• Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 29, 2005

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Finding beer bliss

After almost a year back in the Boston suburbs, I finally made the pilgrimage today to Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville. And I’m not going to tell you how much I spent, but I bought nearly a dozen different kinds of beer there. To back up: it’s been a really nice vacation day. Lisa […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 28, 2005

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Yet another reason to upgrade my Manila back end

UserLand Blog: Another Manila 9.6 Teaser. Finally multiple category support. What’s cool about that is that I can really see using categories as something closer to tags now. I also like Jake Savin’s comment on Scott Greiff’s blog that there will also be support for no category at all on news items, even after categories […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 28, 2005

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Actual, usable microformats example

Usable Type: Usable Microformats. An actual real life example of a microformat in action, in a place where it actually makes sense to have one. I might have to hack this into the blog just to check it out.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 28, 2005

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Apple creates Syndication-dev mailing list

bbum’s weblog-o-mat: Apple creates Syndication-dev mailing list. This is a surprisingly clueful move given the degree of crap people are having to go through to get their podcast feeds on the iTunes directory. Hopefully now that Apple will be talking we’ll see some changes in that area.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 28, 2005

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Closing chapters

BuzzMachine: No more AO-Hell. An elegant, well-written elegy… well, not really, what’s the opposite of an elegy?—anyway, Jeff Jarvis kisses AOL goodbye as he kicks it to the curb and in the process writes a really nice summary of the Internet experience pre-Mosaic. For the record, I was lucky enough to avoid getting hooked into […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 28, 2005

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I become a case study: Business Blogs

I keep forgetting to mention that I have two case studies in Bill Ives and Amanda Watlington’s new Business Blogs: A Practical Guide, one about me as a general blogger and one about the work we did at Microsoft on the Blog Portal. The book is full of practical advice about using blogs in the […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 27, 2005

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No sadder words…

…in the English language than, “There’s no time to go siteseeing and no time to get good barbecue.” Particularly when you’re in Memphis. Oh well. I’ll be home tonight; that makes up for a few things.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 26, 2005

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The parting

I sit in a hallway in Terminal D in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, sharing the long wall outside Gate D2 with perhaps 30 soldiers in desert camouflage. A few minutes ago, a woman with a Georgian accent walked by and asked the bald soldier next to me with the white iPod earbuds where they were […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 26, 2005

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KEXP: podcasting is love

I have to confess: I may be the most unhip tech blogger out there. Reason: I never really understood the podcasting thing. Maybe it’s because my current platform doesn’t support podcast creation (I’m still on an older release of Manila); maybe it’s because I don’t really have the hard drive space to subscribe to a […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 25, 2005

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GreaseMonkey and Trackback Spam Removal

Wow. I can’t believe it took me this long to check out GreaseMonkey. This Firefox add-in, which provides the ability to apply little bits of DHTML to pages on your browser on the fly, changes everything. Case in point: trackback spam on Manila. There’s currently no way short of manually checking every checkbox in a […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 25, 2005

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Congrats, part 2: OPML

Congrats to Dave Winer for shipping OPML 1.0, the outlining format that’s also a blogging tool. I’ll be playing with it and posting thoughts in the familiarly named space over here.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 25, 2005

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Congrats, part 1: Konfabulator

CNet: Konfabulous. Looks like Yahoo went shopping and bought themselves some widgets. Very very cool. Congrats to Arlo and his team, and congrats to Yahoo, who now arguably have a hand in the game for the post-browser, post-operating system desktop.

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 25, 2005

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More reviews-as-shopping-lists

It’s dangerous for me to read uao’s Sunday Morning Playlist reviews of musical styles on Blogcritics. I always end up with a long shopping list. True especially for a pair of playlists I found today: Paisley Underground and Jangle Pop. Any playlist featuring Opal and Guadalcanal Diary gets my attention, and the rest of the […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 25, 2005

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Cowboy Junkies: Early 21st Century Blues

The Cowboy Junkies started their career with an album of covers and haven’t done another such compilation since. Until now: their Early 21st Century Blues, originally available only from their website but being released by Rounder next month, features covers of anti-war songs in the Junkies’s trademark laconic style. If you’re like most listeners, this […]

  • Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On July 24, 2005

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massDeleteManila: AppleScript for mass spam deletion

After the carpal tunnel moment earlier today, I decided to look on the bright side of spam. I updated my hoary old ManilaHandler AppleScript to add support for the Manila.message.delete method (and at the same time bundled the support script SOAPXMLRPCHandler into the body of the script). And I wrote a simple AppleScript, massDeleteManila, that […]