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Busy again. So much to do! Working again for the UK Government here in
the West Midlands. No weekend off for me, though I have to look after
the children tomorrow for most of the day, while Amanda works. Well,
I'll need a break by then ";->"
I've always considered myself to be pretty crap on colour harmonies. Women have always picked me up on it. They seem naturally perfect at it. Hopefully, this site will be my secret weapon.
"We actually load the URLs into your selected browsers and operating systems, and present you with a screen capture, so you'll see what your web pages look like on a Macintosh, on Linux, on Windows, in any version of Netscape or Explorer, in AOL, on Konquor, Opera, you name it. Any system! Any version!"
Great way of testing css stylesheets across browsers for display bugs. Only $39.95 a month for unlimited use too.
""Bar¨aBlog, my weblog, was proving very popular," he says, "and I turned round and realised that I had written 30,000 words. So I thought it would both make a nice memento of my time in Spain, and also a way of putting my work out there as an up-and-coming writer." His collection of writings and photography will be for sale soon at his site, Prandial.com, distributed via CafePress."
One of the biggest income streams they've missed out on, is intangibles. With my blog, I get no micro payments, no ad revs, nothing. So, why do it, besides it being an addiction?
I get reputation.
Damn, I installed Windows 2000, and the default browser is IE 5.0, and my carefully worked out theme, tested in IE 6 and Netscape 7 and Mozilla, looks like crap. Have to revisit the style sheets, and double check every browser on every platform.
I asked Dave Winer if he wanted to run for California Governor and he asked me what's the bloggers' platform?
There's an old Jewish principle of elevating simple things and behaviors through attention. Make washing your hands before meals a spiritual cleansing by holding certain ideas in your mind, focused by a briefly uttered prayer. When weblogs are our voices, the blogosphere can be our vox populi.
The blogger platform: Elevate blogging from narrative to activism, from lifestyle to politics, from netizen to citizen.
- A weblog for every elected official before the 2004 election.
- Improve transparency
- Conversation with constituencies more than lobbyists
- Improve the collective memory of our term-limited legislators
- Investing in our future workforce
- Assumes access in every classroom
- Better parental involvement
- Shorten the time to create jobs and find work
- Democracy needs freedom to read
- Government services turbocharged by collaboration and communication
- Government workers in more intimate communication with their customers
I'm thinking small. What message would you like the Secretary of State to deliver to 20 million households?
The two most important points for me are the weblog for every
citizen subject, and enterprise blognets, not just for government, but also for business clusters.
Seems very efficient, but soulless. I've been reading my blogs in the Radio aggregator for a few weeks now, and it's pretty efficient too. And I get to see some HTML and images.
A full round up of current RDF problems, thinking, apps, ontologies, the lot burningbird: "...we begin to have the ability to mine for knowledge, not just words."
"While the recent announcement of Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services may make it seem to be a new player in business intelligence, it has been offering analysis tools for some time, turning the familiar Excel spreadsheet into a business intelligence front end. Using this you can work with most data sources, designing reports using familiar development tools in Visual Studio. The server renders information into a large selection of output formats -- from HTML and Word, to XML web services and email. This will also be the first Microsoft tool to generate documents in Adobe's PDF format. However, perhaps the most interesting feature is its XML-based Report Definition Language, which Microsoft has promised will be offered to standards bodies."
<Rubs chin> Interesting, very interesting. This sounds pretty cheap and pretty simple.