Saturday, January 31, 2004

BBC NEWS | Magazine | 10 things we didn't know this time last week

BBC NEWS | Magazine | 10 things we didn't know this time last week: "The man who invented Ctrl+Alt+Delete retired on Friday. David Bradley, 55, spent five minutes writing the computer code that has helped bail out millions of PC users, while working for IBM in the 1980s. 'I may have invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous,' Bradley said. "

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Google date test 'nets US fugitive'

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Google date test 'nets US fugitive': "A suspected US fraudster on the run for a year has reportedly been caught after a woman checked his name on the Google website before meeting him for a date. "

Ananova - Hasselhoff claims he had hand in Berlin Wall falling

Ananova - Hasselhoff claims he had hand in Berlin Wall falling: "David Hasselhoff has complained to museum curators after finding his photo absent in a collection of memorabilia about the fall of the Berlin Wall."

InfoWorld: RSS: really simple solution: January 30, 2004: By Chad Dickerson: E-business Strategies

InfoWorld: RSS: really simple solution: January 30, 2004: By Chad Dickerson: E-business Strategies: " RSS is simple to produce in any development environment, the cost of producing RSS content is negligible in most cases, and it?s widely understood as a standard. There are a number of feature-rich but relatively complex XML specs and protocols (for example, ICE and NewsML) that handle content syndication of all types, but most of the time InfoWorld only needs to syndicate very simple information with our partners. ICE and NewsML will work, but RSS is simpler and easier, so we use RSS whenever we can and try to limit the complexity."

Matthew Leeming will take you to Afghanistan

The Spectator.co.uk Matthew Leeming will take you to Afghanistan with the Afghan ministry of tourism!

Travel Afghanistan - Matthew Leeming

Travel Afghanistan - Matthew Leeming Noticed an article about Afghanistan by this guy in the Spectator - must check him out.

Daily Times - Site Edition

Daily Times - Site Edition: More on the Benard-Henri Levy / William Darlymple scrap over WD's review of BHL's "Who killed Daniel Pearl" in the NEw York Review of Books.

The Onion | Enter Tha Office - Scene_1

The Onion | Enter Tha Office - Scene_1: "Check it out, G's"

How the hair makes the Donald more human - The Apprentice - Intelligencer

How the hair makes the Donald more human - The Apprentice - Intelligencer: "On a recent cold, cold night, I found myself eighteen inches from the Donald�s the Hair. Not in front of it or off to the side of it, but directly above it. Donald Trump had nestled into a VIP banquette at the new Chelsea �hot spot� Marquee, and while there were security thugs with Secret Service�style earpieces guarding the front of it, the walkway right behind was curiously clear. Inching, all casual-like, into position just behind Mr. Trump, I stared into the orangey thicket floating above his scalp, marveled at its engineering (a combination comb-over and pompadour, it�s the world�s finest pompad-over), thought about how many construction-code violations it might represent, and wondered how the hell it could have lasted this long."

This Simon Dumenco is a good writer. I need to watch out for his stuff.

A Tale of Two Reports - David Kay and Lord Hutton. By Christopher�Hitchens

A Tale of Two Reports - David Kay and Lord Hutton. By Christopher�Hitchens

Economist.com | Microsoft

Economist.com | Microsoft: "Sir Bill and his dragons�past, present and future" OVerview of Microsoft with particular emphasis on its potential travails with the EC.

Close Protection Teams.

Close Protection Teams. SO this is what a close protection team is.

Telegraph | News | M M Kaye

Telegraph | News | M M Kaye: "i"

Friday, January 30, 2004

The Sun Newspaper Online - UK's biggest selling newspaper

The Sun Newspaper Online - UK's biggest selling newspaper: "VILLAINS have run boozers in Britain since a pint of mead in a pewter mug was the beverage of choice.
But they?ve always been home-grown gangsters, laundering the proceeds of a post office blag or doing a bit of fencing in the snug.
Now we learn that for the past three years the Railway Tavern in Hampton Wick, Surrey, has been run by a member of the American Mafia. "

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Telegraph | News | Dyke resigns from BBC

Telegraph | News | Dyke resigns from BBC

Telegraph | News | Dyke resigns from BBC

Telegraph | News | Dyke resigns from BBC

Blogs Bubble Into Business - Computerworld

Blogs Bubble Into Business - Computerworld

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Storm over Indian women's mosque

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Storm over Indian women's mosque More news from Madras.

