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Essay: Yahoo, Microsoft and Google in RSSPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Google Blogoscoped: "While Google is often late in the game, it equally often then releases something infinitely better than what competitors are doing at that time." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Introducing MyCommentSpamBuddy: "If you're running a weblog, comment spam may be one of the biggest irritants you have to deal with. Until now Manila and its underlying discussion group software hasn't had any automatic defenses against comment spam." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Went for a drive on the beach today. Pictures. MoviePermanent link to this item in the archive.

Engadget: How would you change the iPod? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Ross Rader is hosting a Toronto Podcasting dinner, next Tues.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Don Park: "He can throw large rocks very accurately." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Actually I throw Gonzos, not rocks.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I did a podcast over Skype a couple of nights ago with Kosso and we used SkypeOut to call Scoble, which worked really well. It's pretty long and rambly, and goofy and techy. It's podcast number two with Kosso, the pod-bad-man, with a new brand for every day of the month. The brand du jour is Trade Sushi. It's like Trade Secrets, but with Sushi.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Two years ago today Microsoft got its "foot in the blogging door" by hiring Scoble.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named abe.gifI've got a new NetGear router, and once again BitTorrent is running at a snail's pace. I had this problem in March, mapping the BT ports to my laptop cured the problem and made the downloads run hugely fast. I've done the same with the new router, and the downloads are intermittently fast, but mostly snail-like slow, about 6K per second, on a high speed line capable of over 400K per second. I've tried it on lots of downloads, so I don't think the problem is with the net. I'm running 4.0.1 on Windows. If you have an idea, add a comment here, please; and thanks! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Russell Beattie: Linux for Human BeingsPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Jason Lefkowitz sends a pointer to the Phil Hendrie podcast, which he describes thus: "A nationally syndicated comedy talk show. It's really funny -- like a parody of the stupid talk shows." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

New header graphic. A wet green lane in Woodside.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Getting credit without patents Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named emily.jpgBTW, I'm offering my comment spam buddy under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license, with a special request. It may be that this is a new way to fight comment spam. If it is, I would like credit for discovering it. I consider this one final attempt to work openly without patenting every innovation. I've been asking for help with this for years. Now on the other hand, if it's not new, as Emily Litella said, "Never mind."

A great example is this Newcity Chicago article which, once again, gives Adam Curry credit for my work. He doesn't say anything to correct them, that's his problem. The reporter's problem is that he's passing on lies. It's endemic, that's why you have a virtual industry of credit-takers, leeches feeding off the creativity of others, and they get away with it because the reporters are complicit. So please, I have no patience for people who lecture us about the thorough research that the pros supposedly do, if they ever do it, it's a very rare thing.


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