Dave-by-email, day 1

I wish I had more on the home page for what will be for many their first Scripting News by email. A few comments. It’s a bit of a loop-close because my blogging used to go out via email for years before I went exclusively web. Once RSS was up and running it seemed counter-productive to keep pushing the email channel, and for a while it made sense until Google dominated and then shut down their RSS app. Then email resurged.
In May 2017 I rebooted the original style of blogging on Scripting News, with intermixed titleless posts and and longer titled posts, all on one page, archived daily and monthly. It’s now stable, so it made sense to bring back the email.
I remember when I turned off the email, Doc Searls said I shouldn’t do it. I never forgot that. Glad Doc is in the initial group of


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The ten best console racing games of all time

Enlarge / It’s never a bad time to bust out your wheel—here’s the T-GT wheel. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Welcome to Ars Gaming Week 2019! As a staff full of gamers and game-lovers, we’ll be serving up extra reviews, guides, interviews, and other stories all about gaming from August 19 to August 23.

Have your gaming tastes changed as you age? Mine have. Back in the early days, before starting an accidental love affair with the car, I’d play anything. In fact, I don’t even remember my first racing game, although Outrun is probably a safe guess considering my age and where I grew up. But as I’ve gotten older and time for gaming has become scarce, that’s all gone, and I exist on a diet that’s almost exclusively racing. Console racing at that. Blame fear of having to learn something new if you like.
So when I was asked to write


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Microsoft promotes ‘full-Chromium’ Edge to Beta, touts enterprise skillset

Microsoft this week pushed the “full-Chromium” Edge one step closer to a production release with the launch Tuesday of a Beta build for macOS and all supported editions of Windows, including 7 and 10.”Beta is the third and final preview channel which will come online before launch,” wrote Joe Belfiore, a top Windows executive, in an Aug. 20 post to a company blog. “Beta represents the most stable preview channel, as features are added to Beta only after they have cleared quality testing in first the Canary channel and then the Dev channel.”To read this article in full, please click here


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