River of Meme-O-Randum: “I just had one of those AHA moments, when something clicked into place, and the only question is how to share the idea, because this is one that’s just begging to be shared.”
One year ago today it was 1000 days since I quit smoking.
Steve Gillmor: “Oh really? No, O’Reilly.” Snark!
Okay I have the disk-image-maker working, and I’ve built a DMG for the OPML Editor. Admittedly, this is probably not the final look for the 1.0 package. :-)
Google is “pleased to announce an alpha release of RSS feeds on Google Video.” They announced it on a Yahoo mail list, where a Yahoo extension to RSS is discussed. How’s that for cooperation. (No sarcasm.) It’s even better because this is exactly where Apple could have worked with others in the industry, instead of blazing their own trail. One of the guidelines in my Busy Developers Guide: “Avoid using elements in namespaces when there are already core elements that do the same thing.” I’ve added a #6 to the list. “Use namespaces that are already in use by others before inventing new ones.” This is what Google is doing that Apple didn’t do.
Jackie Mason and Raoul Felder: “Could you picture a Jew deciding that he has the right to kill but you have no right to draw an insulting picture?”
At the 106 Miles talk on Wednesday night, I was asked to suggest some ideas for new tech businesses, so I went through the list that I had recommended to Yahoo. One idea I should have mentioned but didn’t, is probably the most valuable and least glamorous. A web-based accounting app for families. Such a simple idea and so totally needed by many millions of people. Quicken is getting old, and it’s hard to set up and it isn’t accessible over the web. When that’s done, do one for small business. Along the way either get acquired by or acquire a bank to make it even easier for your users.
Narrative: Tech support with MindVision Software.
Let’s have a Scripting News dinner at La Costa on Sunday night to celebrate the return of the Sopranos, among other things.
Jeff Jarvis on BloggerCon. “I’ve wished for every conference since to make its mission bringing out the wisdom of the room rather than treating the room as a mere crowd.”