Day: May 14, 2003

  • iTunes Store

    Infoworld reports that the iTunes store has now surpassed 2 million downloads.  I don’t know how much money apple themselves are making, but that’s a gross of 1.98 million in just about 16 days.

    Not too shabby.

  • GCC 3.3 and Squeak 3.5

    OSNews notes that GCC 3.3 is out [details] as well as Squeak 3.5.

  • In the Background

    TechTV has some of the best commercials out there.

    If you’re a geek, anyway.

  • Jabber/XMPP vs. SIP/SIMPLE

    Jabber, Inc. has published a whitepaper analyzing XMPP/Jabber and SIP/SIMPLE as potential instant messaging standards. Must reading!

    The full whitepaper [48k pdf] compares the verbosity of a SIMPLE message as compared to an XMPP/Jabber message as as well as a SIMPLE presence packet vs. a Jabber/XMPP presence packet.  The Jabber packets are considerably smaller due to massive headers used for SIMPLE.

    Disclaimer: I’m a Jabber kinda guy, and an open source/open standards kinda guy, so my judgement is clouded.  You have been warned.

  • Blogshares via XML-RPC

    Blogshares now has an XML-RPC API.  It’s pretty darn comprehensive, though perhaps a little complex with the session stuff.

    I’d like to get in, grab the info, and get out with as little complexity as possible.  I understand that session info would be required for complex transactions over XML-RPC, but what about guerilla web services?