DaveNet: XML and academia; Newspapers and weblogs.
Megnut wrote the blogging piece we've been waiting for. "As with free speech itself, what we say isn't as important as the system that enables us to say it." Yes.
Dane Carlson notes that "blog" is being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Milestone: My Weblog Outliner posts to Movable Type.
More info on the weblog outliner. In this post I explain how attributes work, and wish we had broad support for a permalink attribute. I'd like to be able to ask a weblog system (Blogger, Movable Type, or Radio) to convert a post ID into an HTTP url, so I don't have to bother the user. It's a complicated mapping for a human mind, not too hard for weblog software. I was able to add the feature to Radio in about five minutes, it's probably a pretty easy addition for everyone. Postscript: Just emailed with Ben Trott. The next version of Movable Type will return a permaLink element of the struct in metaWeblog.getPost.
Just to prove how weird the Internet is, I turned on all three tools at the same time, and it worked.
My new soul brother Glenn Reynolds blogs John Hiler noticing that the unsigned music and unpublished books he's finding via weblogs are pretty good. Yeah. I wrote about this in my Monoculture piece last month. "Perhaps monoculture has run its course. Maybe what's happening now, but it's hard to see, is that each of us is taking more responsibility for getting our own information, for creating our own entertainment, and not giving that power to the centralized entertainment and information industries."
Daniel Berlinger is geauxing to catch some jazz tonight in Nanuet, NY.
Must read Eric Raymond's Sex Tips for Geeks.
Mark Pilgrim sent an email on Tuesday saying that he now has his own wiener boys, and he "gets it." I said I support what he's doing, his narratives of real-world case studies for accessibility are just what I wanted, to help me understand what the issues are, and what solutions exist. Some people are making fun of Mark, and that's cool too, because so far the parodies have been well done. I know it can be hard to look in such a harsh mirror. So I also support what he's doing because it's valuable to me and I don't worry about what may appear to be preaching. I've gotten to know Mark as a smart person with strong opinions who doesn't cut corners. That's harder to do that it might appear.
David Carter-Tod's weblog is getting really interesting in the last few days. I read it every time it updates. David is a longtime member of the Frontier community, an educator who has deep knowledge of instructional technology.
Mac OS X people who can do Radio scripting -- want an interesting project that people would really appreciate (not for me, I still use Windows) -- wire BBEdit into Manila through XML-RPC. Talk with Paolo. I bet he would like to sell such a widget.
Vince Outlaw is blogging the Playboy Jazz Festival, with pics.
BTW, a personal note. I've lost eight pounds in the last three weeks. Getting in shape. Happy about it.
Paul Ceruzzi: "I just got a Dell laptop running Windows XP and it won't run Thinktank."
When Doc took off on his trip to Munich he said "auf wiederbloggen." Today he's reporting live from the JabberConf, talking with and about all our friends. This time it's the Americans who are jetlagged.
Doc Searls: There is no demand for messages.
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