Why I'm going to see the candidates in New Hampshire.
One of the candidates I hope to meet next week is John Edwards. This NY Times piece says his campaign may be failing. Kerry's Iowa chairman, Jerry Crawford, is quoted, saying of Edwards: "He was one of the ones I was worried about earlier. Not now. The big mystery of this campaign is why he isn't connecting. He's a very talented guy. He's got great raw material." They talk about the candidate using the language of Hollywood. Are they substantial thinkers or people with great vision, or even great problem-solvers? Edwards has an extensive schedule in New Hampshire next week. He may not be in the race in September.
Dan Gillmor: RSS Hitting Critical Mass.
Steve Kirks: "Send Steve to BloggerCon!" Yeah!
Phil Ringnalda on BlogStreet and BlogLines.
Should I do a 1.5 hour session on October 5 on Outlining and the Web?
Pito Salas: "There are a few good blog readers out there but there's lots of room for innovation."
Today's song: "When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming, signore."
Dan Grigsby: "I've put together a service to send out alerts via AIM whenever someone reads a blog entry."
Three great lines from Moonstruck. Cher says "Snap out of it!" as she slaps Nicholas Cage after he says he loves her. Later when telling her mother that she's going to marry him, the mama (Olympia Dukakis) asks if she loves him. "I love him terrible, ma," she says. The mama says "That's too bad." Grandpa weeps when Danny Aiello comes back from Italy to find his brother is marrying his fiance. Mama asks why he's crying (probably thinking they were tears of joy of course) and he says "I'm so confused!"
NY Times: Ohio Lines Failed Before Blackout.
David Hoggard: "Is this a wonderful country or what?"
Last year on this day, Instant Messaging in Frontier/Radio.
Three years ago in the Atlantic Monthly: "Rampant music piracy may hurt musicians less than they fear. The real threat -- to listeners and, conceivably, democracy itself -- is the music industry's reaction to it."
A picture of Doc's mom, in 1943 (approx) after catching two big fish in Alaska. Hey she's a cutie. Of course, I knew that. She looks like Doc. Duh.
Lydon, CSS, Safari
Michael Dalling writes: "I think I know why the links aren't clickable in Safari." He ran Chris's site through the HTML validator and found the problem in an anchor element, before line 361, and that it's fixed by HTML Tidy, but he hasn't been able to find it. Neither have I.
Matthew Morse writes: "It looks the same in Safari and in Mozilla, but the links don't work. That can be fixed by removing the float:left; line from #content in the style declaration. It doesn't appear to impact the layout."
Bob Stepno: Communal Debugging.
Kool Aid, Scoble, Gillmor
I gave this line from Dan Gillmor a couple of days of thought: "Robert Scoble is a good guy, and he's good for Microsoft. But there's a some kool-aid seeping out of this piece."
What is Dan is saying? That Microsoft is like Jonestown? That Scoble has stopped thinking for himself? That Scoble is forced to say something dishonorable or unethical on his weblog to keep his job? Gillmor doesn't substantiate it.
My opinion, Scoble tells us more about Microsoft than Dan has told us about his employer. We supposedly have a blogger inside one of the biggest media companies in the world, yet we are no better informed about media companies. I think Scoble does a good job of balancing his employer's interests against the interests of his readers.
According to Google Answers, they didn't actually drink Kool Aid at Jonestown.
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