Wed, 16 Mar 2005

Didja Miss Me?

Leave the blogosphere for a minute and it goes to hell in a handbasket, I tell ya... I missed a lot of teapot tempests, but I trust my past biases and tendencies would probably have clued you in already as to where I'd fall on so many of these... er, burning questions. I'll try to plow through all this inside baseball bullshit in a single post so as not to befoul the actual interesting things I could be writing about with them.

Anyway, I'll just start tossing list bullets at Markdown and we'll see where it gets me.

  • I can't believe people are still wasting time talking about how to make sure readers can find your syndicated feeds with stupid goddamn icons. Mom, avert your eyes... Listen, PLEASE let's get the ramming of the MyYahoo and fugly orange XML and the coffee cups and all that other garbage up the asses of the developers too stupid to figure out autodiscovery! FACK THAT NOISE. There are better ways to do this.
  • Once it's in my browser, I will fold, spindle, and mutilate at will. Tools that let me do this, as long as I'm in control of the Big Red Button, are A-OK with me. If you, as a publisher, can't handle this, I hear there's this advanced technology, Big-Ass Clay Tablets Engraved With Flaming Fingers, that will let you make sure that everyone sees your content exactly as you laid it down.
  • If you're reading this in an aggregator, you may not have seen the icon on the main blog page that makes it clear that I'm very short, brown, male, with a head much larger than the rest of my body, and living in a cold climate. I'm still trying to figure out why this is important, but it apparently matters to some (koff) leading lights in this field.
  • I haven't quite wrapped my head around what Opensearch is going to get us, but I'm sure it's going to be something useful. Definitely something to watch. As an aside, I've been using A9 as my default search engine for months.

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