Testing 1-2-3. Finishing up work on some new features for Weblogs.Com. Wish me luck!
The features are.. Ta-dahh. Weblogs.Com is becoming RSS-aware and Europe-aware. And it has an architecture that supports other kinds of awareness. Here it is..
Beta feature: Weblogs.Com Communities. "First, up-front, I want to be clear, this is a beta feature. It almost certainly doesn't work. But I think it does. So we will spend the next days and weeks proving that I'm wrong."
Aaron Cope already supports the new features from Perl. That was fast!
Matthew Bean is doing a blog portal based on the Weblogs.Com changes.xml feed. This is so cool, I can't tell you. It's exactly what I wished for. More creative repurposing of machine-generated XML data.
Seth Dillingham, one of the best developers in the Frontier community, is looking for work. I wish we had the money to hire him, but if you're looking for someone who knows how to make the object database, CMS, and HTTP server really work, Seth would be a good guy to hire. It's tough out there right now. I want to get the lights back on. In this economy I bet some people would appreciate that.
Jeff Walsh reports he's having trouble getting through to Amazon.Com this morning. I'm getting through OK. This may be noteworthy too -- I couldn't get through to News.Com earlier, now it's working again. Viewing the Internet from all our different points of view yields different results.
Some people say okay, and I say OK. Wonder if I should switch. Let's give it a try. Okay.
This page lists the Top 100 most-subscribed-to news feeds among the Radio 7.1 beta testers. It's also available in OPML.
Dan Mitchell is using Radio 7.1 on Mac OS X.
Of course now that we're moving, the critics section is getting revved up too. What can you do about it, except keep moving. It's rough out there. If they published software and supported users, they'd probably not be so quick to call us bad names. Whatever. Have a nice day.
Kimbro Staken: "The problem I have with the current Hailstorm idea comes down to one thing, Microsoft."
Now a report from the NY Times that Microsoft has made a move toward settling with the European antitrust commission. The MS spokesperson says they're commited to interop. That and fifty cents used to get you on the subway. Steve Jobs says it's not fair to punish Apple for MS's antitrust violations.
Bewildered, Web developers are left out of the discussion entirely and wonder if the government decision-makers are incredibly naive; or if there are deals being made under the table. In astrophysics we know that black holes exist even if we can't see them. One-sided deals against the public interest are a lot like black holes. No, I don't think they're stupid, but they must think we are.
Life in suburbia. No coffee. OK, write a few notes then go out and get some. Ooops. Car battery is dead. Left the car door open. Wait an hour and pay $60. Work without coffee? My brain says no.
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