Welcome to the OPML Editor!
You can watch the new blogs come online. It's fun!
Everyone says go for it, so here we go, at 12:26PM Eastern.
A brief podcast to celebrate the public ship of the OPML Editor.
I noticed people were having trouble with outline elements that link to other places on the web, so I did a quick server-side enhancement that does what they wanted it to do. We're in the zone folks, where the numbers are starting to work. I like this. Haven't been to this place since early 2002.
Walter Ely: Bloglines Blogroll Import Howto.
Walter: "Hmm. I wonder if I can use this to build OPML shownotes for K9Cast." Yes, you can. That's how Adam does it. BTW, he's on board with the OPML Editor. The picture at the top is just a bit over the top. At least his collar doesn't have the official Catholic look.
If you have immediate comments, questions, suggestions, post them here. Otherwise, long-term, you should get on one of the mail lists. The opml-support list, managed by Dave Luebbert, is the longest-running, and will probably be the more technical of the lists, despite its name. Newbies should go to the opml-newbies list, which I am moderating for now, although I'd love to give it away to someone whose good with newbies. (I have limited patience and I like to dig new holes more than help out newcomers.)
Scoble: "You've been Scobleized!" Many times.
Fred Zelders: "First impression: Just a little bit of trying and ... BOOM ... It works. Great!"
Rod Kratochwill: "It worked!"
Bull Mancuso: "My name is Bull Mancuso."
Below, I said we'd flip the switch at 10AM Eastern, but it's taken longer than I thought it would (hah, no surprise there) and I still haven't had breakfast at 10:30AM, so I'm going to take a break, and aim for 10AM Pacific.
Eric Kidd: "Seriously sweet! The old Frontier kernel has gotten a facelift."
I just set up a new ping-center for people who are editing blogs with the OPML Editor. There are four views of this stream, changes.xml, RSS, OPML, and a very lame HTML rendering (but it does appear to work). It should help us pull together the initial users. I also started an new mail list for newbies, membership is open, but the list is moderated. It's a user's list, no questions are too basic, and technology discussions are totally off-topic. There's a more advanced list, which is still private, but soon will be public as well. I want to a bit more testing, and then open the download site around 10AM Eastern.
MacWorld: "Yahoo on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop -- the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application."
Doc Searls says he started skiing at 43 (he's about to turn 58), and is an intermediate, and loves nothing more than skiing. "There's no better bait to get me to come to a small conf than to hold it in a ski resort." Doc and I have been talking about doing some kind of conference together. I think we just figured out how and where to do it. Park City here we come!
BTW, I'm one of those accomplished schussers who likes the cruising runs. I don't do it for the athletics, I do it for the inspiration, the scenery, the freshness, and for companionship. I've never liked skiing through the trees (seems too dangerous, like motorcycle riding). I also love powder and bowl skiing. But the best of skiing is pausing near the top, with a spectacular view of the mountains from above, on a still clear blue Wasatch morning. Appreciate the pure silence of the moment. If there is a heaven, I hope that's what it's like. Or maybe that is heaven.
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