BBC: "United States President George W Bush has added to the drama of California's recall election by saying movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger would make a good governor."
If you're interested in weblog APIs, please review the new MetaWeblog API spec. Today it moved from my test site to the XML-RPC site, replacing the spec from 2002 (which has been archived). It's important to review this for accuracy and completeness now, I'd like to finish this rev in a week or two. There haven't been any comments for quite some time, so perhaps we're almost done. After it's frozen, as you know, it will be too late.
Steve Gillmor: "Clay Shirky is the Adlai Stevenson of Team RSS."
Dan Gillmor on Microsoft's blogging software. "This strikes me as no threat to the current and upcoming end-user tools from the vendors we use today."
Andrew Grumet has a philosophy of aggregators that matches mine. The three-pane "feed reader" is a disaster, it's merely recreating a mess I want to run away from. I like having a new queue every few hours.
Adam Curry on a Dutch ISP using RSS for trouble tickets.
Jon Udell: "Let's stop punishing RSS syndication for its success by asking it to carry the whole burden of XML usage in the semantic Web." Amen.
Happy Birthday to InstaPundit and many happy returns!
It turns out the Blogger API is two years old today too!
All Things Considered: '"Theoretically, pages on the Web are governed by standards -- rules about how they are built, how computers read their instructions and display them."
Dann Sheridan: "Since installing a new firewall on the home network last night, I haven't been able to publish to my site because my firewall thinks it is being attacked by Radio."
Cone: "Limbaugh’s show prep no doubt includes weblogs."
Oh geez, Notepad popups.
Amit Dubey, via email: "After the Liberal Party Convention this November, Paul Martin will likely become Canada's next Prime Minister (some pollsters report he has the support of about 80% of the delegates). He also is a blogger."
Zawodny: "Ever wanted to talk directly to the Yahoo! Search team in an open forum? Well, now you can."
Four years ago today, a milestone piece on standards in instant messaging, in News.Com.
How dorky is an application used by three people that hits one of my sites 10K times a day? Sometimes I wish the kids would just grow up. Or if that's not possible, at least leave home. Or if that's not possible, die.
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