News.Com: "I've never received such notoriety from a bill that I did not introduce," Coble said. "But if Howard Berman asked me today to co-sponsor it, I would do it again. It is our responsibility to promote efforts to reduce infringement or piracy of intellectual property."
I can't tell you how much I missed the Daypop Top-40. Smooch!
Brian, the support manager from Omni says: "Just wanted to let you know that the version of Outliner that supports OPML hasn't officially been released yet. I screwed up late one sleep-deprived evening and it was posted for a day or so, but this was unintentional. If you could do us a favor and spread the word, we'd appreciate it, since it's causing a bit of confusion. It's coming soon, though."
David Weinberger wrote a column where he said programmers are cynical and this is a good thing. This bothered me. I don't think of programmers as cynics, that's too negative. I played around with the thesaurus a bit, and think cynic is the wrong word. I think the correct work is skeptic. Or if you're British, sceptic. And when he talks about programmers telling the truth, that's something else entirely. "You can't lie to the compiler." People with an imprecise understanding of the truth don't make software. They can't.
The Guardian's list of top British weblogs.
I started a directory of RSS resources.
BBC: "Popular file-swapping system Kazaa has released a new version of its software which is certain to anger the record industry."
NY Times: "Bob Wallace, a pioneering programmer of the personal computer era who helped invent "shareware" software marketing , died on Friday at his home in San Rafael, Calif. He was 53."
Mark Pilgrim is developing a RSS 2.0 template for Movable Type, documenting his design decisions as he goes. Nice work. His guid element is not a permalink, which is totally valid, and his is the first feed to do that as far as I know.
Kevin Hemenway: Extending RSS 2.0 with Namespaces.
Syndic8 is starting to track RSS 2.0 feeds. The list is not complete, yet, because it doesn't include Scripting News, which has been a 2.0 feed for quite some time.
Phil Ringnalda: "The first RSS feed I created was done essentially by hand, in my favorite text editor at the time: Notepad."
I saw an ad yesterday with a puzzle. Two men play five chess games. Each wins three games. No ties. How is this possible?
Another puzzle that's not so difficult, from 1997: During the Cold War, a Russian plane crashes at the border of Poland and Germany. Where were the survivors buried?
Solutions to the first two puzzles for people who must know if they got it right. (Not fair to sneak a peak if you don't know.)
And finally for those who have never experienced the magic. Count the F's and be surprised by your cognitive disability.
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