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New release of wordPress.root, teaches the OPML Editor how to create and edit WordPress blog posts. New features include categories, a View button, indentation, glossary. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Ed Cone: "Recently the BusinessWeek blog invited readers to rewrite a BusinessWeek story." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Latest Flickr set: A trip to Burlington and Dean HQ in Jan 04, in the days leading up to the Iowa Caucus. I was there for the famous scream heard round the world. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Bob Stepno discovered NY Times podcasts, behind the firewall, alas. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named img.jpgI know I'm the last person to discover how clever Flickr's RSS is. Here's the story. People were adding me as a contact as I kept uploading folders of pictures from my backlog. I would get an email every time it happened. I wondered why. I wonder no more. I started adding them as my own contacts, slowly, a few days ago. Coool, when I'd go to my Flickr contacts page, I could see if Betsy or Rex, Tara or Stewart had uploaded some new pics. Excellent. Then yesterday I wondered if they had an RSS feed for this. Yes, of course they do. Bing. I subscribed. Now, happily every time one of my contacts puts up a new picture, it shows up in my River of News and gets hooked on my fishing pole. Now every time I add a contact it's like subscribing in RSS. Scratch that, it's not "like" that at all. It's exactly that. Excellent.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Good news, we got a bit of community development work going on the OPML Editor. Got some spiffy new icons for wordPress.root thanks to Steve Kirks and some geeks who pitched in to help. I kicked back and watched, and was patient, and resisted pleas for help. Next time we'll get more juice from the community. Anyway, I have a new version of wordPress.root in the works, with a bunch of new features, it's my way of saying thanks to everyone for helping out. Good work.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Steve Case, founder and former CEO of AOL, writing in the Washington Post, argues persuasively that Time-Warner should split into four companies, including an independent AOL. He believes that AOL could undergo a renaissance similar to that of Apple. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I booked my travel to Chapel Hill for Podcastercon, on January 7. It's the first podcasting event I'm going to. It's a totally non-commercial unstructured event. I'll be there from January 5, leaving on the morning of the 8th, to be back in SF for MacWorld Expo on the 9th. I'll be staying at the CourtyardPermanent link to this item in the archive.

BTW, I'd like to cover MacWorld as press, but these days have absolutely no contacts at Apple in PR. If you have an idea who I should contact, please send an email. Thanks. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named rati.jpgNew feature in the right margin. Click on the green Technorati logo to see who's pointing at this site. It's an experiment to see what will happen. Now there's a way to trackback to Scripting News. If you have something to say about something that's posted here, try commenting on it on your blog and point to the post on this site. If it proves popular there are some obvious ways to enhance the feature.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Thanks Adam for inventing podcasting and being our leader. And thanks to BusinessWeek for honoring our podfather. He's so cool and his hair is so pretty. Hey he may just be a DJ but somehow he wrote all our software! He's so amazing.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Sorry for the sarcasm. Let me translate. BusinessWeek is a tool. How dare they promote him without the disclaimer that he fucked with the record, and got caught. They just showed they don't care if you know they don't have any integrity. Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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