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NY Times editorial: The Promise of the First AmendmentPermanent link to this item in the archive.

MP3 of tonight's debate, thanks to Replay Radio and KUOW.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I have a question about IIS on Windows 2000 Server. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Re the post below, one of the two servers is up, not the one with unmetered bandwidth. But the MP3 of tonight's debate is recording, and I will upload it after the debate is over. Also, I have an email from Martin Nisenholtz at the NY Times, re the editorial above. I'll run that email with my blogger's point of view, tomorrow morning. I think this is a ripe moment in the relationship between professional and amateur journalists.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named containerShipSmall.jpgJoin us on a trip through the mind of Ethan Zuckerman. It's a fascinating place! I live across the street from a containerized seaport. It's something else to see one of the huge frieght ships navigating Puget Sound, with thousands of containers. I'll take a picture of one for you, maybe later tonight. And when you drive in from the airport you drive through what seems a storage yard for millions of containers, all with Asian names on them, some in Asian scripts. Where I live it's impossible to miss that we're part of a global economy. The evidence is everywhere you look. Hey it's cool to collaborate with a Berkman colleague. Say hi to everyone for me Ethan. I miss you guys!! Tell them to check out podcasting, I think they'll love it. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tod Maffin: "Following Eric Rice's idea of 'open-source promos,' I'm offering my time to produce a limited number of intros for podcasters. 100% free." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I was interviewed today on Minnesota Public Radio about podcasting. Yes, they're working on a podcast feed. They asked why is this growing so fast. I thought for a second and said: Blogs. A new idea can flow much faster now that we have mobilized word of mouth in a network of weblogs. It's all part of the same bootstrap. Blogs are used to inform people of the next blog-like thing. It's at times like this that I say: Bing! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I called Adam today on Skype and said "It's time to buy the new server." So we talked about it and agreed to buy two new servers. One to run more Web apps, and another as a pure bandwidth hog. It has 20Mbps unmetered. We can fill the pipe and pay nothing extra. Weeee-ohhh. We're betting on lots of growth in podcasting and want to make sure our infrastructure, which we're furiously developing, can grow to handle the demand. To test it out, I'm going to record an MP3 of tonight's debate, and I'll upload the MP3 as soon as possible. I'm also going to do a rush-study on BitTorrent. Looking for a good how-to. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The Public Radio Exchange is experimenting with podcasts. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

5 years ago Edd Dumbill wrote a kind article about XML-RPC and UserLand. "What Userland opened was not the source to its servers or content management system, Frontier, but its ideas, protocols, and bandwidth." Exactly right. That was the philosophy. Now of course the source is open too.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Operation Truth is a "nonprofit, non-partisan organization whose goal is simple and straightforward: to support our troops and spread the truth about what conditions are like in Afghanistan and Iraq." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

They're running an excellent ad on CNN, that answers the Swift Boat guys, without making ad hominem attacks on President Bush. It's about time.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Engadget: 92% of new hard drive-based MP3 players sold are iPodsPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Ann Petigrew: "Secretary Rumsfeld and President Bush, you are responsible for the inaccurate intelligence assessments, inadequate troop strength, Iraqi prisoner abuses, inadequate logistical support for U.S. forces, and fraudulent contracting billing for the Iraq reconstruction." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

To the Democrats: Don't let Bush get away with passing the buck. He's solely responsible for the military of the US. The commander-in-chief can't pass the buck.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Remember what Harry Truman said. "The President -- whoever he is -- has to decide. He can't pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That's his job." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Adam Curry: "We now have 7 people maintaining nodes." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Every time Bush says "He can run but he cannot hide," I think of Dale Gribble on King of the Hill. A chain smoker, conspiracy theorist. I swear they taught Dubya how to talk like Dale, who comes from the fictitious town of Arlen, TX. Believe it or not there's a Dale Gribble dollPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Scoble spots a $1900 tiny XP machine that does audio and video. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Chris Pirillo does a mini-conference in a podcast. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

This blog has proof that Bush was wearing a receiver at the first debate. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm happy to see Morning Coffee Notes in the Pioneers section. I have very fond memories of the early days of podcasting. Last month.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

David Weinberger article on metadata.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

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