Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

February, 2006

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    More Xbox team bloggers

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    Xbox's Major Nelson has links to more Xbox team bloggers : "When I started this blog over two years ago, no one in the Xbox product team was blogging. I launched this blog in 2004 after I joined the Xbox team as a way of sharing a little bit of...
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    Web 2.0 - fluff?

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    Fellow Web 2.0 Workgroup member Dion Hinchcliffe and two Microsoft architects Harry Pierson and Michael Platt have blogged about SPARK, a plannned series of high-level forums hosted by Microsoft on the topics of SOA, Software as a Service, Web 2.0, and...
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    More on the Windows RSS Platform

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    Last week, the Microsoft RSS team published Windows RSS Platform API documentation - note: is draft - (known as the Microsoft Feed APIs)...you can find this at MSDN . In today's post , program manager Walter VonKoch outlines how the Common Feed List...
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    (RSS + SSE) + OPML + Reading lists = Attention?

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    Steve Rubel has nice idea: "What I would love to see in the coming months is a tool that uses SSE and reading lists to implement the wonderful features in Stumbleupon right inside an RSS reader. Here's another way to picture it. What if users had...
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    Attention podcast : Attention with Steve Gillmor, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett

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    When Joshua Porter and I started our non-formal podcasting efforts a while ago, we made list of the people we'd want to have on our 'show' and talk to. High on both our lists was Steve Gillmor . So we were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to...
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    Ajax and Virtual Earth tutorial

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    The Virtual Earth blog has posted some info on the first of a three part tutorial on Ajax and Virtual Earth . "Upon completing this simple tutorial you’ll have a mapping application built with the Virtual Earth map control that utilizes AJAX to...
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    'Imagining the Internet' and Information Overload

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    While driving to and from work today (including a detour for the ubiquitous drive-thru caffeine fix malarkey) I had the opportunity to listen to a presentation downloaded from IT Conversations called 'Imagining the Internet'. Loved it. The presentation...
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    Mash Me Up

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    When I heard this , I thought they were singing ‘Mash Me Up’. Selective hearing I suppose… Via the human aggregator .
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    State of the Attention Problem

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    Technorati's David Sifry has posted the latest of his regular updates providing a bunch of stats and analysis on the blogosphere's development. The bottom line is that the number of blogs created, according to Technorati, continues to double about...
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    My brand spanking new OPML blog

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    I've finally got my shiny new OPML blog up and running . It's powered using Dave Winer's OPML Editor . Not much to see yet - it's rough, but it's ready...I've been meaning to get this sorted for ages but had fun and games on my machines...am rolling...
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    The good guys lose

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    William, our four year son, summed up the dire result . "The good guys lose. The enemy wins." Congrats to the Steelers.
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    Go Seahawks!!!

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    er, when in Rome and all that...
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    Ajax Scribble application with ASP.NET Atlas

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    The Code Project has a good tutorial showing how to create an Ajax Scribble application with ASP.NET Atlas . Via Ajaxian . - Tags: ASP.NET , .NET , Ajax , Atlas
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    Welcome visitors

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    This last rainy week in Redmond has been sunnied by a bunch of welcome visitors. Some were were old friends and others became friends newly made. There was a Mini Geek Dinner last night. In attendance were out-of-towners Frank La Vigne , Paul Mooney...
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    Skype chats as RSS feeds

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    I love this. Jaanus, a Skype employee, listened to the Attention podcast I recorded with Nick Bradbury of FeedDemon and Kevin Burton of Tailrank . "At Skype, we’ve always been toying with the idea of attention management. You already see elements...
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    Solving Tag-Hell

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    Backup Brain recently highlighted one of the problems with the tagosphere - the 'which tag do I use' problem. I say 'one' of the problems, because there are at least three tagospheric problems that are creating a Tag-Hell: 1. When in content tagging...
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    There are 54,993,666,708,469,390,869,140,625 ways to construct a 10-machine-instruction program

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    Chris Jackson is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Services. He doesn't blog that much, but when he does, it's a must-read feed for me. His blog is called ' Evolving the Software Organism ' and focuses on genetic programming. In this post on the...
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    Microsoft Mashup videos

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    John Musser over at Programmable Web has a bunch of links to some developer-focused videos covering Start.com gadgets (Live.com), MSN Search APIs, MSN Search Toolbar, Virtual Earth and some Atlas Ajax goodness. - Tags: MSN , APIs , Mashup...
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    new Web 2.0 Journal site

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    Dion Hinchcliffe, the Editor-in-Chief of the brand new Web 2.0 Journal site has posted his launch piece today. Congrats Dion!: "Though it's a complex and often subtle topic - and recognizing that Web 2.0 definitions vary across the community - we...
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    Windows RSS Platform = RSS everywhere

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    The IE blog posted some interesting RSS / Windows info this morning : "You might have seen or read about the RSS functionality in the user interface of IE7 Beta 2 Preview. There is a bit more to it then just letting users subscribe and read feeds...
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    How many feeds do you subscribe to?

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    How many RSS feeds do people subscribe to? This is one of the questions Wolfgang Bartelme asked his blog (feed?) readers and he's got 86 responses so far. As Chris points out the average seems number of feeds being subscribed to as reported within...
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