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May 31, 2005

Chicken crosses road; its owners get a ticket

Chicken crosses road; its owners get a ticket:
Hmmm... I don't remember that being the punch line.

May 25, 2005

Abusing Amazon images

Abusing Amazon images:


May 16, 2005

Your E-mail Suddenly FIlled with German Hate Messages? Here's Why

Your E-mail Suddenly FIlled with German Hate Messages? Here's Why:

May 13, 2005

Teenager's iPod goes boom - Breaking - Technology - theage.com.au

Teenager's iPod goes boom - Breaking - Technology - theage.com.au:
Don't put your iPod through the washing machine. And if for some reason you do, don't try to fix it with a screwdriver.

That's the advice of fire investigators probing a small explosion that burned a hole in the bed of a Melbourne teenager who tried to perform emergency surgery on his ailing mp3 player.

The boy was treated by paramedics at his Bayswater home for breathing difficulties after ingesting fumes emitted by the device as he pulled it apart in his suburban bedroom about 7.30pm on Wednesday.

Country Fire Authority spokesman Peter Philp said the leaky iPod had been taken away for testing by CFA investigators.

May 12, 2005

NetNewsWire 2.0 Released!

NetNewsWire 2.0 Released!:
NetNewsWire 2.0 icon

NetNewsWire 2.0 streamlines the award-winning RSS and Atom newsreader by removing the weblog editor and adding many new newsreading features.

NetNewsWire 2.0 includes a tabbed browser so you can read web pages with the convenience of staying in the same window.

You can search your news items with a standard Apple search widget—as in Mail and other applications.

NetNewsWire 2.0 downloads podcasts and enclosures, and sends podcasts to iTunes with with your choice of genre and playlist.

The flagged items feature lets you mark items that you want to keep—they stay forever or until you mark them as unflagged.

NetNewsWire 2.0 is Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) compatible, and includes Automator actions to control functions in NetNewsWire.

Other new features include syncing, smart lists, search subscriptions, and built-in styles. NetNewsWire's built-in list of feeds, the Sites Drawer, has been updated to include new categories and over 1000 new feeds that can be easily subscribed to.

See What's New in NetNewsWire 2.0 for more features, details and screen shots.

The full and Lite versions of NetNewsWire 2.0 are available for download at the NetNewsWire home page.

NetNewsWire 2.0 costs $24.95 for a single-user license and $19.95 per person for multi-user licenses. It’s available bundled with MarsEdit 1.0 for $39.95.

NetNewsWire 2.0 is a free upgrade for licensed users of NetNewsWire 1.x. See the Licenses and Upgrades page for more information.

NetNewsWire Lite is freeware. The Full Version Features page lists the features exclusive to the full version.

Is Slashdot poster really an Apple employee? You decide

Is Slashdot poster really an Apple employee? You decide:

An Apple employee (at least he claims to be an Apple employee) is over on Slashdot saying some interesting things:

1) "A video iPod would be a dumb idea for lots of reasons, some technical, some psychological."

2) "What's a much bigger thing is the gradual shift, over the past two years, in the way we as a company do business. We are very serious about IP."

3) "And unlike video, people often do want to carry photos around with them."

4) "So there's basically zero reason for video to be portable. You're not going to carry it around with you. You're going to watch it at home."

5) "See, the "alpha geeks" are not our market. We don't sell to them. The "alpha geeks" are defined by one key characteristic: they're irrational."

This guy sounds a lot like Steve Jobs. I don't believe he's an Apple employee, though. Why? Cause generally the Apple employees I meet are smart and this guy doesn't sound smart at all.

Let's look at this again. I wonder if this guy would have voted to fund the original Macintosh. Or, even worse, would have turned down Woz and Jobs when they were trying to get the initial funding for building their first set of computers, which were definitely aimed at alpha geeks.

As to a video iPod. That idea has already happened. It's called a Sony PSP. I'm seeing people all over the place watching videos on their PSP's. And every plane I've been in lately has people watching videos on portable devices, many with screens not much bigger than exist on a PocketPC.

In fact, what I look at the hardware trends. You MUST check out the 640x480 screens on the new PocketPCs to know that portable video devices are coming over the next couple of years and that there's lots of demand for them.

Heck, I love showing off videos on my little phone, which has a tiny screen.

And just watch the videobloggers that come. You don't need a 30-inch screen to watch this stuff. Some fun new videoblogs today: mobuzzTV. Hey, isn't that a Rocketboom copy? Hawaiian Times

Speaking of Apple. Visit this Apple site (for OS X dashboard widgets) and look at where the radar image of a storm is located. Heh, it's always storming in Redmond. I love a marketing department with a sense of humor!

The Good Book(s)

The Good Book(s):

Most people who know and use Movable Type are extremely web savvy, but that doesn't mean they don't still want to sit down with a good book sometimes. We've rounded up a few books that would be of interest for almost any Movable Type user, from newbies to experts.

One of the most popular titles is Rogers Cadenhead's Movable Type Bible Desktop Edition. Though Rogers has gained some fame from having registered the new Pope's name as a domain name, he's been tasteful enough to refrain from promoting the fact that he's written a bible himself. Aside from the restraint he's shown, the book is great for its in-depth coverage of the best ways to use Movable Type's features, covering best practices in addition to technical features. You can check out the first chapter of the book on Rogers' site.

Another recent title is Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours. Molly Holzschlag and Porter Glendinning really outdid themselves in the appendices to their book, which are an invaluable reference for people who spend significant time digging into Movable Type templates.

And one more title that's not released yet, but that we're eagerly awaiting the publication of, is Hacking Movable Type. Featuring contributions from a number of well-known contributors to the Movable Type community, including our own Jay Allen and Brad Choate, this should be a good complement to the other titles, diving into the guts of Movable Type and discussing what can be done if you use Movable Type as a starting point for your own creativity.

May 11, 2005

Charles Laquidara Ringtones.

Everyone needs these. :-)

May 5, 2005

High Paying Words?

Crazy stuff from http://www.sorve.com/adsense.htm - keywords that pay a lot.

What the heck does mesothelioma even mean?

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