Chris Lydon interviews Steve Kinzer of the NY Times. "It is not far-fetched," he concludes, "to draw a line from Operation Ajaz through the Shah's repressive regime and the Islamic Revolution to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York."
Matthew Thomas: How to recognize a Weblog tool by its permalinks.
Manila beta feature, see a whole month of posts in the archive, or if you're really brave, a whole year.
Newsweek: "Senator Hatch hasnít yet codified his Dr. Strangelovean no-due-process piracy antidote into upcoming legislation."
Paul Stacey: "Its been quite a while since a technology 'blew me away' but last Friday I had one of those Eureka moments while riding the bus from downtown Vancouver to White Rock where I live -- all because of RSS feeds & blogs."
EFF: How Not To Get Sued By The RIAA For File-Sharing.
Chris Lydon interviews Elaine Scarry.
Heads-up, I'm working on the long-delayed unified spec for the MetaWeblog API. It's been documented in layers across several pages on the XML-RPC site. The goal is to have a spec-on-one-page that explains its design, how it works, and links to prior art.
Shhh. Don't tell anyone. Today is Doc's birthday.
Hmm. "Raised as a Norwegian girl for the first ten years of his life."
Clay Shirky: "It doesn't matter if the Wifi backchannel is a bad idea; it's not going away."
Nelson Minar: "Gnomedex was great. I enjoyed having WiFi access during the conference despite my discomfort with people paying more attention to computers than people at meetings."
BBC: "A week without e-mail is more traumatic than moving house or getting divorced, say techies."
Smack in the middle of summer and the heat wave has broken. It's lovely, in the 70s, relatively low humidity, light breeze, finally the weather is a joy in Boston.
Joe Firmage: "What we are trying to build here is the PBS of the Web."
Last year on this day: "If you've never smoked you have no idea how weird it is."
Caveat. In the piece pointed to above, the target of the link has redirected it so it points back at the Scripting News archive. It's horribly confusing, and not good practice (and what's the point anyway). But there's nothing I can do about it. Onward.
Two years ago: "If you want a clue Mr. Moose.."
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