I just had really bad fries from a Belgian fry (or ‘frie’?) place in NYC called “Frietkot”. Avoid – they give Belgian fries a bad name.
Creative Commons: “On 16 December, Creative Commons machine-readable licenses will be available to the public free of charge.”
Darn! I bought GAP!
US-only link: today is Buy Nothing Day. I comply.
Happy turkey digestion day!
Charles Nadeau: “Imagine a workgroup using Taxomita on their local server. As they browse the web, they can assign metadata to pages linked to their work and compare/aggregate the metadata they assign to the pages. Given a finite vocabulary of words, one can imagine a “democratic” metadata model: If everybody independently assign words from this vocabulary as metadata to pages, one could look at the words assigned to each page and decide that the word that come the more often is the group official metadata word for this given page.”
Bill Kearney has written an XFML tool for Radio.
It exports a complete XFML map of your posted items. It automatically pulls out the category data as well as month, year and day info. Bill writes: “I’ve a few options on it that aren’t enabled pending some further testing. I’m more than willing to listen to feedback on it.”
To install, just close Radio, drop the file in your radio>tools folder and restart.
Matt Mower is thinking out of the box: combining XFML with RSS 2.0.
Christina Wodtke: “When IA is limited to controlled vocabularies and labels, I’m done being an IA. […] Personally, I think we’ve specialized too fast.”
A rare thing in the language battles: an intelligent and short comparison between Java and C# (via small values of cool)
Syndication News from Bill Kearney: Do your part: Bandwidth problems with RSS: “[…] As in, stop hammering it by using it during an HTML page load. Or, don’t default to an hourly interval for reading the feed. And by all means, don’t default to something more frequent that hourly!”
National Geographic: Roper Geographic Survey 2002 Highlights: 20/20 :) Some of the answers are too easy though – I got the numbe for Sweden wrong but the one I picked wasn’t with the options, so I picked another one.
Blog Browsers: actually cool. Find the screenshot – I always find screenshots a lot easier when trying to understand why something may be cool.
Simon Willison: XFML has been cropping up all over the place even despite the current lack of software. Inside scope: some really interesting XFML related scripts are about to become available, and I’m not just talking about Taxomita.
A new syndication/xml/feed (metadata) button: FOAF. I am not sure about this one: it doesn’t look like a metadata button to me. Should we have Jakob-like rules for metadata buttons or not?
1. Metadata buttons indicate the name of the standard on the button (not the name of the format like XML or RDF).
2. Provide a link to a metadata page where you explain your different metadata feeds, what they include and wether they are stable or experimental implementations.
3. Metadata feeds live forever.
4. Metadata buttons have a title attribute explaining the button and link to the feed directly, not to an intermediate page.
Another in my list of poorbuthappy projects: StructuredSocialInteractionTool.
Video blogging: interesting.
The Snewp searches blogs, news sources and forums, and the nice thing about it is: you can get search results as an RSS feed. Yum.