DaveNet: Nutch, an open source search engine.
Paul Nakada, via email: "It appears that the coding muscle for Nutch is Doug Cutting, the author of Lucene, an Apache Project open source search engine. We use it here at salesforce and have a huge amount of respect for Doug's coding."
NY Times: "Can Johnny Blog?"
John Palfrey: "I'm not sure there's ever been a conference at the Berkman Center that has received so much attention as BloggerCon has two months before it's actually happening."
Chris Lydon interviews the Real Live Preacher. "He's a Baptist minister in South Texas who started a blog as a sort of personal refuge from his church -- a confessional place where he could voice some of the doubt and confusion in his life, or so he thought." Side-note, we're using a new CSS-based theme on Chris's site, should be easier to read.
Remember my father who was so sick late last year and early this year? He and my mom just got back from a hiking trip in Switzerland. The Miracle Man.
Simon St Laurent did a Plain Old XML rendition of a FOAF file, which is usually coded in RDF. I admit, I tried the same thing, with similar (good) results. I bet almost anyone who had done a little HTML, the low-tech stuff, could understand what's up here. As everyone who cares knows, I find the extra RDF bits to be noisy and fluffy (not funky).
Microdoc News remains one of my favorite sites.
Dan Gillmor links to four Microsoft job openings with the word blog in the description.
Der Schockwellenreiter: Was ist RSS?
GROKLAW is following SCO.
Maureen Dowd says that because some boring pols are using weblogs poorly that the genre is doomed. First, I agree about the blogs and said so in Monday's column. "There are plenty of candidates with weblogs, they are mostly pointless, dull and uninteresting, now. It will get interesting when voters with weblogs make their presence felt with the candidates, and then (get this) invent new candidates." Lots of boring candidates use telephones too.
I was telling Chris yesterday that 99 out of 100 Times articles about blogs go like this. 1. Do blogs mean the end of journalism as we know it? 2. No. Dowd has a new angle. 1. Do candidate blogs mean the end of blogging as we know it? This time the answer appears to be yes? Heh.
Daniel Bright: RSS 2.0 using XmlTextWriter.
Adam Curry: To Collect and Serve.
Two years ago today we celebrated the Blogger API.
Scoble is hosting a blogger's dinner in Seattle tonight.
Paul Boutin: "If wireless Internet access is such a hot technology, why is it such a dud business?"
Andrew Orlowski reports on the pricing of BloggerCon.
As I explained, publicly, I'm not being paid to do BloggerCon. His story says that I am going to "fleece" people who come, which means "To defraud of money or property; swindle." This is a really ugly accusation, and factually incorrect. Doesn't Andrew say that professional reporters are good at getting the facts right? What happened to his extensive fact-checking network?
Last June Andrew asked me to correct a story I ran about the Register. He was earnest and insistent -- my article could do real damage to his publication, he said. I gave it some thought and ran a retraction and apology. I didn't want to be responsible for the Register going under. That's how you do it, Andrew argued, when you get the facts wrong. I only had his word that I had the facts wrong, I had two sources who said I had it right. I decided to trust Andrew.
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