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    Microformats Podcast

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    Microformats Podcast Here's a great podcast for you. All about microformats ... Joining me are Tantek Çelik , Dan Connolly and Rohit Khare . I think it's safe to say these guys know a thing or two about the web and microformats. As usual, show...
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    Email v RSS, let us move on...

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    Since my earlier post on RSS in relation to email marketing, I've come across many related articles...I thought I'd point to some of these...bottom line is that Email as a sales driver has had dramatic success over the years...the debate should move away...
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    YouTube video - How to - using Windows Movie Maker

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    A video on how to make a YouTube video using Windows Movie Maker, on YouTube , made using Windows Movie Maker ...
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    Using RSS 101 - Screencast

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    I have a few 'non-technical' friends who think RSS (Really Simple Syndication) sounds like interesting idea but say it all sounds a little bit complicated. So, I've created a 'how-to' screencast (Flash movie), 'Using RSS 101' . The screencast shows how...
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    SyncToy for Windows XP, free download

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    Major Nelson spotted this free new SyncToy PowerToy at Microsoft.com's Download Center . I've just finished the set up and synchronized my laptop pic and mp3 files with my spanking new Buffalo Network Storage Center . It works. I'll do the same with...
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    Several Predictions for 2006

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    Last year I collated several predictions for 2005 . It turned out to be quite a popular post. So I've done the same for 2006. I'll update this page for a while as December brings out the crystal balls. Several Predictions for 2006 Predictions...
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    Xbox 360 makes Time Magazine cover

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    Via Inside Microsoft : " Time Magazine has a major cover story on the Xbox 360 , with a picture of Bill Gates holding the console on the cover."
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    How RSS thickened my Long Tail

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    I did an experiment this morning. I analyzed my blog traffic/views using all the data since December 2003. For some reason I haven't done this before. I wanted to see how closely my page views traffic looked like the Long Tail . I got more than...
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    OPML = Attention Data, Attention Engines and Tailrank - podcast with Kevin Burton

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    Although we met briefly last week, Kevin Burton and I didn't manage to get enough time to discuss some of the things on our mind at the time, so we got a Skype call together and posted it as a podcast (.mp3, 42mb) . We focused the discussion around...
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    RSS writings

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    You can subscribe to my RSS writings using this RSS feed . In rough chronological order, earliest at top: 2003 RSS Future - Distributed marketing and the solution to spam? 2004 Email v RSS, let us move on... RSS Metric and Reporting...
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    Digital Image Suite 2006 free trial for download now

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    I have a personal copy of Digital Image Suite 2006 and use almost daily. It has a whole bunch of editing features for pics and the library-type functionality for quick viewing (including video), organizing and sorting. Why am I telling you this random...
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    My blogroll and some attention data

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    In case you were wondering, here's my blogroll on Bloglines My blogroll and some attention data (as OPML file)
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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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    Documenting my home network

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    I have no idea why I have bothered to diagram and document my home network, but since I have, here it is... Buffalo LinkStation Network Storage Center My most recent acquisition is Buffalo LinkStation Network Storage Center , a 120GB drive connected...
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    Recording Skype call - can you help?

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    IanD wants to know: "have been searching for ways to record skype calls for pocasts and its not as simple as it looks I saw Audio hijack pro for the mac would do it, is there a windows program like that? I looked at virtual wires but that wouldn't do...
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    150 cool Windows XP downloads

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    150 cool Windows XP downloads . via JoshBlog
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    Area 51 on Google Maps Satellite

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    Area 51 on Google Maps Satellite ... 'If you switch back to 'map' mode there is absolutely nothing on the map'. ( fade in music from the Twilight Zone )... Via Google Sightseeing .
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    How should the relationships between tags be defined, and by whom?

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    IT Conversations has an audio recording of Clay Shirky's entertaining and thought provoking presentation (update: text version here ) he gave at O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in March this year, 'Ontology is Overrated'. Chris May has a useful...
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    Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

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    James Governor provides his thoughts on the never-ending discussion around the definition of Web 2.0 . Following James' format , here are the differentiating characteristics between the Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 concepts as I see them: ...
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    Xbox 360 v Xbox side-by-side pic

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    Team Xbox has a side-by-side pic of the Xbox 360 and Xbox and dimension details (via Addict3d.org ): "Following yesterday's unveiling of the Xbox 360 physical dimensions, revealed for the first time here on TeamXbox, we bring you a picture of the...
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    P2P Live TV - Cybersky

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    Via Darknet , Red Herring interviews MR Ciberski , founder of Cybersky TV. Cybersky promises to deliver live TV delivered over a P2P network: "German software engineers Guido Ciberski and Petra Bauersachs are promising to introduce software they call...
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    7 reasons 2006 will be a big year for OPML

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    Following on from Christian Vidmar 's prediction regarding OPML earlier this week... "I agree with Alex Barnett :2006 will be a big year for OPML. The format is getting more and more traction, ideas start to flow and applications are just...
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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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    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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    Recording Skype calls, II

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    Pete Cashmore (hey - when do I get on your blogroll? ;-) asked what I used to record yesterday's Skype call / podcast with Kevin (the sound quality is good). I had previously used this set up , but as you can see it is v.fiddly and requires lots of...
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