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NY Times piece on podcasting. "Everyone is famous for 15 people."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

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Do you think this is for real? Is there really a show called Beauty and the Geek? Pretty funny either way. (I tried calling WB, and they do have a show called Beauty and the Geek, so that much is true, and the phone number listed by "Megan Dowd" is the number of the production company for the show. But no one has heard of her and when you call the number you get a confused male receptionist, and get forwarded to someone's voice mail who is not named Megan Dowd.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A simple search shows that, real or not, this is not a new line of work for Ms Dowd. She was a casting director for MTV's Date My Mom. I think I've even seen that, briefly, once, while mindlessly channel surfing.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I had one of the best breakfasts of my life at a restaurant called Cora's in Ottawa. Maybe it was because I like Ottawa so much, or did some really great work on my walk just before breakfast, or maybe it's because the food was incredibly well prepared. I don't know but, it was pretty great. Why am I in Ottawa? Because I don't know anyone here, the prices are unbeatable, it's a beautiful, compact city, and as I said, I just like it here. Whatever. I'm getting ready for the final sprint on the Windows version of the OPML Editor. I'll be here at least through the weekend. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named canada.gifThere's something strangely beautiful about Canadian cities. Vancouver opened my eyes to this. As you approach from the south, it has an Oz-like look. You really feel like you're entering a city-of-the-future. Then it has a completely different feel from ground level. Ottawa has the same thing, all these rivers, bridges, and fantastic government buildings, museums, concert halls, embassies. Parliament. A Supreme Court. And it's so small, really tiny, but there's so much here. And don't believe what they say about Canada in the US, this is a foreign country, but you can almost pass for a Canadian here.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Paolo releases his Theme Tool for free. That's cool. I'm thinking that Radio itself, the parts that haven't already been GPLed, should be. Christmas may well come early this year. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

There's a new address for the ping-site form for  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

British police released pictures of suspects in yesterday's failed bombing attempts in London.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Feedshake "helps you to generate new feeds by merging, sorting and filtering existing online RSS feeds." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Chris Pirillo says the official name for Microsoft's Longhorn is Vista. Interesting choice. That was going to be ThinkTank's name before we came up with a better one. Maybe they should add OPML support and an outliner and buy the name from Symantec. The operating system for people who think. Just an idea.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Top ten best nude beaches, according to GoNomad. Not that I'd go to a nude beach or anything.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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