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And here's the initial Trade Secrets show. And away we go!
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.
Just 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.
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.
Britt Blaser: "I had an interesting spilling-of-the-beans last night."
This is not an official Morning Coffee Notes, it's just a test.
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?"
Just 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.
Today's song: "I want to bake my cake and eat it too."
Davos Newbies: "When the ridiculous Batman climbed onto Buckingham Palace this week, he wasn't shot."
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?
Time: Why Iraq's Not Getting Better.
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.
Went 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.
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