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Notes from today’s *excellent* discussion.
It’s listed as a panel, but I’m the only official panelist. 🙂
Our topic of dicussion is, officially, How to design a podcast player.
I wrote a piece about this, with three points, in February.
1. Self-contained, untethered synchronization, much the same way a Blackberry gets email.
2. Read-write, two-way, should be able to record and connect with a publishing system for automatic upload and feed production.
3. Must be a platform, that is, people other than the manufacturer can add apps.
After we discuss that, we’ll talk about whatever people want to talk about.
Some more ideas…
1. Checkbox News.
WebFS is a “web services protocol used to exchange files and associated metadata between web applications and services. It’s primary intentions are to allow the free-flow of files and data between web services and applications.”
I’m sitting next to Nick Cubrilovic of Omnidrive, who is developing this protocol as an interface to his service, and is working on an open source implementation as well.
Other developers are working on it, but he doesn’t have clearance to reveal their names.
He has a private mail list that’s he opening up.
Raines has an outage update. Like Raines, I made my way from Berkeley to the Oakland Airport yesterday, without incident or traffic. I also took city streets and avoided the Maze, my route would have taken me through the section of freeway that’s missing!
Bradley Horowitz, who lives in Berkeley and works at Yahoo has a daily two-way traffic nightmare to look forward to. Maybe enlightened high-tech employers will take this opportunity to distribute their workplace.
Yesterday I documented the new My Twitter Friends feature in the OPML Editor.
At the time I hadn’t tested OPML inclusion in a Twitter post, but today I had a chance (while watching the Microsoft keynotes) and it worked.
Here’s a screen shot with an outline expanded.
And here’s the Twitter post that created the link.
I’m hanging out with Scoble at the Blogzone at the Venetian. We’re going to watch the keynote here. There’s a guy in an Elvis outfit here. Really embarassed for the guy.
Ross Mayfield: “I was reading the NY Times and glanced at the top right of the page looking for the time.”
Yesterday I did something I had never done before, I edited an article on Wikipedia. And then I edited another.
The first one was about the MacArthur Maze. It had already been updated to include the outage, I just fixed some typos, and rearranged the words so they flowed better. Then I decided to link to my page of links about the news, expecting that would be reverted in a few days at most as the full story was documented, but it was reverted within minutes, as were all my other edits.
Then I decided to look at the RSS page to see if it linked to the RSS 2.0 spec. It didn’t, so I added a link. I haven’t been back to see if that has been reverted. BTW, most of that page is worthless, things that never happened, Rove-like spin from god knows who. That’s the thing about Wikipedia, it’s a free-for-all slamfest, and you don’t have a right to confront your accusers. Feh.