Scripting News for 7/22/2006

A new sub-directory of NY Times podcasts. If you have an aggregator that supports reading lists, you can subscribe to all the Times podcasts by subscribing to the OPML file. That’s useful because many of them update only once a week. 

Quick first impression: The Times podcasts are like the mother lode. What an incredible effort, so valuable.  

It’s too farkin hot today

Okay this is innnnnsane. It was 108 in Portland today. 

Jeanne Kane writes that it was 114 in Tujunga today. 

While I’m figuring out the first cut at the top level of the new podcasting directory, I’ve started a section called New branches, to accumulate a small sampling of sections that I think may fit into the directory. I’m qualifying everything because I’m seeing some OPML files that are so large they couldn’t possibly fit in a corner of this directory. Those are directories in their own right, and deserve a spot for sure, but probably in a section reserved for pointing to other directories.  

12/12/05: “People come back to places that send them away.” 

Jon Watson: “The existing directories have become ad-laden vote-getting slums where a few users rule the roost.” 

Ray Slakinski: “We have to do more than just say we support it, but use it and contribute back.” 

5 responses to this post.

  1. If it makes you feel any better, Dave, it was 108 in Portland, OR yesterday – a definite record:

    http://www.tinyscreenfuls.com/2006/07/108-degrees-f-in-hillsboro-or/

    So yeah, I agree – it’s too freaking hot!🙂

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  2. Dave 你好,
    I didn’t see any instructions for submitting podcasts, so here are my submissions for Taiwan podcasts:

    Bookast Chinese Audio Book Summaries http://www.bookast.com/mp3/bookast_rss.xml
    Getting A Leg Up
    http://legup.libsyn.com/rss
    Misadventures in Taiwan
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/misadventuresInTaiwan
    WDEDVN Taiwan VLog
    http://www.wdevn.com/wdevn.xml
    What’s Up in Taiwan
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/whatsupintaiwan

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  3. What’s really weird is that the high in Nashville today was only about 80- — and low humidity. After a week of high-90s heat and a big storm yesterday, it was a relief to have such a beautiful dry and sunny Saturday in the south.

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  4. Posted by David Mercer on July 22, 2006 at 9:37 pm

    OMG it was soooo hot in Oakland/Berkeley today! We had to go and ‘rent some AC’ at the movies after brunch and a pedicure. Are the movie theaters the only places in the East Bay that have AC????

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  5. Posted by Robert on July 22, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    It was 92 degress in Redlands, CA (Inland Empire, San Bernardion area) at 11:30 p.m. It gets hot here every summer, but this one has been unusually hot.

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