This evening after Rebecca's talk, a bunch of us got together to laugh about burning George Bush in effigy. Actually I did most of the laughing. We thought that might play well on Al Jazeera. See, not everyone in America is crazy. Some people are rational. I know that Hannity will be there along with Rush Limbaugh calling us liberals. I anticipated that. I'm going to get a hard hat and a baseball bat and kick some reactionary butt. We're going to chase them down the street until they admit that we're bigger and stronger than they are. No more Mr Nice Liberal Guy.
BloggerCon III in Nashville?
Phil G in Ecuador!
Tonight's Thursday evening meeting is at Shorenstein. We're going to hear Rebecca MacKinnon talk about blogging about North Korea, a very timely topic given all the news today from North Korea. It starts at 6PM Eastern and as far as I know will not be webcast.
Thanks to Paul Boutin for the pointer to this humorous column about Gmail.
Channel 9 interviews Dare Obasanjo on syndication formats.
NK Zone is covering the rail disaster in North Korea.
Dan Gillmor: "The Bush administration wants to keep the reality of the war in Iraq as far away from the American people as it can."
If you've ever wondered if Google has too much power, read this email, and then think about it.
Abe Fettig: "If Dave's anonymous correspondent is seeing hits on /index.rdf and /atom.xml, it probably means that his pages contain links to those files." This theory seems to be wrong. Google is actively looking for these two files, lots of reports being posted agree. Check out the comments here.
A copy of the email I sent to the Berkman fellows mail list (Google exec Andrew McLoughlin is on the list), cc'd to Brad Templeton, Larry Lessig and Robert Scoble. I'm also writing a script that tests this on my servers which are frequently indexed by Google. One has to wonder what's still sacred at Google, will they stop indexing sites whose content they don't like or is this just about formats they don't like?
Okay here's some kind of response from Google.
NY Times: "95 percent of libraries offer Internet access."
Bush: "We're not going to cut and run if I'm in the Oval Office."
Last night's movie was Eternal Sunshine, and what a nice movie it is.
Lacuna: "Painless non-surgical memory erasing process."
Heilman: "One sake, one vicodin, one beer."
Zawodny: "Your terse linking style leave a lot of room for interpretation."
Actually, if you read What is Scripting News, linked to in the popup menu to the right, it's pretty clear how I want you to interpret a link. "A link on Scripting News means that I thought that the story was interesting, and felt that an informed person would want to consider the point of view expressed in the piece."
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