A new prefs system is on the way for the OPML Editor.
Tim King wants to edit a day’s worth of WordPress posts in his outliner. I haven’t released the code that does this, but I could clean it up and ship it. Hmmm.
Sunday night on WAMU is old-time radio. Drama, comedy and westerns. I just listened to Dragnet, then Gunsmoke, now The Life of Riley. Later tonight is President Truman’s inaugural.
Lisa Williams: “Offline editors are from Mars, the OPML Editor is from Venus.”
On this day in 1998, I released the source code for the Scripting News website. I bet it would work in today’s OPML Editor. Should I give it a try? (No-go, the files were on a server that’s long gone.)
Brooklyn Joe created a NY Yankees reading list. Oh man, you can tell I’m really behind reading lists because there are two weird things going on here. First, the Yankees? You gotta be kidding. Second, what’s a guy from Brooklyn doing rooting for the Yankees. Hope he doesn’t tell his neighbors in Brooklyn he’s doing that. Brooklyn is on Long Island, and folks, that’s National League territory. Let’s get clear on that. But even if the guy is a traitor to his homeland, and without any discernable philosophy, at least he’s getting behind OPML reading lists. Which in balance, gets him a link on Scripting News. For now.
Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0 is becoming a must-read blog. He’s trying to figure things out. Good on him.
Hey I just linked to Amazon, I’ve been doing that lately, just a little, as I’ve relaxed a bit about patents. I’ve come to appreciate that this isn’t a very kind world to creative people, lots of nasty people try to take anything that isn’t locked up and nailed down. When patents are used to protect creativity, I guess they have a place. Not happy about that. I still don’t support, in any way, the predatory way Amazon has used patents to take ideas out of the commons for themselves. It’s the same way I feel about companies hijacking open formats, trying to take control of other people’s creativity, without even offering to pay for it. Geez talk about greed. That’s why it’s cool that Dave Sifry respected my request to get out of the awkward place he found himself. There are other companies that haven’t yet responded, and I’m not going to pull any punches if they don’t get out the place they don’t belong. No one is the Boss Man of the stuff I gave away.
Flickr photos from Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.
Doc Searls and son nail snowboarding. It has a lot to do with falling on your ass and annoying skiers.