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  • Blog Post: Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

    I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry. After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying to understand it. I'll give my thoughts after...
  • Blog Post: Blog Reorg

    Since the US beta launch of MSN Spaces, I made up my mind to focus more random interests posts to my space and leave this one for posts focusing on Outlook Web Access, .NET or general programming. More eclectic posts like those on best Seattle mochas, robots, hoops and various opinions on industry happenings...
  • Blog Post: Spaces

    So, today the sphere is all a buzz with the US launch of MSN Spaces. I am psyched that the Japanese beta of Spaces I had associated with my Passport automatically converted to English with the launch. Now I can read and customize it. I guess Scoble will be photo sharing with Flickr. Not me. My moblog...
  • Blog Post: CNN.com: "Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year"

    "Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year" No kidding. The word has entered mainstream consciousness like never before. No doubt Howard Dean was the impetus. People have been waiting for weblogging to reach a critical mass and perhaps after this election season with masses of political bloggers, candidate...
  • Blog Post: Ads in RSS

    I've recently subscribed to Jason Calacanis' weblog and was just looking over some of his recent posts. He mentions that the feeds on his WeblogsInc.com family of sites are now including ads . He also mentions that Yahoo will launch Overture ads in RSS as well. I wondered when I'd hear about this happening...
  • Blog Post: Blog Paging via T-SQL Stored Proc

    It's around two a.m. on a Sunday morning. I am finishing off a bowl of Frankenberry after completing some work to incorporate paging into my photoblog site. At first I thought I'd handle the paging at the application level and just do a simple query and find the row range that I need, but ultimately...
  • Blog Post: Discovered XFN

    I find XFN (XHTML Friends Network) via Tantek . What it is... XFN outlines the relationships between individuals by defining a small set of values that describe personal relationships. In HTML and XHTML documents, these are given as values for the rel attribute on a hyperlink. XFN allows authors to indicate...
  • Blog Post: Grandpa and Tech

    The other weekend the man who begat mom who begat Tosh stopped by for a visit. Yes, Grandpa might be considered the 78 year old clone of myself in some ways, but when it comes to computer technology he was never current. I was trying to explain the TextAmerica site to him only to realize for myself the...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Times -- Bill Gates as Chief Blogging Officer ???

    Seattle Times has a piece indicating that BillG might start a weblog of his own. Wouldn't that be cool.
  • Blog Post: Joystiq - Weblogs Inc's Video Game Blog

    Weblogs Inc 's family of sites are announcing a video game blog - JoyStiq.com . I thought I read in this month's Wired that Nick Denton ala Gawker , Gizmodo and the rest was coming out with a video game blog as well. I guess Calacanis beat him to the punch.
  • Blog Post: Opinions on Blogging 1 Year Later

    I have just noticed in my effort to understand this blogging phenomenon, I have been at it for just over a year now. So what do I think about all this a year later? I am still not sure that I get it entirely. I see real value in reaching out to customers in any and all channels and RSS is another way...
  • Blog Post: HTML in RSS TITLE nodes

    Man, I subscribed to Reiter's Wireless Data Web Log in my aggregator and I see escaped HTML in the ITEM / TITLE nodes. The 2.0 spec doesn't specifically say text only in TITLE nodes as far as I can tell, but this is a deal breaker for me. I look at HTML all day long. I don't want to read through it at...
  • Blog Post: Google Recalcs

    Seems that Google recalc'd the web today. Sure enough, the link power has raised this to a 4. I admit there are one or two other links to my site, even from this blog, but 4 is what Scoble said and 4 is what I got.
  • Blog Post: Craigslist's Creator's Weblog

    The guy who created Craigslist , Craig Newmark, has a weblog . Craigslist a site for finding things (people, places, items, jobs, whatever) is becoming one of my favorites. It's helping me find people to meet up and play hoops and soccer .
  • Blog Post: Update on Scoble's Link Power

    Earlier I asked Robert Scoble to link to a site I run to see if his link power could raise my Google rank from zero. Two weeks have past and the site is still a zero. Perhaps Google has not recalc'd the rankings in the past two weeks. I don't know.
  • Blog Post: Why is RSS/Atom adoption so low?

    Scoble asks the question “Why is RSS/Atom adoption so low?“ among Microsoft geeks. Citing a number of 15% of blog readers who read them in aggregation tools (as opposed to on the web). He sites: This result, in my view, blows apart the theories that adoption is low because people don't...
  • Blog Post: Testing Scoble's Link Power

    Rob Scoble claims to raise sites from obscurity to a Google rank of 4 with a simple link from his blog. Let's try it out. I have a site (InfiniteSoccer.com) that has been up one month and currently has a rank of 0. Let's see if it works. I'll report back in a few weeks.
  • Blog Post: Sharing One's Blogroll

    Today I had this idea of a public site to upload one's blogroll so that you can find out who the people you read read - kind of an Amazon “people who bought this book also bought these...“ feature for weblogs. My buddy Dave Levin thought he'd read something similar recently on Scoble and...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Team Blog, Dave Winer and a pubDate

    Well, this morning the Exchange team blog was announced on KC's feed , which is fantastic. Hopefully, I can send a few OWA tips that way. I guess we will have to wait and see. This afternoon I attended a talk by Dave Winer at MS. It was my first time seeing Dave in person after having read DaveNet...
  • Blog Post: Don't Leave, Frans

    So yesterday Frans Bouma posted his concern about weblogs.asp.net becoming less of a .NET community site and instead a pulpit for MS employees (as a result of all the GotDotNet bloggers moving here) and wondered if it's still appopriate to criticize Microsoft from this domain.  He admitted that he's...
  • Blog Post: Referrers page

    The referrers page is really interesting, especially the URLs coming in from Google or Yahoo.  A while back, I wrote an entry on some trouble I was having setting up ASP.NET 1.1 on XP and the aspnet_regiis -i solution, and I am getting lots of hits for it.  11 today, 6 yesterday.  Cool to think that...
  • Blog Post: PocketFeed

    I got my hands on a PocketPC Phone Edition recently with a spiffy unlimited data plan so promptly installed PocketFeed , which was recommended to me by Dustin Mihalik  in my comments.  Thanks Dustin.  Works pretty well when the connection is good.  If I lose connectivity while bringing down the feeds...
  • Blog Post: tosh.style.display == "none";

    How sad.  I am not included in this .
  • Blog Post: The state of blogging software today and the need for Swiss army software

    When I think about all the different tools for reading and writing blogs today, the early days of MP3 culture comes to my mind.  I remember the not-so simple act of taking a song off a disc and putting it on my computer.  I had a tool for ripping, a tool for encoding (don't forget a manually installed...
  • Blog Post: Cool feature for a news aggregator

    Nobody wants to post a link to a story that is old news.  All you aggregator writers, how about a “check this link” feature against the recent entries in your blog roll?  That way when I post the Developer Roadmap, I won't feel bad when I realize Scoble already blogged this last week.  Grr...
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