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DaveNet: Our Back-Door Sell

A milestone. This afternoon we released the first Radio Community Server software to testers. David Berry hit the sweet spot first. Here's a Radio weblog that upstreams through his cloud, not ours. He had a few glitches in the setup, there was a bit of confusion because he's using IIS to serve static pages. He narrates his experience on the Web, as has become the tradition in the almost-two-month history of the Rado 8 community. So how did it go? "Surprisingly smooth. Setting up RCS was as easy as setting up Radio itself." That was the goal. 

A picture named mickeymouse.gifChris Sprigman: "Disney's copyright on Mickey Mouse, who made his screen debut in the 1928 cartoon short Steamboat Willie, was due to expire in 2003, and Disney's rights to Pluto, Goofy and Donald Duck were to expire a few years later." 

Jon Udell: "We all want to achieve the effects that supernode inviduals do. But most of us aren't wired with the natural ability to be tuned in to many diverse groups, an ability that a lucky few are gifted with. Part of the future of RSS, as I see it, is to help the rest of us have some of the social power that those lucky few already possess." 

Jon, there's lots to say about that. There are all kinds of UI issues and choices. RSS was a first approximation of the XML format that could work for weblogs. I don't write in RSS, but by some kind of accident you can read my writing fairly coherently in a RSS aggregator. I never think about RSS when I'm writing Scripting News (unless I'm writing about RSS). I just write as it makes sense to me. I judge the result by how it looks in an HTML browser. Why? That's the way I've done it for the last few years.  

For some reason Alan Reiter's excellent wireless data weblog had fallen off my radar.  

A picture named chefsmall.gifI listened to Adam's debut on Radio Blog Netherlands. It's funny listening to a friend who speaks American English without an accent speak in Dutch, which sounds funny (and friendly) to my American ear. Kind of like the Swedish Chef

Breakage. The Web Bug Simulator app wasn't updating. Note that the URL changed.  

Jim Roepcke on Radio Community Server pricing. 

AP: "Sun Microsystems said today it is suing rival Microsoft for more than $1 billion because the software giant made the Windows XP operating system incompatible with Sunís Java programming language." 

Scoble: "Java runs fine on my computer." 

KPIG: "Independent webcasters such as KPIG are facing a grave threat to our existence." 

Mike Donnelan nails it. "Stop buying music." 

Congrats to Rageboy for getting Slashdotted. Flow-wise this is quite significant

Radio Bump: "Hello from Austin!" Robert's at SXSW. 

ZDNet: Web services forge ahead, hack by hack

A screen shot showing what Weblogs.Com looked like two years ago on this day. 

Macrobyte: AttSearchEngine. "Indexes more than just text." 

Tease. It gets worse. Much.  

     

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