Sheila Lennon at the Providence Journal has a weblog. "'Bottom-up' journalism from the pros."
Rogers Cadenhead: "The give-and-take of weblogs lends itself to fast corrections from readers and other webloggers."
Sam Ruby: "I'm now convinced that one can architect a system in accordance to the principles of REST and then implement that system using RPC style, HTTP transport, POST binding, SOAP. In fact, I'll go further and state that the GoogleSearch is an instance of this." One less thing to worry about.
A Hollywood-friendly application of the Internet: distribution of movie trailers. Note that some news sites have trailers linked to their reviews. This is a perfect application for Radio, we would link to the trailer as an RSS enclosure, also linked to the source, with a title and a short description. Users' machines download the trailers overnight. No click-wait. Higher resolution. I'd like to do a deal with the movie studios similar to the one we have with the NY Times. We'd be happy to help them sell their product. A win-win. Who should I talk to?
1/11/01, Payloads for RSS. "I thought that video on the Internet was a loser for three reasons, that build on each other: 1. When I click on a link to view some video, I have to wait. 2. The wait is longer than the video. (In other words I have to wait two minutes for ten seconds of video.) 3. The quality is horrible."
AP: "Alexander Lebed, the tough-talking former general who emerged as a strong challenger to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and was credited with ending Moscow's 1994-96 war in Chechnya, was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash. Lebed, 52, was governor of the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia, and was considered a key regional leader. But his popularity went far beyond military and regional circles."
We had an outage this morning, cleared around 9:30AM. The main Radio Community Server was down, Weblogs.Com was not updating, everything else was running okay. We've been having problems with our static server, trying to fix them, but well, maybe it's not so fixed. Oy. Someday we'll be completely decentralized. I look forward to that day.
Dave Polaschek reports from Minnesota that it's snowing again, and his knee went out so he's been watching a lot of movies, and he rates them. That's useful because there are so many boring movies out there.
Keith Ballinger: "I hate using SOAP for RPC." Why?
What email has become. 2/3 spam. 1/5 viruses. A bunch of ad hominems, sprinkled with a few interesting messages.
Morning coffee music
For some reason for the last two weeks I've had Bruce Springsteen's Thunder Road rolling around in my head.
"Don't run back inside darling you know just what I'm here for. So you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore. Show a little faith, there's magic in the night. You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright. Oh and that's alright with me.
"There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away. They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned out Chevrolets. They scream your name at night in the street. Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet.
"I've got this guitar and I've learned how to make it talk.
"And in the lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on, but when you get to the porch they're gone on the wind,. So Mary climb in. It's a town full of losers and I'm pulling out of here to win."
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