Telegraph | News | James Brown held over violent behaviour

Telegraph | News | James Brown held over violent behaviour

RSS in Government: RSS Emergency Notifications and Alerts

RSS in Government: RSS Emergency Notifications and Alerts

Technorati: Web Services for bloggers.

Technorati: Web Services for bloggers. I need to look at this.

Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Why Blogs Mean Business

Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Why Blogs Mean Business

XML.com: Never Mind the Namespaces: An XSLT RSS Client [Jan. 02, 2003]

XML.com: Never Mind the Namespaces: An XSLT RSS Client [Jan. 02, 2003] I see that the blogger atom feed has anm associated XSLT sheet for display in a browser. Perhaps this is something we should look at for our feeds.

Episode #52

Episode #52: "Suddenly he stumbles upon Coraider who is attempting to place a plot of land. This player has foolishly left all his belongings out in the open! Not a good thing to do while Galad is around!"

More bizarre references to our companu name found via Google.

Trattoria Simpatico, Jamestown, RI. Excellent Cuisine, Friendly Atmosphere

Trattoria Simpatico, Jamestown, RI. Excellent Cuisine, Friendly Atmosphere: "YELLOWFIN TUNA CORAIDER DUSTED AHI TUNA, GRILLED ASPARAGUS, TRUFFLE MASHED POTATOES, AND SAUTE SPINACH WITH A WARM BLACK OLIVE AND TOMATO VINAIGRETTE 24.95 "

What a fine menu!

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India's governing BJP in election pact

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India's governing BJP in election pact News from Madras.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

 

How many counties, cities, police departments, transportation systems, animal shelters, recreational outlets, and libraries operate lost and found services? Probably too many to count. No doubt many of these never connect lost property to the original owners. The process of auctioning unclaimed property is also imperfect. It can be both expensive to conduct and ineffectual in reaching a wide audience of potential buyers. What if there was an eBay auction service for lost and founds? Coraider Services Limited may have the answer. They operate the Virtual Bumblebee lost and found property system jointly with the Surrey [UK] Police. At this writing, the system has logged a rapidly growing 31,749 lost and 1,322 found items and animals submitted by 15 participating organizations. They also run a property disposal site for the Police constabularies for auctioning unclaimed property which, according to Coraider's Nick Browne, "we have recently updated with RSS feeds." Browne recently did a a presentation on RSS for the Director of Technology of the Metropolitan Police to show them the power of RSS in reaching potential buyers. Take a look at what they've done. Lost property is entered into an asp driven database which is searchable by keyword, police department, and other criteria. The system then generates dynamic RSS feeds for those items that meet the search criteria. Today Surrey, Sussex, Devon & Cornwall, Northhamptonshire, Wiltshire....tomorrow the world? Sample Feed:


[RSS in Government]

Download details: SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Evaluation Edition

Download details: SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Evaluation Edition

USA WEEKEND Magazine

USA WEEKEND Magazine: "Clint Eastwood
Would you believe the quintessential Hollywood tough guy thinks today's movies are too violent? That's just one surprise in our revealing interview with this Oscar winner, who's bound to win another nomination for 'Mystic River.'
An interview by Dennis McCafferty "

ThisisLondon

ThisisLondon: "Pope hosts breakdance party"
Headline of the week.

Times Online - Britain

Times Online - Britain BRENTMANIA has arrived in Hollywood.

Telegraph | Opinion | Knowns, unknowns and the Ketchup Kid

Telegraph | Opinion | Knowns, unknowns and the Ketchup Kid

BBC NEWS | Technology | Bombay plans cyber cafe controls

BBC NEWS | Technology | Bombay plans cyber cafe controls

Telegraph | Opinion | Knowns, unknowns and the Ketchup Kid

Telegraph | Opinion | Knowns, unknowns and the Ketchup Kid

RSS in Government: The Scots Make A First in UK & Google

RSS in Government: The Scots Make A First in UK & Google

orkut

orkut

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Parrot's oratory stuns scientists

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Parrot's oratory stuns scientists

Sunday, January 25, 2004

When Nigel met Delia

'I first met Delia for dinner in 1978. Unfortunately, I was just the waiter. On that occasion she had the roast pork.' So, 25 years later when Nigel Slater invited Delia Smith to supper at his house, it made perfect sense to serve it again.
The Observer | Food monthly

Saturday, January 24, 2004

 

The BMA says medical students face 44% more debt under top-up fees, but the figures are dismissed as "flawed".


[BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition]

Lo, the Poor Terrorist by Theodore Dalrymple

Lo, the Poor Terrorist by Theodore Dalrymple TD on WD

TIME Asia Magazine: A Moderate Victory -- Jan. 26, 2004

TIME Asia Magazine: A Moderate Victory -- Jan. 26, 2004: "A Moderate Victory
The BJP has reined in its religious radicals, but they're still there on the fringes
BY WILLIAM DALRYMPLE "

The Hindu Business Line : Hindi Windows XP to be released early next year

The Hindu Business Line : Hindi Windows XP to be released early next year

Empire Online | The Film Website | News

Empire Online | The Film Website | News: "Kill Bill Volume 2 teaser trailer online "

Telegraph | Opinion | Fear the criminal underclass and it will cost you  or, worse, me

Telegraph | Opinion | Fear the criminal underclass and it will cost you or, worse, me

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Musharraf admission on secrets

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Musharraf admission on secrets Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has said it appears that Pakistani scientists have sold nuclear secrets to other nations.

BBC NEWS | Business | Gabriel to launch musicians' union

BBC NEWS | Business | Gabriel to launch musicians' union

Jeremy Zawodny's blog: My Yahoo! RSS Beta Launched

Jeremy Zawodny's blog: My Yahoo! RSS Beta Launched

Project Gutenberg Author Index: B

Project Gutenberg Author Index: B: "Burton, Richard Francis, Sir
First Footsteps In East Africa
Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi, The
Land of Midian, The, Vol. 1
Land of Midian, The, Vol. 2
Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To Al-Madinah & Meccah ? Volume 1
Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To Al-Madinah & Meccah ? Volume 2
Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1
Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2
Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure, Magic, and Romance "

Business Standard .. Rs 751 crore deficit Budget in Kerala

Business Standard .. Rs 751 crore deficit Budget in Kerala

Kerala has 9.4 pc of India's total unemployed people - The Times of India

Kerala has 9.4 pc of India's total unemployed people - The Times of India

Friday, January 23, 2004

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

RSS for President

RSS for President

Download details: SQL Server 2000 Books Online (Updated)

Download details: SQL Server 2000 Books Online (Updated)

BBC NEWS | Wales | Police face bullying and speeding complaints

BBC NEWS | Wales | Police face bullying and speeding complaints

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Court injunction on Leslie images

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Court injunction on Leslie images

Laszlo SoundBlox

Laszlo SoundBlox

Philip Greenspun's Weblog:

Philip Greenspun's Weblog:: "It would appear that a thoughtful voter could easily write off Howard Dean as a non-entity after spending 30 minutes at his Web site. And perhaps this process can be repeated for the other candidates. Are there any Dean supporters who would care to use the comments section to note brilliant ideas from the Howard Dean campaign that I've overlooked? And would one have been more likely to discover these ideas watching Dean on TV rather than looking at his Web site?"

The New Republic Online: Beyond Belief

The New Republic Online: Beyond Belief Very impressive piece on Edwards written before he and Kerry pounded Dean.

 

Microsoft's effort to make a Canadian teenager named Mike Rowe stop using the domain name "mikerowesoft.com" for his small business has garnered widespread coverage, even earning a mention on NBC's "Today Show" yesterday morning. A sampling of the reaction:

  • Times Colonist: Langford student battles tech giant:
    "Victoria intellectual property lawyer Dawn Wattie said Rowe's chances against the Microsoft legal machine probably 'aren't very good.' Mostly, the little guys lose, she said."
  • ZDNet Commentary: Microsoft stuck with MikeRoweSoft mess:
    "Let's be clear: Microsoft is not only within its rights but is pretty well compelled to defend its name. Under U.S. law, if you let one potential infringement slide you lose the ability to defend against any. Where the company went wrong was in treating a teenager like a con artist: it may be backing down now, but the damage has been done."
  • The Mac Observer: "In today's corporate-dominated environment, companies have far too much power when it comes to such things as domains. From J.K. Rowlings management coming down on kids with Harry Potter-related domains, to Miller Brewing going after the Miller family, if you have a domain that is covered by a corporate trademark, beware."
  • A range of reaction from seattlepi.com readers on Brian Chin's Buzzworthy weblog: Writes one, "How silly from Microsoft to generate so much negative publicity over a trivial domain name dispute. They must protect their trademark, but could have done so in a more discreet manner." Counters another, "This is not big corp vs little kid. This is a matter of a little kid, with the help of the press costing a big corporation a lot of money on legal fees for no good reason. You are on the wrong side of this one kid."

