Pictures: The day before spring break at the beach in Florida.
Spring break starts tomorrow. If you're headed toward the north-mid coast of Florida, as many are (Daytona is just down the beach), you're headed toward some drop-dead gorgeous weather. Everyone's out on the beach, walking, throwing a frisbee, football or baseball -- swimming, surfing, riding a bike, fishing. Pack a bathing suit, suntan lotion, probably a lightweight rain jacket, because it probably will rain a few times during the week. Leave the sweaters at home, as improbable is must seem, you just won't need them. You're in for a treat. I guess all this is a way of saying how much I already know I'm going to miss this place.
Deborah Branscum: High School and the Blogosphere.
Philippe Martin has released dbSpy for Frontier, a low-level database analysis tool. This is going to be very useful!
I started a directory for Frontier developer tools and tutorials and whatever else comes along.
A new social bookmarking app: de.lirio.us.
BTW, yesterday I bought a fun domain.
Tod Maffin reports that Canada is amending its copyright laws in favor of content-creators.
I sent an email today to Brad Templeton, the chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, asking that he take a look at issues raised by Google's AutoLink feature. As far as I know, the EFF hasn't taken a position on this. To me, there's a difference between a giant corporation having copyrights automatically renewed on work where the author has been dead for fifty years, and a giant corporation changing my writing to suit its corporate purposes. How different is this from Apple interfering with the work of authors of their fan sites, a cause which the EFF has championed. I say not very different at all (in fact there's no due process involved in Google changing my work). I've written to Lessig about this too, several times.
DataBlogging is "the notion that traditional blog entries have extended data fields appended to them to track various things."
Structured Blogging is a similar idea, but not as far along as DataBlogging, and it appears that it does not build on RSS.
John Van Dyk did the Metadata Plug-in for Manila, in Y2K.
News.Com: "Rep John Conyers says bloggers deserve the same legal protections as those accorded to print and broadcast journalists."
Driving on US 1 with the dashboard Buddha.
Great West Wing last night. Maybe the Republians will win the White House? I thought the scene with the president eating ice cream with the Republican candidate was a little dream-like, but I love the way they're doing the election.
Dave Hodson reports on last night's Podcasting meetup in San Fran.
Wes Felter on NY: "How can civilization survive in such inhospitable climates?" That's where I'm headed. I already feel cold. Brrrr.
I think Ed Cone is saying being on TV is like having sex?
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