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    Live Local screencast

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    I'm really impressed by the new Local Live release (you'd might say 'you would say that' 'cause I work at Microsoft. But I mean it)...I got so excited by one feature Tommy showed me (adding pictures to Collections) that I made this screencast to show...
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    Windows Vista feedback

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    Windows Vista Beta 2 feedback. Wot Chris sed .
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    2-tier internet means one thing

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    Tim Berners-Lee is getting some more deserved airtime over at the BBC regarding the net neutrality issue. I've stayed out of the discussion so far, not due to apathy, but because the idea of a 2-tiered internet is such a bad idea that I really couldn...
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    The mystery of J

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    Raymond sheds some light on the mystery of J .
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    I'm hyper.

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    In late July I have an appointment with a surgeon who will remove my thyroid. Technically, this is known as a Total Thyroidectomy - a complete removal of the thyroid. In case you don't know, this is where your thyroid is (unless you've had yours removed...
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    Enterprise Tagging

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    Since posting the Del.icio.us Inside and Tagging behind-the-firewall posts, I've been pinged left right and center by a bunch of tagtastic people (both inside and outside Microsoft) regarding the topic of tagging within the enterprise / business context...
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    Web 2.0 - the movie

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    Who says Web 2.0 hasn't hit the mainstream - they've even made a movie about it. Slight re-branding though - the Net 2.0 . - Tags: web2.0 movies
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    Allofmp3 - down for bad.

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    This Allofmp3.com news doesn't look good.... ( disclaimer time) I've been a customer for around 2 years, have been recommending the site for some time and currently have about $20 unspent credit caught up in there. I've never had problems with the...
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    Everyone is an expert (We the Media)

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    My dad sent me the following this morning. I just have to share this with you...enjoy: - Dear Alex, See link below for a glorious, hilarious mess-up by the BBC. A producer rushed to the reception area and mistakenly took a mini-cab driver to be...
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    Blog in Word 2007

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    Joe Friend has some interesting news re: Word 2007 . You'll be able to author blog posts using it and publish directly to your blog (via metaweblog API or the ATOM API ). Now, there's no way I'd be blogging this news unless I had read the following...
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    Go and microformat stuff! ('cause it's going to happen anyway)

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    JasonKolb, rightly in my humble opinion, is getting excited by the potential of the microformats , RSS and the clipboard (mRc?) combo (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, read on): "With the looming rise of the clipboard to transport XML...
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    Pronouncing it right.

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    There is a room in our building called Kalaloch, named after a place in Washington state that I'm quite sure is very pretty compared to the room it's named after. But I've been getting the pronounciation all wrong. I manage to set of giggles from my...
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    It doesn't have a name yet

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    Don Dodge hints to something very cool... "It doesn't have a name yet, but indications are that Microsoft will build out the biggest hosted computing infrastructure in the world that will enable new hosted SaaS applications for consumers, small...
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    50% of you are sub'd the 'wrong' feed

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    Cori asked me a good question a couple of days ago - Why do I encourage subscribers to sub to this feed of mine, rather than the other default feed the blogware provides? 3 reasons: 1. I can't splice in other feeds from other services I use to into...
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    Share Your OPML (it had to happen)

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    So, who would have thought that OPML would be a big deal? ;-) The interest in Dave Winer's latest project, Share Your OPML , is the reason for OPML's Attention this weekend. And with good reason too. Dave hinted at this project at last week's Seattle...
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    Live.com and OPML

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    New feature ( among others ) on Live.com : "- OPML Request: can I export my rss feeds that I’ve subscribed to on live.com in OPML format? You can now do this: click on add stuff -> ‘advanced options’" This may not seem like a big deal...
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    Wiring the Web (the video)

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    Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar presented the Live Clipboard / RSS SSE (and microformats) work at Microsoft Mix06 last month. Was a great session - you can watch the video now . - Tags: RSS microformats
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    it's about throwing stuff away

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    I had the pleasure of meeting with Steve Gillmor in San Francisco earlier this week. We met downtown where he picked me up and drove me to a cafe in a suburb - I don't know where - and we chatted over a late lunch and lattes. We discussed the...
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    Attention Clouds

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    Here's an attention cloud for you. az . "The Intention Cloud is a web application supported by Perl and AJAX technologies that gathers and displays the queries performed on search engines by their users in an intuitive output using weighted lists...
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    yup.

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    Joe Morel took the words right out of my mouth: "Then I moved to Seattle, and started drinking more coffee."
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    Microformats and Yahoo

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    Jeremy Zawodny points to the Yahoo Tech site and highlights the fact that their reviews are now in the hReview microformat. " Microformats are slowly but surely going to create a whole new web of data, ripe for mining, indexing, and exploring."...
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    More on 'the Del.icio.us Lesson'

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    Joshua Porter, who coined the term 'the Del.icio.us Lesson', has gone to the trouble of further articulating the principle What Joshua did by inventing the term is to encapsulate the root cause of tagging's success and and other social network effects...
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    47% of all blog posts are tagged

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    David Sifry provides more Technorati stats , this time with a little more info on the tagging front. Turns out tagging is really kicking off. The number of posts with tags or categories has grown past 100 million mark since Technorati began tracking...
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