Draft: MetaWeblog API Spec. This is the unified spec, ready for developer review. Includes a provision for appkey transmission to meet one of the objections Google has with using the API with Blogger. Now is the time to review the spec for errors, things that aren't clear, omissions, deal-stoppers, but not for religious purity. I'd love to get Google on board with support of this API, I know it's not likely (not sure why), but I don't give up easily.
Chris Lydon takes us on the road, to blogging from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
iRATE radio is a "collaborative filtering client/server mp3 player/downloader."
Ed Cone: "Trudeau is less than pleased with the redaction."
The first BloggerCon invites go out next week. Be sure you get one by signing up here.
Tom Daschle: "Welcome to my travel web log."
Hey it sounds like JPalfrey is having a great time at Oxford.
The sky just opened up. An east coast summer thunderstorm. Wow. Haven't seen one of those in decades.
Michael Gartenberg says dump the TiVO, get a Media Center XP. "I can copy my recorded shows to my laptop for viewing when I'm on the road (great way to catch up on the West Wing and 24) and also archive the shows to standard DVDs." Too late for me, I'm finally getting a new TiVO this afternoon.
Arrgh. DirecTV called at 5PM saying they wouldn't be here to install my dish and TiVO betw 1PM and 5PM as scheduled. They want to reschedule for a week from tomorrow. Grrr. I'm inclined to say no.
If Amazon were giving out developer awards, onfocus should get one.
Tim O'Reilly on Moneyball: "I'm not a big baseball fan, but this book is a revelation. Anyone in business should read it. It describes the superior results that come when you throw away what you think you know, the accepted wisdom of an industry, and rebuild your efforts around a deeper understanding of what matters in your success." Thanks to Ben Matasar for the pointer to Tim's interview.
Dann Sheridan is looking for weblogs that specialize in storage issues. Storage is "one of the deepest, darkest geek sanctuaries in technology," says Dann.
Two years ago: "Twenty years ago, in August 1981, the first IBM PC rolled off the assembly line and said Hello World."
Young Steve Jobs in 1984. Quicktime.
Economist: "Mr Mundie is unambiguously the secretary of state of the United States of Windows."
AP: "Harvard Law School is planning to put more than a million documents from the Nuremberg trials on the Internet, allowing ready access to records of hearings into the war crimes of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich."
Jesse Ross: Cloning a computer with free software.
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