About interop between blogging tools.
Mike Arrington has a report on a new API for Google Talk. A while back I had an application that required me to be able to connect to Google Talk from the OPML Editor, back then I couldn't do it, the interface was too complex (anything is possible of course, but not in the small amount of time I had). I look forward to giving this a try. I suppose it would be too much to hope that the interface is XML-RPC? Probably. Luckily I have good contacts to this part of Google, through Joe Beda in Seattle, so we should be able to figure this out pretty quickly.
A war between Gretna and New Orleans has broken out in the comments on Rogers' weblog.
What's next, naked blogging at 30,000 feet?
Random idea: A Future-of-New-Orleans unconference would be very interesting. I would go. I keep finding myself wondering what the future of New Orleans is. I would like to get a group of experts and visionaries to speak about it.
On the way to the airport I stopped for another look at one of my college houses, and there was an organized cleanup happening on the street. It was really something. I talked with some of the people. All local, but not all people from the street. All around the city on Saturday morning you could see people working on the cleanup.
This woman was waiting at an uptown bus stop.
2:20PM Eastern: Arrived in Atlanta. Long layover, flight to SFO is at 5:30. This is one of the best airports to get grounded in. Although the wifi costs money, there's a wide variety of fairly decent food, lots of places to plug in, and plenty of room to walk around to get the blood flowing. In contrast, New Orleans airport is a ghost town. Most of the gates have no planes at them, maybe four planes were parked at gates (there seem to be about 100 gates). It's quiet. Scary quiet.
Cyril Neville: "A lot of things about life in New Orleans were a myth."
NY Times: "Pavel invented the device known today as the Walkman."
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