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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · April
· · · · 14 (3 entries)

Has CNET Gone Crazy? · CNET has started producing a <a href='http://export.cnet.com/html/export/download/dlhtf-download.com.com.xml'>syndication feed</a> that is not RSS 0.9, 1.0, 2.0, or Atom. I guess the old aphorism “Never ascribe to malice that which can be explained by stupidity” applies here. Mark Pilgrim <a href='http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/04/14/hot-rss'>wields</a> the <a href='http://www.phobe.com/tp/clue.html'>cluestick</a>. <i>[Update: John Roberts of CNET writes to tell us that pointer was a to rogue example of an old feed that escaped into their RSS page accidentally; they’ve since cleaned up. That’s a relief. Apologies to CNET for the grief, but no apologies for raising a hue and cry at apparent bad behavior.]</i>
 
3,397,120 Pixels · I got my first piece of Sun hardware today, a <a href='http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/hw/peripherals/monitors.html#24.1inch'>24.1-Inch Flat Panel Monitor</a>. It runs at 1920x1200, and plugged into my 15" PowerBook whose screen is 1280x854, that gives me, well, a whole lot o’ pixels. I haven’t really figured out how to use ’em all effectively just yet, but it’s a nice problem to have. Mind you, when I lean back at my chair and look up at this horking thing, it occurs to me to say “On-screen!” in a clipped English accent and see if I can get the captain of that Romulan Warbird up there.
 
’nother XML Geek · James Tauber has <a href='http://jtauber.com/blog/'>stumbled into the blogosphere</a>. He’s a smart guy who understands this stuff as well as anyone; worth keeping an eye on.
 
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