8/4/2001; 4:29:02 PM

Overheard on MeFi: “I see some parts of the anatomy are aerodynamically designed, while others are not.” [link Rated R for Ridiculous]
4:55:54 PM  

David Rogers on the corrosiveness of fear: “So, now we have the situation where our fear of economic losses has persuaded us to surrender some of our legitimate rights as consumers, and, what’s worse, criminalize behavior which was formerly legal and of some benefit to society at large.”
4:49:02 PM  

Dann Sheridan: “My brother called me up the other day and said, ‘I’m going to write a blogger program.’ I said, ‘Great! Why don’t you take a look at Manila, Blogger, Zope, and Slash before you sit down and start coding. A lot of people have already done a lot of thinking about applications like this and you may be able to improve on some features, copy others, or use one of these applications and begin contributing to the community.'”
4:42:33 PM  

Speaking of web services, Craig Murphy has a Jive Translator SOAP service. I tried this:

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the Internet.”

…and it came back with:

“Now it da damn time fo’ all baaaad dudes t’ mosey on way down t’de aid uh de Internet.”

LOL. Unfortunately, the browser-based demo only works in IE 5 for Windows.
4:39:54 PM  

Dictionary.com Word of the Day: fallible.
4:29:02 PM  

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