The satellite images are available as high res downloads. MSNBC has an animation of the wave as it spread—watch for the reflections of the initial waves. The official description of the earthquake calls it a 'great earthquake.' If you want to see some video and have bitTorrent, this geezer has a large download, while this site has many pix and videos.
"Error! There was a fatal error dealing with your request.
The specific error message was:
Sorry, I couldn't connect to your hosting server!"
It was off-line for nearly an hour on 20th, on the 17th two hours... This is the whole data centre!
Only my shared server was off-line for nearly 48 hours between the 6th and the 7th.
And during that time, I've had some trouble connecting. I'm gonna put a watch on their sorry arses.
Here's the last part, you can search attributes like, URI, title, body,
channel for newsgroups, source for domains. Most excellent. Most
" 4. Exclusion
(VB or "visual basic") & !GROUP:microsoft
This subscription will return messages which contain the terms "VB" or "visual basic"; however, the subscription will not return messages originiating from any newsgroup (or weblog) that contains the term "microsoft" in the group name or weblog title.
This subscription might be used to retrieve newsgroup postings about VB that do not originate from one of the many microsoft.XXX newsgroups. "
PubSub, you are a diamond, not only do you provide super cool ways to search RSS, news releases, weblogs, newsgroups (the old usenet), you give us an API to get them ourselves.
Now you can build the newspaper of your choice. If, that is, you use an aggregator. For my bloggers: I'm just going off to fix up some nice searches.
Amanda's thinking of getting me a Robosapian... Looks fun, but I don't want toys.
Perhaps I should go off and find some more indexes? Nah! Can't be bothered. Or can I? Nope, nope, no time.
"An online subscription to LeMonde costs €6 per month (almost US$8 or £4.13), and provides full access to the website and a number of other services, including the option to have your own blog. Half of the top 10 most popular blogs are now occupied by readers.
In France, more media properties have taken an interest in their audiences' wish to be visible online. Newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur, commercial TV channel M6, and radio channel Skyrock all have opened up their sites for weblogs from their readers, viewers, and listeners.
Skyrock launched its blogging service in January 2003 under the name Skyblogs and is the uncontested market leader: The site has more than 1 million blogs created by listeners, with an average of 35 entries per blog."
Another million I've never heard of, I wonder if Technorati has?
"...enjoy this pictorial of some of our CG members' best work"
Traffic has risen from last year, as it has every year, and I see that other eCommerce sites are also complaining, as they do every year, but the comment spam that Six Apart are seeing is near denial of service, as they do builds whether they block the spam or not (they're fixing this bug at the moment, but older installations are thusly dangerous for other sites on the same machine as the older MT installation—update people!) In a discussion on the issue I found one possible solution that will be just a part of the arms race, but demonstrate the problem: "...and the spammers will eventually figure out what an appropriate delay before each attempt is, but it should prevent massive server loads of 10000 comments within a minute, right?"
Jay Allen who created the MT BlackList and now works for Six Apart, writes: "...solving the comment spam problem once and for all and making it a non-issue, not just for us in the Movable Type/TypePad world, but also for all weblogs regardless of publishing tool. Our preference is towards solutions that scale to the entire weblog medium..."
I'd much rather read local news, news that really does concern me, than read national or international news, or even local news from journos which invariably is too far away to concern me. Let me try to explain that again: I want news about my street, about my village. Nothing at the moment can give me that.
""Backfence sees the de-professionalization of news as a key to its success," says New York University's Jay Rosen on his PressThink site. "The pros gave away the 'news of your neighbors' franchise -- or never had it.""
"A housewife or hardware store owner can have something to contribute, that's important to them, that would be way under the radar of what we as journalists think is important,"
...thousands of people in places like McLean and Reston can become bloggers, or post responses to other bloggers' columns, or contribute photos and information about their particular subcultures. Backfence would have a five-person staff -- plus free classifieds, Yellow Pages-style listings and a local search function -- but the content would be provided by the users. The goal: Build it and they will post.
They are beginning to peddle the idea almost door-to-door, pitching Backfence to PTA groups and church organizations, and may sponsor a Little League team.
Potential investors have been wary, waiting to see if the Virginia experiment can generate revenue. The Bakersfield site's editor says it is nearly breaking even from ads that also run in a companion print edition. The site currently has a feature on local cheerleaders, a man who wrote 75 self-help books and a first-grader who won an essay contest, along with crime logs, home sales, church news and a holiday lights photo contest. Other companies, including Advance Publications, are planning town blogs, which could either be the Next Big Thing or a faddish bubble like pets.com.
