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November, 2005

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    Attention podcast part 2, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett

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    Here's the second of the two part Attention podcast Skype call I recorded with Joshua Porter : Part 2: .(mp3, 46mb, 48min) Part 1 notes ( .mp3, 43mb, 45min) We've already got some feedback to the first half/part of the podcast. In particular...
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    Tim. SDN ain't exactly sorted

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    Tim Bray : "Oh yes, and since we’re talking about standards, would MSDN please get a clue !?!?." Good call Tim, however, I'd like to point out SDN ain't exactly 'sorted '. I agree, we should sort this mess out.
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    Attention podcast part 1, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett, part 1

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    This is the first of a two part podcast Skype chat with Joshua Porter and I ( part 1: .mp3, 43mb, 45mins ). Part 2 tomorrow. (update, here it is ). Joshua is a little faint to hear at first, gets a bit better later though, sorry about this. Notes...
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    OPML sampling

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    One of the nice things about sharing our OPML is the ability to sample feeds you've not tried before, but this can be hard work. Example: Pete Cashmore and Chris Anderson (editor of Wired) have made their RSS feed subscriptions available for others...
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    attentional blink

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    Dave Munger on a phenomenon apprarently called 'attentional blink': "Take a look at the following three animations. Each will flash very rapidly through a set of words (9 words per second!). Your job is to watch carefully and see if you notice a...
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    Alex and Raymond's screencast mash-up (or Collaborative Screencasting)

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    Well, the future of screencasting is already here. Internet time stuff, eh? We talked about it, so then Raymond and I went and did it . We've created two separate screencasts: his and mine . As you see there are two screencasts containing common...
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    The future of screencasting

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    I've been following Raymond Kristiansen's Don't Lose the Question (DLTQ) blog for sometime. He's an interesting guy: a media experimenter extraordinaire. You might know Raymond from the BBC news story in September leading up to the Norwegian elections...
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    Mashable OPML attention

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    Pete Cashmore has uploaded his OPML file / blogroll into opmlmanager.com too. Worth browsing / importing and seeing what his RSS subscriptions is you're interested in Web 2.0 / API / Mash ups . He's also been following the OPML / Attention conversation...
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    I didn't touch anything, I swear.

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    I didn't touch anything , I swear. ( a la Tara , in reference to this ) Tags: OPML , Attention attentiontrust attention.xml
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    Windows Live Mail (codename:Kahuna): spellchecker video

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    Windows Live Program Manager, Imran Qureshi: "Today I'd like to give you a sneak preview of one the most exciting features we have coming in our next beta refresh of Windows Live Mail (codename:Kahuna): Spell Check As You Type ." Windows Live...
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    Wow, an OPML browser and wishlist

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    The guys who developed opmlmanager.com , Bernard Flach and Peter Overbleeke have now released World Outlined Web (WOW!) OPML broswer . Nice job! Note: hey, mum & dad - you can check out my Christmas OPML wishlist in your browser right now (in case...
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    Identity 2.0

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    I missed this first, second and third time around. Not this time. Just watched it. First class: Identity 2.0 by Dick Hardt of Sxip . Thanks to Liz Lawley for the pointer.
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    Tags and liberal interpretations

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    This poppeed into my RSS reader just now. It was tagged as 'UI' in Flickr . The tagger in question must either be an exceptionally lateral thinker to consider this plate of green beans and a bit of chicken as a user interface, or he/she ate this...
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    the value of your OPML file

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    Raymond* says that his OPML file could soon become one of his greatest assets . He's created a very cool OPMLish screencast explaining why : "OPML has so much potential. If I spend time on my OPML file, I will eventually build a multi-layered outline...
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    'my friendly neighbourhood OPML freak'

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    He said it , not me . Tags: OPML , freak , opmlfreak
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    Uh, oh, I've been spotted.

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    Cristian has worked me out . - Tags: Attention , OPML
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    404

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    In case you've ever wondered ... via Digg .
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    Attention, Cars and OPML

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    I had a chance Skype call with Joshua Porter (thanks Richard for connecting us). I've been following Joshua's blog for a while. We got talking about some of each other's recent posts that interested us, this one of his particular: Attention, Buying...
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    'my OPML file is a mini blogosphere'

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    Library clips : "my OPML file is a mini blogosphere" (via Raymond ,via OPML) Tags: OPML , Attention
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    Did Wells predict the Internet?

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    Jack William Bell asks if H.G. Wells predicted the internet. From reading this 1937 essay, 'The World Brain' , I'd agree with Jack - Wells came very close: "There is no practical obstacle whatever now to the creation of an efficient index to all...
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    Why the Brightcove deal matters

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    Why does the Brightcove deal matter? Here's three reasons I've given previously: Media will change more in the next five years than it has in the past 50 years Ourmedia.org and Brightcove: 2 sides of the broadband content coin Jeremy Allaire...
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    tracking my Xbox 360 delivery via RSS

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    I've blogged parcel tracking via RSS before , but I've actually got a UPS package I want to track via RSS . Tha package is my belated birthday present, the much antipicated and much blogged Xbox 360 . Be HERE! Tomorrow morning perhaps?
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    Lisa gets Attention via OPML

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    I'm enjoying Lisa William's OPML blog She 'gets' what I'm talking about re: OPML and Attention : "For years I have wanted a decent wishlist software... ...I want to be able to easily make one for my kids with their clothing sizes and ages, and...
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    Startup 2.0

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    Kevin Burton just pinged me about a crazy idea he's just had : "Around a month ago I started playing with some community funding activities to see if I could continue funding TailRank simply from the good will of the community. I have to admit...
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    Microsoft proposal: Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

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    (Updating with reactions, below) - Dave Winer : " Microsoft has unveiled a new proposal called SSE, which stands for Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML. ... So we need some way to share subscriptions between different applications...
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