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Coffee on mcbook keybord Permanent link to this item in the archive.

not trying to be cute but i got coffee on my keybord, now lot o key don't work. ouch.

trying to fix it probly don't work too well.

[[A picture named caesar.gifLater... Okay the MacBook Pro has to go in to have its keyboard replaced. Even though I bought AppleCare coverage for the computer, I'll have to pay for the repair, because I caused the problem. It'll take between 5 and 10 days and cost between $300 and $600. In the meantime, my iPhone is configured to sync with the computer that's got the broken keyboard. Does that mean I won't be able to put any podcasts on the iPhone? How about backing up the data I enter into the phone? Or will it all be wiped out when I connect it to another computer?

Today's links Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Rex Hammock on serious applications of TwitterGrams.

Doc Searls: "Where are you going to go for live information when a life-threatening wildfire bears down on your town?"

Mobile stories Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named donquixote.gifHaving an iPhone and the modest successes of the Times and BBC rivers has got me thinking about how to make the iPhone a truly great text reader. It's within grasp I think, and I also think that Scripting News is going to transition to being a mobile entity more than a desktop or laptop one. Both from the writing and the reading side. All the more reason why I need the OPML Editor (an instance of the Frontier scripting environment) running in mobile form. I may end up buying an ultralite Windows notebook to sub for the machine I really want (an iPhone with the OPML Editor running on it) to carry with me. Nah probably not. Arrgh. I wish I could put Mac software on this thing. You know that would put Windows to rest for some people, permanently. That Apple thinks Safari is the dev platform for anyone shows a bit of Don Quixote still lives in the heart of Uncle Steve. Why not go the easy way?

The focus now is the story. I know how to do the index page, it's a river. But what about the things the index page links to? What should they look like? That's what I'm playing with right now.


Last update: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 6:07 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.

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

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

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"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.
21.Social Cameras.
22.The Next Big Thing.
23.It's time to open up networking, again.
24.Am I competing?

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