Scripting News Turns The Big One-Oh

Congratulations are due Dave Winer of Scripting News, the longest continually running blog on the Internet — April 1, 2007 clicked past on the weekend, marking ten years for the site. That’s right, Dave Winer was blogging on Scripting News before there were blogs. For posterity, he has archived the original page from April 1, 1997… just in case you don’t remember what the Internet looked like in 1997.

Killing Snap.com before someone gets hurt

I am not a fan of Snap.com and their little widget to produce a useless micro-image of a website when you accidentally commit a mouse flyover on an unsuspecting web link, and I’m not alone. Paul McEnany on Snap: “Ok, I’m begging now. Please, please for the love of baby jesus and buddha and everything else holy, please stop using snap.com everybody. I swear to you, if one more thing pops up on my computer just because I accidentally roll over it, I swear, this is going to happen…” A gruesome Youtube video follows.