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Today: I hope you can take part in the festivities of the start of the new millenium, and I wish you all good health and lots of happiness.

The future: will be what we make of it – so let’s make it a better world!

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The world, seen by the crew of Apollo 8

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If you wonder why you can’t find what you are looking for on the Web, just read The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value; this white paper will explain how big the Web really is (and yes, it is large!).

The annual Chaos Computer Club conference is taking place in Berlin, Germany (cf. Chaos to Reign Again in Berlin in Wired News).

A Palm in your school – a school in your Palm? A school district in the States is doing just that: using Palm IIIxe’s in all the classes.Wired News tells you all about it.

Macintosh computers are all over the place in the publishing business and graphical design, that much everybody knows. But musicians are quite fond of Apple computers, too. Check out MacRocks (www.macrocks.com) for examples, details, and more. If you’re thinking about doing some sound stuff yourself, read PowerSounds: The Complete Amateur’s Guide to Pro Audio on the PowerBook by Remi Davison at the Insanely Great Mac. It’s written in “spoken language”, with a lot of abbreviations and slang, but it contains essential information if you’re taking your first steps on the sound road!

If you are looking for internet-related software for your Mac, don’t forget to visit the Mac Orchard (www.macorchard.com). Everything you could want for is there: news readers, mail programs, browsers, etc.

The holiday season is a time for leasure and pleasure, so I must mention MacGameGate.com (www.macgate.torget.se). This site seems to be “dead”: it isn’t updated anymore. But there is a “museum”, an archive of all that has been published there, so it might be worthwhile to have a peek…

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E-mail attachments: curse or blessing? I will admit it: I sometimes send attachments to my friends, even when these attachments aren’t absolutely necessary. Let this be one of my “good intentions” for 2001: “I will not send unsollicited and superfluous e-mail attachments”. If you are not convinced that this is a good idea, you should read The curse of attachments by Larry Magid. For my dutch-speaking friends: there are comparable articles at www.nieuwsbank.nl/inp/2000/05/0508E025.htm andwww.vanderzande.com/rtfm/pers.html .

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I have found a few more (french) sites about the history of Apple Computer: Platinium (www.platinium.fr) and Cupertino(www.multimania.com/cupertino/).

The Linux community is interested in what is happening in Mac OS X. Just look at this article, describing an interview with Ernie Prabhaker from Apple Computer: Update: Darwin Continues Open Source Evolution (at http://www.linuxnews.com).

Setting up a wireless connection between your Mac and a network or the Internet is supposed to be simple, but a little bit assistance is always welcome. Practical information about the Airport is given on a belgian website called No-Bug.com. (Source: Univers MacWorld 104, July 2000, p.46).

PalmOS 4 is coming our way; the main features are discussed in this CNET article: Palm shows new OS with wireless voice, data features.

Just imagine any overseas country. A man, actually the governor of one of the country’s provinces, wants to be president of his country. After all, his father had been president and chief of the intelligence service. After the election, there is a lot of discussion about the results of the ballot in one the provinces – and without a victory there, this guy will lose the presidency. But with a little help from his brother – who happens to be the governor of this province – and his party members in the judicial system, our guy gets what he wants: the presidency – even though there were more votes for his opponent than for him: that’s what a 200-year old system can do for you! What do you mean: corruption? fraud? … No sir, this happened in the United States of America – so it must be good and democratic and a fine example for the rest of the world.

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What do you mean: you don’t like Aqua, the new user interface for Mac OS X ? Well, I’ll admit it: you are not alone – just readWired for some possible solutions to your problem.

Politics – even American politics, in spite of their current deplorable state – can be fun! It’s been a long time since I have heard pure political poetry, but it’s there, along with a all-Belgian hero: Jackie Ickx. Where? At Jackie Strike’s presidential campaign headquarters (www.jackiestrike.com).

Another and more serious view of current affairs can be found on politik-digital (www.politik-digital.com), a German online publication, written by a seemingly large and respectable crowd…

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I have mentioned electronic books before, and I have been using my Palm to read several books – the Gutenberg Project (no not the one I referenced a few days ago, but the public collection of books formatted as simple text files) is a good starter for a lot of classics. And now there is a dutch site, ongebonden, that is offering several free short stories and novels. The site is serving a good cause as well, trying to bolster awareness for children’s rights.

Someday, when I have lots of free time, I am going to start writing a Java program to communicate with SOAP-RPC based tools like Manila/Frontier. I think I’ll start reading here: Jack Savin’s SOAP-RPC Interface for Manila Unfortunately, since I have no free time (well at least not for another ten years or so), somebody will probably beat me to it.

Then again, maybe I don’t need Java to write such a program. Python could be just the thing one needs for this kind of job; I’ll better check out Python Scripting :Python, XML-RPC and SOAP. It’s a Scripting.com site, of course – and a sort of portal for everyone who want to use Python with SOAP.

On the subject of Mac OS X, I need to mention Open-sourcing the Apple. As a major FreeBSD developer, Jordan Hubberd is clearly impressed with all the Unix goodies Mac OS X delivers in its Public Beta release. But I hardly believe that Apple will take his advice for open-sourcing most of Mac OS X: after all, Apple has to survive as a company as well, and they won’t do that on hardware only…

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I have added a page in the Bookmarks section. Nothing fancy, just a copy (well, it’s a bit more than that, but not by much) of a page from my “old” website. The subject is Kid’s Stuff

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