Bloglines 375/825. Moved a stack of news over to Nearest Neighbor News Network but didn't unsub from them, yet.


head hat

head hat followed, of course, by a body T-shirt


Bloglines 356/829. Looking at other web-based rss aggregators, but, finding little of use.



Bloglines: 305/829. So noisy! Whatever do you think they are going on about?



Winnie the Pooh took a hit over the weekend ...

John Fiedler (Piglet)
2/3/1925-6/25/2005 (80)

Paul Winchell (Tigger)
12/21/1922-6/24/2005 (82)

I was going to write this up more, but, Dossy got there first ...

Latte Art

Today I received a three-leaf clover latteart, which was kind of surprising. Usually I get spiders that are probably accidental. I'm quite fond of these ones ...


Bloglines: 267/828. Not too noisy ...



Bloglines: 266/816. I'll probably loose some org/o43. I should move a whole vertical (way?) to another service ...
Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Help Cameron finish his Ph.D. by filling out a survey “about how people use
their weblogs and their general communication behavior”.




Sony's e-Book reader, the LibriƩ, has a black and white ink-on-paper look, combined with a resolution of approximately 170 pixels per inch (PPI), gives an appearance similar to newspaper. Because the display uses power only when an image is changed, a user can read more than 10,000 pages before the four AAA Alkaline batteries need to be replaced. Some pix ...

Apparently "the combination of organic electronic backplanes and electrophoretic frontplanes could produce truly rollable, albeit monochrome, displays in the not-too-distant future." "this year you'll see real product prototypes. Then you'll see real products in volume within two years."


LiveJournal tags

FAQ Question #229: "You can specify whether or not you want to allow your friends to tag your entries for you. By default, you are the only one who can edit your tags. If you want to let your friends tag your entries for you, you can change these settings"

Of couse, that ment biting the S2 bullet which has lead me in many circles this morning ...


Bloglines: 288/811. Bleh.


RedTacton is a new Human Area Networking technology that uses the surface of the human body as a safe, high speed network transmission path. It induces fluctuations in the body's electric field. They claim a data rate of 10 megabits per second. As opposed to the Blueskin rates of 3.7 kilobits per second being squeezed out by Matsushita.

I had no idea that personal-area networks would be colored ...

Les Claypool

Les Claypool put on a fine show at the friendly neighborhood Independent. It was very sold out and the place was packed (so packed that it really heated up the old tin can). I was hoping for Buckethead, but, wasn't surprised to see Gabby La La, a percussionist, and a drummer. There was a sitar, a ukulele, lead xylophone, oh, my! There might still be tix for Gabby La La with Les Claypool on Sunday. The show was so good that I am mighty tempted.



43 Places

43 Places is the next new thing from the Robot Co-op, the folks that brought you 43 Things.


Friendster unclenched a little by letting the outside world see profiles. The TypePad blogs still seem bolted on (and I'm not sure why the controls are behind https). The blogs have both rss and notices mailed for friend blog updates.

Latte Art

latteart always looks like leaves and hearts. Why do mine always come out looking like spiders?


Bloglines: 293/805. Time to drop another vertical?



Bloglines: 248/802. Read right down to 200, though. Starting to think that I might schedule days to read certain folders ...


Introducing the AO/Technorati Open Media 100 :: AO

Introducing the AO/Technorati Open Media 100 :: AO: "AlwaysOn and Technorati are pleased to present the first annual 'Open Media 100,' the power list of bloggers, social networkers, tool smiths, and investors leading the Open Media Revolution."

Tim O'Reilly: O'Reilly Media.

A pleasant surprise. I wonder if it was more for conferences than the stack of books at every geek's desk?

Mark Fletcher: Bloglines (acquired by AskJeeves).

Excellent! One of my favorite drugs, even if one of my goals is to stop reading bloglines every 5 minutes

Jonathan Abrams: Friendster. Tom Anderson, Chris DeWolfe: MySpace. Paul Martino, Mark Pincus: Tribe.net.

YASN! Tribe ate my head for quite some cycles, now it's been relegated to rss mostly.

