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Wed, Feb 19, 1997

The Crawler Suite crawls a website, downloading all files it can find to your local hard disk.

IBM commits to worldwide Java initiative, but...

A gutsy programmer released a applet that can decompile Java apps! (I just heard about this yesterday, apparently it works.)

Motorola goes with the BeOS on Be News from Tokyo.

Next's takeover of Apple continues?

Tue, Feb 18, 1997

DaveNet piece: Lunch With Woz.

Assimilator from Peter N. Lewis.

Assimilator does more than The Network Utilities Suite.

Mail Starting 2/18/97.

NY Times: Be to bundle with Motorola Macs. (Password required.)

Preston Holmes: Simple Telnet server.

Sun, Feb 16, 1997

TCP Scripting for AppleScript and Frontier.

TCP thru Apple Events for C programmers.

Internet Daemon Manager, a simple framework for server apps, designed by Unix.

NetEvents Interface, the Frontier-Apple Event interface, with source for sample scripts.

Preston Holmes: Webster a TCP dictionary interface.

Preston Holmes: Frontier implementation of the Unix Cron scheduler.

Preston Holmes: SimpleServer for NetEvents.

The Search page works again. Sorry for the outage!

Sat, Feb 15, 1997

Interesting: Netscape Constructor for IFC.

on WebMonkey. Neat!

Fri, Feb 14, 1997

DaveNet piece: Toasters.

BusinessWeek: Webcasting.

Magdalena Donea on Mail Starting 2/14/97.

Prefab Player 1.1: Release notes and download.

Fortune: Something's Rotten in Cupertino.

Great quote from Ted Turner: "Average sex is better than being a billionaire." I didn't know that!

Romancing the Web.

Demo veterans tell their secrets.

My story: Demoing Software for Fun & Profit.

Thu, Feb 13, 1997

New commands/fixes for the NewsPage website package.

Heavy Frontier users: Don't forget to Save A Copy every few weeks.

New version of WebWarrior, an HTML editor for the Mac that can edit Frontier objects.

Does anyone have a CGI like this running in Frontier?

2 hours later: Jim Correia does. And it's fast!

Internet Domain Survey for January 1997. Over 16 million hosts.

WebScheduler CGI app written in Frontier. Impressive!

Connie Guglielmo: It's a Wonderful Life.

Daniel Berlinger has examples of corporate style icons for Frontier.

MacWEEK: Does Open Transport have a future? This is important for netscripting on the Mac.

Wed, Feb 12, 1997

DaveNet piece: Canary in a Coalmine.

Help Wanted: Web developer for BMW.

Much new mail on Mail Starting 2/12/97.

A new media experience by some friends of mine.

MailStorm stores Eudora email in FileMaker databases.

Tue, Feb 11, 1997

Do we need a new logo?

If you downloaded the FinderMenu update before 6:47:29 AM, please download again and re-install.

New commands/fixes: FinderMenu Change Notes.

Background: Using the Scriptable Finder from Apple.

Help Wanted: Prince Edward Island webmaster.

Chuck Shotton and Guerrino De Luca on Mail Starting 2/11/97.

New sample scripts: buildTestFolders, countMenuCommands, listRunningApps, numericIPaddress.

Monitor your servers with Sentinel.

Cool toy alert from Chuck Shotton.

Mon, Feb 10, 1997

DaveNet piece: We Need A Plan.

DaveNet piece: Heidi Leaves.

New Media: Free Lunch with Heidi.

Batch Exporter Suite updated.

InfoSeek: sitelist spec.

AppleScript Language Guide website.

The most annoying website!

Looking for a great webmaster?

Sun, Feb 9, 1997

DaveNet piece: Breaking Rules.

Rick Smolan on the DaveNet website.

Sat, Feb 8, 1997

The Scripting News page will be blacked out for a few days as an expression of support for free speech on Internet.

How banner ads work in WebSiphon and Ad Optimizer.

Can Apple Implement? by Amy Wohl.

24 Hours of Democracy, now on scripting.com.

10 Random Essays -- many of them are still there!

Third installment: People Still Care.

Second installment: We Get Our Act Together.

First installment: The Blackout.

Wired News: Remembering the Great Web Blackout.

DaveNet piece: A Time Capsule.

One year ago today: Holding Hands in Cyberspace.

Source for the 24 Hours site on the downloads page.

About broken links on the 24 Hours site.

Fri, Feb 7, 1997

Stories: Pamela McAllister.

Yet Another Mail Site! Mail Pages.

Tony Bove's Outline for InternetWorld.

Java and Frontier Sittin' in a Tree!

Thu, Feb 6, 1997

DaveNet piece: Some Delicious Ideas!

Daniel Berlinger on ADB I/O.

Wed, Feb 5, 1997

DaveNet piece: Remember the Blackout.

ZDNet report on Apple shareholders meeting.

Amelio's speech at today's Apple shareholders meeting.

Chuck Shotton: "Apple's stock price is down to 15.25. That makes the Market Cap only $1.9B. Within $100M of its cash. Wonder what would happen if Apple bought *itself*?"

Chuck's dog Kerby.

Microsoft: IE usage up to between 41% and 17%.

Berst: Microsoft blew it with Visual Basic.

Tue, Feb 4, 1997

From the archives: Steve Wozniak on Apple (8/28/95).

Brian Buck on the Media Info Suite.

Brian's dog Sunny, acting sassy.

DaveNet piece: Apple Reorg.

MacWEEK: Apple Announces New Organizational Structure.

Apple press release.

David May's adapation of Wesley Felter's WebSTAR Status CGI.

Mon, Feb 3, 1997

From Henry Norr: Is this what you mean by a flipped-around web browser?

DaveNet piece: Berst Alert!

Hey! -- I got a plug on www.apple.com. Not bad...

Updated to work with 4.2: Source for Frontier Website.

Cooooler Frontier Sites.

Better links on What is Frontier? page.

CGI Framework 4.2a2.

Sun, Feb 2, 1997

A neat essay by Preston Holmes written in July.

Server Testing Page.

Wired: Be quits hardware business.

Sat, Feb 1, 1997

Site Changes on www.scripting.com.

ColorPicker UCMD.

Fri, Jan 31, 1997

DaveNet piece: Tricky Browser Guys.

New CGI Framework alphas.

Version 1.2 of Apple's Object Support Library. This is their golden master release. If you've been having OSL-related trouble, please try this out and report the results on one of the Frontier mailing lists. Thanks!

ODBEngine 1.0b4.

Seybold Seminars discovers Frontier website stuff.

MacWEEK article on Frontier 4.2.

PC Magazine review of current push technology.

Skiing was great! Glad to be back...

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