On This Day In is back. It's generated from a dynamic OPML file. That's the theme of the new version of Scripting News. Everything snaps together through OPML. No exceptions. (Poke around, lots of other stuff works. I'll start writing about the broad strokes in the next few days.)
You can see how the category routing has been paying off (or not). For example, here's the Microsoft category. Not too much, but not too little. It's working. There will be an RSS feed. No doubt there's a ready market for this, people inside Microsoft who may find Scoble's fire hose a bit much, and might want an outsider's point of view. .
Nice the way Joe Lieberman's pic is on the Dean category. Looking up at the hooker. Does he approve? Does he want a date?
Screen shot: My hotsy totsy weblog editor has buttons that make rebuilding the RSS and editing categories single-button-clicks. A weblog item is routed to a category by 1. Right-click, and 2. Choose a category from a hierarchic popup menu.
Brent Simmons on fighting comment spam.
Here's a really nice development. Non-vendor-specific work by developers. Good work. Manila and Radio people should pitch in.
I spent four hours in a dentist chair this afternoon having root canal, and a bunch of other stuff. I survived, barely. My mouth hurts. I feel so abused. Ouch.
Scoble: "I guess Diego missed the fact that we had an RSS news aggregator built into Longhorn already." I missed that too. Tell me more!
Following Dean, Kerry opts out of the public finance system for his primary run. He's going to self-finance by taking out personal loans.
BBC: Microsoft rivals take the stand.
The second monster, a static server running Apache, is now hooked into the content flow. I know this doesn't look like much, but it's a step on the path.
Joi Ito: "I'm not (yet) asking to be allowed to participate in the US elections." Interesting thought. But Joi is already participating, more than most US citizens (being on the Internet advisory board of the Democratic front-runner is not a bad place to start). How can less-well-connected people can have a say in the US democracy. How can a brilliant, poor voice from left field inspire us?
Deborah Branscum: "Here I sit in Stockholm, planning a Thanksgiving dinner for in-laws who have never had one. I miss my family and friends, my old house and my old neighborhood. When people ask me if I'm going to become a Swedish citizen, I start laughing because it's such an odd idea."
Werbach: "This is just too cool."
BBC: US babies get global brand names.
Andrew Orlowski is trying a new career as a comedian.
Wired: "Fleshbot, the new blogging-for-bucks pornography venture of media entrepreneur Nick Denton."
Steve MacLaughlin: "Fleshbot's dirty secret recipe for promotion was to use a 'popular blogger' to report on something happening in bloggerville."
Faisal Jawdat sends pointers to Muxway and Delicious, two of a new Breed Of Blog that's minimalist and programmable.
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