Dan Gillmor: Newspapers: Open Your Archives. Right on. This is not only the right move from a business model perspective (more in a second) but from a Public Good perspective. Why is it a good move from the business model perspective? Three things. First, keeping archives publicly accessible increases the newspaper’s share of voice in [...]
Paolo Valdemarin writes about the connection between folksonomy tagging and his proposed ENT extension to RSS 2.0. Go for it, Paolo—and yes, Steve, UserLand should support this extension in Radio and in Manila. I would like to have a structured way to tag posts that’s more flexible than the existing Manila category system.
TidBITS: Why Go Pro (Audio Hijack Pro, That Is). Interesting review of the Mac audio shareware package. Sounds like the real time filters might be a really good thing to look into for podcast productions.
MacOSXHints: Avoid a bad iPhoto5 ‘vanishing album’ bug. I haven’t upgraded yet but this is probably a good thing to bear in mind…
I keep forgetting to document the set of assumptions I’m using to size the hard disk requirements for my home music server. This might be helpful to someone, so here goes: On average, Apple’s lossless codec (ALAC) compresses files to about 58% of their uncompressed size. This means that to do capacity planning for moving [...]
MacOSXHints: An AppleScript to manage two music folders. The poster was running out of room on his PowerBook hard drive (sound familiar?) and created two music libraries—one on a shared disk on his home network, and a smaller one on his PowerBook. An interesting alternative to the other solutions I’ve identified to this problem, which [...]
Two articles on Metafilter, apparently unrelated: identical messages of support for Ashlee Simpson have appeared online in about fifteen message boards, all signed mandyc19, leading some to speculate that a viral marketing company is trying to start a “groundswell” of support for the once-lipsynching, now known to be just-bad singer—Ashleeturfing, if you will. And AOL [...]
It must be January. On top of the foot-plus remaining from Sunday’s storm, we’re getting more of the white stuff today. A couple of inches so far, and I can easily believe the reports of up to seven inches by nightfall. I’ve already been out to shovel once and will have to do so several [...]