W3C Recommends Online Forms S

W3C recommends online forms standard. The Web’s leading standards organization reaches a critical stage in a new standard that governs how developers use forms on the Internet. [CNET News.com]

Microsoft To Launch Corporate

Microsoft to launch corporate IM. The software giant is expected to release a corporate version of its popular instant messaging product, named MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises, to tap a fast-growing market. [CNET News.com]

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Microsoft’s Shared Source CLI Now Supports Mac OS X. Download the complete implementation of the ECMA CLI and C# standards that now runs on Mac OS X as well as Windows XP and FreeBSD. [MSDN]

Berkshire Hathaway A Society Like Europe Whose People Have Los

Berkshire Hathaway. “A society like Europe whose people have lost their will to compete is not a danger to those who embrace and thrive on competition.” [The Motley Fool]

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U.S. Shifts Emphasis in Afghanistan to Security and Road Building. The Pentagon is preparing to shift its focus in Afghanistan towards improving security in important cities and rebuilding the war-battered infrastructure. By James Dao. [New York Times: Politics]

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An intresting article mentioned the alliance between some of the left and the right in avoiding cloning techonologies.

Leaky Abstractions

Joel points out somethng that you discover time and time again when write or use software libraries, The Law of Leaky Abstractions. Basic concept is that programers build abstractions to build more complex software. However all non trivial abstractions are leaky. It is probably the primary reason the software has security issues, and it also starts to define an upper bound in the quality complexity product of software.