Ponzi is over at my house checking out the RSS Couch, and setting up her new MacBook.
I took a movie as she was getting started.
We had a bottle of Ponzi wine while we were setting it up. Hic.
PS: It’s kind of obvious I should do it for Scripting, too? 🙂
1999 Salon profile of Patti Smith who was outstanding on last night’s HD broadcast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame awards.
Patti’s mom, who called her Tricia, loved her music as much as we do. Mom told her, on the day she died, that when she was inducted she should play her favorite song, the one she played while she was vacuuming. Smith told the story so sweetly, so you had to wonder what the song would be. She turned around, put the mike to her mouth and screamed: “I don’t fuck much with the past but I fuck plenty with the future.” Mom’s favorite Patti Smith song, it turns out, was Rock & Roll Nigger. Kind of the punk rock equivalent of We Make Shitty Software. I love Patti Smith.
Google’s discography for Patti Smith.
Michael Calore at Monkeybites wonders if someone will make a TwitterRiver for Wired News.
Okay, here it is. 🙂
They have 16 blogs, all of which have feeds. If they provide an OPML reading list for all those feeds, I can add them to the river. I’m kind of tempted to do it myself. 🙂
Later, after I get some sleep. (It’s 4:30AM.)
Tom Newman sends word to check out the following Twitter names: cnn, cnnbrk, bbcnews, bbc.
He also points out that there’s a nytimes account that reflects the contents of the main NY Times feed. The nyt newsbot I set up reflects the contents of all the Times feeds.
Tonight I’m working on generalizing the TwitterRiver tool so the same code can process multiple accounts as well as multiple feeds and correctly route news items between them.
The reason why it’s such a good fit is that Twitter is a river, I saw that immediately. It’s what I’ve been preaching. They got a lot of people to think in terms of River of News. So of course I’m going to jump on that bandwagon. I’ll take victory however I can get it.