Kevin Kelly: "As Jack Valenti, the chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, has pointed out, digitizing films is expensive. 'Who is going to digitize these public domain movies?' he asks. I have an answer: movie buffs."
120 days no smoking today. I still want one. But I can't visualize myself as a smoker. Last week I hung out with a couple of smokers. I even stood next to one while he smoked. I couldn't believe how strong it was. It made me cough just to stand next to him. I didn't want one then. Isn't that funny.
I started work on a new tool called RSS Explorer. It'll be a very fine piece of software. It allows you to browse another Radio user's subscriptions, and click checkboxes to subscribe. You can add a lot of feeds very quickly. I started with my own subscription list, and then tested with Jon Udell's and Jenny Levine's. If you have a collection of good feeds, and don't mind sharing with other Radio users, please send me a pointer to your mySubscriptions.opml.
Jeff Cheney: "I subscribe to over 200 RSS feeds, mostly individual weblogs rather than traditional media outlets."
Also, I realize there's a need for a RSS module for redirection. I noted that Jon Udell needed it, and that Rogers Cadenhead needs it now. Not everyone can control their server enough to program an HTTP-level redirect. Would someone like to propose a module? It should be easy to program Radio to support it and we can evangelize it to other aggregators. This could be a first experience at really working together, with no flames. What do you think? Is it time??
Yes, the weather in California is very fine today, but we're watching the NLCS, Giants vs Cardinals. With any luck it'll be an All-California World Series. The Angels have the lead in the ALCS. (The usual disclaimer applies, the American League is, of course, not a "real" league.) Postscript: Great game, but the Giants lost. Big 3-run Bonds home run. Lots of hits, lots of errors. Giants lead series 2-1.
Real-time comments, on my Radio weblog.
Lessig wrote up his experience arguing Eldred before the US Supreme Court.
What is Tag Soup?
Brian Foote, Joseph Yoder: Big Ball of Mud.
Another voicemail last night from President George W Bush. He wants me to file an absentee ballot. He wants me to vote for what he calls "great Republican candidates." He didn't leave a callback number this time either.
Time: Invasion of the Robo-Editors. "Google delivers a surprisingly high-quality product that's just as relevant and up-to-date as the human-edited news outlets with which it competes."
BlogStreet's Top-100 is good source for RSS feeds.
Thanks to Jonathon Delacour for the pointer to this Sydney Morning-Herald article about Microsoft's trial of subscription-based pricing for Office. Interesting story.
According to the Times, NYC mayor Bloomberg wanted to march in the Columbus Day parade with two actors from The Sopranos, Uncle Junior and Tony's psychiatrist. The sponsors of the parade said no, and filed suit against the mayor (only in NY). The mayor withdrew, instead he's going to have a nice Italian dinner with the two in the Bronx.
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