Jay Rosen: "Strange, what's unsayable."
Uncle Vava built a wind mill on his hippie commune in Florida. It was a unique design, instead of having vertical blades, it had a pinwheel, which meant it could catch wind from any direction. It worked, they had water pressure, and with solar heating, hot showers.
Andrew Grumet: "Spammers have developed robots that target Movable Type."
Jeff Jarvis on Presidential blogging.
Lance Knobel: "Bill Clinton looks good."
British Pathe: "You can preview items from the entire 3500 hour British Pathe Film Archive which covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970."
Essay: "Ever since Steve Jobs, all geeks think they're Him."
A family picture taken (probably) fifteen years ago in NY. From left to right, Ken, Sparky, Rudy and me. Sparky is Ken's longtime friend, Rudy was Ken's father, my grandfather (he died about ten years ago) and I'm looking pretty buff, if I do say so myself.
Simon Willison: "Enough of the theory: the web needs practical advice on developing Unicode enabled web pages and web applications."
Kevin Werbach likes RSS. He wants us to fix it.
Beta: Password-protected RSS feeds for Manila sites.
Paolo has pictures of beautiful Italian babes on his blog. And get this, they have their own weblogs.
Derek Balling on O'Reilly's exclusive confab.
Tim Bray says that to get rid of spam we're going to need to pay to send email, as much as one cent a message.
Don Park comments on Tim Bray's solution. BTW, I should mention that I have been briefed on another solution that's different from both Bray's and Park's and doesn't involve money. It's clever. Wish I could talk about it.
Another insidious Internet problem, random people who challenge your integrity. I just tried a new method and it seems to have worked. Mr X wanted to start a round of flames challenging my integrity over a format I designed and promote. Somehow I have been doing something evil there, he claims. So I passed the challenge back through a reputable person, Mr Y, who knows both of us, asking that he look into X's claims, and let me know if there's any substance to them. I don't think Y would bother me with something that's not important, where X has done that many many times. The idea is that a public figure would have a committee of three people who vouch for his or her integrity, kind of the role the editor and publisher of a magazine or newspaper plays. If you have an issue with me, take it up with one of my committee members. If they think there's an issue, then I have to take a look at it. This would up the level of discourse in the weblog world substantially. So many of the challenges don't provide any data at all. I am tired of getting these hits. There's almost always two or three people trying to end my career in humiliation. Let them take some risks when they do that. No I don't think it's funny that you think I'm an asshole. Find someone else to pick on.
Simon Willison stumbled over an effective comment spam measure.
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