St Petersburg Times: Blog Bonanza.
They also have a nice review of Radio UserLand. Cool!
Adrian Holovaty advises that the hidden BBC feeds he found last week aren't being updated, and he's been told by the BBC that they will disappear soon. We still have the four feeds they announced officially. Those are excellent.
Phillip Pearson's Blogging Ecosystem keeps on bloggin.
Wednesday's session at Seybold on Web Services.
These Korean dancing guys are too distracting to put on this page. Whatever I put them next to becomes invisible. Believe it or not, they came to me in a piece of spam mail.
Karlin Lillington: "What society keeps its citizens under greater, round the clock surveillance than any other? Russia? Indonesia? North Korea? Why no -- it's Great Britain."
Thanks for the words of encouragement Adam. I used to think that for every line of code I had to, on average, smoke a certain number of cigarettes. Now that I'm easing my way back in, I find it's actually easier to do technical work without smoking. And cheaper too. Last time I checked it was over $5 per pack in Calif.
On the road again. I just can't wait to get on the road again. The life I love is making musing with my friends. Oh I can't wait to get on the road again.
Attn Spec Wonks
Tomorrow morning I plan to remove the caveat on the draft RSS 2.0 specification.
Before then, if you see any problems (not mega-problems, please), let me know.
But it's not "speak now or forever hold your peace." In the Roadmap section I call for a 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 and even a 2.0.3 would be reasonable, to clarify and correct.
As time goes by
Two years ago today: "What are the applications of P2P technology? Well believe it or not, I have the answer."
Three years ago today was 9/9/99. The world didn't melt.
And last year on this day we started tracking cumulative hits for this page. In 365 days, 2,497,292 hits.
The Great RDF Debate, reduced
Burton and Pilgrim perfectly reduce the Great RDF Debate to two simple soundbites.
Kevin Burton: "The RSS 0.9x branch is just a temporary diversion while people are still trying to grasp the semantic web."
Mark Pilgrim: "I agree 100%. Keep in mind, however, that HTML is just a temporary diversion while people are still trying to grasp SGML."
I'd add this. RSS is not the proving ground for the Semantic Web. It's a publishing format. Its success proves that a simple flow of news, aggregated, is a popular way to read newspapers, magazines and weblogs. That's all it proves.
We've been told to expect stunning breakthroughs from people who are expert in RDF. We've been waiting for years. When they come we will be suitably impressed.
As JLG asked me many years ago "Would it be all right with you, if in the meantime, we continued to sell HyperCard?"
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