Sunday, November 06, 2005


Come visit me on my new WordPress blog

I should have been clearer. My new blog is over on WordPress's new hosted service, which is still in beta. I've been posting frequently over there.http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/

I'm still playing around, though, and learning the new system. I'm also setting up a separate blog over on TypePad to learn that blog tool. And have yet another one over on DABU too.

Oh, and of course, there'sour book blog(which is also on TypePad) and the Channel 9 video blog, done on modified version of Community Server. So, I'm getting around to a variety of blog tools and services. I find I don't like a lot about all the tools. It's interesting to me that no one has really come out with a big blog breakthrough lately.

I'm getting another demo of Flock tomorrow, too.

Oh, and ou might check in onChannel 9. I just uploaded three videos, including my first Xbox 360 one, an interview with a Vice President in charge of half of our developer division (we're shipping Visual Studio"within days"I hear).



Saturday, November 05, 2005


Come visit me on my new WordPress blog

I should have been clearer. My new blog is over on WordPress's new hosted service, which is still in beta. I've been posting frequently over there.http://scobleizer.wordpress.com/

I'm still playing around, though, and learning the new system. I'm also setting up a separate blog over on TypePad to learn that blog tool. And have yet another one over on DABU too.

Oh, and of course, there'sour book blog(which is also on TypePad) and the Channel 9 video blog, done on modified version of Community Server. So, I'm getting around to a variety of blog tools and services. I find I don't like a lot about all the tools. It's interesting to me that no one has really come out with a big blog breakthrough lately.

I'm getting another demo of Flock tomorrow, too.

Oh, and ou might check in onChannel 9. I just uploaded three videos, including my first Xbox 360 one, an interview with a Vice President in charge of half of our developer division (we're shipping Visual Studio"within days"I hear).



Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Senators back Net phone reprieve
Net phone customers without 911 access may not be faced with a forcible disconnection after all.

Is Windows Vista out of sync?
Also: Firefox 1.5 release candidate 1 released.

Monday, October 31, 2005


Eric Soroos: OS X proxy utility and Radio SOCKS support
OSX Proxy Settings in Radio: "An application + script that reads OSX's current proxy status and puts that info in the proper places in a Frontier/Radio install. This is probably most useful for people who swap proxy settings based on network locations."

Support for SOCKS (version 4) proxies: "Support for SOCKS (version 4) proxies. Socks proxies are at the tcp connection layer, rather than the application layer like an http proxy. Most notably, this is the dynamic proxy provided by ssh."

Evectors localizes Radio UserLand to German
Paolo Valdemarin announces the release of theGerman version of Radio. This joins theFrenchandItalianlocalized versions of Radio from Evectors.

Marc Barrot: activeRenderer 2.0
Marc Barrot announced a new version ofactiveRenderer: "I've just released a new 2.0 version of activeRenderer. One of its interesting new features is the ability to render OPML and RSS content as outlines through web services..."

Rogers Cadenhead interview about Radio UserLand
Rogers Cadenhead wasinterviewedby the Network Professional Association about Radio UserLand and his new book Radio UserLand Kick Start.

Redirects used with enclosures
Radio UserLand now supports redirects used when downloading enclosures which is commonly used to support podcast hit counters. When you add an enclosure to a weblog post, Radio also now follows redirects when gathering information about the file size/type of an enclosure.

Friday, October 28, 2005


Survey highlights age discrimination in IT

(InfoWorld) - Bill Gates is likely to get many birthday cards on Friday, probably from fans and critics alike. He'll also get one congratulating him on the"rare feat"of turning 50 while still being employed in the IT sector.

Amicus, a manufacturing, technical and skilled persons'trade union in the U.K., said it sent the card to Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect to draw attention to age discrimination in IT. The union commissioned a study, conducted by the Labour Research Department, and found that of 500 IT workers who responded, 71 percent believe that their employers treat people less favorably because of age. Over 80 percent of IT workers in the U.K. are under 45 years old, Amicus said.

The Labour Research Department is an organization that conducts research and publishes news and information for trade unions.

The higher up on the corporate ladder a person is, the more likely he or she is to discriminate based on age, or at least that's the perception among workers, the study found. Senior managers are blamed for treating older people unfairly by 79 percent of the workers. A lesser 56 percent said line management is responsible for the poor treatment.

Recruitment, redundancy, pay, promotion, and training are the most important areas where discrimination exists, respondents said.

Older workers aren't the only ones affected by age discrimination. On the other end of the spectrum, some workers say they feel discriminated against for being too young. They may be told their pay is lower than colleagues'because of their age or that they are too young to be considered for promotions, according to the research.

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Monday, October 24, 2005


Images: Cisco's emergency radio system
Cisco has developed an Internet Protocol system to create compatibility between radio networks at public-safety agencies.

iPod chipmaker plans stock sale
PortalPlayer posts third-quarter earnings that beat estimates, announces plan to sell up to 4.5 million shares.

Photos: Firefox fans find unique ways to celebrate browser
Oregon State's Linux User Group finds unique ways to celebrate milestones of its favorite Web browser.

Cisco's new tool for emergency communications
The company unveils an Internet Protocol technology that links incompatible radio networks.
Cisco's emergency radio system

Oracle goes for girth
Oracle takes a dual approach to fight the competition: Fusion Middleware and industry-specific, niche applications.

British music industry fights with itself
Also: Space elevators stuck on the first floor.

Sunday, October 23, 2005



We releaseda set of changes that improve the generation of RSS in Radio 8. Includes support for theandelements in RSS 0.92; macros are now processed as feeds are built; a big speed bump; a bug fixed. The code also got a lot more maintainable.


New Radio macro: Monthly Archive links
David Phillips has written a new Radio macro that creates links to Radio's monthly archive pages. You can see how the macro works onDavid's weblog.