Tim Bray: "Today is the fourth anniversary of XML 1.0."
Lawrence wrote a howto for moving content from Blogger and Movable Type into Radio 8. This is still a new art, so if you're not an early adopter, let other people pave the path for you. A few have already made it across.
Welcome to Peter Drayton, .NET developer, and Radio 8er.
BlogApp for Mac OS X is a Blogger API editor, with spell checker. Bill Bumgarner got it working with Radio.
Janne Jalkanen did an XML-RPC interface for his Wiki clone.
Glenn says they have better coverage of the Olympics on the Canadian TV network. How do I get that on DirecTV? I have a sad feeling that I can't.
Sam Ruby: "Started reading a new book: Programming Jabber. The day is clearly coming when others wish to 'help' me out by offering to host my identity, but you know, there are some things I really want to control myself."
Back to hole digging. An RFC for a callback for Radio's firewall.
Why yes, I am hungry.
NY Times: "To make its case against severe sanctions, Microsoft, shifting its previous strategy, has named both Bill Gates, its cofounder and chairman, and Steven A. Ballmer, the chief executive, as witnesses in a trial on remedies in the antitrust case it lost."
Linkrot followup. Because I have archives of this weblog going back to 1997, and DaveNets going back to 1994, I have a pretty good idea which pubs take linkrot seriously and which don't. The NY Times, even though they have a gate that keeps the search engines out, has a perfect record. My pointers to the Times are good going back to the beginning. The SJ Merc, which I and others blasted over the last few days, has a lousy record, but (this is important) they get extra heat because they have Dan Gillmor. Other pubs such as Fortune (yesterday's top link) are even worse. Not only do they break links just months after articles run, they have the gall (the kind I don't admire) to redirect to their home page, and they open a popup ad on every click. Their servers are god-awful slow too.
To give you an idea of the damage caused by Knight-Ridder's transition, just do a Google search for Dan Gillmor. Google is very confused too. The first thing they say about Dan is "Cofax Error." Now is that the same guy who wrote the piece about domain names not being important because Google can find you even if you have a whacked out url? Of course I would point to that piece, if I could find it.
The Frontier Scripting Tutorial came out on this day in 1998. It was written by Matt Neuburg and adapted by Brent Simmons. I just reviewed it. It's a little out of date, but it's a very good tutorial for Web scripting. Both Matt and Brent are excellent writers who really care about the subject. There should be a few nuggets there for Radio newcomers.
Eve Andersson shares what she learned about VCs at Ars Digita. Summary: Murphy's Law applies to financing too.
CamWorld: " It took me a couple hours to figure out Dave's templating system in Manila, but I did figure it out."
Duncan Smeed: "Doc is from New York!" Me too!
Daniel Berlinger: "I discovered a huge scary limitation in OS X TCP/IP support."
The Holy P
Sometimes I wonder if the P in P2P stands for the Pope?
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