If Google is actually going to have a SOAP interface, what would such an interface look like? What would it do? What would be the most valuable SOAP calls? Which way does information flow? Should they support the Weblogs.Com ping interface? (I think so.) Let your mind run free. Many of us use Google daily through its HTML interface. What will its web services interface do?
Monday's new CMS feature for Radio is just about ready for primetime. Lawrence has it working. He says "The usual disclaimers apply. I am not a lawyer, my mother loves me, and I take a shower at least once a week whether or not I need one." OK, I admit it. I told him to say that.
Note: CMS stands for Content Management System.
I've been writing my own disclaimer text. It goes like this. Why yes I am cheeky. And I don't know my place.
DJ is cheeky too. He has a new weblog editor running on port 5335 in Peerkat. DJ is one of the new cast of characters. He comes from JabberLand. He uses Linux on the desktop. He's working on getting his world to work with ours. So what's so cheeky about that? Nothing, it's cool. It's nice to watch a smart developer digging in.
Andy Edmonds is bringing OPML to Mozilla.
Masukomi: How to clone software.
NY Times: "Microsoft has always had a crisis-driven mentality," said Mr. Howard, the security expert. "You have my word: we will lead the industry in delivering secure software."
I read Flash Blog every time it updates and click on the links because I don't develop in Flash, but seeing movement in another community gives me ideas about the ones that I am part of. And I want to learn about Flash, and reading a weblog helps the process.
Paolo Valdemarin: "I'm a big Radio fan, so I agree with most of the thumbs up comments, this is why I read with most interest the thumbs down comments."
Rogers Cadenhead: "I wish I didn't like Radio Userland so there'd be at least one critic willing to go on the record."
John Robb: "There is a blazing debate between Michael and Rahul going on in the comments section of my last post."
Bill Appleton: "Here is the first posting for DreamFactory News."
Patty Waldmeier: "The ninth circuit US court of appeals is being lobbied to reconsider a dangerous if little noticed decision handed down in February. The case involves the quintessential web practice of linking. Critics say it could turn almost every web link into an act of copyright infringement, threatening the unique value of the web as a tool of knowledge by preventing people from finding their way around it."
My first stop this morning is the Daypop Top 40. Google's SOAP interface is #1. Oddpost is at #10 and rising. I thought it would shoot to the top immediately. Perhaps the Mac skew of the weblog world is at work here. (When Apple announces something they dominate the top 10.) Dvorak's essay about weblogs is 32. I sent him an email asking which weblogs he had looked at as the basis for his column. He asked why I want to know. "Just curious," I said.
One year ago today: A Busy Developer's Guide to Living. "When in doubt don't take it personally."
Paul Snively: "Help, help! I'm in this bloody great nutshell!"
Two years ago today I met Cameron Barrett and Jeremie Miller at a face-to-face at Netscape in Mountain View. I got a neat pencil case from Cam, and started a long collaboration with the Jabber community (which is now bearing fruit).
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