Watching the American League playoff with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, who were down to their final three outs at one point in the series and could tie the series 3-3 with a win tonight. They're up 4-0 in the top of the fourth. Just tuned in. Hope to bring them good luck. I hate the Yankees who have two on with no outs and their slugger Matsui coming to bat. Are you watching? Red Sox win. Game 7 tomorrow.
Over the last couple of days I've helped a bunch of people debug their podcast feeds so they will work with audio.weblogs.com. Here are a few common problems and the cures.
Announcing: Audio.Weblogs.Com. It shows the newest podcasts, in reverse chronologic order, the same way weblogs.com shows the most recently updated weblogs. Now you can sample the work of the podcast community before installing an iPodder app. Podcasters, you can ping via XML-RPC, the same way you ping weblogs.com (all the major weblog apps are compatible) or through a Web form. There's even an RSS feed that contains the most recent 100 podcasts, and if your desktop aggregator is enclosure-aware, you'll even get all the podcasts (but watch out it can add up to quite a bit of disk space).
Since the Friday dinner and Saturday lunches will be outdoors, we'd appreciate it if it would stop raining in California as soon as possible.
Orlowski: "The living room TV of the future will look a lot like Google."
A classic Scoble corporate blogging rant. These days when I say his name it's Scahhh-bulll. That's because when you call his office and he's not there, his voicemail mispronounces his last name. An obvious opportunity for Microsoft to write some hard-core software.
We're getting a new kind of fan mail these days, and it's most welcome. It's great to hear the voices of people who like our work!
For those who think podcasting is brand-new, consider this. A year before my June audio posts, a year before Daily Source Code or Trade Secrets, Chris Lydon was doing what we called a weblog for the ears. It had all essential ingredients of a podcast, a studio that fit in a knapsack (designed by Bob Doyle) an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures, and an inspired amateur on a mission from god. Let's not overlook their contribution.
Russ Beattie forgot to mention podcasting when he was interviewed about the future of RSS. He also says that RSS was mentioned a "gazillion times" at the Web 2.0 conference. That's so funny becuase John Battelle, the conference emcee, told me RSS wasn't on the agenda at all!
Doc Searls will lead the sure-to-sell-out How To Make Money session at BloggerCon, 17 days from now. It isn't going to be as linear as you might think, remember he's the "Markets Are Conversations" guy. Anyway, I have a feeling this session is going to be a good podcast.
Kottke: "Out of Technorati's top 100 most-linked weblogs, only 16 don't feature advertising or are otherwise noncommercial."
Jay Rosen: "Even if Stolen Honor were judged fairly to be news -- even if we bend over backwards to give Sinclair the benefit of the doubt -- it still wouldn't explain what the company is doing by pre-empting regular programming to run the special in prime time."
Pioneer Press article on Podcasting.
Chris Sells' XML developers conference starts tomorrow in Portland.
10/19/00: "How much money do you need to feel secure?"
The always quotable Paolo on the weird dynamics of podcatching: "I'm kinda looking forward to be stuck at the airport or on the airplane in order to be finally able to listen to all this stuff." I had the same feeling, driving across the prairie, where I caught up with the Daily Source Code.
How much you want to bet that the iPod that Apple introduces next week will play this video I recorded in Brandon, Manitoba in August?
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