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Lose, you losing loser who loses!. The biggest losers in the Blogosphere. Metafilter does not do the discussion of weight very well. However, I'd like to introduce you to a group of online folk who have found a way to help each other in losing weight. Meet mtpolitics. He had a moment of body based angst. Da Goddess had an idea. And so a project was born. (Have a care for the pipe, 'cause it ain't real big.) The blogs of the people involved in this contest might offer a unique diversion as well. [MetaFilter]
10:06:42 PM comment  trackback 
The translucent veil.
As we shift to an economy based on access to networked services more than on ownership of goods, translucency will be harder to achieve. Identity, after all, is a condition of access to such services. Even so, when customer data need not necessarily be personalized, translucency is a powerful technique that can meet your requirements, satisfy your customers, and keep the feds happy too. [Full story at InfoWorld.com]When I challenged Peter to nail down the practical uses and limits of translucency, he responded with an analysis of how Amazon might apply it. He concludes that it would be practical for Amazon to avoid storing a lot of data, and notes that the problem is really more in our heads than in our databases: ... [Jon's Radio]
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Gentoo, Fink and DarwinPorts Join Forces. Mr. Quick writes "From Metapkg, "In order to better provide freely-available software to users of Mac OS X & Darwin, we Fink, Gentoo, & DarwinPorts ... [Slashdot]
4:03:09 PM comment  trackback 
Tim Bray raves about the potential of RSS: "We're potentially sitting on a rocket ship. But there are obstacles..." [Corante: aa Corante on Blogging]
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"Bloggers Rate the Most Influential Blogs" [Daypop Top 40]
1:16:51 AM comment  trackback 
Astronomers take 3-D images of solar surface. Astronomers have taken the first three-dimensional photos of the photosphere, or solar surface. At... [spacetoday.net]
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Curiosity is bliss: Behind Google. [Der Schockwellenreiter]
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Java and the Web Community. Sun is doing interesting things with its java.net site, including "community" functions such as weblogs and even Wikis. It's the... [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]
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nesting instincts. Joe has an interesting post about nesting in RSS. I like the idea, although as Dare points out, something of a bandwidth issue. On the bandwidth front, it seem inevitable that eventually each RSS item will get its own
1:05:01 AM comment  trackback 
Weblogs and Threaded Messaging. Discussion on the future of weblog comments, the migration to discussion forums, and the merger between the two. Issues to consider:
the competitive nature of public discussion forums
the need to promote active reflection
the usefulness of bridging private, semi-private, and public discourse
JournURL. JournURL: More BBS/Blog Fusion. Another entry in the fusion of the BBS and Blog patterns, JournURL, an attempt to create a CCMS (that'd be Community Content Management System to you and me.) The focus here is improving on the model of simple comments for supporting real discussions in weblogs: "Robust threaded and linear discussion that encourages extended conversations and debate. No simplistic comment system here, folks. No anonymous spam."
JournURL recently launched a way to use its comments system from 3rd party blogging tools: [b.cognosco]
1:03:49 AM comment  trackback 
Weblog Post Index. Wow! This is super handy. Clean, simple, straightforward. There is now a complete index of all posts to this weblog since it's inception. I can stop manually updating my archives. Woo Hoo!
Creating an index of weblog posts in Radio[b.cognosco]
Looking at the output of the scripts, I wish I had started writing post titles earlier than February. [Rogers Cadenhead: Radio Userland Kick Start]
If you use Radio as your blogging tool of choice, run, don't walk to get Rogers' latest goodie here. It took me about 3 minutes to download, install, and test. I can already see how this will help me extract more value from the posts I've been making here over time.
This is also an excellent example of the extensibility built into Radio. Radio may have its warts, and its user interface leaves a bit to be desired, but that's often true for industrial strength power tools.
Thank you Rogers! [via McGee's Musings]
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