Trellix saves Blogger

Oops. Let me try that again! (missing quote in the HTML):
I don’t use Blogger any more to maintain this web log, but it’s a great service and one of the few good ways to do a blog if you don’t have your own web host. One of the reasons I looked for an alternative to Blogger.com was the fear that they might go out of business.

Good news. That’s a lot less likely now that they’ve found an angel in the form of Dan Bricklen and Trellix. Ironically, Dan’s original company, Software Arts, the creators of Visicalc, was saved in a similar way by Mitch Kapor at Lotus. Read How the Blogger Deal Happened for details.

Good karma comes around.

15 Replies to “Trellix saves Blogger”

  1. Noooo, Batman is not a real superhero! He has no super powers! He’s just really smart and has a lot of cool gadgets because he’s rich!!
    Now Superman, THERE’S an ultimate superhero ….
    And I agree with Michael, Leo is Godlike, thus putting him up the ladder from superhero level.
    =)
    ~Rosemary

  2. In the very early days of the web (I didn’t even have a graphical browser back then), most web pages — at least personal ones — were little more than blogs.
    A few years ago, Douglas Adams, author of the wonderful (and increasingly inaccurately named) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, started a site called h2g2.com, that was basically a bunch of blogs connected to each other. Every user was called a researcher, and the whole shabang was intended to form a sort of grassroots guide to, well, if not the galaxy, then at least our little backwater part of it. All the pages were searchable, the newest and most active discussions were linked from sidebars, and the whole thing developed into a really neat, almost organic community.
    Then the BBC bought it out and started censoring it and using it to sell ad space.
    It’s nice to hear of a happier fate for Blogger.
    –Chuck

  3. Regarding Superman, how much of a superhero can he be when he is invincible? How much guts does it take to jump in front of a bullet knowing that you can’t be hurt? Besided, the Silver Surfer is Superman done correctly.
    Keep up the great work Leo. I’m still waiting for that Bathroom Reader style computer book.

  4. Well, Superman DID die … even if it was just to sell more comics and eventually bring him back.
    Personally I am into the non-super heroes anyday. I’d much rather watch Batman than Superman. Though overall I’m a Ninja Turtles person. =) The FF are cool too, though (It’s clobberin’ time!!).
    ~Rosemary

  5. Off topic comment, but I just read that Michael Chabon just won the Pulitzer Prize for his new book Kavalier and Clay, thought I’d mention it since Leo posted that he liked Wonder Boys.

  6. Here’s what Leo meant to say: =)
    I don’t use Blogger any more to maintain this web log, but it’s a great service and one of the few good ways to do a blog if you don’t have your own web host. One of the reasons I looked for an alternative to Blogger.com was the fear that they might go out of buisness.
    Good news. That’s a lot less likely now that they’ve found an angel in the form of Dan Bricklen and Trellix. Ironically, Dan’s original company, Software Arts, the creators of Visicalc, was saved in a similar way by Mitch Kapor at Lotus. Read How the Blogger Deal Happened for details.Good karma comes around.

  7. Nay! Leo is godlike. He has the power to alter the orbits of planets using only the power of HIS MIND!!! He can direct the flow of mighty rivers, defy gravity, and reverse the flow of time by flying backwards around the Earth, like in Superman: The Movie. All this is true, although he may be too humble to admit his awesome powers to us.

  8. The link is messed up. You seem to have left out the closing quotation mark after the link to http://www.blogger.com, so everything until the beginning of the next link is included. It also makes for a strange entry. “I don’t use How the Blogger Deal Happened for details.” Maybe you fix, no? 🙂

  9. Let’s talk about superWOMEN – like Kate Botello! It was nice to see her and Leo back together on TSS.

  10. Somebody needs to fill in Michael above on the two “all nude” Screen Savers episodes last week that he missed…coincidentally they showed them on the two days your cable was out…am I right everybody?

  11. Yay! They fixed the cable, and I can finally watch TechTV again. I missed the last couple of shows from last week, though.

  12. Thanks Rosemary R. and Jeannette, I thought for a second that Leo was typing us messages in Unix or Linux or something. :^)

  13. Happy Monday Leo,
    The text of your blog entry accidentally got stuck in the tag for the URL. So the shortcut looks like this:
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    On the plus side, it’s a good way to slow down the responses to your posts. :o) You can be kind of a Will Shortz blogger, including something cryptic and puzzling every day.
    Mondo Monday Smooches,
    Jeannette

  14. Leo’s fixed the entry now.
    I was home yesterday and could FINALLY see what all the fuss was about — TechLive. Yes, it lived down to its Leoville press. I watched for a couple of hours but I didn’t make it to Leo’s shift; maybe it would have perked up.
    My two cents:
    1. Oy. The ad bars. I mean tickers. I saw a Tip of The Day, with four levels of superimpositions. The stock on the left, the PopUpVideo on the bottom, a TechTV “Tip Of The Day” banner at the base of the actual video image, and a headshot of Becky talking in the upper right. (I think there was even a fifth layer for a while.) I think there were 3 or 4 pixels left for the VGA screen supposedly showing the demonstration.
    2. It makes one actually RELIEVED to get to a commercial, when the screen opens up nice and wide again.
    3. Scott is not nearly as annoying as I thought he would be. He actually works well in the roving guy role. (I didn’t care for Internet Tonight.)
    4. Stacee is WAY better looking than I thought — her still photos do NOT do her justice. Yowza.
    5. Jim Louderback always seems very happy.
    6. Becky seems to have had a hair and beauty makeover and she looks great.
    7. Maybe Leo can loan them a VGA to NTSC converter to get rid of the “film the low-res projection TV” help segments.
    8. Darn those stock logos are GIGANTIC.
    9. Trying to watch TechLive is an exercise in tolerance, akin to completing a marathon when you haven’t eaten in a day. Gee, I wonder why viewer/surfership for TSS has skyrocketed.
    10. The staff appears to be working hard, and I don’t fault any of them. The faults of TechLive are, ironically, entirely technical.
    11. I continue to wonder what positive feedback, if any, TechTV could have received from this thing.
    12. I caught TSS last night. (a) Yay for the return of the big Hawaii bowling shirt. (b) Leo is looking tired. I thought the new gig was supposed to get you MORE rest, not less!
    Okay, make that 12 cents.
    — Brandon

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