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November, 2005

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    Congrats Kevin!

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    One of my favourite feed generators (ok, he's a human called Kevin) has just landed a new job with MSN / Windows Live team. Congrats Kevin !
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    Jack Ozzie on RSS: Why SSE?

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    Jack Ozzie ( Ray's brother ) has just posted his first, er, post since joining Microsoft. It is all about RSS + SSE and provides some info on a mailing list and achives so you can join the spec conversation. I hope to read his thoughts on OPML soon.....
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    Lightnet

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    J.D Lasica, author of a most excellent read, Darknet, points to the new, new Darknet . The Lightnet. "You've heard of the Darknet. Now try on its antithesis: Lightnet. An intiguing new meme from Lucas Gonze , with contributions by Mike Linksvayer...
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    More Attention / OPML podcasts:

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    Steve Gillmor with Dave Winer : "And speaking of AttentionTech, all three parts of the Dave Winer/Dan Farber special are now on line. Ladies and gentlemen, start your business models…" The Big Suitcase Part I Hello and welcome to the...
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    Note to self

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    Note to self: You will check the spelling of any names before hitting post You will check the spelling of any names before hitting post You will check the spelling of any names before hitting post You will check the spelling of any names...
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    Corante Network

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    Well, it is all pretty 'live' now , so I'm safe to blog. I am of course referring to the launch of the Corante Network . Steve Bowd Stowe Boyd does a good job of explaining it all, as does Hylton Jolliffe ... Om Malik explains the fuss is about. ...
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    More on Fremont

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    Seattle PI's Tod Bishop has been speaking with Garry Wiseman, the product unit manager (PUM) of Microsoft's new Fremont project: "An upcoming online classified service from Microsoft Corp. may sound like Craigslist or the new Google Base, but the...
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    Transcribr - podcast transcription service, sample

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    Last week Pete Cashmore blogged about a new podcast transcription service called Trancribr . I wanted to test it out so I got out my Paypal wallett and splurged $11 for 11 mintues of a podcast I recorded last week. It was dead simple to sign up and I...
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    Windows Live Mail Beta update: features + pics

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    Imran Qureshi provides an update on Windows Live Mail Beta. " The wait will soon be over. This week we will be releasing the “M4” (Milestone 4) update to the Windows Live Mail beta (codename: Kahuna)." Imran also lists out the new features plus...
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    Packaging Web 3.0

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    Packaging Web 3.0 , an alternative screencast by J Wynia .
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    Privacy, lost.

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    About five years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte . I asked him what we should be doing to reverse the ever-increasing loss of our privacy. To my dismay he replied, "Don't bother - we've lost it anyway and...
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    Tell me something I don't know.

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    'Tell me something I don't know'. Apparently this is one of Sergey Brin's stardard interview questions . You can learn a lot this way. I assume he knows what a Googly is , but does he know what LBW is ?
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    MSN Search - searching for your input

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    Brady Forrest of the MSN Search team is actively searching for anyone who wants to shape the future of their product. "A little over a year ago we began inviting groups of academics, bloggers, siteowners, and technologists out to Redmond to talk...
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    Attention, OPML and nails on head

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    If you've been following my blog, especially this month , you can't have failed to notice me banging on about this Attention / OPML topic for a while now ( and here and here and here and here ). Not that I've been obsessed or anything... Anyway...
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    OPML - can do it in browser if you *want*, but you don't *have* to.

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    Lisa is doing a create job of trawling the net for some OPML gems. If you are interested at all in OPML, you need to subscribe to her feed . Tonight Lisa pointed out this post by Jim Moore : "People are now consciously creating and sharing reading...
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    One more wish for the wishlist wishlist

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    Marc Hedlund provides his Amazon wishlist wishlist . One item I'd add to the wishlist wishlist is the ability to export the wishlist (and import). After all, it is YOUR wishlist, right? Then I could manage and share the wishlist as I like , refer to...
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    Do you really think that it is simply a coincidence that today is my Xbox 360 arrival day *and* I have today and tomorrow off for vacation?

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    It is so close, I can smell it! Do you really think that it is simply a coincidence that today is my Xbox 360 arrival day *and* I have today and tomorrow off for vacation? (btw, it is a coincidence, but I like to think it is all part of my cunning...
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    Scoble's OPML broohaha

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    What a laugh, Robert wants to get done something *simple* done, and it becomes a royal pain in the RSS . In case you end up having the same issues Robert did, you could watch this short screencast done by Raymond that explains how you get out of this...
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    Grokking RSS + SSE, but what about OPML + SSE?

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    It has been a week since the RSS / OPML/ SSE proposal was announced by Ray Ozzie and Dave Winer . There is plenty of grokking going on with respect to RSS + SEE, but I've yet to come across any posts taking the time to think through the implications...
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    Xbox 360 - a 3rd possible orientation

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    CorkChop asks about the orientation of the Xbox 360 "Did Microsoft want to make the Xbox 360 more like the new PS2 which can sit vertically? Did they want to make the new Xbox appear more like a computer, I mean, the case is now white instead of...
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    Flickr is having a massage

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    There are certain advantages to being in permanent Beta. This is one of them.
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    Web 2.0 Workgroup

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    It is my pleasure to inform that this blog has joined the Web 2.0 Workgroup , a non-formal network created in October by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch , Richard MacManus of Read/WriteWeb , and Frederico Oliveira of WeBreakstuff . The Web 2.0 Workgroup...
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    Halo 2 on the 360

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    Russell Beattie tried out Halo 2 on his new Xbox 360: "the killer app of the 360 is the same killer app of the original: Halo. It’s just fun and works just like it should, and now it looks better than ever. Cool stuff."
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    Follow-the-sun search

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    Follow-the-sun search . Via Joe Heck .
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    You used to have 2 customers: advertisers and readers. You now have a 3rd: mashers.

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    Matt McAlister of Yahoo! has some good advice for online publishers. His last observation nails it: "You used to have 2 customers: advertisers and readers. You now have a 3rd: mashers."
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