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Dumb InfoWorld Ads · There’s this ug­ly guy with wiry black hair peer­ing mo­ron­i­cal­ly over the top of a com­put­er and he’s star­ing at me out of my news read­er and I don’t like it. [Up­date: Argh! It gets worse.] [Up­date: The short-form “Teaser” feeds are back. Thanks In­foWorld!] ...
 
Strom on RSS Apps · David Strom pub­lish­es the on­ly email newslet­ter I still read, Web In­for­mant; his lat­est num­ber is about in­no­va­tive ap­pli­ca­tions of RSS. There’ll be few sur­pris­es there for most on­go­ing read­er­s, but it’s a use­ful lit­tle as­sem­blage.
 
Good News, Bad News · Sigh; I’ve had mul­ti­ple jour­nal­ists on the phone, want­ing to find out “what’s re­al­ly go­ing on” with the IETF, the W3C, and Atom. They’re just look­ing for a good sto­ry (good along the lines of if it bleed­s, it leads) and I’m do­ing my best not to give them that kind. I gath­er they’re all call­ing Dave too, maybe they’ll have more luck with him. Peo­ple, this is not a big deal; it’ll go one way or an­oth­er, no­body in the Atom com­mu­ni­ty will care that much, and nei­ther stan­dards or­ga­ni­za­tion will lose any sleep; this is the one is­sue in the his­to­ry of syn­di­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy that nobody’s get­ting very emo­tion­al over. Oh yes, the good news: one of the journos was Sean Gal­lagher from eWeek, and he’s got a pret­ty good blog; sub­scribed.
 
Bye, CNet · CNet (“News.com”) has re­cent­ly switched to headline-only feed­s. I cer­tain­ly don’t re­quire (and don’t provide) full-content feed­s, but the head­lines just don’t tell me enough to make a de­ci­sion whether or not to vis­it. So I un­sub­scribed. It’s a pity, be­cause they are a good news source. Maybe I’m just look­ing in the wrong place?
 
Making Sun Policy · To­day I’m post­ing the new Sun Pol­i­cy on Public Dis­course; this com­pan­ion piece de­scribes how we built it ...
 
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