Connectivity is going to be quite limited for the next few days. Expect infrequent updates. Still diggin!
I read on Michael Gartenberg's weblog that AOL's weblogs were really nice and simple and slick, so I thought, let's see if I can create one too. So I entered my screen name and password, okay so far, but you have to be an AOL member to create a weblog. There's a trial period of 45 days in which you get 1045 free hours. That's 23 hours per day. But get this, after that it's $23.90 per month. That's pretty hefty considering that all I want to do is run a weblog. For the first year that would be approx $264. I can get a blogspot blog for $0.
openDOOR interview with Cameron Marlow, Blogdex guy, MIT alum, on weblogs.
News.Com: "Sprint PCS and AT&T Wireless are negotiating whether to let each other's Wi-Fi subscribers roam between their two networks."
Bob Doyle's Blogradio Studio in its portable case.
BBC: A blog for everyone.
NY Times: "Amazon.com is negotiating with book publishers to assemble a searchable online archive with the texts of thousands of nonfiction books."
Joi Ito: Technorati talks FOAF, as does Paolo.
More RSS badges from Bryan Bell. Don Park adopts the new standard.
Markoff: "Mr. Wozniak described WozNet as a simple and inexpensive wireless network that uses radio signals and global positioning satellite data to keep track of a cluster of inexpensive tags within a one- or two-mile radius of each base station."
Three years ago today: "I was searching for a symphony by Charles Ives, and instead I found folk songs by Burl Ives."
Four years ago today: "It's as if Steve Jobs read my mind."
Trackback in Radio
Good morning from San Francisco. Had dinner last night with Jake Savin, talked about lots of development issues with Radio, Manila, Frontier.
There was some confusion about Trackback in Radio. There's a common bit between Frontier and Radio, apps.trackback. The part was released for Radio, with no explanation. Not cool. So the next thing on Jake's to-do list is to complete the implementation of Trackback for Radio (it's already released for Manila, here's my test post). Last night he released a test version of the easy half. The other side isn't that hard, but it's more difficult than Manila because Radio is not a publicly accessible Internet app, it runs on the desktop.
After that, Jake is going to review how Manila supports RSS (there are some glitches, as reported by Mark Pilgrim) and add a feature that allows per-category feeds (Manila calls them departments). It was good to see Jake. We're going to meet again today to keep the conversation going.
Three questions about RSS
I spoke with Jon Udell yesterday to recap the last few days of excitement in RSS space. We talked about a lot of things, among them that we'd like to respond to some questions that have come our way.
1. How to interpret relative URLs in RSS feeds.
2. A new namespace that replaces the channel-level elements: webMaster and managingEditor, and item-level author, that allows identifiers other than email addresses.
3. A call for a community process for testing aggregators to see if they can handle feeds with xmlns attributes. If so, we'll add a comment to the RSS spec describing the experiment and saying it worked, and recommending to aggregator developers that they accept these attributes. This would allow RSS elements to appear in other formats, such as SOAP and SVG.
There are other questions out there, but it seems reasonable to start with these three frequently raised issues.
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