Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

February, 2006

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    The convergence of bloggers

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    Sounds fancy, don't it? Philip's getting a 'convergence' meme attack...so much so, he's looking for other convergent bloggers who are going to the Convergence event in Dallas, and converge with them. - Tags: convergence
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    New Live.com Service: Street-Side (Preview)

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    Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has more details plus screenshots : "Microsoft’s Live.com is launching a preview version of a new service called Street-Side today (link will be live around 12 PST today). Street-Side will augment the Live Local service...
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    Aussie tech bloggers - TalkTechBlogs

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    Frank Arrigo has been working on a cool little project Down Under. It's called TalkTechBlogs . "This project has been a dream of mine for a while. It provides a single aggregated view of all the local bloggers in the OPML, as well as the ability...
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    About my past

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    Kent had a bit of a surprise to find that he was related to Meryl Streep . So I tried to find out more about my own past over at myheritage.com . This is what turned up: Funny thing is, I bought Tracy's 2005 album just last week. I didn't...
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    The Intelligent Designer speaks

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    One recent comment at this post of mine caught my eye, left by the 'Designer'. Anyway, it points to an exclusive video interview you should check out if you're interested in the origins of the Universe - the Intelligent Designer speaks . My favourite...
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    Optimal OPML Browser

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    More cool OPML stuff. James Corbett and Adam Green have pointed out a new web-based OPML file browser called Optimal , created by Dan MacTough . I like love it because Optimal: Honours the file hierachy with collapsable outlines Provides links...
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    Software I Use

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    James Governor posted another Declarative Living post , including a link to Alex Bosworth's Software I use page on Swik. For some reason, I thought this was a good idea - I'm bizarrely partial to the documentation of my stuff. Examples include my home...
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    Content 2.0, London (06.06.06) - I'll be there...

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    I interrupt my usual provisioning of blog fodder to let you know I'm going to be in London to take part in the Debate and Panel section ('The Power of Search and Recommendation') of the Content 2.0 event , organized by the non-profit org NMK . It's...
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    Safe Mashing

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    Philip Richardson, PM at the Microsoft Dynamics CRM team has a thought provoking post on Mashups and security ... Come to think of it, I don't recall seeing these two words - 'security' and 'mashup' - mashed strung together...remember - safe mashing...
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    What's the difference between kinky and perverted?

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    Wanrning - rant post. (btw, if you're looking for the punch line to the title scroll down...) One of the things that breaks blogging netiquette protocol - and annoys me no end - is the habit *some* have of quoting massive chunks of others' posts. It...
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    Response to the Attention Problem

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    Joshua Porter gave a talk recently 'Web 2.0 - Leveraging the Network' . He has published the slide deck that accompanied the talk and I ran through it this morning...I wish I could have attended, it looks great. I guess I'll have to ask him to go through...
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    Highly targeted Ajax advertising

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    Context is everything. - Tags: Web 2.0 , Ajax , Advertising
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    Just when I thought it was safe not to blog about OPML

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    Just when I thought it was safe not to blog about OPML and RSS, along comes Technorati to spoil my sabbatical with their favorites feature. Here are *some* (50) of my favorite blogs/sites . Almost all are webbish / tech-type blogs and sites. Others...
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    REST vs. SOAP

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    Don Box: "Someone recently asked me about how to handle an internal product debate around REST vs. SOAP. In hopes I never have to address this debate again, here's a record of what I told them. " Behold the truth . - Tags: SOAP , REST...
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    Podcast charging $ monkey *#$!f%! news

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    I suppose it was a no-brainer to predict that the Ricky Gervais podcast show was going to be a hit. He's the other no-brainer: charging $7 (or £4.50) a month for the next series of podcasts is a show-stopper. (via hashdot ). Who thought of that...
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    C# interview questions

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    Mark Wagner has collated some interview questions (with answers) you might be asked if you were interviewing for a C# dev role. via Del.icio.us, via DiggLicious , via John Tropea .
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    Scotty's ashes to go orbital

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    Star Trek's Scotty (actually, actor James Doohan) will have his ashes rocketed to space . He's joined by another 186 deceased whose families have paid around $900 to $5,000 (US) for the privilege. Apparently this isn't a first. The same company that...
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    Interview: 'Microsoft Exec Talks IE7, RSS'

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    BetaNews has an interview with Gary Schare, Director of IE Product Management. Topics discussed include the changes coming in IE7, Active X, Ajax, Firefox and the Windows RSS platform. - Tags: IE7 , RSS , Microsoft
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    Attention engines - screencast

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    I created a quick screencast to show what I mean by the term ' Attention Engines '. Before I sign out for the night, I wanted to share some quick thoughts on others' recent posts discussing the Attention space. Don Dodge asks : "So, who are...
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    FeedDemon 2.0 Beta 2.0 introduces ability to import your feeds from the Windows Common Feed List

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    Long headline, I know - but I couldn't think of anything else. FeedDemon 2.0 Beta 2.0 introduces ability to import your feeds from the Windows Common Feed List . - Tags: RSS , OPML , Microsoft , Web , Tech
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    Infocard screencast

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    If digital identities are of interest to you, so should this quick screencast by Kim Cameron demo'ing Infocard - it's worth a download. Choose the second file to download (the 2.5 MB size file). "As a taste of upcoming MIX06 sessions, Kim Cameron...
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    Beginning of the Attention Engine race

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    Wow, I missed this the first time around... Megite is going letting me do what I've been asking Memeorandum (or enyone else that will listen) to let me do for ages - to pivot off my own OPML file. The feature isn't switched on for everyone yet, but...
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    Reading Lists (OPML) podcast: Danny Ayers and Adam Green

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    Last year Dave Winer started to push the idea of Reading Lists for RSS . More recently, the idea of Dynamic Reading Lists and Feed Grazing (or Grazing Lists / Glists) has been kicking around. Its likely that Reading Lists support will become a common...
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    My Del.icio.us bookmarks in my RSS feed

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    I've spliced my Del.icio.us bookmarks into my Feedburner generated RSS feed . If it annoys you, let me know. It is set to publish only once a day (if I've bookmarked anything, that is) so shouldn't be spammy. These are bookmarks I actually use...
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    The real 'meme' trackers are yet to be invented

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    The word 'memetracking' or ('meme tracker') has been used to describe services such as Memeorandum , Megit , Tailrank and Chuquet . I can't call them 'memetrackers'. I like them, they're useful sites and all that, but they aren't 'meme' trackers. ...
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