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6PM Eastern: Arrived safely in Williamsburg. Really bad net connection. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

On this day in 1776, we decided we had enough of King George, and didn't want to live in his company colony any more, and told him he could take his empire and shove it. They're still a little bitter about it over there, but it turned out pretty well over here, more or less. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Today's drive is to Colonial Williamsburg for July 4.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Now here's something really cool. Yes, they have RSS feeds, but they also have podcasts. I was just thinking about this. Someday, I figured, you'd be able to tell the computer "I'm driving to Williamsburg today, download me some podcasts so I can prepare." That way your visit can start before you get there. Well, it seems that it happened sooner than I thought. Another thought -- this is another reason it's so important that hotels have Internet connections. And of course it makes total sense to subscribe to the feed of a historic place you have visited and enjoyed.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

NY Times story on Greensboro blogging.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

2/10/05: Greensboro in a podcastPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Boston Globe piece on the new John & Jim RSS fund. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Marc Canter: "I'd like to know what the Technorati business model is." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I've had the same thought, Marc. Why is Technorati so busy making headlines, when they should be figuring out what they want to be when they grow up, and then becoming that, asap. This weekend I did a feature for the OPML Editor that will make a big diff to Technorati. Like Apple, they're too big and too busy to notice. But they have plenty of time to try to turn OPML into a "legacy" format. (How insulting, how arrogant, how unlikely.) Their priorities are set wrong, they're fighting battles they don't need to fight, and not seeking to improve things for their users and most important, shareholders. If I were an investor in Technorati, I'd ask why Live 8 is so good for me, and how about making the servers work, and why aren't you keeping up with a lot of the changes on the real live web that you're supposed to be tracking?  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

An Italian student wants to know if the Creative Commons license allows him to translate the RSS 2.0 spec to Italian and publish it. I'm not a lawyer, but I think it does.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A few years ago Bob Tedeschi said blogging was a fad, no business opportunities here, move along. Heh.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Om Malik notes that RSS search engines, like HTML counterparts, can be spammed.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I asked the Replay folks to add Skype call recording to their product, and they did, in less than a day. This is important because, while Mac podcasters have had an easy way to record Skype calls, Windows users have not. If you try it, let me know how it works, preferably in a blog post (so I can point), and I'll pass on your experience. (Just noticed the 2-minute limit. Oy. That spoils the whole thing.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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