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Technical Note: Java Chat

on June 22, 1999
    We get a lot of email about the Java chat, so here are a few Browser Requirements that you NEED to have to make the java chat work.

    Java Chat Browser Requirements:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 3.02 or later (with 5.0 Scripting Engine)
  • You MUST install the 5.0 Scripting Engine for IE to work!
  • Netscape Navigator, version 4.0 or later
  • Browser that fully support Java 1.02 and JavaScript 2.0
  • No numeric characters in nic-name

    If you prefer to use the free Microsoft Chat client, here are some helpful tips to get set up.

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Special Announcement: New Bowie Album Due October 5, 1999

on June 22, 1999

David Bowie has just finished recording hours..., his forthcoming album due out October 5 on Virgin Records. Produced by David and longtime collaborator / guitarist Reeves Gabrels, the album will contain such songs as "Thursday's Child," "Survive" and "The Dreamers," as well as "What's Really Happening," the song co-written by Alex Grant, winner of the BowieNet cybersong contest.

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Today In Bowie History

on June 22, 1999

26 years ago today, June 23, 1973 "The Prettiest Star" written by David Bowie and recorded by Simon Turner is released.

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Just One More Thing!

on June 21, 1999

Thanks to ZDTV for the great 3 part series on David and BowieNet.

In addition to the 3 video / streaming stories, don't miss Liam Mayclem's Online Diary: Meeting With Bowie. It's a look into Liam's personal experiences meeting Bowie and working on this 3 part series.

Here are links to all 3 stories: Use RealVideo player
Part One: David Bowie's Cyber Song Contest
Part Two: Bowie as Internet Service Provider
Part Three: Bowie the Web Visionary

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Today In Bowie History

on June 21, 1999

6 years ago today, June 22, 1973 - Life On Mars? / The Man Who Sold The World single was released.

Speaking of singles, here is a collection of singles called "FASHIONS 7" Picture Disc Collection" this collectors edition of picture discs (yes, that's right, on vinyl) was released by RCA in the UK, November of 1982. RCA only released a limited edition of 25,000.

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