NY Times: "Albert Hirschfeld, whose inimitable caricatures captured the appearance and personality of theater people for more than half a century, died in his sleep today in New York City. He was 99 years old."
Trial balloon: "A simple addition to discussion group software makes it easy for a user to go to one place to monitor all conversations he or she is part of."
Simon Willison asks what to do when soneone hijacks an identity in weblog comments.
I just improved Sunday's RSS-generator-for-Radio so that callbacks can now generate attributes on elements. As they say, still diggin.
Bryan Bell is working on a theme for Harvard weblogs. I'm trying it out. I want it to be more dramatic. Harvard is the crimson school. I'm going to look for a really definitive Harvard website. If you find one send me some email.
Check this out. My.Harvard.Edu. Wow. I bet they'll like RSS.
Paul Boutin found the Republican astroturf generator.
Lance: "Will I suffer withdrawal pangs from not going to Davos this week?"
SourceID is "an open project site for Digital Identity ideas, protocols & software."
This is an interesting site.
Slashdot: "Kevin Mitnick is getting back online and can start taking email tomorrow, January 21."
Jenny: "I will never buy SimCity 4 because I can tell how addictive it is just from the web site."
Tom Hume: "Track comments provided as RSS feeds." Yes, of course, that is a valid option. I decided not to promote that because I don't want comments mixed in with the news aggregator, any more than I want news mixed with email. Each platform has its purpose. And there's the problem of when to unsubscribe from a comment feed. There doesn't seem to be an answer to that. Third reason, it's time to solve the global identity problem. We can't trust Microsoft to do this. By now they must know that.
John Burkhardt shares his angst about SUVs.
Tucker Goodrich: "This innocuous little fly just invites being peed upon."
Wired: "The fact that movie and consumer electronics industry groups are not in on the new alliance is notable."
Start me up
Good morning. A few notes on starting up my weblog. It's 4:40AM Pacific, which is 1:40PM in Paris. In a few minutes I'm going to be interviewed by a German newspaper in London. The first W in WWW stands for World. No kidding.
I go to my Manila site and Flip Home Page. Then I click on the Edit With Radio button. I bring the Radio app to the front. There's the outline. I choose SN Rules from the Boilerplate sub-menu of the Bookmarks menu in Radio. It adds the rules you see in the screen shot. (Or you will see when I link it in after taking it.) But I get ahead of myself.
Then I add a new headline. Start me up. It's the first line of a Rolling Stones song. One that they sang in their HBO concert in NYC on Saturday night, which I watched on Sunday, thanks to my TiVO. No commercials to skip, by the way, so no BigCo exec to piss off. Paid for, out of my $70 per month fee to Hollywood and GM. Why do I always mention this? Becuase I pay them every damned month so they can get on TV and call me a pirate. Huh? Oy.
Anyway. Then I have a blank outline. Unlike some writers, I love a blank slate and never have trouble filling it. My psyche generates lots of stuff. I try to filter out the angst. I've learned that's not popular. It's still there of course, just filtered. A day has begun. Ahhh.
More Stones lyrics: "My eyes dilate, my lips go green. My hands are greasy. She's a mean, mean machine."
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