BBC: Baghdad falls to US forces.
Scott Rosenberg: "The reason we went to war in the first place remains strangely elusive."
The NY Times reports that in the Arab world there was "utter disbelief at the absence of any Iraqi resistance in Baghdad, when just weeks ago the tiny port Um Qasr down south held out for days against a coalition onslaught."
AP: "The advance of US troops into Baghdad is proof that early criticism of the war's plans was misguided, Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday."
Ben Longman welcomes us to Baghdad.
Christian Crumlish will do the weblog tutorial at Seybold later this year.
John Palfrey's RSS feed has a Creative Commons license. We're working on making this an option for all Manila sites.
Lee Felsenstein: Make a revolution in 3 easy steps.
David Carraher: Weblogs in Education.
Jon Udell: Blogs, scopes, and human routers.
My new friend Philip Greenspun from MIT has a Harvard weblog. His first post is a doozie. Maybe they'll write a Register article about it.
Presstime: Syndication Made Simple.
A sign that I really have moved. Today I pledged $120 to WBUR, the NPR station in Boston.
Karlin Lillington: "A lot of newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations also routinely publish items that are basically just rewritten, unquestioned press releases and government statements."
New Manila feature: "Whenever a new discussion group message or comment is posted, Manila now records the IP address along with the discussion group message."
Thanks to Eric Soroos the Start Menu News Aggregator for Radio now works on Macintosh. Thanks Eric. A week after its initial release it's proven to be a useful tool. I go there several times a day to see what's new. It works. I have a few more ideas for options and enhancements.
Tomorrow is Wes Felter's 25th birthday. That's the birthday when your car insurance gets cheap. I knew Wes when he was 16. Man. He's getting old.
Interesting article about Silicon Valley in the NY Times. Is Moore's Law bad for us? Hey if there's no new software then what's the point of faster CPUs, bigger disks, and cheaper RAM. Will Kim Polese lead a new generation of software entrepreneurs or has the milk of growth gone sour?
No feedback on the post yesterday about Trackback.
However, on my own, I found a weblog that supports the RDF-based discovery feature for Trackback. Do a view-source on Jeremy Zawodny's weblog. The RDF snippets are there. Now if I could convince Jeremy to post an item for me to test against. I can't load up his weblog with test pings.
Hold your horses, stop the presses. My MT weblog has the RDF snippets. How did I miss that. Anyway, I can set up a test post for myself. Never mind.
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