Brent Simmons's suggestions for RSS 0.94.
RSS 0.94 has a new optional isPermaLink attribute on the guid element. If the guid happens to be a permalink to the item being described, set this true, and aggregators may do something special with it.
I did a search to see if there were any good definitions of permalink, and didn't find one, so I wrote it up.
After reading Chuck's proposal posted on Saturday, and some discussion, I added a new paragraph to the RSS 0.94 spec that allows a description to have an optional type attribute.
A list of different MIME types.
Doug Kenline: "Jumping on the blogtrain." New meme!
Paolo: "How to open a weblog and get sued in less than one week."
CBS News: "Support for the First Amendment has eroded significantly since Sept 11 and nearly half of Americans now think the constitutional amendment on free speech goes too far in the rights it guarantees, according to a new poll."
Harold Gilchrist: "The feedback to audio blogging so far has been interesting and exciting."
Jeff Cheney's cat Smokey is home. Bravo!
The NY Times reports that IBM been granted a US patent on KnowNow's technology. So much for that good idea. Let's punish them. Don't buy any more IBM laptops or desktops. Send a letter to their CEO, and tell him how you might consider buying one of their computers, but you keep hearing that they patent other people's ideas. The only way to influence patent abusers like IBM is to hit them in the pocketbook.
Eighty days and eleven weeks
Eighty days of no smoking and eleven weeks since my surgery. Something really cool happened with my wound yesterday. You know how when you have a cold and you're on the mend, the symptoms are still there, but somehow they have an edge of health and healing to them that's hard to describe? That's what happened yesterday. My chest still hurts like a mofo, but it's a nice kind of hurt.
Now, they say when you leave the hospital after bypass surgery that within four to six weeks you'll feel yourself again. This is a lie. It takes at least twelve weeks. (But it's a good kind of lie, if they told me twelve weeks, I would have plotzed.) And for the first eight weeks you're on your back most of the time. Everything makes you tired. This is because your body is expending huge energy to repair itself. At some point this shifts, but be prepared for it to go the other way too.
There's no way your body was designed for what they did to it. But the miracle is that the body, shaped by millions of years of evolution, can deal with it. It's nothing less than a miracle. What an incredible subconscious we all have. Namaste.
Boy I had to read that twice. Eighty. Not eight. Man. That's a lot of no smoking. Or in Italian, notato fumare.
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