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Mail To The Future logoThe new Mail To The Future is ready to try out. It's remarkably like the app that was first deployed in early 1999, before easy blogging tools, when XML-RPC was still very new. It was a milestone, and today it's a vault for memory and visions of the future, with messages scheduled for delivery through 2030. It's important that the app be handled with care, over the years. UserLand is focused (correctly) on Manila and Radio, so I offered to host MTTF on the Scripting News server. If you have questions or comments, please post them here. If you can add to the history of MTTF, post comments herePermanent link to this item in the archive.

News.Com: "Search engine giant Google plans for the first time to sell ads that include images, a surprise reversal for a company that has won regard for its pioneering use of text-only marketing pitches." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The Internet Law conference starts tomorrow here in Cambridge. I'm going to try to sneak in for a few of the sessions. Shhh don't tell anyone.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Jeffrey Sachs an economist at Columbia University is the guest on NPR's On Point this evening. He says what I've been trying to say, it's time to cut our losses in Iraq. We made a mistake. I don't see any way that staying there can have a better outcome than leaving now. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A conference tonight at Fenwick & West in Mtn View about blogging. "How will blogging change the way we do business?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Aaron Pratt wants to fill up his Gmail inbox with a gig of spamPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Archive.Org has an RSS feedPermanent link to this item in the archive.

BBC: New abuse photos are "even worse." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Reuters: "The Americans killed hundreds in Falluja in retaliation for the mutilation of the four Americans and now those people are killing an American in retaliation for the torture of prisoners," said Arkan Mohammad, a cleric at Baghdad University. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I basically agree with the title of this site. This is, probably, by the way, why I won't spend a major amount of time in Europe this summer. We've got an election here in the fall that's very important. I will probably relocate to one of the swing states, so my vote will matter. And my travelling this summer should be in the US, where I can help in any way I can to be sure that Bush gets a one-way ticket to Falluja, so he can personally clean up the mess he created. He can take his great Defense Secretary with him.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times: "President Bush and Senator John Kerry are pouring resources into more than 20 states in a struggle to master one of the most complex electoral playing fields in nearly 20 years." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Mary Jo Foley: Trouble in TabletLand? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Wired: "It's probably a bit much to say Jobs is saving the music industry, but he's showing them the way into the digital age. They have been stumbling around drunk in the dark."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

XML-RPC interface for Mail To The Future. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Peter Ford: "It is great to see the revival of Mail to the Future." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

AP: "The number of adult smokers in New York City dropped by more than 100,000 in a year." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named joey.jpgMatthew Mullenweg wrote an importer for WordPress that reads a folder of RSS files to populate a weblog. I have such a folder for my Handsome Radio Blog, and Matthew tested his importer with these files. Hey, it worked. This is what interop is about, making it easier for users to move content between the various systems. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

TPM: "Lady Liberty gets left with fifty bucks, a sneer, a black eye, and the room to herself for the couple hours left before check out." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

5/12/97: "A friend asks if galaxies can love each other." Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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