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Jet Lag News Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Hey that would be a good name for a blog!

Anyway, here's what's new in the world of Jet Lag.

Couldn't get to sleep until 1AM (maybe even a bit later).

Sun was up by 4AM (maybe earlier).

Only three hours sleep last night.

Exclusive: That's not enough sleep for Comrade Davey!

Google Gears Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I read that Google is going to announce a toolkit today that lets you run web apps on a disconnected machine. Something we had working in Radio in 2001. The key is something called a desktop web server. Nothing revolutionary about it. A database and CMS that runs on the local machine. I suspect that their approach will be heavier on the database and lighter on the CMS, since they like Ajax apps (as do many others, of course), where the content rendering happens in the browser, in Javascript.

Reboot 2007 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Pics from the opening party at Reboot 2007.

Congrats to Jason? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named mahalolol.gifWired has a scoop on Jason Calacanis's new service, a "people-powered search engine" named Mahalo, which they say is launching this week at an insider's conference.

Glad to hear someone is innovating in search. I bet it's cool.

Not sure I like that the insiders will see it before I will. :-(

PS: The site is live now. I signed up, logged in and started looking around. There's a page on me (of course that's the first thing I looked for), and what little it contains is accurate. I like that they identify the person who edited the page (someone named ck).

PPS: Looks like Yahoo?

From Rex Hammock, on vacation with family Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"I'm vacationing and am offline but had to share the following snippet of a converation I just had with my son, the high school sophomore.

"'I've got a friend you should meet -- He speaks your language,' he said.

"'What do you mean, he speaks my language?' I responded.

"There was a pause and then he said, 'You know -- he's the kind of guy who knows who Dave Winer is.'

"That was high praise from the 16 year old."

Here's one for Naked Jen Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A billboard in a Swedish ferry terminal in Halsingbord.

Here's one for Naked Jen!

Still the best picture I've taken Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Proof that every picture tells a story.


Last update: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 10:08 PM Pacific.

Dave Winer, 52, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.

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Things to revisit:

1.Microsoft patent acid test.
2.What is a weblog?
3.Advertising R.I.P.
4.How to embrace & extend.
5.Bubble Burst 2.0.
6.This I Believe.
7.Most RSS readers are wrong.
8.Who is Phil Jones?
9.Send them away.
10.Negotiate with users.
11.Preserving ideas.
12.Empire of the Air.
13.NPR speech.
14.Russo & Hale.
15.Trouble at the Chronicle.
15.RSS 2.0.
16.Checkbox News.
17.Spreadsheet calls over the Internet.
18.Twitter as coral reef.
19.Mobs of the blogosphere.
20.Advice for Campaigns.

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