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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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    Attention 2.0

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    (I had to call this post something and given this pic, I couldn't resist...) (er, that's Attention two Dot oh, folks...) The Seattle Mind Camp 2.0 Sunday session on RSS and OPML led by Dave Winer was a fascinating hour, spent discussing, well...
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    Del.icio.us Inside

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    At Seattle Mind Camp yesterday, Michael Blay Michael Blay , Geoff Froh and I ran a session on the topic of behind-the-firewall tagging. We kicked off by posing questions and letting a free flowing discussion kick off. It was great, lots of interest in...
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    Off to Seatle Mind Camp 2.0

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    I'm heading out the door to Seatle Mind Camp 2.0 . Will post from there. Here's a thank you to all the sponsors: Diamond Sponsor Premium Sponsors Sponsors - Tags: MindCamp2.0
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    Corpus and the Anatomy of Words, Tags and Clusters.

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    (Warning, this is a highly unstructured, a random-thoughts-externalized-type-post) First a quick definition : "A corpus is a collection of texts of written (or spoken) language presented in electronic form. It provides the evidence of how language...
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    Lara on the Xbox (Bling stylee)

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    The Graniad reports on Lara's appearance on the Xbox ( Bling stylee): "the Xbox marketing team in Germany has really thrown down the gauntlet with an Xbox 360 that shows Lara Croft, created by sticking on 43,000 small crystals (or possibly 36,000...
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    I think, therefore I am logged in.

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    I think, therefore I am logged in. Wired : "Researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, are exploring the possibility of a biometric security device that will use a person's thoughts to authenticate her or his identity. ...Their...
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    BBC 2.0 - 'Outrageous!'

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    The BBC's Creative Future (aka BBC 2.0) initiative has been well received from what I've read. You see, it's the inevible direction to go, for a while, anyway. Well received except by a nervous few, like James MacManus, an executive director of Murdoch...
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    Microsoft, The Innovator's Dilemma and Wallop

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    Don Dodge, director of business development in Microsoft's Emerging Business Team, has shared some interesting thoughts around the Wallop news : "Wallop is an interesting case study for corporate research, innovation, and the business realities...
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    IE7 Beta 2 - come and get it!!

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    IE Team blog : "This evening we released IE7 Beta 2 at http://www.microsoft.com/ie . This release is not the preview or the update to the preview, but the real Beta 2 of IE7 for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows XP 64-bit Edition...
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    Scenario-Based Planning (or, How to Avoid Making Peanut Butter)

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    In my new role , I'm learning loads about the way the product teams plan, design and build products at Microsoft. For the Data Programmability team (which now also includes the XML Team ) our products and technologies have two 'ship vehicles', SQL Server...
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    Experiments with Amazon S3 Storage

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    Some very cool experimentation going on with Amazon S3 Storage . Just check out filicio.us . Jeff must be delighted with all this play.
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