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tweets for 2007-10-31

jaiku: somewhere in the heavens… they are waiting http://tinyurl.com/yu5t8w

tweets for 2007-10-30

jaiku: slumming in TPB http://tinyurl.com/2f9wb4

jaiku: I wish I was playing Halo 3 right now… http://tinyurl.com/2nyg3s

jaiku: On a John Hiatt jag: http://www.last.fm/user/gerikson http://tinyurl.com/yue5qt

jaiku: lolwut my gmail quota is up to 4501 MB http://tinyurl.com/24gjs4

observations for 2007-10-29

Jeff Atwood:

I like John Gruber’s writing, but he sure does come across as a noble defender of the Apple faith instead of, y’know, a writer

I feel the same. Gruber’s linked list is consistently high quality, but Apple’s recent successes with the iPhone and stock market valuation seems to have turned his head from writing well-reasoned articles about software. Now it’s all triumphalist odes to Apple’s greatness.

I’m a bit bummed I renewed my subscription to Daring Fireball.

Anil Dash:

Referring to versions of OS X by cat names, when those names appear nowhere in the operating system itself, seems astoundingly user-hostile. I have no idea what the cat name is for the operating system I’m running, and yet when I try to evaluate shareware, the authors are often asking me if I’m a panther or a tiger or something. Hasn’t anybody noticed how stupid that is over at Apple?

(Footnote at the end of the post.)

The practice (by users) of referring to point releases by nicknames is indeed rather stupid. I’m imagining not every Mac user keeps up with the rumour mill concerning the nicknames, and how many remember that the version-before-last was referred to as “mangy alley cat” 5 years ago?

The rest of Anil’s post is worth reading too.

Today I’m at home with the kid, who has strep throat. (The worst is over, it’s basically just quarantine today). Hence the (relative) flood of posts.

In other words, I’m posting on my own time, just in case someone wants to sue me.

Jonathan McCalmont slams Gibson’s Spook Country:

I found the protagonists to be hateful, the plot uninteresting and the obsessions of the writer to be as short-sighted as they are witless. Spook Country is a deeply stupid book that thinks it is clever, it is full of deeply stupid characters who think they are clever and it will be adored by legions of fans who are deeply stupid but who think they are clever. Spook Country is Dallas for geeks.

I haven’t read SC yet, but a lot of the things he mentions about Gibson’s previous novel Pattern Recognition ring true.

tweets for 2007-10-29

jaiku: I was gonna complain that Facebook was down, until I remembered I’m connected to the UK VPN.. http://tinyurl.com/yrf7cb

jaiku: Crap, the road authority seems to have lost 100+ crowns in tolls I owe. Gotta pay them befo.. http://tinyurl.com/2b2vtu

jaiku: It’s official: I’m no good at Halo3 http://tinyurl.com/33qpoo

observations for 2007-10-28

It’s modern times, you can observe the buildup to a marriage ceremony through Twitter and it’s confirmed through a Facebook status change.

tweets for 2007-10-28

jaiku: yay! valid Atom feed! http://tinyurl.com/22yxkg

tweets for 2007-10-27

jaiku: I don’t get the brouhaha over the new Mac OS release. It’s just software. No one’s life is .. http://tinyurl.com/35o4do

tweets for 2007-10-26

jaiku: On the tram in transit to daycare, Viking tired as a moomintroll in winter http://tinyurl.com/yt7rds

jaiku: trolling last.fm for new music recommendation http://tinyurl.com/3b8ht5

jaiku: atomfeed plugin is fscked up in static mode, not developing for static mode is a blosxom SIN http://tinyurl.com/yu85bz

jaiku: popping the top off a bottle of Smirnoff Ice http://tinyurl.com/29uohn

jaiku: office monthly beer bash… regaling the young ’uns with war stories from the company history http://tinyurl.com/2st88u

observations for 2007-10-25

My Desk.

Let Me Show You It.

(Tagging Jim and Matt.)

Valleywag:

Facebook debuted a BlackBerry client today, in an effort to bring more investment bankers to its platform. (As if the college girls weren’t inducement enough.)

Love the illustration, too.

tweets for 2007-10-25

jaiku: heading home http://tinyurl.com/2woph5

jaiku: In a meeting with the building association http://tinyurl.com/3yt5el

observations for 2007-10-24

Today is United Nations Day.

I usually find out about this when I wonder why the buses have flags on them (a tradition on Swedish flag days). Do any other countries honour this day?

