While I was flying…

The Internet Explorer team released a new version which includes our new RSS platform. We posted a new video with the team up on Channel 9 (and that links to all the important stuff). Thanks Charles Torre for getting this up. Dave Winer promptly posted his thoughts. We were promptly Slashdotted.

In other news…

Rebecca McKinnon notes that we have a new privacy policy to deal with government organizations who want us to do things. Great first step! Now, start a blog and be transparent. Let us know EVERYTHING that comes in as a request to see data, whether we think it’s important or not. Great job Rebecca on reporting this and keeping our feet held to the fire, thanks!

TDavid reacts to my request for bloggers to make it easier to deal with them in email. Says that he doesn’t like email. Oh, neither do I, neither do I, but sometimes there are times when I need to get ahold of you privately and not in chat rooms or blog comments¬†(and not via Skype or MSN Messenger either). What else is left? Email.

Oh, Marc Canter, you’re so funny! All I have to do is snap my fingers, huh? Truth is I’d jump if Marc told me to too. We’re all jumpy. I see that JD, over on Marc’s blog, left a comment about audience participation via little clickers. Oh, the first time I saw that done was at CNET’s Builder.com Live conference. Not sure who came up with that idea, but Dan Shafer, the guy who ran that conference liked those. Anytime someone got too commercial you’d hear tons of little clicks. It was even funnier if the speaker wasn’t in on the feedback mechanism. Then it turned into a game. Click. Click. Click. Click. :-)

I’m in NJ right now, leaving to fly to Geneva soon.

Comments

  1. Since I am primarily a Macintosh user these days, I have not installed the software myself

    Dave hasn’t even installed it, not run it thru it’s paces, yet he’s somehow supremely confident? I wonder if that would play with Game or Software reviewers, ‘Well I haven’t played with it, but I am confident, everything will live up to the marketing sheets. I will write my review’. Give us you opinion AFTER you have used it.

    My view: it’s nothing more than what other browsers have had for eons, just a standards fix-upper (PNG, CSS fixes, HTML updates). I don’t get what’s the thrill, and finally with the ctrl-T. But gosh, it seemed to double the memory-hogging and still a clunky UI. But great features, great improvements, for like early 2002. Bleech. Way to wow people, Microsoft. RSS and AJAXisms are but edge-case tap on things. IE7 will take many years to even get decent marketshare, IE6 will be with us for a long long time. Should be on IE10 by now. And I don’t think I will ever be able to live without my Firefox extensions.

    Snooze. Can’t they wow anyone anymore?

  2. Since I am primarily a Macintosh user these days, I have not installed the software myself

    Dave hasn’t even installed it, not run it thru it’s paces, yet he’s somehow supremely confident? I wonder if that would play with Game or Software reviewers, ‘Well I haven’t played with it, but I am confident, everything will live up to the marketing sheets. I will write my review’. Give us you opinion AFTER you have used it.

    My view: it’s nothing more than what other browsers have had for eons, just a standards fix-upper (PNG, CSS fixes, HTML updates). I don’t get what’s the thrill, and finally with the ctrl-T. But gosh, it seemed to double the memory-hogging and still a clunky UI. But great features, great improvements, for like early 2002. Bleech. Way to wow people, Microsoft. RSS and AJAXisms are but edge-case tap on things. IE7 will take many years to even get decent marketshare, IE6 will be with us for a long long time. Should be on IE10 by now. And I don’t think I will ever be able to live without my Firefox extensions.

    Snooze. Can’t they wow anyone anymore?

  3. Well, the IE7 beta not only incorporates a really fuzzy rendering engine (if you’re on an LCD display, everything looks horrible), it breaks outlook express’ ability to link to the default browser.

    This certainly falls into the “beta than nothing” category of beta software.

    Tim

  4. Well, the IE7 beta not only incorporates a really fuzzy rendering engine (if you’re on an LCD display, everything looks horrible), it breaks outlook express’ ability to link to the default browser.

    This certainly falls into the “beta than nothing” category of beta software.

