DaveNet: Real-time weblogs.
Wired: "The FBI has ordered an Internet provider to cease distributing the unedited video of journalist Daniel Pearl being brutally murdered."
Aaron Swartz: "Google's API is great, but it's missing the really juicy information: a page's PageRank." Agreed. I'd like to use it on Weblogs.Com. Also, I'm having lunch at Google tomorrow. I'll be sure to mention this. And if you're at Google tomorrow, look for me and say hi. I'll be the guy with a Vaio looking for a power outlet.
After talking with Doc this morning, I want a comparative review of laptops for blogging conferences. What's the ideal computer for real-time weblogs? I found the Sony Vaio wasn't really the right laptop. Short-lived battery. Doc says the Apple TiBook is wide, and that makes a big difference. Lots of screen real estate, it spreads out on the lap more easily than a smaller computer. The 802.11b support is dreamy, says Doc, when it comes on it latches on to the strongest signal. No control panels to fuss with?
Paul Andrews: News by the People, for the People.
Business Week: For Venture Capitalists, Paradise Lost.
Washington Post: Open-Source Fight Flares At Pentagon.
Did JY have an epiphany?
Ben Hammersley is taking notes on the evolution of RSS. He's also got space for comments on that page.
Snewp "indexes almost 6,000 sources every day, continually gathering news headlines from around the globe to provide a distinct twist to the standard search portal."
I should be in Europe right now. Damn.
SOAP and Radio Community Server
This note is about the SOAP interface for Radio Community Server. It's a little complicated if you don't know much or care about how Radio desktops connect to centralized services like file storage, referer tracking, etc.
Radio connects via XML-RPC, that's is how all the Radio users connect to the community server. In the rush to get Radio 8 out late last year, we broke the SOAP interface.
Luckily, the breakage was easy to fix. We just had to change the name of the parameter on one of the entrypoints. Since XML-RPC doesn't use named parameters, there is no breakage issue, which we have confirmed by deploying the change.
This news is probably only of interest to SOAP developers who want to connect to Radio Community Server. A small possibly null set, at this time, because the interface hasn't worked since late last year.
Sam Ruby, a developer on the Apache SOAP implementation, has offered to do WSDL files for the SOAP interface, that's how we discovered the outage. Thanks Sam. We like fixing bugs almost as much as we like creating them.
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