Marc Barrot's outline weblog keeps getting cooler.
Alex Cox: But who are the real pirates?
Buzz Bruggeman wonders (out loud) if there's a way to visualize 802.11b traffic at a conference.
Ken Dow: "I'm happy to announce another series of Manila courses this July in Toronto, along with the first session of my new 'Weblogging with Radio Userland' course."
Andrew Orlowski: "On balance however, we'd rate the likelihood of an Apple iBrowser as pretty outstandingly remote. Despite the sound technical and political advantages we've outlined above, it's a long-term commitment that only the brave would make. A temporary insurgency can turn into a full-scale Vietnam, if you're not careful."
I had to look three times at the URL of this blog.
This morning I did an initial pass on code to algorithmically generate a time-to-live element for a new RSS version of Scripting News.
Nick Denton: "Anyone else noticed how the two whistleblowers of our time - Coleen Rowley of the FBI and Sherron Watkins of Enron - are both women?"
Jeremy Bowers is close to getting Radio/Win to run on Linux with WINE.
Miguel de Icaza has an RSS feed for updates on the MONO project. To subscribe to it in Radio, click here. (Of course Radio must be running for this to work.)
Paolo started an Italian version of his weblog. Buongiorno a tutti!
Flip it around
Paul Andrews: "Macromedia's bloggers want to have it both ways. They don't want to be seen as shills. At the same time, they are loath to bite the hand that feeds them. As one Macromedia manager told me, he would never criticize the company or tout a competitor's products on his blog, 'or I'd probably be fired.'"
I had longer comments here earlier, but here's a demo that makes the point much more concisely.
A hypothetical reporter: "Seattle Times reporters want to have it both ways. They don't want to be seen as shills. At the same time, they are loath to bite the hand that feeds them. As one Times columnist told me, he would never criticize the company or tout a competitor's products in his column, 'or I'd probably be fired.'"
New format for permalinks on Scripting News
If you hold your mouse over one of the permalink icons above, you'll see that the permalinks are less random. In the past, we used an MD5 encoding of the text in the item to generate the permalink. People said they looked weird and corporate, but they worked, unless I edited the text of the item, which would change the value of the permalink and break any incoming links. So..
The new way of doing permalinks required a hook in Radio's outliner that attaches an attribute to each headline that says when it was created. When generating the permalink, we use this, if it's available, yielding a shorter and human-meaningful permalink. And now I can edit the content of an item without breaking incoming links.
This is part of an overhaul I'm doing of my own content management process, allowing me to generate a clean RSS representation of what's on Scripting News.
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