Technorati’s “weblogs watched” continues its steady climb. At this rate it should reach 1 million by the end of September, 2003.
So here it is folks, an even non-funkier template.
Note that it requires Brad’s very excellent MTIfEmpty plugin.
I’ve overhauled my RSS feed and autodiscovery info. I’ve also, I hope, fixed the feed so that items without titles will load correctly into Radio. Finally, I’ve changed the permalink structure so that the date appears in it. I may yet still tweak the permalinks so that all posts from a given day appear on a single page. One step at a time.
NY Times: “The two announcements would not be so important if Americans collectively did not eat so much late-night pizza.”
A little poem to start the day right.
Two quotes from this Infoworld article about the SCO case:
“The OpenServer compiler is crap. Without (the GCC) they would be up the creek,” said Hans Anderson, the director of software development with Price Data Systems in Louisville, Kentucky.
The proprietary world would have created adequate alternatives to the GCC, had the free software not driven development tool companies out of that market, [Jay Davidow, a reseller with Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Profit Master Canada Inc] noted. “You had companies that made developer tools, but where are they today? They don’t exist.”
This strategy doesn’t work as well when you’re adding subscriptions, since you get a big chunk of new stories from each source, potentially spanning days or months. That tends to break up the flow.
Yeah, it’s a little bizarre that they didn’t mention Radio in their list of aggregators. I think Radio is one of the better ones and relatively uncluttered by complex, unnecessary features.
Speaking of which, I wonder if Radio really needs the delete item feature. A few days ago I hacked up Radio to make this feature more usable. When I proudly described my accomplishment to Dave, he said “oh, I don’t even use that feature, I just let the old posts slip off the end of the page.”
Huh. In theory deleting should help one keep track of what they’ve read and haven’t read. But we do that perfectly well with newspapers, which have a much more complicated layout. I think I was using “delete item” simply because it was there. The new experiment: no deleting.