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Daily link Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Crossfader is up now: Crossfader is an online community for the global electronic artist.

Done by a team down the hall from me, in particular, Eric Schmidt. Lots of fun ahead we hear. If you're a musician. Spread the word. Word. Out.

11:19:04 PM    Mudpit 

Hey, look, it's a Netdisaster. Heh. The aliens have kidnapped me!

Seriously, I have something more serious to talk to you about. It's becoming more and more clear that something in my life has gotta give. I've got about 1,100 emails waiting. Maryam would like to have me say more than hello and goodbye to her. My son is now showing me how to play bass guitar via IM and that sounds fun. I haven't seen a movie in months. My friends are getting ignored. The Channel 9'ers need their videos (and their foam nine guys, I have a bunch to send out). I have a book that needs writing. And then there's the link blog.

I've been looking at my link blog, and the requests lately about it, and I've decided just to stop doing it.

Why? Well, there are so many other ways for you to find cool new blogs now. Pubsub. Bloglines. Technorati. Feedster. NewsGator (Greg Reinacker reminded me again that NewsGator has a really cool set of online services including a search engine).

I've been spending three to eight hours every day on my link blog. And, at the end of the day it just wasn't worth the effort.

So, sorry for those who got used to watching it. I know there were thousands.

I'll keep it around, and I probably will drop a few things into it from time-to-time, but I won't make it the everyday thing it used to be.

11:09:33 PM    Mudpit 

Eric Rice has too much fun with Flickr. Is this why Yahoo bought Flickr? Heh.

Eric is doing the new Engadget podcast. (Lenn and Phil have moved over to Make). I see people are giving him heck because he isn't as big a geek as Phillip Torrone is. Well, duh. Eric has his own style, though, that'll be endearing to lots of people.

Just talk smack about gadgets and it'll be fine.

8:29:33 AM    Mudpit 

It's a light blogging week. I'm preparing for Channel 9's one-year anniversary. Yesterday the .NET Show filmed its 50th show. Lots of cool stuff on there. Erica interviewed Bill Gates. That show should be up in about a month, I'll let you know.

Today we're gonna take a hike around campus with Bill Hill. He was our first interview on Channel 9 (and still one of our most popular). His bit about why you should put only a single space after a period is still one of my favorites.

Don't know who he is? He's in charge of typography at Microsoft. You know, fonts and stuff. His group is spending millions of dollars in font and font-rendering technology. So, I'm sure we'll talk about the fonts that his group designed for Longhorn.

Ed Bott has the preview of those. He links over to a Poynter Online article about the new "C-fonts" designed for Longhorn.

8:16:25 AM    Mudpit 

Looks like this summer we're going camping. A friend said "why don't you call it fu-camp?" Huh?

What would that stand for?

Funky Underwear?
Fully Uncorked?
Forking University?
Finest Umami?
Foolish Union?
Force Up?
Fresh and Uncooked?

So, what should we call it?

8:06:32 AM    Mudpit 

Thanks to the MSN Messenger team. They doubled the size of the contact list to 300 people. That helps a lot.

7:56:02 AM    Mudpit 

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