a 0.9.6 release.

  • Videoblogging

    I think Leo Laporte has the right idea about videoblogging.  He has recently posted video clips from his show and video clips from an appearance at Arundel Mills.  It’s interesting to see how this is different from Jeremy Allaire’s experiments with Flash-based video blogging.

    Jeremy’s flash-based video blogging seems to be pretty easy to use and is an excellent proof of concept.  I think the problem lies in the content.  I think I’d rather see geeks out in the field, at an event, covering a topic, rather than seeing them in front of their computers.

  • Charles Miller:

    To anyone working in a software company. My computer is my own. You do not make assumptions as to how I want to use my computer, nor do you make assumptions as to how much I want to use your product, just because I happen to be installing it.