News.Com: "US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said she will release her widely-anticipated ruling at 1:30PM PST on Nov. 1."
Oh my god. I got a voicemail from Rudy Giuliani, urging me to vote for Bill Simon for governor. At first I thought it was my brother imitating Giuliani. I thought to myself. "That's a good imitation." Then I realized it really was the former mayor of NYC, the hero of 9-11. He didn't leave a number for me to call him back at. I'm starting to get pissed at all these political spam voicemails.
Kevin Werbach, the blogging world's expert on spectrum, is very bullish about the speech FCC Chairman Michael Powell gave yesterday. "There are plenty of qualifications in Powell's speech, and the hard work of turning these ideas into policy has just begun. But if we do succeed, we'll remember this speech as a turning point in the fight to open up the airwaves as a fountain of innovation."
Dan Shafer: "A single outline blog of an entire baseball game gets unwieldy." Not true. This is where outliners shine. A large outline is no more difficult to work with than a small one.
Andy Hertzfeld: "Vista is an experimental prototype whose purpose is to quickly explore various design and feature ideas for Chandler, our networked personal information manager."
Amy Wohl on the agony of blacklists.
News.Com: The Google Gods.
Jeremy Bowers reports that Freenet no longer has meaningful XML-RPC support.
Computerworld has ten new RSS feeds. If you're a Radio user, be sure to get the nifty RSS Explorer tool, and then click here to choose the Computerworld feeds you'd like to subscribe to. It's a pretty nerdy pub, but they can probably tell you what IBM is up to and Unix and wireless stuff, and Microsoft.
Now, while we totally appreciate Computerworld doing RSS feeds, they don't validate. And of course, most popular aggregators don't care, today.
I just ran my first scan with the improved Radio aggregator (not released yet) that knows about Weblogs.Com for RSS. I haven't added code yet to quantify the performance improvement but it feels quite substantial. Out of 119 feeds that I'm subscribed to, 28 are pinging weblogs.com, which means that I can find out if 28 of my feeds have updated with a single HTTP request. If they all supported the new method, I would only read a feed when it changed, never to find out if it changed. (Postscript: After putting in timing code, this optimization appears to have shaved about 30 percent off scanning time. Of course it matters how many of the optimized feeds updated, so there's no precision to that number. Also, after this scan, 30 of my feeds now support the feature. Heh.)
IBM's new CEO explains their new strategy.
Have you been to Googlism yet? Try it with my name and see what you get. Pretty interesting. I wonder how it works.
One word for last night's West Wing: Marvelous!
Come on Eileen. I swear. What he means. You're so dirty and lean. I said come on. Eileen.
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