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RITA: "Expected to reach hurricane strength later tonight." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Laura Rozen: "The NYT Select thing is a total catastrophe." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Seattle P-I article about RSS at the PDC.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

You might have to squint to see the white-on-orange XML icon on Allegheny College's cafeteria menu page, but yes indeed, it has an RSS 2.0 feed, so you can find out in advance what they'll be eating. I subscribed to the feed because it's so futuristic. Via Syndication for Higher Ed, via Library Stuff.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I've been on Doc's case for years about bloggers participating in closed, private and/or secret events where information is shared with some, but not all. Today he calls Google out for inviting some bloggers to some kind of meeting, with a rule that they can't blog. There's something wrong and dirty about this. They benefit enormously from the open generosity of others. They've made billions of dollars and have concentrated a huge amount of power. How nasty is it then to not share that value with the people who brought them there, the authors of the Internet.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Best wishes to Halley Suitt who's in the hospital with chest pain.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named hahaItsThePope.jpgA note to the people who maintain the Gillmor Gang podcast feed -- the channel-level title element is required. I suppose technically your feed is valid if it has an empty title, but it makes my aggregator unhappy. (Folders with empty names are frowned on by the operating system.) Could you please help me out and include a nice title, something like The Gillmor Gang, for example. Thanks. (While you're at it, the channel-level description is required as well.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Rex Hammock: "Maybe now's not the right time to be inviting all those folks back into New Orleans." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named tuba.jpgThere's hope for the free world. Here's proof. Phil Ringnalda caught a wiff of something amiss in an MS embrace of RSS, wrote it up, then Dare Obasanjo explains what happened, and stands up for RSS. He reports that Microsoft will now do the right thing (he works for Microsoft, at MSN). This is an example of something I've been writing about -- that while it's nice that Microsoft embraces RSS, and has opinions about its future, the opposite is also true. Further, the previously dysfunctional RSS "community" is now acting sanely, and protecting something that's good for everyone, the simplicity of RSS. Slowly, the weird trips are rolling back, people are starting to do the right thing. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

FilmLoop is "free software that gives you the power to create new loops or join existing ones. Loops are strings of images that move across your desktop." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A hurricane warning for Key West. Tropical Storm Rita is building in the Bahamas, it will cross into the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters believe it will head toward Texas and coastal Mexico. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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