Not enough time to evaluate all these services, I know a few, some I've not heard of at all.
Forgetting I could check this out in Technorati. Damn, as usual the over 2,000-results from Technorati are slow, ugly and in the end not useful... I've work to do, I'll publish and re-edit this item in a bit.
I'll follow Abby's and my graph for a few days more, I'm kinda interested in what all that math means in the real world, maybe there's a way of raising oneself higher, besides the obvious reciprocal linking from higher sites.
Bought mine, well worth $24.90 for 5 years, good DNS service, also do wild cards.
Wait a minute, an email from Yahoo says I've just been charged $49.75! Not only that but I can't see where I can check this, I'm positive I paid $24.90. Nearly thirteen quid for 5 years. Bargain!
I do like the top (and bottom) gainers, though with links only to domains and not actual pages, perhaps it loses some of its real use. For this, I like the old dayPop, which I've been subscribed to for years. DayPop helps you find the up and coming memes. Also, useful for upcoming memes, blogDex.
As they say in their explanatory page "LinkRanks are our way of measuring the strength, persistence, and vitality of links appearing in weblogs."
Bank customers may soon be able to
check their balances on mobile phone screens in an initiative from the
Link cash machine network and Morse.
Took them a long time to get around to this. Wonder when I'll be able to get an RSS feed for my credit card?
However, there maybe some link into Google's Zeitgeist, as suggested by another blogger, one Gordon Mohr.
Remembering that many intranets (and I help with one in the UK governement, so I know) are not allowed to switch to anything. They have to stay with IE. Much, much, to their chagrin!
I'm very glad of this news. IE was wonderful when it came out, like, a milllion years ago. Don't forget why you should dump IE, if you're able.
Il Riformista, has been offering blogs to its readers and from its journalists for about two years now.
They also, believe it or not, print a blog supplement in the paper once a month with the best material they have found on the sites.
Source: To UserLand’s Execs.
Dan asked: "Why don’t you blog more about what’s going on at UserLand?" [via: PubSub: userland ]
I asked the same question, and put my POV as to why it was necessary in private emails I had with Scott Schuda early in 2004, but to no avail. Instead the two Scotts blog about their hobbies mainly.
Pity. The products are very nearly excellent IMHO, the company... Well, what company? I have a feeling that they're not developing their products for general customers anymore, that they're installing and developing customised versions for higher paying customers. This would certainly explain the snail's pace of updates to their products, the lack of customer support and perhaps why they don't (can't) blog.
As I said in my emails, there is a vacuum of information, and it's getting filled with rumour, gossip and drivel.
Could also be 'mate' or 'but' (shortened form of butty, used in the Valleys of South Wales when I was a kid).
Historically, dude originally meant "old rags" -- a "dudesman" was a scarecrow. In the late 1800s, a "dude" was akin to a "dandy," a meticulously dressed man, especially out West. It became "cool" in the 1930s and 1940s, according to Kiesling. Dude began its rise in the teenage lexicon with the 1981 movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
They'll need to say all this in public, they'll need to say things are gonna change, with the help of customers, they need to be buzzed by this to encourage the same buzz in their customers' minds. This is the challenge most older companies have: a legacy of lies, crap products, and older world people.
More interestingly, they'll need to be ruthlessly honest.
I can see why these sales people are afraid to blog.
I don't use any instant messenger apps. Just ain't keen on them, though I have AOL IM and ICQ in case of emergencies. Will AOL be able to post to Spaces? Yahoo? Other IM/chat apps? I supposed I should have said "locked out."
Now that I don't use my Hotmail account because I needed to log in via Passport too many times and, frankly, I kept forgetting my details. I notice that to post a comment in Spaces I have to log in via Passport. Well, I guess that the comment spam problem is so pervasive that this is an unfortunate necessity these days. I know TypePad uses their own TypeKey for the same problem. I don't suppose there's a way for me as a rival blog hoster, to cut into Passport for comments? TypeKey's supposed to be open to other apps, though I haven't really looked into it.
I'm a Userland Manila developer. Comment spam is a problem, but I have my own cooked solution for it, sure it is an ongoing war. However, there is no 'Manila' authentication system. "You come, you see, you comment." Much like this (Dare's 25hoursaday) site. It's open.
