Thu, 05 May 2005


Dare Obasanjo had a great idea -- list the top 5 sites you read that still need syndicated feeds. Here are mine (heavily slanted towards entertainment, as most of computer geeks have already gotten the clue):

  • Pitchfork Media (needs two, really -- one for news, one for reviews)
  • Emusic (had experimental new release and recommendations feeds once; they went away)
  • (needs feeds for all the "sub-sites", news and reviews)
  • My Tivo's "Now Playing" screen (yes, there's a hacky way to do this, but it should be a supported feature)
  • Comcast needs a service advisories feed, keyed to region (one for TV, one for broadband?)

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The Magic Word:
Which planet is closest to the sun? (hint -- it's Mercury...)

“Reintegration complete,” ZORAC advised. “We’re back in the
universe again…” An unusually long pause followed, “…but I don’t
know which part. We seem to have changed our position in space.” A
spherical display in the middle of the floor illuminated to show the
starfield surrounding the ship.
“Several large, artificial constructions are approaching us,”
ZORAC announced after a short pause. “The designs are not familiar, but
they are obviously the products of intelligence. Implications: we have
been intercepted deliberately by a means unknown, for a purpose unknown,
and transferred to a place unknown by a form of intelligence unknown.
Apart from the unknowns, everything is obvious.”
— James P. Hogan, “Giants Star”