The UN is held in wide regard in Swedish official discourse, something that I find a bit weird after reading international publications. The UN is a flawed institution, a product of the coming Cold War and paradoxically, weakened compared to the League of Nations.

On the other hand, it is the pre-eminent international institution for certain issues. I should perhaps be less snarky and more constructive about it.

tweets for 2007-10-24

jaiku: learning to appreciate Tanita Tikaram’s later work http://tinyurl.com/2oqnn7

jaiku: feeling bilious, guess I need more sleep http://tinyurl.com/2oqrus

observations for 2007-10-23

Dave Winer:

I wish there were a way to get everyone to look at the [New York Times river] on their cell phone. Eyes would open.

How about becoming the King of the World?

BTW, I fail to see why I should care about a mashup of the webfeed from one newspaper that’s in another continent and timezone from where I am. No one escapes the blinkered view of Silicon Valley, not even Dave.

tweets for 2007-10-23

jaiku: Tuesday mornings are always hectic due to the tech team meeting that buggers up the schedule http://tinyurl.com/3xd2s3

jaiku: ouch oink.cd shut down http://tinyurl.com/2jwzqg

observations for 2007-10-22

Two tech-related things I need to get working, posted here to shame me into doing so:

  1. get our VoIP box working behind the router/wifi box
  2. find a way to make crappy educational Flash-based CD-ROM games work in Ubuntu

tweets for 2007-10-22

jaiku: Man I have nothing to do http://tinyurl.com/2snvr2

jaiku: grappling with perl scoping issues http://tinyurl.com/2qxy6e

jaiku: Waiting for takeout pizza http://tinyurl.com/25tagj

tweets for 2007-10-21

jaiku: chuckling at the bizarre moral contortions in “7th Heaven” http://tinyurl.com/2lwdol

tweets for 2007-10-20

jaiku: Forgot my Moleskine, feeling strangely naked http://tinyurl.com/3dh8tb

jaiku: feh my service garage webpage has gone all Ajaxy and useless http://tinyurl.com/2hbwjw

jaiku: MS Messenger seems to be down… yawn http://tinyurl.com/35lpfc

jaiku: hmm you can selectively unsubscribe from other user’s web feeds? interesting http://tinyurl.com/372rse

jaiku: hmm the question of exporting Facebook details seems to be a hot-button issue http://tinyurl.com/yotn8s

jaiku: off to McDs for lazy Caturday supper http://tinyurl.com/27lcu9

jaiku: fskcing McD forgot to give us toys for the happy meals… gotta return tomorrow and chew th.. http://tinyurl.com/yuy8bu

jaiku: grr can’t believe I managed to knock my 45/2.8 to the ground. If it’s b0rked I’ll never for.. http://tinyurl.com/22wmsr

jaiku: srsly Jaiku forgetting my location all the time is FAIL. This app is supposed to be about l.. http://tinyurl.com/25l7gu

jaiku: hehe I sense another flare-up in the Atom vs. DaveW war http://tinyurl.com/3dgfgz

jaiku: Just now noticed you can use Markdown in Jaiku comments! Way cool Jaiku! http://tinyurl.com/27yvqe

tweets for 2007-10-19

jaiku: On my way to sub rosa via bus http://tinyurl.com/2srn9o

jaiku: Forgot my Moleskine, feeling strangely naked http://tinyurl.com/3dh8tb

jaiku: Nick Denton sez use pownce instead of Twitter. What about Jaiku Nick? http://shorl.com/jopr..

jaiku: Forgot my Moleskine, feeling strangely naked

jaiku: omg is that the time. Must get some sleep

jaiku: feh my service garage webpage has gone all Ajaxy and useless http://tinyurl.com/2hbwjw

jaiku: MS Messenger seems to be down… yawn http://tinyurl.com/35lpfc

jaiku: MS Messenger seems to be down… yawn

jaiku: hmm you can selectively unsubscribe from other user’s web feeds? interesting http://tinyurl.com/372rse

jaiku: hmm the question of exporting Facebook details seems to be a hot-button issue http://tinyurl.com/yotn8s

tweets for 2007-10-18

jaiku: it’s official: I now want a Nokia N810 http://tinyurl.com/yscjg5

jaiku: Nick Denton sez use pownce instead of Twitter. What about Jaiku Nick? http://shorl.com/jopr.. http://tinyurl.com/22mwj4