Update, 11 a.m.: There are now indications that Microsoft may be loosening its position. Company spokesman Jim Desler just gave us this statement, echoing what the company told ZDNet earlier today: "We take our trademarks seriously, but in this case maybe a little too seriously. It’s important to recognize that under the law companies are required to take this type of action to protect their trademark against widespread infringement. But that said, we appreciate that Mike Rowe is a young entrepreneur who came up with a creative domain name. We’re currently in the process of resolving this matter in a way that will be fair to him and satisfy our obligations under trademark law."


[seattlepi.com Microsoft Blog]

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton Tomb in Mortlake

The Life of Sir Richard Burton, by Thomas Wright

The Life of Sir Richard Burton, by Thomas Wright

salon :: :: people :: feature :: The other Ondaatje, By Nick Ryan :: Page 1

salon :: :: people :: feature :: The other Ondaatje, By Nick Ryan :: Page 1

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | US military will stay in Georgia

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | US military will stay in Georgia

BBC - History - Tiger of Mysore Gallery

BBC - History - Tiger of Mysore Gallery

BBC - History - Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890)

BBC - History - Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 - 1890)

Sir Richard F. Burton on the Web

Sir Richard F. Burton on the Web

OpinionJournal - Taste

OpinionJournal - TasteOne Never Knows What
To Say to the Servants
Scenes from the class struggle in Delhi--and Brooklyn.

BBC NEWS | England | British tourist shot dead in India

BBC NEWS | England | British tourist shot dead in India

BBC NEWS | Business | Indian tech firms look to US recovery

BBC NEWS | Business | Indian tech firms look to US recovery

Telegraph | Opinion | Mr Blunkett belongs in a banana republic

Telegraph | Opinion | Mr Blunkett belongs in a banana republic Blunkett makes me uneasy too.

Bangalore (Google Weblog)

Bangalore (Google Weblog)

Taskline Task Management Software for Microsoft� Outlook�

Taskline Task Management Software for Microsoft� Outlook� I matrying this out at the moment.

PCWorld.com - Centrino Gains 802.11g Support

PCWorld.com - Centrino Gains 802.11g Support

Friday, January 16, 2004

BBC NEWS | Business | Napster extends service to Europe

BBC NEWS | Business | Napster extends service to Europe

Enoshop: Brian Eno Recordings and Products Online

Enoshop: Brian Eno Recordings and Products Online Transcript of a talk given by Brian Eno as part of the Long Now Foundation's series of Seminars About Long Term Thinking.

Poetry X ? Poems ? William Butler Yeats ? "Death"

Nor dread nor hope attend
A dying animal;
A man awaits his end
Dreading and hoping all;

The Spectator.co.uk

The Spectator.co.uk Who do public inquiries benefit?

BBC NEWS | Business | UK launches first digital stamps

BBC NEWS | Business | UK launches first digital stamps

The Spectator.co.uk

The Spectator.co.uk Tony Blair and the Whip's office.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Gamepad aims to build up muscle

BBC NEWS | Technology | Gamepad aims to build up muscle

The New Yorker: Fact

The New Yorker: Fact on "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Activists gather for Bombay forum

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Activists gather for Bombay forum

Telegraph | Opinion | Worried about xenophobia? Then let asylum seekers work

Telegraph | Opinion | Worried about xenophobia? Then let asylum seekers work: "I meet quite a lot of asylum seekers. They do not on the whole resemble the monstrous, cynical exploiters of our generosity as they are sometimes rather luridly presented. Of course, I do not meet a representative sample, but then very few people do.
On the whole I have found asylum seekers and illegal immigrants to be considerably superior in intelligence and motivation to work to a large proportion of the British population. They are often much more cultivated, and many of them are linguistically gifted. Most of the ones I see who are in deep despair ascribe their unhappiness to the fact that they are not allowed to work, which is their dream."

Jake Ortman writes about terrorists... damn terrorists...

At a morning press conference, an official said he believes the man is a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

"Al-gebra is a fearsome cult,", he said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like "x" and "y" and refer to themselves as "unknowns", but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. "As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there are 3 sides to every triangle," Ashcroft declared.

