Daily Archives: September 3, 2003

Radio Tools

I found this while
stumbling through a set of links from the manila-dev mailing list. Posted
here for posterity. Why don't we have a Radio community evangelist? Dave
is weblog evangelist. Who's the Radio equivalent? Tell me in comments or

I spent some time today trying to fix my server Mac. It's display is a little worn, causing flickers and random shutdowns. It turned out to be corrupted system software, fixed by a clean installof MacOS 9. I wasted two hours that I shouldn't have–yuk–and missed two phone calls because I get bad cell service in my basement. Life happens, eh?

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Dave's RSS comment post from 1999

On this day in 1999, I stated my vision for RSS, and asked others to express theirs. [Scripting News]

What's funny is that Dave asked for comments and got 3.  Now, he'd get 30 and several trackbacks, plus the occasional “Dave is trying to control us!” rant.  Thanks, Dave, for starting this whole thing.

I also went back and read the first three messages in the archive from 1998.  Dire Straits?  Music and programming always seem to go together.

Living without NNW (temporarily)

I've been living without NNW for two days now.  I've got the old Powerbook wiped and ready for delivery and my server Mac doesn't run MacOS X, so I'm back to using Radio's aggregator.  There are plenty of things to like and dislike about it.  Mainly:  grouping and layout are dislikes, display of posts, inline content and comment links are likes.  Still trying to fix it myself, but failing due to lack of education.  I'm reading Matt's book, too.  Patience, I tell myself.

Don Park on 'blog calendars

Enriching Blog Calendar.

Most blogs have a calendar for navigation but not for much else.  I was thinking how nice it would be to enrich it automatically with other information like birthdays of people on blogroll, anniversaries, schedule of conferences I am planning to attend, etc.

Size of the calendar will have to get a little bigger, but mouse-over sensitive date specific details can be displayed in an area immediately below the calendar.  FOAF and iCal/vCal formats can be useful here.  Calendars are also amazing yet under-utilized advertising medium IMHO.

[Don Park's Daily Habit]

Don writes about something I hadn't even thought about:  my calendar.  I don't use it and don't see why others would.  I read weblogs for two reasons:  topical content and continuing stories.  I'd be more interested in a good category list rather than a calendar.  I'm considering removing mine.  Can anyone out there educate me about the calendar's benefits?

Chuq, RSS and Mailing Lists

Chuq on RSS and mailing lists. Here[base ']s a great post by Chuq Von Rospach on RSS and mailing lists. If I had to name the world[base ']s expert on mailing lists, it would be Chuq.

(One of these days I[base ']m going to implement Trackback… but until then, it[base ']s the old-fashioned method.) [inessential.com]

My post will echo Brent's.  I met Chuq via email back in 1997 when he was running the Evangelist for Guy Kawasaki.  Chuq is the first person I think of when I think mailing lists.  I had subscribed to his feed before (months ago) and lost it during multiple computer moves.  Chuq, consider this an apology and I'm resubscribing.

Brent:  get your Trackback working.  Don't you use Radio?  [wink]