Joshua Schachter: Del.icio.us. Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake: Flickr (acquired by Yahoo!).

The usual suspects

N. Z. Bear: The Truth Laid Bear

Oh! There's a surprise. The new release is quite nice. Guess I'll have to poke around there a bit ...


Bloglines: 212/801.

837 by tomorrow, I'd guess.

Barb Dybwad: "which can then cuddle up all nice and cozy with all 837 of the other feeds you already subscribe to in your RSS reader."


Bloglines: 0/801.

0 Updated Feeds!


Technorati Weblog: Welcome to the New Technorati!

Technorati Weblog: Welcome to the New Technorati!

Beta busts out. RSS feeds for tags (feed at the bottom of the search results). A better dashboard.

Now I've got to track down all those beta.technorati.com feeds ...


Multiply added pay options for media uploads, themes, CSS, custom right margin.

"[Messages page] works more like a message board than like e-mail. The main difference between Multiply and other message boards is that Multiply includes all the discussions going in throughout your network, as opposed to being focused on one specific topic. At any time, you can "adjust" the messages page to show you less, or more, of what's going on in your network."

Looks like you could read all of your groups and friends via this. Subscribe to a thread via email is a really nice option. Now, if they only had rss for these!


Technorati Party: Wednesday June 22, 2005 in San Francisco

Sifry's Alerts: Technorati Party: Wednesday June 22, 2005 in San Francisco: "We'd like to invite you and your friends to House of Shields in downtown San Francisco next Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. And there might also be a few surprises."

RSVP's requested.

Upcoming.org event

Supernova 2005

I must say that we have better shirts downtown due to Supernova. I feel like I'm at a concert cruzing the shirts. Geek quotient waaay up.


Bloglines: 406/790. Bah!

And this morning's reading even made fun of feed numbers ...

Barb Dybwad: "which can then cuddle up all nice and cozy with all 837 of the other feeds you already subscribe to in your RSS reader."



Bloglines: 361/788. Bah! Doesn't look like I get to press shiny candy-apple-red reset button today either. Monday. Honest.


XFN - XHTML Friends Network is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks.

Busted out the blogrolls, cooked a few XFN links, pinged rubhub.com, and docked the XFN Dumper.

A partial solution to keeping track of my friends many personas. I'm resisting cutting a private page per person ...

Now, about that Identity consolidation ... "A user with an XFN Friendly blog, blogroll, or web site, can use that site as a nexus for linking together all these otherwise disparate and isolated social networking sites"




The Technorati Party floated by, so I spent some time poking around. Friends! You can add anyone (nonreciprocal) and then see their events on your 'home page'. And a rss feed for My Friends' Events, natch.

A couple of pathfinders:
SFist, marccanter, merlinmann.


Bloglines: 380/777. Gonna reset. Any day now. Really. Real soon now.



Bloglines 343/779. Didn't make it to that big reset button. Maybe I should move Human Rights to rojo or the ilk?



They've certainly got the rss slices down. My Friend's Events is nice. Not many events, though. I was wondering why the tag rss feeds were so quiet ...

We've added support for related tags, and our wonderful users created a MovableType plugin and API clients for Python, Java, and Ruby.
Upcoming.org: News


Tag Tuesday

Tag Tuesday: "With many thousands of users adopting tags, we thought it would be a good idea to gather tag developers every month to exchange ideas, and encourage code that works well together."

Left work late. Caught every red light on the way, which meant that I klunked into limbo on the way. It was a gaggle of Geeks with beer (well, Gordon Biersch, anyways) bellowing above musack. The highlight for me was stickers. I even saw someone peeling the top of their laptop to center a new acquisition. Now I'm on a quest for a Laughing Squid sticker (how have I overlooked them all this time?)

Kevin Marks from Technorati couldn't be heard above the drunks (no, the other drunks). So, the cats were herded outside and we ended up on some steps facing the water. Short informal talks followed. I think that more pictures were taken than words spoken.

Technorati: tags visible, protocol independent.

Flickr: interestingness, tag decay, timeliness vs quality.