Economist.com

Economist.com The Big Mac Index

Economist.com

Economist.com The Big Mac Index

Economist.com

Economist.com The Big Mac Index

Economist.com

Economist.com

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Atlantic Unbound | Interviews | 2003.11.13

Atlantic Unbound | Interviews | 2003.11.13: "Backside of War.' "

ThisisLondon

ThisisLondon Three Michelin Stars for the Fat Duck in Brey! I remember that the Judds went there last year.

Dickens to Le Carr�: Smiley�s (Anti-American) People

Dickens to Le Carr�: Smiley�s (Anti-American) People

floating atoll: RSS with CSS

floating atoll: RSS with CSS

2RSS.com :: RSS feeds,RSS directory,RSS software,RSS scripts,RSS articles,RSS syndication,XML,RDF,news ...

2RSS.com :: RSS feeds,RSS directory,RSS software,RSS scripts,RSS articles,RSS syndication,XML,RDF,news ...

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India, Pakistan resume train link

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | India, Pakistan resume train link

 

Uh oh, I'm letting down on the job...it's already Wednesday, and I have a lot more to tell you about. :-)

NewsGator Web Edition, part of the NewsGator Online Services suite, is a web-based content aggregator which runs in a web browser.

Now there are plenty of other web-based aggregators out there...why do we need another one? A couple of reasons.

First, it works with the NGOS synchronization system (more info). So you can read posts at home with Web Edition, and when you get to the office and download posts with NewsGator for Outlook, you won't have to read the same content. Unless you want to. And remember the sync system works with POP Edition and Mobile Edition too - more to come on that. Combine that with an online subscription management system, which even allows you to expose a subset of your subscriptions publicly as OPML, and we're onto something here.

Second, it's tightly integrated into the rest of the NGOS features - including custom search feeds and premium content...

Available January 19 at http://services.newsgator.com.


[Greg Reinacker's Weblog]

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Empire Online | The Film Website | News

Empire Online | The Film Website | News: "The Passion Of The Christ will open on Ash Wednesday in the States on a massive 2000 screens."

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Woman singer angers Afghan judges

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Woman singer angers Afghan judges: "Afghanistan's supreme court has complained to the government over the appearance of an Afghan woman singing on state television.
'This has to be stopped,' Deputy Chief Justice Fazel Ahmed Manawi told the Reuters news agency"

BBC NEWS | UK | Data protection guidance pledge

BBC NEWS | UK | Data protection guidance pledge I do hope the Soham tragedy precipitates cutting to the chase on this. I know first hand how the perception of the data protection act hampers the Police.

Melanie Phillips's Diary: Orwell's Britain 2

Melanie Phillips's Diary: Orwell's Britain 2: "A judge has upheld a burglar's claim that hewas only acting in self-defence when he assaulted a policeman who was trying to arrest him."

My Way Finance

My Way Finance: "Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) on Tuesday said it will stop selling traditional film cameras in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, another move by the troubled photography company to cut lines with declining appeal in favor of fast-growing digital products."

ABCNEWS.com : University Adapts Laser to Slice Cheese

ABCNEWS.com : University Adapts Laser to Slice Cheese: "A researcher from the University of Wisconsin at Madison has figured out a better way to slice cheese just use a laser.
'At any other university, people would have just laughed. But this is Wisconsin. It's cheese. And this is no laughing matter,' said Xiaochun Li, a mechanical engineering professor and laser expert."

Empire Online | The Film Website | News

Empire Online | The Film Website | News: "Tenacious D movie in the works"

Soccer Vs. McWorld

: "During the 2002 World Cup, the English midfielder David Beckham, famed bender of the ball, styled his hair in a mohawk. Almost instantly, Japanese adolescents appeared with tread marks on their shorn heads; professional women, according to the Japanese newsmagazine Shukan Jitsuwa, even trimmed their pubic hair in homage. A bit further west, in Bangkok, Thailand, the monks of the Pariwas Buddhist temple placed a Beckham statuette in a spot reserved for figures of minor deities"

ThisisLondon

ThisisLondon Chefs are famous for their rivalry, and today it is Gordon Ramsay who is winning the battle to be king of London's dining scene.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | The enigma of Prabhakaran

BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | The enigma of Prabhakaran

The New York Review of Books: The Great Narayan

The New York Review of Books: The Great Narayan

Cops better get a moustache fast - The Times of India

Cops better get a moustache fast - The Times of India: "Policemen in Madhya Pradesh are being paid an extra 30 rupees a month to grow a moustache to give them more authority, a newspaper reported on Tuesday"

