Important note for developers who have implemented support for Weblogs.Com for RSS in a non-UserLand environment. Two important changes were made today. 1. We switched to a faster server that's carrying a lighter load, and 2. We are using a category element at the channel level to point to the changes.xml file. If you have any questions, post them on the XML-RPC discussion group. Sorry for the change in direction, but now was the time to make the change before it was too widely deployed.
What's going on at Google?
A surprising turn of events in US politics. Vice-president under Jimmy Carter, and presidential candidate against Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, 74, is taking Paul Wellstone's place in the Minnesota Senate race. Talk about seniority, but if he wins he'll be the junior Senator from Minnesota, the state that brought you a professional wrestler as governor. God bless America, land that I love.
News.Com: "In a case of strange bedfellows, Dell Computer has started selling Apple Computer's iPod portable music player."
Jeremy Zawodny on Yahoo getting Slashdotted.
Error message: "Thanks for the ping. But the name of your weblog looks (to us only, no criticism intended) like a URL. However foolishly, we think of this as an error."
Sometimes I get support questions about RSS 2.0. This can make me grumpy. Why? Because we have a mail list for that purpose.
There's a great movie called Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. Hopkins plays a know-it-all philosopher professor, who teaches about courtship and romance and writes kids books. He thinks he's got it covered until Winger comes along. "I like a good fight," says the professor. "That's great," says Winger. "But when's the last time you lost?" Later in the movie he talks about how inquisitive he is, in a boastful way, and she sets him straight. "When was the last time you asked a question you didn't know the answer to?" Learning never stops. People who know all the answers, or pretend to, have simply forgotten to ask questions they don't know the answers to. BTW, it's a beautiful sweet movie, and even though we pity the Hopkins character, in the end he has great courage, and does the right thing.
Did you watch the season premiere of 24 last night? Of course I did. Finally The West Wing has some competition, as last season's candidate is now the President of the United States. But sheez, where 24 is great at the spy thriller stuff, they totally don't capture the spirit of the Presidency. They should do a bundling deal. Get Bartlet to play the President, and Toby and CJ to handle the press.
Jeremy Allaire has a list of video bloggers.
Doc likes my definition of SOAP. If it's going to become official, I'd like to add Richard Stallman to the list of people we don't have to pay taxes to.
My iPod won't boot. Sad Dave
Gene Ragan writes: "Did you try the four finger salute? Press each one of the buttons surrounding the jog dial and that will force a hard reset. There is a well know bug that causes the iPod to wedge if you let the battery drain."
Well, it worked. Doing the four finger salute got my iPod back up. The Web is so cool. Now I can have music on my walk today. Yaha.
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