The NY Times endorses John Kerry for President.
Watching the Yankees clean the Red Sox's clock. My heart goes out to my brother, Michael Feldman, the Dowbrigade. I know it's not a good day to be a Red Sox fan, but let me leave you with this thought. If the Red Sox were to someday get by the Yankees, they would no longer have a philosophy. They would no longer be the Red Sox. They might as well tear down Fenway. The Curse of the Bambino defines the team. It's not a pretty sight. It couldn't be any other way.
Today's audio blog post on audio pings and Jon Stewart.
Where to stay at BloggerCon III? I'll be at Rickey's Hyatt. Yeah the reviews aren't very great, but it's a cool place with tons of history, a great pool, garden and patio. A perfect place to do our podcasts before and after the Con. And the price is pretty good too, for central Palo Alto.
Following up Jon Stewart's appearance on CNN Crossfire yesterday, wouldn't it be great if we had a TV network whose only job was to explain what was really going on on the other networks? For example, when Chris Matthews interviewed John Edwards yesterday about the bullshit about the Cheney daughter, the new network would point out that Matthews was doing exactly what everyone was so upset with Kerry about, and by the way, so is Mr Cheney and get this -- so is Mrs Cheney, who supposedly is so upset. Well if she were really so upset about the exposure of her daughter wouldn't she try to make the controversy go away? Come on really. The hypocrisy is so thick, and everyone knows it. Anyway, if there really were such a network none of the current crop of politicians would appear on it for fear of having to say what they really think about stuff. But maybe a new crop would develop.
Mary Hodder: "You can refer to me as Bobo-at-Large."
John Palfrey: "Berkman is hosting a conference in December to consider, from a skeptical viewpoint, the impact of the Internet on politics."
Nick Robinson says, via email, that Al Gore is launching this network.
Two years ago today, evangelism for RSS enclosures.
Interesting comments in this post re the Plame/Novak/Miller case.
Dave Carroll illustrates a modern well-equipped dashboard.
Doc Searls: Why Podcasting isn't Radio.
Brandon Fuller wrote a Movable Type plug-in that pings audio.weblogs.com when it publishes an item with an enclosure in category "podcast."
This is the first mention of the new audio weblog ping-center here on Scripting News. With the release of Google Desktop Search and then the MSNBC feeds, and the coverage of the Valerie Plame debate, there hasn't been a good time to talk about it until now. Basically Adam and I each bought a new server, we're working to get the first one fully functional. It's now responding to pings, producing a changes.xml and a shortChanges.xml, and developers in the podcasting community, such as Brandon Fuller, above, are starting to ping and some are starting to build apps off changes.xml. It's good to hear that generic pinging is working. Honestly I hadn't claimed it does, because I wrote the code when I was pretty tired and hadn't yet had a chance to test it.
Here's a page of notes on how the audio weblog ping-center works.
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