Muslims want Rushdie out of India - The Times of India

BBC NEWS | Technology | Disk drives take on the living room

BBC NEWS | Technology | Disk drives take on the living room
This is London - This is Classifieds - Job - Job Finder: "According to one of the world's leading experts on criminal psychopathy, the business world is rife with 'corporate psychos'. While often charming and flamboyant, these characters are also reckless, ruthless and cruel."
BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Bush welcomes tech partner India: "President George W Bush has announced the US and India will increase co-operation on civilian nuclear and space programmes, and high-technology trade. "
BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Delhi set for 2016 Olympic bid
BBC NEWS | UK | Huntley vetting inquiry launched: "
Huntley had been investigated several times
An inquiry into the vetting failures that allowed Soham killer Ian Huntley to get a job at a school will hold its first public session on today"
Telegraph | Opinion | We are falling under the imam's spell: "Let me see if I understand the BBC Rules of Engagement correctly: if you're Robert Kilroy-Silk and you make some robust statements about the Arab penchant for suicide bombing, amputations, repression of women and a generally celebratory attitude to September 11 none of which is factually in dispute the BBC will yank you off the air and the Commission for Racial Equality will file a complaint to the police which could result in your serving seven years in gaol. Message: this behaviour is unacceptable in multicultural Britain.
But, if you're Tom Paulin and you incite murder, in a part of the world where folks need little incitement to murder, as part of a non-factual emotive rant about how 'Brooklyn-born' Jewish settlers on the West Bank 'should be shot dead' because 'they are Nazis' and 'I feel nothing but hatred for them', the BBC will keep you on the air, kibitzing (as the Zionists would say) with the creme de la creme of London's cultural arbiters each week. Message: this behaviour is completely acceptable."

 

As promised, here is the first in a series of posts describing NewsGator 2.0 and NewsGator Online Services.

NewsGator 2.0, and NewsGator Online Services (NGOS) provide synchronization capability for your subscriptions. The basic premise - your subscriptions follow you wherever you go, and you never have to read the same thing twice. There are three classes of information that is synchronized:

  • Subscriptions - so you can add/delete your subscriptions in one place, and the changes will be reflected on other machines.
     
  • Read/unread information - if you download an item on one machine, you won't see that item anywhere else (unless you want to).
     
  • Which machines have which subscriptions - if you use NewsGator for Outlook at home and at work, you may want separate (but overlapping) subscriptions in each place. For example, you may have feeds at work that you can't access at home, since they're behind your corporate firewall.  NGOS allows you to specify where each subscription should apply, and just "does the right thing" when it's time to sync.

The sync system is very easy to use - you just enable the synchronization option, and a wizard walks you through a very short process to set up the initial sync. After the initial sync, the system is completely automatic - you don't have to do anything, or even think about it. It just works.

 

 

To save bandwidth, only differences are synchronized on each automatic sync. This ensures great performance, even on low bandwidth connections.

 

You can even (optionally) expose your OPML file publicly. My blogroll on the right side of my weblog is generated automatically using my public OPML file. You can specify which subscriptions should be exposed, and can expose as many OPML files as you like, with different sets of subscriptions.

 

Beyond NewsGator for Outlook, the sync system works with all NewsGator editions, including Web Edition, POP Edition, and Mobile Edition. If you're away from the office, you can use mobile edition to read a few posts...or read everything on web edition from a public computer.

 

The API's used for the sync system will be available for any interesting 3rd parties who are interested in making their applications work with our system.

 

More to come over the rest of the week!


[Greg Reinacker's Weblog]

Hell Freezes Over as HP Announces iPod Pact with Apple: "HP's blockbuster deal with Apple will have one exciting side effect. The company will be working with Apple to add support for Microsoft's superior Windows Media Audio (WMA) format to the iPod by mid-year."
Bullies often Mr Popular at school, study finds - www.smh.com.au Not "low self esteem" then.
Who Was That Food Stylist? Film Credits Roll On

Monday, January 12, 2004

William Dalrymple (articles/books/maps/cartoons/photographs/video or audio clips)
Travel Intelligence | Dublin by William Dalrymple I am proud to say that I stayed in the Shelbourne in Dublin to see the Wales Ireland game one year.
ThisisLondon The internet is opening up bargains for British shoppers on a scale never seen before.

