Echo2 Web Framework: Web Apps with AJAX Project details for Echo2 Web Framework
Echo2 is a reinvention of the Echo Web Framework built around an AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) rendering engine. It aims to provide a component-oriented/event-driven toolkit for developing Web applications that approach the capabilities of rich clients.

I’m starting to see a lot of AJAX stuff and it is impressive.

German Spam Linked to Latest Sober

Latest Sober worm sends German spam – Computerworld
E-mail users perplexed by the barrage of German-language spam waiting in their in-boxes this morning can blame the latest version of the Sober mass-mailing worm, which began rapidly spreading over the weekend.

Sober.q uses both German- and English-language messages to direct recipients to Web sites with right-wing German nationalistic content, according to an advisory from e-mail security company MX Logic Inc. in Englewood, Colo. One of the URLs points to the Web site of the right-wing German National Democratic Party, the security firm said.

I’ve seen several of these from different zombies hit CALI’s server and picked up a couple from Emory.

IBM Encourages Employees to Blog

IBM to employees: blog on | | CNET
IBM on Monday issued a company policy on blogging and encouraged its employees to take part.

The guidelines and policy were posted by long-time IBM blogger James Snell, a member of the company’s software standards strategy group, as well as by Ed Brill, an executive at IBM’s Lotus division.

Picked this up via Scripting News. Something to keep an eye on.

MSFT Desktop Search Out of Beta

BetaNews | MSN Desktop Search Moves Out of Beta
Microsoft’s MSN division on Monday launched its Toolbar and Windows Desktop Search product after five months of beta testing. The new toolbar promises to give a taste what search experience Longhorn is expected to bring. Noticeably missing from the final release, however, was a tabbed browsing feature that appeared in early betas.

Microsoft planned to bring a tabbed experience to Internet Explorer 6 through the toolbar, but pulled the feature shortly before release, sources told BetaNews. Microsoft plans to add tabbed browsing to the product in a future release, but fully integrated tabs will only come in Internet Explorer 7, the company said.

Too bad about the tabbed browsing featuer. It sure is something that will help IE.

IE7 UA String Revealed.

IEBlog : Internet Explorer 7 User Agent String
IE7 running on Longhorn will send the following User-Agent header: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0)

Well, now I’ll know how to identify it when I see it. The IE6 UA string is something like: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) when the request is made from XP.