New feature: Support for RSD in Radio UserLand.
Sam Ruby reviews RSD.
Tim O'Reilly: "Any time someone uses the term 'piracy' or 'theft' in the context of online file sharing, please remind them to use the correct legal term: 'copyright infringement.'"
Scott Rosenberg: "Henry Kissinger just announced that he's resigning from the 9/11 investigation commission President Bush appointed him to lead."
Billy Joel: "The New York Times, The Daily News."
Lance Knobel: "The Rhetorica weblog wants to document the ways in which weblogs kept the Trent Lott story alive."
Jon Udell: "Recombinant growth is the way forward."
Newsweek: The World According to Google.
An old Metafilter thread about Don's Amazing Puzzle showed up in my referrers. Worth a second (or third) look.
Dear Blogger, re APIs. Please support the MetaWeblog API, and then work slowly with other backend and tool developers to evolve it so we all just have to support one API.
Evan Williams: "If we thought the MetaWeblog API suited our needs, we would gladly adopt it."
All of a sudden a transit strike in NYC doesn't seem very far away. I'll be going back east soon, staying for a while this time.
I would be remiss if I didn't comment on the latest installment of The West Wing. This one was about fathers, and the way their children remember them; and how the children, when they are adults, deal with it, and the guilt that fathers feel. The show ends with a collaboration between Leo and Josh on the eve of Christmas Eve, and you get a whole new idea of their relationship. Leo is the father that Josh no longer has. Wow. This is filled with emotion for me, because my own father continues to rally in NY, he's sitting up now, totally off the respirator, and quite cranky and confused. His lights are coming back on. It'll be quite a while before we're doing stuff together, and he's still not out of trouble, but man I'm glad he's doing so much better.
Steven Vore sent an email reminding of the episode where Josh is getting back into the flow after being shot. Leo tells him the story of a man in a deep hole. His friend comes along and jumps into the hole with him. The man in the holes says "Why the heck did you do that, now we both have to get out of the hole." And his friend responds, "I've been here before, I can show you how to do it." That was a clue that Leo and Josh have a special relationship and I thank Steven for pointing that out. I had forgotten that story. But this time I think it's Leo who needs more help. Which is another life-lesson, eventually the son can help the father. A beautiful moment. Some sons (and fathers) are lucky enough to get there.
Carly Simon: "My father sits at night with no lights on; his cigarette glows in the dark."
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