Survey: "Assuming the UN Security Council does not approve war with Iraq, will the US go ahead with the war?"
Oddblog: "Do you ever agonize over the possibility that someone, somewhere is having a better time than you?"
It's true it's true -- the Jupiter people asked me to do the opening keynote at their weblog conference, June 9-10 in Boston, and of course I accepted. I'm going to help them put together a program, after I complete my drive cross-country. Let's make the most out of this and of course let's have fun. And let's have a party at Harvard, gosh the planets seem to be lining up really nicely. Time to take a walk.
NY Times: Online News Shakes Up Korean Politics. "Only 20 percent of the paper each day is written by staff journalists. So far, a computer check shows, there have been more than 10,000 other bylines."
Got a new camera today.
Jason has pics from a walking tour of San Francisco today. The weather here is just ideal. In the meantime it's snowing in Chicago. I got a pic from Kevin Gossett to prove it.
News.Com reports that Groove has raised more money, $38 million, and has laid off 20 percent of its employees. By my count, they have raised $140 million. How many dollars per user is that? How many dollars per employee? Imagine if Pyra had raised $140 million. (They could have bought UserLand, and still had some cash left over. Hehe.)
Dave Sifry says that Technorati knows about 100,000 weblogs. Let's do some math. If Dave had raised $140 million that would be $1400 per weblog.
I had a long talk with Justin from Audblog last night, and we decided to scrap the XML-RPC polling interface for a couple of reasons. First, it would be error-prone. I kept getting confused about what information was required, and I was writing the software. A user would be much more likely to get it wrong. Second problem, latency. If you had Radio configured to poll every five minutes, on average you'd wait 2.5 minutes before the post appeared on your weblog. It takes about 1 minute to run out of patience, and another thirty seconds to write an angry email, leaving another full minute to wonder why you bothered. And then sometimes it would take five full minutes. That's enough time to create and edit a blog post explaining how brain damaged Dave Winer must be to design such a system. Anyway, I managed to convince Justin that sending an email was the best option, and that some enterprising Radio programmer would probably figure out how to get Radio to automatically load the email for the 1 percent of the people who want it to work that way. I'm relieved because I don't have to write any software to create audio weblog posts. Back to getting ready for my move.s
Register: MS aims at Linux with $399 Server.
3/5/99: "If Linux is going to displace NT on the server, no amount of FUD from Microsoft will stop it."
Glenn Fleishman: "Dave, well, Dave fills up the room!"
Kottke: "You've got to hand it to the ancients."
Reuters: "The US Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments over whether libraries should be required to filter out porn on their Internet-connected computers."
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