Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

June, 2005

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    What shall i eat tonight? You decide, please.

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    Right. Family is away, I'm not going to cook. I need to eat, so a take-out is in order. The options are: Chinese: Spring rolls, Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice. Indian: Lamb Jalfrezi or chicken korma, rice, nam bread. Wendy's: Burger &...
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    RSS meets Longhorn

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    A bunch of RSS news relating Longhorn news will start emerging: Robert Scoble : "I just posted the hour-long interview I had with Microsoft's Longhorn Browsing and RSS team. More shortly after the announcements get made." I'm going to update...
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    IBM running 3600 internal blogs

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    James Robertson points to a post by CorporateBlogging.Info claiming IBM is running 3600 internal blogs: "Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13...
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    Jacob Nielsen: what about RSS?

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    Jacob Nielsen's written up a look-back article on the 10th anniversary of his widely read Alertbox column series. Nielsen as succeeded in being the customer advocate regarding the usability of sites, and while I don't always agree with his views, I...
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    Apptel (Apple + Intel)

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    zzzzz.... ( update ...seconds after i orginally posted...): Which will it be? Apptel or Aptel ? ( update II ...minutes after that...) or IntAPP ?
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    75 million RSS users?

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    I just noticed the BBC.co.uk website is promoting RSS on its homepage. Not just at the footer but within prime real estate. It me got me thinking... According to the Nielsen//Netratings April 2005 data the BBC site (all properties, including the...
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    My old computers...

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    Chris Pirillo points out Old-Computers.Com . Ah, memory lane (or lack of)...So, I'm going to bore you with a list of my first computers. My first computer - Sinclair ZX81 . Ram: 1K, although I extended this with a wopping 14K Memopak Oooh. Learnt...
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    Does GNU GPL incompatibility mean not 'open'?

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    News and commentary that the new Office XML formats are not compatible with the GNU General Public License - and therefore not 'open' - prompts Microsoft's Dare Obasanjo to respond : "There are two points I'd like to make here. The first is that...
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    Ashes over the internet

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    One of the things I've been missing since moving to Seattle is the cricket. Until now. With the Ashes starting soon...I looked around for the various options I might have, including sattelite and online delivery. The DirecTV via sattelite option was...
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    The Great British Venn Diagram

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    I was asked the other day what the difference is between the United Kingdom and Great Britain. Sam provides the clearest explanation I've found so far. ( Via groovy mother )
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    Farter of Web 2.0 asks that be referred to as Father of Web 2.0

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    The Father of Web 2.0 has asked that all who refer to Him , refer to Him as the Farter of Web 2.0... Or is it the other way around...? Anyhow, seems perfectly reasonable to me.
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    From .doc, .xls and .ppt to .docx, .xlsx and pptx

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    Reuters reports on Microsoft's announcement that 'Office 12' will have new XML file formats: "Microsoft said it would begin discussing details about the new XML file format at TechEd, Microsoft's annual meeting for information technology managers...
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    Google Video - launched Monday, cracked Tuesday.

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    Google Video - launched Monday , cracked Tuesday .
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    Google Song

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    Inside Google points to some home-grown funny Flash movie.... Google Song , created by Edward Evans (known to b3tans as giant_squid) and manwithunderpantsonheed.
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    email open rates fall from 38.2% to 30.2%

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    emarketer reports on the news that email open rates are falling from 38.2% to 30.2% over a year on year period, according to DoubleClick . There is a caveat to these numbers in that tracking methods to report the data are being blocked by some ISPs. That...
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    Myscreencast.com and DebugCast

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    Myscreencast.com , a library of categorised screencasts , is worth checking out. This is where I found Phil Jones' DebugCast (more from Phil here ): "it's improvised rather than scripted. (Hence has that patent podcast-style mumbling and uncertainty...
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    You say Canonicalization, I say C14N

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    Thought I'd share this with you... "In information technology, canonicalization (pronounced KA-nahn-nihk-uhl-ih-ZAY-shun and sometimes spelled canonicalisation) is the process of making something canonical -- that is, in conformance with some specification...
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    'The biggest thing is to not overly use the word 'RSS' '

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    Seattle Times quotes Scott Gatz , the senior director for personalization products at Yahoo in reaction to yesterday's RSS/Longhorn news : "The biggest thing is to not overly use the word 'RSS'" RSS , RSS , RSS , RSS , RSS , RSS , RSS , RSS ...
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    RSS List Extensions feedback

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    Inside Microsoft : " Phil Ringalda didn’t like part of the way Microsoft’s new RSS extension is structured, and suggested a cleaner format. Twenty-one hours later, the RSS team at MS, in their first blog post , suggested making his change pemanent...
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    RSS commerce

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    Rok Hrastnik writes up a quick post on RSS Bazaar , a service by a little known company Hexlet LLC based in California, that seeks to make it easier for anyone to provide a paid-subscription model for RSS feeds (and make money while doing so): ...
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    An Excess of RSS

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    Mike Walsh : "Here is an irony for you. There is a growing number of people who consume their news and information exclusively through aggregated headline readers, made possible by the magic of RSS feeds. If you are reading this in your mail client...
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    Xbox 360 v Xbox side-by-side pic

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    Team Xbox has a side-by-side pic of the Xbox 360 and Xbox and dimension details (via Addict3d.org ): "Following yesterday's unveiling of the Xbox 360 physical dimensions, revealed for the first time here on TeamXbox, we bring you a picture of the...
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    Schwarzenegger is Podcasting

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    Oh, my giddy aunt. 'I'll play back' (via Strubel)
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    nano-RFID

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    RFID has been getting plenty of attention: British Airways , Amex, Chase & Microsoft have each announce their interest in the last couple of days - as have the nano-technologists .
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    MSN's RSS reader: your feedback wanted

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    MSN's Steve Rider is looking feedback for on the next version of the AJAX RSS reader Start.com : "Our goal is still about aggregating the best of what you want on the web, like bookmarks, rss feeds, and news. But it also means that you should be...
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