    Tim

  5. IE7 is pretty good but it still need’s a lot or work doing to it, before it’s actually properly released, I wish I was invited right from the start on this beta, because the amount of bugs I could have submitted and still could now is quite large!

  6. IE7 is pretty good but it still need’s a lot or work doing to it, before it’s actually properly released, I wish I was invited right from the start on this beta, because the amount of bugs I could have submitted and still could now is quite large!

  7. I really like the new look… I’m glad this public release allows you to see Slashdot.com properly, and I really like the ease of opening a new tab. I also woul like to note that it seems a little snappier then the old IE6 (in other words, it’s faster and cooler – I like it ;) )

    Oh, and I forgot to mention – the one click delete everything is really useful, and that I can click on different stuff to delete while IE7 is deleting… cool, cool, cool.

  8. I really like the new look… I’m glad this public release allows you to see Slashdot.com properly, and I really like the ease of opening a new tab. I also woul like to note that it seems a little snappier then the old IE6 (in other words, it’s faster and cooler – I like it ;) )

    Oh, and I forgot to mention – the one click delete everything is really useful, and that I can click on different stuff to delete while IE7 is deleting… cool, cool, cool.

  9. I covered the China related policy on my blog as well. Mike Torres (http://spaces.msn.com/mike/)and I both link to the official Microsoft press release BTW. I find it interesting that Ms. McKinnon went out of her way to try and find ways to believe that Google’s actions might not be as bad as they sound and then went out of her way to find ways to believe that Microsoft’s announcement wasn’t as good as it sounded.

  10. I covered the China related policy on my blog as well. Mike Torres (http://spaces.msn.com/mike/)and I both link to the official Microsoft press release BTW. I find it interesting that Ms. McKinnon went out of her way to try and find ways to believe that Google’s actions might not be as bad as they sound and then went out of her way to find ways to believe that Microsoft’s announcement wasn’t as good as it sounded.

  11. Thanks Kirupa… I mistakenly was looking for the FuzzyType option to disable. ;-) (The really annoying thing is that Outlook Express uses the same rendering settings, as do several other apps.)

  12. Thanks Kirupa… I mistakenly was looking for the FuzzyType option to disable. ;-) (The really annoying thing is that Outlook Express uses the same rendering settings, as do several other apps.)

  13. Robert, on the topic of email, and bloggers, let’s now look at using blogs for unintended, but legitimate, purposes.

    Ask DL Byron how I contacted him *more quickly* and with greater *impact* than if I emailed him about a little glitch he experienced in his *”info” emails*.

    I say this not to embarrass him, but to prove that if you want to contact and connect with a blogger, get a message to her pronto, a guaranteed read (email cannot promise that), if you get past comment spam preventatives like captchas and comment mod, then just…

    post your message in a blog comment, instead of emailing the blogger.

  14. Robert, on the topic of email, and bloggers, let’s now look at using blogs for unintended, but legitimate, purposes.

    Ask DL Byron how I contacted him *more quickly* and with greater *impact* than if I emailed him about a little glitch he experienced in his *”info” emails*.

    I say this not to embarrass him, but to prove that if you want to contact and connect with a blogger, get a message to her pronto, a guaranteed read (email cannot promise that), if you get past comment spam preventatives like captchas and comment mod, then just…

    post your message in a blog comment, instead of emailing the blogger.

  15. IE 7 – First Glance

    I have just had a chance to play with the new IE 7, at last some features we have been waiting for for ages.
    Tabbed Browsing
    Not only is tabbed browsing now standard and easy to use, there is a cool feautre to enable you to jump to the right tab when y…

  16. [...] Overall, IE 7 is a big step forward. I would recommend, though, that most users, and heavy IE users in particular, stay away from this beta preview. Robert Scoble has posted about a new video with the team up on Channel 9. For Firefox users, popular plug-ins such as IE View and IE Tab will now use IE 7. There are still too many issues with the browser for it to be used on a regular basis. Remember, there is a reason a application has been labeled a beta version. [...]

