Wednesday, July 13, 2005

> Matthew Vosburgh: Google Video searches a rapidly growing database of network TV shows and uploaded material. We show text and picture info for everything, which is great when you want to know how often they mention cereal or Superman on Seinfeld, for instance. For some material, you can also play the actual video. That’s how I know that this guy Eric has a cool cat. Because lots of people have asked for a way to just find the results with playable video, I’ve added two radio buttons below the search box on Google Video. To get the stuff you can actually play, click on “playable video” before you search.
[Google Blog]   4:26:09 PM  Link    
> Roland Tanglao: Susan Kitchens is live-blogging the development of the atomic bomb, time-shifted by 60 years. The title comes from Scott Hanson. The Manila Illuminati live :-) ! Go Susan go!
[Roland Tanglao's Weblog]   12:07:00 AM  Link    

Monday, March 14, 2005

> Denise Howell: We recorded my first IT Conversations show last Wednesday, many thanks again to Cory Doctorow, Robert Scoble, and Marty Schwimmer for sharing their thoughts and insights about Google's AutoLink. I'm hoping the show will be up this week, but Doug Kaye is among the lucky folks attending ETech so we'll have to see if his multitasking abilities are up to the task. (In the meantime, don't miss the recently posted audio of Cory at Web 2.0.) We did come up with a name for the series: "Sound Policy." As with the first show, I hope to focus on the places where technology and society collide in ways that can present new, unique, or difficult problems under existing and developing law...
[Bag and Baggage]   7:50:37 PM  Link    
> Eric Case & Steve Jenson: We just pushed an updated version of Blogger’s Atom API live, and wanted to post about it here to spread the word. Aside from using standard widely-supported technologies like HTTP and XML, we've added a few new things:
  • Basic HTTP authentication over SSL for added security
  • Strong internationalization support
  • Documentation!
In addition, we've re-launched the Blogger Developers Network (feed), as well as the moderated, companion BloggerDev discussion list. Blogger’s Atom API is fully supported on both BloggerDev and email - please keep us posted on your development progress.
[Google Blog - Live]   7:29:11 PM  Link    
> Don Park: OPML is a simple, widely used, yet often misunderstood, XML format created by Dave Winer.  IMHO, misunderstandings stem from overexposure to traditional ways of using XML.  I must admit, I also laughed at OPML when I first looked at it years ago.  But when I cocked my head (a technique anyone can learn from their dogs), it began to make a lot of sense. This is what I saw...
[Don Park’s Daily Habit]   2:04:25 PM  Link    
> Matthew Rothenberg: I swear that sometime soon I'm actually going to re-focus my blogging energies on Apple’s wonderful products instead of Apple’s unpleasant legal efforts. I’m still thumb-wrestling rhetorically  over the latter—just this morning, I’ve been neglecting my kids to take my own perspective on the road over at Slashdot, where an interesting discussion has cropped up in light of Think Secret’s report that Apple will officially unveil Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” on April 1 and ship the new release April 15...
[Rothenberg’s Mac Enterprise]   2:01:36 PM  Link    
> Steve Gillmor: Sean Gallagher may not have coined the term, but his early use of the phrase Blogging for Food to describe my old CRN blog continues to resonate. While most bloggers don't derive direct income from their sites (save for some Google bucks,) they certainly take advantage of viral marketing, brand management, and the virtual equivalent of a pan-handler’s pasteboard sign on 25th and Lincoln...
[Steve Gillmor’s Blogosphere]   1:56:04 PM  Link    
> Rogers Cadenhead: Mark Pilgrim’s half-year search for a hobby that doesn't involve electricity appears to have been as fruitless as O.J. Simpson's hunt for the “real killers.” Pilgrim, who’s being Michael Corleoned back into blogging on IBM’s new PHP weblog, has recently released a script for GreaseMonkey, the Firefox plug-in for editing web content a la autolink. The script removes everything but links on sites published by Robert Scoble. Pilgrim also has released a new open source beloved butler that does to Google what it wants autolink to do to the rest of the Web. Like Winer Watcher, Pilgrim's new ScobleFucker is another meticulously programmed fuck-you that could be rewritten to serve a useful, non-malicious purpose. But as he'd probably ask, where's the fun in that?
[Workbench]   1:47:47 PM  Link    
> David Sifry: It's been 5 months since my first presentation on the State of the Blogosphere at the Web 2.0 conference, which I later posted in parts. A lot has happened, and its time for an update on what's going on...
[Sifry's Alerts]   1:55:20 AM  Link    

