Scripting News: Old-time laptops.#

Scripting News: Ted Nelson on an iPhone.#

Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record.#

Tavern on the Green reopens April 24.#

Secret: The acquihire offers Dropbox is making are insane.#

I'm working on a utility in JavaScript that converts an entire WordPress blog to OPML so you can use Fargo as a blog editor. It's more than an export for WordPress, because Fargo can edit the documents and save them back to WordPress,#

It's kind of nice to be able to edit a whole website in an outline. Soon you'll be able to do that for WordPress, and not just new sites, also for existing ones. Like this. #

As part of the development process, I converted the old Rebooting the News site to OPML. You can open the file in Fargo, by copying the URL to the clipboard, then switch into Fargo, choose Open By Url from the File menu and paste the URL. Of course you can't edit it, it's not your blog, but if it were you would be able to. #

Making progress! #

Along the way today I used a picture I had been holding on to. I thought it was interesting that you can now read Ted Nelson's seminal Dream Machines and Computer Lib on an iPhone. Carl Sagan said: "We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to self-awareness." On a smaller, humbler, human scale, the iPhone is an imperfect representation of the visions documented in Nelson's books. That it can present the work that led to itself is amazing evidence of how much we've gotten done in our generation. It's all there and it fits in the palm of your hand! #

The full Sagan quote#

We are the local embodiment of a Cosmos grown to selfawareness. We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose. Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring. #

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Daddy does love brunch!#

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