  17. Opera 9 Beta, yeah, my sentiments exactly. What a difference in betas.

    IE7 is pushing my CPU up to 70% everytime I use it. I have to half three-finger salute to kill it. What accounts for that? Why the memorry and CPU hogging? I though, ok, maybe just my settings, but I foolishy installed on my backup computer, same thing. So guess not me. My advice, install Opera beta, avoid IE7 Beta like everything. Anyone else seeing the CPU hogging? Boy, (smacks head) when will I learn to avoid installing Microsoft betas.

  18. Opera 9 Beta, yeah, my sentiments exactly. What a difference in betas.

    IE7 is pushing my CPU up to 70% everytime I use it. I have to half three-finger salute to kill it. What accounts for that? Why the memorry and CPU hogging? I though, ok, maybe just my settings, but I foolishy installed on my backup computer, same thing. So guess not me. My advice, install Opera beta, avoid IE7 Beta like everything. Anyone else seeing the CPU hogging? Boy, (smacks head) when will I learn to avoid installing Microsoft betas.

  19. I am using the new version of IE 7 now, Robert — I love it! However, I’m still getting used to the tabbed browsing feature being in both IE and FireFox…I keep closing IE windows by accident and opening up new ones when they are not needed…

  20. I am using the new version of IE 7 now, Robert — I love it! However, I’m still getting used to the tabbed browsing feature being in both IE and FireFox…I keep closing IE windows by accident and opening up new ones when they are not needed…

  21. Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview released to public

    Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview to the public. I’ve been using IE 7 for awhile since I had been using Vista for the past month or so. A Vista roundup podcast is in the future one of these days soon. Yes I’m aware I keep …

  22. OK, I just installed it.

    IE 7 is the same shit as IE 6 with new chrome but same shitty rendering bugs. It remains the worst browser on the internet.

    It does nothing for the CSS boxes tests and acid2 still looks nothing like a yellow circle much less a face.

    Its garbage. The entire team should be fired.

  23. OK, I just installed it.

    IE 7 is the same shit as IE 6 with new chrome but same shitty rendering bugs. It remains the worst browser on the internet.

    It does nothing for the CSS boxes tests and acid2 still looks nothing like a yellow circle much less a face.

    Its garbage. The entire team should be fired.

  24. I just installed the IE7 beta, and for the love of God, the bug where you type “www.blah.com:8080″ into the adress bar and it tells you “invalid URL” is still there! (You have to explicitly add http://)

  25. I just installed the IE7 beta, and for the love of God, the bug where you type “www.blah.com:8080″ into the adress bar and it tells you “invalid URL” is still there! (You have to explicitly add http://)

  26. RE: e-mail on blogs.

    We all know SPAM is a problem. The solution my blog software provides is to have a contact form. I use Community Server, but I’m sure others provide the same functionality.

    The message then comes into my e-mail box with a predictable, filterable subject line. I route those messages to a folder in Outlook, thich “highlights” them so I don’t miss anything.

    Then I can repsond to the other person as if they had sent me the e-mail directly. For the other person, it’s almost as simple as sending an e-mail, but let’s me keep my e-mail address as private as I want it to be.

    Just my two cents.

  27. RE: e-mail on blogs.

    We all know SPAM is a problem. The solution my blog software provides is to have a contact form. I use Community Server, but I’m sure others provide the same functionality.

    The message then comes into my e-mail box with a predictable, filterable subject line. I route those messages to a folder in Outlook, thich “highlights” them so I don’t miss anything.

    Then I can repsond to the other person as if they had sent me the e-mail directly. For the other person, it’s almost as simple as sending an e-mail, but let’s me keep my e-mail address as private as I want it to be.

    Just my two cents.

  28. [...] Overall, IE 7 is a big step forward. I would recommend, though, that most users, and heavy IE users in particular, stay away from this beta preview. Robert Scoble has posted about a new video with the IE development team on Channel 9. For Firefox users, popular plug-ins such as IE View and IE Tab will now use IE 7. There are still too many issues with the browser for it to be used on a regular basis. Remember, there is a reason a application has been labeled a beta version. [...]