Here's a demo of my latest piece of software. With bugs!
Want to know how it works? Check it out.
Microdoc: Dynamics of a Blogosphere Story.
Glenn Reynolds: "Today's Internet is not what it used to be."
A new Phil Greenspun essay, he's touring Wales.
An example of a bit of knowledge that's now easy for me to get: Dave Sifry first appeared on Scripting News on 6/23/02. His second appearance was on 12/10/02.
On this day three years ago, I took a picture in Amsterdam's red light district that I still think is the best I've ever shot. A friend said she thought it could be in National Geographic it's so good. Can you tell I like it a lot? It tells a story, and your imagination runs wild. What happened? How did the story end? Where are they now? Can you see the smile on the hooker's face? What about the guy with the black leather coat? Or maybe it's a woman in the black leather coat? No one knows.
Now here's another nice pic I took on 5/20/00. This one's just pretty.
Today's new idea
Good morning. I've been emailing with Dave Sifry and Larry Lessig about the new app I'm working on. I want to use it as a test case to explore the issues of documenting a new idea so that it shows up in prior art searches. And it might not be a new invention, maybe it has been done before. That should be part of the process. A developer should be able to say, "This might be an invention. Help me figure out if it is."
Now that said, I doubt if it has been done before because it combines two things that are relatively new -- weblogs and the Google API. It uses the fact that URLs in a weblog have structure. They're not without meaning. And the Google API returns, among other information, a set of URLs. Sites like Scripting News, with an archive going back to 1997, will have new utility.
Anyway, if this is as popular as I think it's going to be, I'll have to ask Google to up the limit on my key, or maybe give them the code to run on their server.
It's going to be a light day here. I want to get the programming done. And I'm going to tease you. So if you don't like teases, come back later today, early afternoon Eastern time is a good bet. Tomorrow morning is a sure thing.
Heh. I almost forgot to add: Murphy-willing.
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