I did get a nice list of tags, though! beer and group, whatsinyourbag and group, pothole , chimping, pinhole, transparentscreen, sometaithurts, sleep and sleeping.

Some Uniform chased us off yelling 'Earthquake, Earthquake, GollyZilla' and we scattered. Guess it was really Tsunami Tuesday. Some nice folks herded a few of us to their loft where people were pleasingly antisocial behind their tech. I certainly heard more Gnomedex than Supernova.

Technorati Tags: , , ,

tribe.net person urls


Personalize your tribe.net profile

Choose your personal URL


Finally! Let the landgrab begin!



Bloglines: 389/774. sigh. Big reset button later today.


Tag Tuesday

Not just for Tuesdays, anymore!

Microcontent Monday

Tag Tuesday

Wiki Wednesday

Thirsty Thursday

Folksonomy Friday

Ah, now I find Mobile Monday

Technorati Tags:


Ocala Photographers: "* 'chimping' can be loosely defined as 'the act of reviewing digital images on the LCD screen' or 'referring to the animal-like sound digital photographers' make when spotting a great shot on the back of their cameras' or 'looking at the digital images you just took, when you should still be concentrating on taking them' !"

Oh! Learned new word and have new feed


Bloglines: 353/764. That'll teach me to go out and socialize. I bequeathed food blogs to Chuck but it wasn't quite enough ...



Bloglines: 225/772. Guess it's just going to be a couple hundred live feeds every day unless I give up an entire vertical ...


Google Blog: I, Googlebot

Google Blog: I, Googlebot

Picture of the Googlebot at a new Google data center in an undisclosed location.

Supernova 2005

Supernova 2005: "Intelligence is moving to the edges, through networked computers, empowered users, fluid digital content, distributed work teams, and powerful communications devices."

Wharton West Workshop Day, June 20. The two tracks on Connected Platforms and
Decentralized Commerce look excellent.

2-day Main Conference, June 21-2


Bloglines: 246/772. And nicely quiet.



Bloglines: 119/774. Read down to 70-some-odd and then pushed the big reset button. Read down to 30 in a half-hour. And unsubed from a couple of noisy ones ...



Bloglines: 214/772. Looks like just some publishing to slog through and then I can hit the shiny candy-apple-red Mark All Read button!


Evil Alien

(Yet) Another Hole in the Head: "Evil Aliens is a one of the greatest SplatStick horror-comedies ever made

West’s movie ranks right up there with Dead/Alive, Evil Dead 2, Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, Bad Taste and Shaun of the Dead. We’re not kidding, this movie kicks ass – you will not be disappointed. Get your tickets early and look to the skies."

June 10, 10:30 / Roxie



Bloglines: 316/774. Pretty quiet, though.




Funny, I've been getting Orkut invite requests from all over creation. This blog, Tribe, 43things, ... And, as always, it was only just functional and took a couple of days to get the invites out. I don't see why they even leave it up in such a crippled state. Social Euthanasia Network!

And I got friended by a Brazillian Kutcher fan ...



Bloglines: 366/771. Gotta drop some! No, really.



Bloglines: 363/772. After not even logging in last night. Odd, that. I would expect quite a few more updates over a weekend.



Bloglines: 313/775. Seems quiet, though.


Man with the Screaming Brain

Man with the Screaming Brain: "written, produced, directed by and stars Bruce Campbel" also Evil Dead: Live is an over-the-top, theatrical presentation


Bloglines: 314/776. Gotta spend a few hours to dig out. I'd like to drop a 20+ active feeds ...


speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil,love no evil on 43 Things

speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil,love no evil on 43 Things


Bloglines: 239/777. Not much noise. Still should drop a few ...

apophenia: ah, the magical touch

apophenia: ah, the magical touch: "Perhaps, if you feel so inclined, invite the Daemons to visit your server so that you too may rest without email."

From: Mailer Daemon Angel

procmail: Refused to save

550 5.1.1 .... User exhausted

Best autoresponse ever.



Bloglines: 313/781. Doesn't seem very noisy, though.