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ICANN disses
>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 webchick at 1:08 PM on August 31, 2002
Here is a direct link to the IMS/ISC response...and for the PowerPoint slide making, BOGSATT* bureaucracy...there is an IMS/ISC response in a format they can parse [.PPT --> PDF]
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 1:16 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 3:44 PM on August 31, 2002

David Bond comes to resurrect IAmCarbonatedMilk....
Since it's Friday, I thought it was worthy of a MeFi TLP even though the Salon article was mentioned earlier this week [Top Level Post :-]
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 1:34 PM on August 9, 2002
>Double Post

not technically, I don't think, but I could be wrong. I just think it's cool that somebody had the foresight to rescue the domain name from the DeletedDomains.com.

No *I* Am Carbonated Milk!

:-)
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 1:50 PM on August 9, 2002
>foresight to rescue ...

correction ... i guess that would be hindsight?

>See what I mean? Not funny.

( hmmmmm...i guess i thought it was funnier than the original article? to each his own, i guess. in hindsight, maybe this was a double post. apologies. )

[more on the Salon article at ICANNwatch if you are still reading. ]
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 2:16 PM on August 9, 2002

Anyone who ever spent any time on the...
Anyone following this issue may be interested in this thread at Interesting People
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 7:53 PM on July 3, 2002

John Entwistle, The Who bassist, dies
put in your favorite entwistle who album right now and play it until the bass shakes your windows.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 5:43 PM on June 27, 2002
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posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 6:21 PM on June 27, 2002

The Queen's latest portrait was bound to cause...
>It's not the first controversial portrait of The Queen



On a related note, the Colors ads for Bennetton by Tibor Kalman raised quite a stink.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 7:50 AM on December 21, 2001

There's a fungus among us
as Sinatra would say ... W, How's yer bird?
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 7:43 AM on November 20, 2001
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 webchick at 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 webchick at 8:52 AM on November 20, 2001

The Idea Line
very cool. another excellent work by Martin Wattenberg.

if you like his stuff, keep an eye on his site and his collaborative site with Marek Walczak.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 4:04 PM on October 29, 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 2:33 PM on October 30, 2001

I was just over at Matt's blog, and he mentions...
[they] say if you stare long enough, you'll see a black helicopter everywhere you look.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 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 webchick at 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 webchick at 8:14 AM on October 25, 2001

It really is amazing what kinds of cool, free, raw...
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 webchick at 3:31 PM on October 18, 2001

An open directory of resources
good idea! FYI, in a related effort, Brewster Kahle is archiving sites related to the terrorist attacks. Send your URLS to attackarchive@archive.org.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 4:27 AM on September 17, 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 webchick at 5:44 AM on September 17, 2001

I opened a book and found Lorca:
i wrote my friends...people i haven't talked to for ages because time has that way of getting away from me. i don't want to take those connections for granted ever again.

so i look for small comforts...

i learned today from a friend who lives in manhattan that his wife went into labor on that fateful day and gave birth to a baby girl...
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 3:11 PM on September 14, 2001
>Thank you Matt, and thanks to all of
>you who make this place what it is.

ditto
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 8:17 PM on September 14, 2001

Fear of flying?
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 webchick at 8:27 PM on September 12, 2001

Mefi Book of Condolence

posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 4:16 PM on September 12, 2001

Fontomas shuts down temporarily
>one of akamai.com s co founders
>was on one of those flights..

it was the CTO Daniel Lewin. More here.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 8:38 AM on September 12, 2001
Here is a more permanent link.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 8:42 AM on September 12, 2001

Plane crashes in to the word trade center.
i'm numb, too... i'm holding the loved ones within my immediate reach a lot tighter today.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 11:25 AM on September 11, 2001

Dave Winer offers us 2 views of the scripting world in 2005.
y'know ... when all else fails, one can always fall back on the Internet Cloud ...
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 9:44 AM on August 31, 2001

Hurry!!
(more here)
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 7:29 AM on August 29, 2001
>but wait, there's more!
>the good doctor is not alone...

No doubt their cease and desist letters are in the mail as well.

(eek! thanks, waxpancake)
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 9:29 AM on August 29, 2001
>that's two snafus on one thread...

touché.

>and you posted it.

snafu #3?
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 12:18 PM on August 29, 2001

History Wired
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 webchick at 3:54 AM on August 23, 2001

Disassembled.
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 webchick at 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 webchick at 7:25 AM on July 7, 2001
fraying said...
>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 webchick at 5:11 PM on July 7, 2001

Who IS Kilroy?
>Kilroy was not here.
>Until now...

Not so fast...it appears Kilroy has been here before...
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 3:57 PM on June 28, 2001

Groovy, luscious, retro...music to "get hip" by!
Oooo...if you dig this kind of music, you must check out Mr. Lucky.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 7:44 AM on June 24, 2001

"Everyone who writes original content online needs to get a day job."
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 webchick at 6:40 PM on June 14, 2001
Damn...old dilemma. (bad link).

Sorry...you'll notice I do that from time-to-time. I'm a new parent, and learning how to do things one-handed. :-)
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 6:48 PM on June 14, 2001

Adbusters, how i love thee.
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 webchick at 7:37 AM on June 14, 2001
oops...FTF2000
(link provided for convenience)

...and since I'm back on the line, here's another link for the Westinghouse/CBS thread...
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 8:06 AM on June 14, 2001
CrayDrygu,

Try this link or read the first FTF here if you can't get through to adbuster.org right now.

(Hopefully you can get in. And when you have some spare time, check out the rest of max bruinsma's site. It's worth it.)
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 10:58 AM on June 14, 2001

The amazing saga of Nosepilot continues
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.

More at Zeldman...
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 4:14 PM on June 13, 2001

She draws what she eats for dinner.
>Poor Sabrina.

Nah. Sabrina is cool.

The story behind the site is cool.

How she got her PDA autographed is cool.

9 out of 10 members of the unwashed masses agree:
pocketpig is cool.
posted to MetaFilter by webchick at 8:48 AM on June 13, 2001

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