Overall, I am worried about the potential you guys have for lock-in, indeed lock-out. Maybe I'll be proved wrong, but I see AOL's Journals and your Spaces becoming unblogs. I post my music, pix and everything else into my reverse chrono, and still manage to put some postings into a side bar. I also upload regular pages. It's all 'me and mine' stuff. I'll still call it blogging, though Manila and Radio is more like personal content management. I think you calling them Spaces will be your way of doing 'it' your way, away from the rest of the semi-open blogosphere.
I pride myself on the openness of my system, that users can export and download their entire site and move to another hoster. That they can connect via the blogger API, metaWeblogger API, Manila API. That they can post anything legal. That, THEY own their text and images, it's their site—I just host it. I try not to lock-in.
Your (Dare's) post about APIs had me thinking that you'll be integrating Word, Outlook and possibly MSIE into Spaces. A good blog editing tool is missing right now. Will MS fix that? Will it be open?
I worry that MS has already locked out iTunes, AOL Messenger, ICQ, maybe later, even Firefox, Nokia, Google (and me) out. Well, it's just business.
[Update: 07/12/04; 10:59:15] Dare replied, "As for blog editing tools, there are currently no plans I am aware of for us to produce something like this in the near future. Of course, if we get lots of feedback from customers requesting such tools then we'll reconsider."
It'll be coming. Users want it. Everybody complains about the WYSIWYG editing or raw HTML editing that's so primitive in browsers, even with today's widgets. Most of my longer posts are done with Radio, where I have much more flexibility, as I write, and even here, it just ain't as good as Word—no images to wrap around, not much WYSIWYG.
My neighbour, Tony, accompanies us. He's off to a model train exhibition in Birmingham.
Soon out train comes from under the bridge, and everybody on the platform jostles for the best place. I think people are more tolerant, more respectful of others than down South, especially London, and we wait patiently while everyone alights, and find three seats for the four of us. The gent we invade smiles at Brad all through the journey—Brad's excitement and obvious inexperience of trains is infectious. Esme sits on my lap and asks question after question. As is usual I have to help her read all the warning signs on the train.
Map of Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
Soon we're in Wolverhampton. We could have gone straight through to Birmingham, but decide to break up the journey by travelling on the tram. I too an a tram newbie, though Tony's used them before. It's a fairly long walk to the tram from the train station, through the bus station too, more than ¼ mile. Why do town planners do this?
From the tram in Snow Hill in Birmingham, we walk to Brindley Place, though the European market in Paradise Square, through the Convention Centre. We must have passed a million people. It's been so long since I lived here in the big City. I still scan everyone, just in case I spy someone I know. I never do.
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Finally, and as usual the price shot up in the last few
minutes to £1,723.07. Lucky buyer, getting such a good product for 3
months at that price! Lucky, lucky buyer.
Apparently, competitors clicking on your Google Adsence ads to get you to pay more, fruitlessly. Very worrying. So, you may have a high click through rate, but are any buying?
This is incredibly cheap. What? About 12 days over the 3 months = £86 a day!
Already they're hyping the sharing of song lists (only through MS's Media Player and of course the purchase of music) and distribution of digicam pix between friends, which is more a by product of blogging IMHO. They're also promoting the idea of community between other 'spacers' in that there will be plenty of ways of discovering and linking to other 'spacers.' Blogging is all about the openness of the blogosphere. And we all know what MS thinks of open source.
My main gripe, and it is a worry, is that Microsoft may not play nice with the rest of the blogosphere. Or worse, they play nice for a bit the... If they get a huge, huge number of users quickly, as is likely with their massive worldwide roll out, it'll be too difficult for them to not close the trunk, cutting themselves off from the rest of the world, and chopping many fingers in the process.
Were they to extend the metaWeblog API to suit their needs in an open and accessible way, and say, Nokia's LifeBlog plugged into it (though LiferBlog is based on TypePad's own version of the Atom API), would it be too tempting to screw that for Nokia, while MS develops their own API or proprietise the metaWeblog API onto their own mobile phone platform?
Think of the fun MS could have with making it drop dead easy to post images, upload song lists from your (MS) phone and only your MS phone. They could really lock Symbian out of the trunk, and Blogger (Google) and Yahoo (who'll, sure to be, soon releasing their own blog tool, like every other portal) and every other blogging platform. This is perhaps why 'blogs' would be to limiting a term for them.
I don't think 400lb gorillas are capable of playing nice.
"...The first person to live to 1,000 might be 60 already"
A four-letter term... tops U.S. dictionary publisher
Merriam-Webster's list of the 10 words of the year.
Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks," was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year.