Chicago Sun-Times: "The aggregator found in Radio Userland is even more powerful, but then again things from Userland generally are."
News-Record: "If Internet page views were votes, US Rep Howard Coble might be quaking in his loafers."
Congrats to Peter Drayton who is joining Microsoft as a program manager on the CLR team. I read his weblog regularly to keep up on SOAP in the Microsoft world. It's great that someone so tuned into our world is going inside Microsoft.
Scott Andrew: "I am indeed an industrious little bastard."
PodNews 3 is an aggregator for Apple's iPod.
Ed Cone: "There is no doubt that the publicity Tara has received for and through her weblog caused the dominant regional daily to give this neophyte Libertarian equal billing in an article about her race with a nine-term GOP incumbent. Otherwise, we would have gotten an article about Coble being pretty much unopposed."
Jon Udell: "The Xopus demo is, indeed, an eye-opener."
Bob Haugen: "Does Creative Commons have plans for defending public rights?"
SF Chronicle: "It would have been a great day for a parade."
One year ago today Scoble almost lost his life in a car accident.
Weblogs.Com for RSS progress
First, Ben Hammersley asks if he can use the original XML-RPC "ping" interface for Weblogs.Com to notify it of changes to his RSS feeds, and the answer is a qualified yes. There is an optional parameter to the ping procedure, that says what community the ping is for. It defaults to the main community, the one that's displayed on www.weblogs.com. The RSS community's name is (surprise) "rss". So if any of this makes sense, you can use it. I know that Phillip Pearson has already got it working this way.
Second, I believe it was a mistake to spec the new element as part of the blogChannel module, because, as we've seen, not all aggregators can handle namespaces. So when we update the Radio serializer, we're going to use a category element, with value equal to rssUpdates, and domain equal to the url of the changes.xml file. This is a detail that should mainly interest tool and aggregator people, but it's important, for them. To see how it will deploy for Radio users, check out the RSS feed for Scripting News.
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