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Reading Time: “The Map that Changed the World”

This slow time has allowed a rare luxury: finishing a good book.

On one forgotten trip a few months back, thumbing through the schlock selections at some airport bookstore, one caught my attention because of a geology cross-section on the cover. Simon Winchester’s “The Map that Changed the World” is the riveting story of William Smith, truly the “father of modern geology.” (Michelle hopefully has a copy ;-)

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RSS WinterFest 2004- Party at Dave’s?

Just announced, Jan 21-22, 2004, RSS Winterfest: a free Webcast, and hear from some of the world’s foremost experts and commentators about RSS and the future of Internet content syndication. We’ll give an overview of RSS and look at its future. We’ll feature case studies that will examine the applications for enterprise content syndication. We’ll hear what some of […]

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This Dog is Out

Time for a break- this CogDog is off at our secret hideaway, tethered to the net only by a 28 kbps modem line. At that rate, the RSS reader chokes and sputters on those fat feeds, bloated graphic web sites are not worth the bother, and those internal emails full of attached Word files or […]

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Kotke on Metadata: “Metadazzle-Overfizzle”

Although I miss the literary references, I do like the spin that Jason Kotke puts on meta-data: Nothing takes the fun and personality out of writing like metadata. As software developers, photographers, writers, and users struggle to organize creative work so that people can locate what they’re after, the work itself has necessarily been de-emphasized. […]

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See the Pictures of ‘Net Pioneers

No centerfolds but… for those that enjoy the history of how the Net unfolded, if you could not get enough of “Where the Wizards Stayed Up Late” (a great read by the way), check out “The Faces in Front of the Monitors”— this is an alphabet listing of those wizards, many with multiple photos. This […]

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Jade Takes a Break…

This blog will blink off line around Dec 30 or 31 when I hope to migrate our content and assorted scripts to the new XServe– I had thought it would happen by the end of the week before I vanish 10 days to my retreat, but it is rushed, and the last days of December […]