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Another thing Steve asked is when my new show is going on the air. He's good at reading tea leaves. Here's the announcement... Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named f16.gifLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls, announcing a new Web radio show, using only the latest technology and the freshest drugs. The name of the show is Trade Secrets. It's an integrated app, a collaboration between myself and Adam Curry. We're using AIM to do a weekly, and perhaps daily or as-necessary radio talk show with music clips and politics and software and guests and more, ranging far and wide. Live from two continents, it's Trade Secrets Radio. Yah man.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

And here's the initial Trade Secrets show. And away we go! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

And by popular demand, here's a Trade Secrets site, and a RSS 2.0 with enclosures feed you can subscribe to. "This is a bad site for fans of George W Bush." Sorry.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Check this out. Yet another idiotic story that says that bloggers don't make money. Geez Louise. That's not news. What a bunch of morons.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named bigHair.jpgJust got off the phone with Steve Gillmor. He asked about yesterday's post about publisher-opt-out for RSS. I wrote up a proposal approx two years ago. Yesterday Adam had an interesting idea of how to do it. If a feed has a very large ttl value, then go ahead and unsub. I like that approach. Nothing new has to be invented or documented.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Washington is a battleground state. How can you tell? Because the Swift Boat vets are running ads here. The latest has a young baby-faced Kerry talking about how he tossed his medals. He was such a kid. Of course he did silly things. And those were weird times. Meanwhile real Americans are dying in Iraq. This is all in such bad taste. I watched the two party chairmen on CNN today. The Republican chairman was laughing at everything. As he was laughing, Americans are dying in Iraq. Laughing while Americans are dying. Think about it. I wonder if these guys have any shame at all. Bush started the war. It was optional. He should take responsibility for it. If he were a real man, it wouldn't matter what Kerry voted for or didn't. It's his war. Every death is on his hands. It would have been different had we been attacked, but we weren't attacked.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Britt Blaser: "I had an interesting spilling-of-the-beans last night." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Judy Woodruff: "Let's tune into some of what the President.. er.. Senator Kerry is saying." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

This is not an official Morning Coffee Notes, it's just a test. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

They say iTunes is prescient at choosing the next song, and I don't disagree. Immediately after playing the above test, it faded into Nowhere Man by the Beatles. "He's as blind as he can be, just sees what he wants to see, isn't he a bit like you and me?" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named lostCause.jpgJust had a brief phone converation with Adam Curry. He said it sounded like I was in a good mood. I said yes, I am. I explained why. CNN was finally reporting on the mess in Iraq. On the screen at that moment, the President was climbing the stairs on Air Force One, his shoulders slumped. As he turned to wave, he looked tired and befuddled, like his father. A headline appeared. The Future of Iraq. I laughed. Maybe his plane will land in Baghdad. He can be President of Iraq (they have lots of oil) and Kerry can be President of the United States and help dig us out of the mess. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Danny Sullivan's new search blog, with RSS. Subscribed. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Today's song: "I want to bake my cake and eat it too." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Davos Newbies: "When the ridiculous Batman climbed onto Buckingham Palace this week, he wasn't shot." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Jason Kottke reports that Firefox is having trouble with his RSS feed; and since he patterned his feed after mine, he checked it out and that's not working either. Can anyone who's using Firefox shed light on why this is happening? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Time: Why Iraq's Not Getting BetterPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Watching the coverage of Hurricane Ivan on CNN, it struck me that the reporters who are standing outside enduring the wind and the rain are kind of acting like bloggers.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named washstate.gifWent to a blogger meetup today on 4th Avenue in Seattle tonight. I walked there, listening to Adam Curry's Daily Source Code. I learned that buses in downtown Seattle are free, and that there's a tunnel system that the buses connect through. I also learned that there's a blogger running for Secretary of State in the Libertarian Party. I also think it's a good time for a roundtable-type weekly blogger meeting here, to find out who's blogging the political life of the state of Washington. I'm going to try to network into one of the universities here, maybe University of Washington, to get a weekly meeting room. As with all other blogging meetups, tonight's was full of buzz, and it was at a really neat grocery store. Having a great time so far here in Seattle. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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