>is it time for groups like IETF or the people who actually
>run the root nameservers to take ICANN out of the loop
>and manage the TLDs in some other way?
from the IMS/ISC response: Our roots are our current services operating on the Internet. You are invited to participate in our registry interoperability testbed, comment on technical notes, and examine our operational statistics.
Our... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 1:08 PM on August 31, 2002
>webchick - The presentation is a hoot.
>Were you involved in developing it?
I guess you could say that...I'm the woman who runs the Internet Multicasting Service with the guy who founded the Internet Multicasting Service who teamed up with the guy who runs the Internet Software Consortium and submitted a proposal to manage the .ORG registry.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 2:36 PM on August 31, 2002
>I gotta wonder, at this point is there anything
>that can be done to support IMS/ISC. I mean,
>besides pissing and moaning a lot. I've already
>got that base covered.
Hi...Here are a few ways you can help:
1> Keep spreading the dot.
2> Keep following the developments of ISC's open registry software (code-name: "OpenReg"). The system will be available in... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 3:44 PM on August 31, 2002
hee hee...mushrooms are indeed ubiquitous this time of year (the start of mushroom season was last weekend where I live).
And if you know what you are doing, many fungi can go the way of the bird* on Thanksgiving Day. For instance, my husband and I found the key ingredient for our stuffing right in our own backyard.
*(not the bird Carol Anne just linked to, mind you :-)))... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 7:44 AM on November 20, 2001
>Ustilago zeae-maydis is "Corn smut"?
According to Smuts On The Internet :-))), "Ustilago zeae-maydis" causes "corn smut". What's more, huitlacoche ("corn smut") is a bonafide delicacy...
"Huitlacoche is corn smut, a type of fungus that invades the growing ears of corn, causing the kernels to swell into gray or blue-black masses. Farmers take vigilant measures against it in the United... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 8:52 AM on November 20, 2001
>Very cool, except I couldn't open half of the threads
>because the "hotspot" areas were so tiny.
yeah...me too. but these are but mere nits. name another person who continually breaks ground in viz work on the Web today.
to hell with the design nazis. :-) posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 4:20 PM on October 29, 2001
>To hell with usability nazis!
i personally think Martin's work, albeit experimental in many regards, is some of the most usable and intuitive of its kind,
...so to hell with them, too :-))).
(BTW, for those interested, more of Martin's work is at rhizome. Check our alt.interface for "starry night" and "spiral") posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 4:31 PM on October 29, 2001
i don't think "Idea Line" was designed to be a comprehensive database of net art projects from the get-go. it relies on input from users...like most everything on the Web. bearing that in mind, isn't it "net art" in and of itself?
if your work isn't represented, here are the instructions on how to add it. posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 5:55 PM on October 29, 2001
yeah...all for the love of data, badstone!
i can't wait until technology matures to the point that interfaces like this are more prevalent. however, this particular project was an online exhibit for an art museum, so we should appreciate it in that context and for what it contributes to explorations in state-of-the-art visualization techniques.
(and given the fact that the person who created Idea Line has built useful tools in the past, i think... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 2:28 PM on October 30, 2001
(speaking of artistic indulgences...i must mention that it is difficult to keep a straight face during this serious design discussion given the "Older" thread listed at the bottom of this page :-))) posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 2:33 PM on October 30, 2001
[they] say if you stare long enough, you'll see a black helicopter everywhere you look. posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 4:30 PM on October 23, 2001
My husband and I put together a fun little site for our son as a way to announce his arrival into the world to friends and relatives scattered across the globe. We don't put every little detail about his life there, but we put what we want to share. For the minutia-hungry grandparents, we have a special area of our site that only they can access.
On the Web, as in the real world, everyone has their own way of dealing with disclosure of personal details. No one way is... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 8:01 AM on October 25, 2001
(...and just to balance my above opinion, I meant to point out that there are a helluva lot of good people, too. I look for the white helicopters :-) posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 8:14 AM on October 25, 2001
bulk.resource.org provides copies of selected U.S. government archives, such as the SEC's EDGAR database (in XML), trademark, copyright and 17 years of patent data (needless to say a hot topic these days with RAND and the W3C). posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 3:31 PM on October 18, 2001
>However I think we need some
>real disciplined dot-org activism
I am sure there will be a spike in well-meaning efforts. But many existed before last week, such as the independent media center (to name one).
>we need real waterholes for
>intelligence, right now.
And we need other things beyond outlets for information, indy journalism and discourse. The Internet has always been an interdependent... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 5:44 AM on September 17, 2001
I hate air travel. My husband (who travels *a lot*) was trying to get me over my fear of flying. ..but this has set me back big-time. I had several trips scheduled over the coming months and I guess this story should make me feel better. I realize that statistics are in my favor, but nevertheless, chalk me up as shaken. posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 8:27 PM on September 12, 2001
FWIW, a recent interview with Martin Wattenberg, (creator of HistoryWired and Map of the Market) discusses the viz technique behind these projects. posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 3:54 AM on August 23, 2001
Visual people tend to be motivated internally. Before the web, visual artists were more often seen (as in their work) than heard and nobody thought that was odd. Nowadays it seems like personal expression has some kind of price associated with it. Why do people need to explain themselves or their motivation? Simply because we now have the channel to do so? The web is not performance art for everyone...
futureproof has a point...the desecration of the almighty bookmark... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 7:19 AM on July 7, 2001
>Nowadays it seems like personal expression
>has some kind of price associated with it.
Make that "has some kind of NEW price associated with it."
Artistic angst has always been the cost of creativity...it seems the trend now is one is expected to explain themselves or keep producing (generally through maintaining and updating a site).
Remember...assembler was a piece of art as well as an open source code... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 7:25 AM on July 7, 2001
>I'd like to find a person, or a group of people,
>to give the site to. The only mandate would be:
>stay true to the idea of personal storytelling...
Issues of relinquishing control (be it editorial, administrative, etc.) is such a scary prospect. How hard it is to entrust your creation, your "baby" into the hands of "strangers"...even when you are so certain you've found the right ones. As someone else stated in this... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 5:11 PM on July 7, 2001
Yes...unfortunately how to make $$$ on content is an old dilemma. (as well as how to make ends meet on sites that are created for love and not money). It has just started to hit the mainstream now, so more people are taking notice. posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 6:40 PM on June 14, 2001
People should find/build/invent their own solutions (or work together as a means to that end). Or perhaps they prefer to discuss, dissect and debate the issues, ad nauseum. Either way, I suppose it helps raise awareness (whether or not that was the desired intent).
>I'd love to meet a single designer, for example, who
>changed a damn thing in his or her professional practice
>as a result of the First Things First remix.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by webchickat 7:37 AM on June 14, 2001
The harassment of Great Jones Street mentioned in the Streamingmedia article is simply amazing. Kelly Abott made an announcement at ALA about volunteering to host nosepilot, and kindly offered to do the same for other sites in trouble.