DaveNet: NY Times Pulls Back.
I'm giving a talk about weblogs at the monthly ABCD meeting next Thurs, April 10, at 3:30PM in the Lamont Library Forum Room. Here's a brief bookmark list for people attending.
Start Menu News Aggregator for Radio. If you're an adventurous guy or gal, you can try out the new Start Menu user interface for the aggregator. I've been using it without a glitch for the last couple of days. It's nice! The caveats are that to configure it (you may not have to) you have to use Radio's object database, there's no browser interface. If pressed, I may actually make a Web interface. Also looking for a volunteer to make it work on the Mac (my Mac is in storage in Calif).
New York: "'Mom, I wanna be a blogger' may not have much elan. But it's where we're going. At least moms will rest easier."
OJR: "Are Weblogs one more tool in the arsenal used by online journalists to report the news? Or does a blog's typically individualistic voice and unfiltered attitude place it outside the journalist's palette?" I'm working on a piece that answers that question. The BBC provides a clue.
We have a new dean at Harvard Law School.
Houston Chronicle: "Blogs are weird."
Orlowski: "Moore is an overnight A-list blogging superstar."
August Capital, a Sand Hill Road venture capitalist, has a new weblog. I know Andrew Anker, an August partner, from his pre-VC days, when he was the publisher of Hotwired and I was a contributing editor, in the early-mid nineties.
NY Times: "The rapid spread of a deadly respiratory disease that originated in southern China is cutting into an already battered airline industry, as carriers around the world cancel empty flights, lay off workers, screen passengers for symptoms and deal with crews that refuse to fly to some Asian cities."
Survey: "Is Iraq president Saddam Hussein alive or dead?"
Obvious idea for spam avoidance
Why didn't I didn't think of this sooner?
I started a mailbox called Friends. I create rules for everyone I know to move their mail to this box. It's the inverse of what I used to do -- route known spam addresses to the Deleted Items mailbox.
Emailers could support this by having a rule that's easy to invoke. If I've ever sent an email to an address, move incoming mail from that address to the Friends mailbox. Easy to understand. Makes it less likely I'll miss something important.
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