Sunday, March 13, 2005

> Aaron Swartz: Today, news organizations across the country have decided to honor a “Sunshine Sunday” by running stories “in support of public access to government information”. The student activist group is running a concurrent “Blogshine Sunday” to preserve the rights of all citizens to government information...
[Aaron Swartz: The Weblog]   4:47:07 PM  Link    
> Wes Felter: I have to sort of admire the way Bram Cohen's fame just keeps increasing despite the fact that he totally dodges about half the questions in interviews. This morning he informed us that the media distribution business is just going to go away, then the telcos are going away right after that. Bram is sure that new business models for media will emerge, but he doesn't know or care what they are, since he doesn't watch TV.
[Hack the Planet]   3:21:39 PM  Link    
> Glenn Fleishman: I'm at the South by Southwest interactive conference (SXSWi) and just went to my first session with Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent. Unfortunately, Bram has very little joy in his life, as a colleague remarked to me after the session was over. He speaks in an affectless voice, offers terse and often somewhat offensive replies to many questions, and doesn't seem to have much interest in anything but certain aspects of network programming...
[GlennLog]   3:19:27 PM  Link    

Saturday, March 12, 2005

> Matthew Rothenberg: I swear that sometime soon I’m actually going to re-focus my blogging energies on Apple’s wonderful products instead of Apple’s unpleasant legal efforts. I’m still thumb-wrestling over the surrounding the latter—just this morning, I've been neglecting my kids to take my own perspective on the road over at Slashdot, where  an interesting discussion has cropped up in light of Think Secret’s report that Apple will officially unveil Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” on April 1 and ship the new release April 15...
[Rothenberg’s Mac Enterprise]   1:15:22 PM  Link    

Thursday, March 10, 2005

> Don Park: Apparently, catching copyright violators is becoming a profitable business in Korea.  So called Net-parazzis (Net + Paparazzi) are prowling the Net in Korea to catch unsuspecting copyright violators anyway they can in return for a cut of the financial settlement between the copyright violator and the copyright holder...
[Don Park's Daily Habit]   11:40:15 PM  Link    
> Rogers Cadenhead: I was reading his site in 1999 when Peter Merholz coined the term blog, putting a harsh German sound to a new publishing practice he described as “information upchucking.” Six years and 7.7 million blogs later, our web sites (or sites for short) are still being explained to the public on first reference. How many Senate Majority Leaders, network news anchors, and gay Republican reporter hookers do we have to bring down before the press realizes that weblog is a four-letter word?
[Workbench]   9:09:39 PM  Link    
> Scott Young: The DSL line at home went down yesterday and is still down. I realize how dependent I am on that internet connection. Sure, not having wifi access everywhere is an inconvenience, but no connection at home is like a trip back into the dark ages. Well, there is always the X-Box.
[Scott Young's Radio Weblog]   12:49:58 AM  Link    
> Steve Kirks: Via Patrick and Jeff I'm reminded of Radio's birthday. Happy birthday to my favorite piece of software! Thanks to all at UserLand back in 2001 when Radio shipped. Those must have been great times...
[house of warwick]   12:30:47 AM  Link    
> Sheila Simmons: Be sure to catch this "chat-to-end-all-chats" with Brent and I and DrunkenBatman. It even includes a cute picture of our cat Papa, and one of our favorite appliance, Mr. Coffee. The interview is nicely color-coded, too -- pink for me, blue for Brent!
[Sheila News]   12:27:17 AM  Link    

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

> Will Richardson: Bud Gibson at Michigan State pointed me to his analysis of Weblog use in his classes last fall and it has some interesting insights into the dynamics of a blog classroom. What I like is that he shares the struggles and the solutions out in the open so we can all learn from his experience...
[Weblogg-ed News]   2:24:08 PM  Link    

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

> Scott Rosenberg: Despite its having been on the table for at least six years now, this question of whether bloggers are journalists won't seem to rest, and now that the courts are getting involved, we don't have much choice but to revisit it, as Slashdot, among many others, has done today. Dan Fost's San Francisco Chronicle story provides a good summary of the issue, as Apple Computer pursues its suit to get some bloggers to reveal the sources of anonymous information they published. But the article misses the most basic distinction at work here...
[Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment]   11:28:10 PM  Link    
> Brent Simmons: The DrunkenBlog interview on NetNewsWire, MarsEdit, Apple’s dark years, frisbees, user interface, and coffee.
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> Alwin Hawkins: Mt. St. Helens is blowing it's top. Small earthquake (2.0), then a plume into the air up to 36,000 feet.
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