RFC: MetaWeblog API. "It's time to broaden the XML-RPC pipe that tools use to connect to Radio, and in doing so offer an evolution to the art of scripting weblog tools."
BTW, in case you're not a geek and wonder what's happening here, we're gradually creating new layers of technology that allow developers of desktop tools to move the user interface for writing for the Web outside of the limited confines of the browser. As we show more power through the interfaces, the tools developers can add more features. Eventually this will yield a new kind of word processor, one that's custom-fitted to writing for the Web.
An interesting discussion sprang from today's RFC.
A specific question re the RFC: "Developers of tools, either side (server or client) please chime in. What do you think of this stuff? Is this just for UserLand or would you like to use this too?"
Late Night Software: XML Tools 2.4. AppleScript.
Reuters: "Google has distinguished itself from other search engines with a sophisticated system that considers the number of Web sites a given page links to, in judging that page's importance." Ooops, that's backwards.
News.Com: "British Telecommunications suffered a blow Wednesday in its bid to charge royalties for hyperlinks when a New York judge hearing a case brought against Prodigy Communications issued a ruling on the first phase of the proceedings."
Reuters: Microsoft working with DOJ to fight cyber-crime.
I wrote a DaveNet that ran on News.Com in November 2001, talking about the Microsoft deal with the DOJ. Now some of the details are coming out. But I'm sure there's more going on than Microsoft helping to fight cyber-crime.
In Israel, "The Finance Ministry has decided not to accept a donation of Microsoft software valued at $20 million."
Thanks to Deborah Branscum for the pointer to this interview with NY Times columnist Stuart Elliot. "If people who are camera buffs keep finding that every article in Popular Photography is a fake and sponsored by advertisers and not indicated as such, they will go and read Modern Photography or American Photographer or they won’t read any damn magazine at all."
To Nick, on your southern-route drive from SF to NY, stop at New Orleans, you won't be sorry. Great food and music, the weather will probably be great when you get there.
Russ Lipton: "Just be sure to make at least one post into your weblog each month. That will keep your calendar purring along and help you keep your sanity intact."
In a couple of days this will be a googlewhack, if no one else quotes it.
Nice clean use of CSS in a Radio weblog. Easy to read. Fast.
XMLcmNOW is a "CMS based on XML/XSLT technology."
NY Times: Hollywood vs High Tech. Great piece!
Linux Journal: Unix under the Desktop. By Doc and Brent.
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