The sudden collapse in the value of the American dollar means the possibility of huge savings for consumers buying on US websites.
Gales and floods on the way
. Suddenly our holiday in India seems a long way away.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

India Academic Reference.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Mandela 'to star on Kumars show'
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | 10,000 'died of hunger' in Zimbabwe
Keralarealestate.com - A kerala.com portal
Keralarealestate.com - A kerala.com portal
Telegraph | Opinion | Mark Steyn on how the West will win and continue to deny it
OpinionJournal - Taste Holiday in North Korea anyone?
BBC NEWS | Technology | Magnetism powers mobile headset
Telegraph | Opinion | Fantasist or liar, Blair is unfit to govern
Telegraph | Opinion | Emergency powers of humour
BW Online | January 7, 2004 | A maxiPrice for Apple's miniPod
Content feeds with RSS 2.0
freshmeat.net: Project details for Womcat Bookmarks.Womcat Bookmarks is a program that maintains Web bookmarks in a set of hierarchical folders. It can output the bookmarks as an HTML page and as an RSS 2.0 file that can be placed on a Web site. The RSS file maps folder names into the "category" element. It can download other RSS files, treating them as categorized bookmarks to create a local database of Web bookmarks that can be browsed by subject. It supports RSS discovery by allowing posting RSS file URLs as new items. It also acts as a basic RSS feed reader. It also includes a Weak Subscriptions feature, which is a bit like a personalized version of BlogDex.
BBC NEWS | Business | Indian stocks jump to record high
Empire Online | The Film Website | News: Volume 2's UK release date pushed back maybe as far as May.
ThePost.ie - 2003/04/06: King on a tight ropeAbdullah II
of Jordan.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Economist.com | The Voynich manuscript: "THE Voynich manuscript, once owned by Emperor Rudolph II in 16th-century Bohemia, is filled with drawings of fantastic plants, zodiacal symbols and naked ladies. Far more intriguing than its illustrations, however, is the accompanying text: 234 pages of beautifully formed, yet completely unintelligible script.". Extraordinary. It is like something out of Borges.
Economist.com | Linguistics Languages may be more different from each other than is currently supposed. That may affect the way people think
Why Is Kashmir So Hotly Disputed? - The conflict began with a gift of goats. By Brendan Koerner
BBC NEWS | Technology | Tiny hard drive packs a big punch Toshiba expects to start mass producing the drives in the autumn, with its factories churning out 200,000 to 300,000 units a month.
BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Opposition alliance for Tamil Nadu
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Bush proposal to send man to Mars

 

Vijay: Finally, Banalore, India beats Silicon Valley!

I note that he also pointed out that I was drowning in misconception. :-) Glad he straightened out my perception.


[The Scobleizer -- Geek Aggregator]

Keyspan Introduces Revolutionary USB Server for PCs and Macs
The New York Review of Books: Murder in Karachi William Dalrymple on Bernard-Henri L�vy's book on Daniel Pearl (and a book by Pearl's wife).

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Blunkett
blasts police over Soham.
ThisisLondon: "Buddhist Edward James, who bought a wood so that he could meditate in peace, has been told he needs planning permission. "

Broadband technology is fast becoming one of the quickest growing technologies in history.

[BBC News | Technology | UK Edition

David Mamet on Secret Names
Mark Steyn says the armchair insurgents have got it all wrong: the President is winning the war against terror, and the Democrats are facing humiliation in November.

Monday, January 05, 2004

BBC - Radio 4 In Our Time - The Schism I must listen to this programme about the split between the Catholic and Eastern Churches. I recently read William Dalrymple's "From the Holy Mountain" and was a bit embarrassed about how little I knew about the split. I vaguely remember that it is something to do with "proceeds from the Father and the Son" in the Creed.
Kerala. Some Malayalam Phrases ( Language tips )
Interesting article on how tranquil the Shia (British administered) part of Iraq is compared to other parts of the country. I wonder why this is.

Sunday, January 04, 2004

Guerrillas in the Mist - Why the war in Iraq is nothing like The Battle of Algiers. Christopher�Hitchens on cinema and Iraq.

Wealth in Asia

This article from the economist talks about India and the social impact of the money pouring in to Banglaore with the IT industry. The piece is definitely right about the vibe. I was in Bangalore last week in a bar called the 13th Floor and the place was rocking. The atmosphere reminded me a lot of Hong Kong when I was there, although I suppose that was coming up for a decade ago now.

Economist.com