Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

August, 2005

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    Video, video

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    Search Engine Watch : "The folks at MSN Virtual Earth have publicly released this very funny video clip that has the MSN Butterfly (as portrayed by Steve Lombardi, Program Manager, of MSN VE)" Peter Horsman (Microsoft Holland) sent me a link to a video...
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    Google Talk - review

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    The new Google IM / VoIP beta client ' Google Talk' is reviewed by Download Squad . via Goolge Rumours . Update: Google Talk now live . Am playing with it. ping me: alexbarnett gmail Also, remember the speculation in January 'Google phone'...?
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    RSS Magazine

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    Flickr has a fun new service , allowing losers like me to mess around - in this case creating magazine covers from Flickr pics. via usernomics . Update : Trackbacks are not working (again)... Dave Winer links.
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    My blogroll and some attention data

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    In case you were wondering, here's my blogroll on Bloglines My blogroll and some attention data (as OPML file)
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    Atom 1.0 specs published

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    (I could have sworn I did this earlier today! ;-). A new feed spec is announced, this time by Tim Bray: Atom 1.0: "It’s cooked and ready to serve. It doesn’t have an RFC number yet, but this is officially Atom 1.0 ( HTML here ). Here...
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    RSS 3 specs published

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    RSS 3 specs are published. Via Slashdot : "The RSS 3 Homepage now offers its first publicly available specification, the RSS 3 Lite-type Specification First Draft, intended for review and commenting for revision. RSS 3 is a reworking of...
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    Kiwi website manager required

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    Gretchen points to a fun video (wmv) advertising a website manager role for the Microsoft New Zealand subsidiary ...
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    Xbox 360 prices official

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    From the Microsoft's press release "Ending weeks of speculation about which upcoming video game platform will give gamers the most bang for their buck, today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft Corp. revealed that consumers can get their...
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    Robert Scoble's book at Amazon, 'Naked Conversations'

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    Robert Scoble's book 'Naked Conversations' is available for pre-order from Amazon . Co-written with Shel Israel, their book blog is here . Congratulations Robert ! I've pre-ordered my copy, can't wait!!
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    If you love RSS...

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    So about all this RSS vs. Feeds naming brouhaha , what can I say? I love RSS. I've been banging on about RSS like a crazy man for last two and half years . But emotions have no place in this debate. When I first heard about the IE ...
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    Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

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    James Governor provides his thoughts on the never-ending discussion around the definition of Web 2.0 . Following James' format , here are the differentiating characteristics between the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 concepts as I see them: ...
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    Link experiment

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    Me too: J-Walk blog link experiment. via Tommy .
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    A meating of minds

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    Nathan Weinber points to a nasty collision between two Mets fielders . (video 56K | 350K )
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    Geo-targeting on MSDN and Technet

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    The MSDN & TechNet Product Group (MTPG - the group I'm in) has made Geo-targeted local headlines live for 10 markets on both MSDN US and TechNet US Homepages. The local headlines are provided by Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India...
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    Baby branding - commercial blogging going too far?

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    This is how Jason Calacanis introduced his new nephew - via my feedreader and a great big ad plastered over young Daniel's day-old face. Hey Jason, isn't this taking commercial blogging just a little too far ;-) ?
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    C9s map

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    Minh at Channel 9 has started a niner's map . Can you find me?
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    Yes, you to can make your very own RSS feed!

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    PC Magazine review of three RSS feed creation tools (via Steve Rubel ): "We looked at three programs that help you build RSS feeds and even let you create your own podcasts (distributed audio files that can be played back on iPods or other...
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    Really Speedily Saturated?

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    Dave Winer is not impressed with how Goolge News is providing their RSS service . "I'm not sure it's very useful. Why? Well, try subscribing to one of their feeds in an aggregator for a clue. Each item doesn't map onto one story, it maps on to hundreds...
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    Churchill not offensive

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    BBC reports that the UK's Advertising Standards Authority accepts that Ryanair's advert featuring Winston Churchill did not cause widespread offence. Apparently, the ad managed to cause 319 complaints, "We shall fly them to the beaches...
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    Google News via RSS

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    Charlene Li: "Google now has the ability to add RSS/Atom feeds from Google News . Users will have the ability to add three types of feeds: 1) Google News section feed; 2) Google News search results feed; and 3) feed from a customized news page. Interestingly...
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    Slashdot interview: Microsoft's Linux lab manager

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    The Slashdot interview with Microsoft's Linux lab manager , Bill Hilf, is now published. All the questions were sent in by Slashdotters. First question, straight to the point: " Dear Mr. Hilf - Surely by now you have to have been accused of...
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    Who is the 'Intelligent Designer'?

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    (Warning relating to this post. Chowbay's Food and Article Center advises to maintain proper etiquette while attending dinner parties: one should, " try to avoid heavy subjects such as politics and religion.". I'm going to stay out of the politics ...
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    Is it wrong to love Microsoft?

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    Classic Slashdot: ' Is It Wrong To Love Microsoft? '.
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    1bn people online by next month, the world gets flatter

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    The FT takes a speculative look at the next 10 years of the internet's development: "Somewhere in the world in the next few weeks the billionth human being will sit down at a computer, log on to the internet for the first time and join the swelling...
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    marketers vs techies

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    Mark Baartse , an ex-Microsoftie working at the Australian subsidiary and recently at Redmond, has started a series of posts providing some words of wisdom for marketers involved in online marketing (or pretty much any marketer than needs to work with...
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