jaiku: omg is that the time. Must get some sleep http://tinyurl.com/yslzuf

tweets for 2007-10-17

jaiku: The title links in Reddit’s RSS feed are fubared. Looks like broken upgrade to me. http://tinyurl.com/2yykk5

jaiku: Reddit seems to have fixed their links http://tinyurl.com/yugu3y

jaiku: sometimes the greatest hits collection is all you need http://tinyurl.com/2u7zyn

jaiku: pondering resubscribing to Daring Fireball http://tinyurl.com/32sghf

jaiku: pretty stoked about the new Zuiko lenses, 14-35mm/f2 sounds awesome http://tinyurl.com/32exs2

jaiku: Sweden fails to win over Northern Ireland http://tinyurl.com/2yl59b

jaiku: kinda dreading the road safety inspection tomorrow http://tinyurl.com/yvwkl8

tweets for 2007-10-16

jaiku: home, feeling a bit under the weather http://tinyurl.com/28egw9

tweets for 2007-10-15

jaiku: perl blind spot: I can never remember how to use File::Find, always have to look it up http://tinyurl.com/34u5dq

jaiku: pretty happy with the new design: http://gustaf.symbiandiaries.com/weblog/ http://tinyurl.com/2bokae

jaiku: looking for something to do http://tinyurl.com/2xkf57

tweets for 2007-10-14

jaiku: chuckling at DaveW’s complete misunderstanding of Twitter: http://www.scripting.com/stories.. http://tinyurl.com/3bllm3

jaiku: on our way to http://www.thaiboat.se/default.asp, gonna have myself a Chang http://tinyurl.com/yqfh4z

jaiku: interesting intersection of people with obsessively designed blogs and normal prime fetisch.. http://tinyurl.com/28f6tl

observations for 2007-10-13

Rui nails it:

Business-wise, in and by themselves, online social networks represent nothing except target-able, monetizable eyeballs – after all, given that there are no membership fees and very little you can actually do with personal information that doesn’t violate the most basic notions of privacy, the holy grail of having a pre-processed, thinly sliced (and hopefully compliant) audience you can sell anything from breath mints to deluxe sedans is all that is left.

He goes on to point out that the so-called “captive audiences” of these social networks are fickle, and will readily seek out the next shiny bauble.

I predict Facebook will be a ghost town within two years, but not before the founders and VC’s have gotten filthy rich off some desperate Murdoch clone – Ballmer, maybe?

tweets for 2007-10-13

jaiku: Sunny Saturday http://tinyurl.com/3xnoeh

jaiku: I’m feeling worryingly disconnected from the issues in Swedish politics. Maybe we should st.. http://tinyurl.com/yo4jje

jaiku: getting fed up with Jaiku’s location setting always getting reset http://tinyurl.com/265ut9

jaiku: Iraq vs. Vietnam: there are similarities, but also differences http://tinyurl.com/344zrp

jaiku: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska: his best album http://tinyurl.com/2yfl64

jaiku: http://tinyurl.com/2wdhmr http://tinyurl.com/3au6dj

observations for 2007-10-12

So Al Gore (+3,000 others) gets the Nobel Peace prize. That certainly ditches his plans to be become president someday. Having a prize from a bunch of Norwegians do-goodnicks is like having a girl drowned in a pond.

Possibly apocryphal story, when Churchill was told he had received the Nobel prize he exclaimed “Not for peace, I hope?”

tweets for 2007-10-12

jaiku: Norwegian Nobel committee has its finger firmly in the air, sampling the wind: http://news... http://tinyurl.com/2bj4ve

jaiku: writing perl without “use strict” and warnings is an exercise in masochism http://tinyurl.com/346whj

jaiku: current number of entries in my blog: 1,162 http://tinyurl.com/ythq26

jaiku: Girls with lipstick lighter than their skin take an automatic hit in perceived intelligence http://tinyurl.com/ysl2aj

jaiku: “Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at www.techcrunch.com.” OMG Web 2.0 is .. http://tinyurl.com/34yv37

jaiku: twitter dead bird time! http://tinyurl.com/2vobdw

jaiku: rereading some of my old blog posts, most aren’t half bad http://tinyurl.com/yvqozd

observations for 2007-10-11

In a comment to the latest iPhone unlocking, Gruber states the obvious:

So there’s a buffer overflow in MobileSafari’s TIFF handling code that can be exploited to execute code with root privileges. And we’re supposed to treat this as good news?

So far so unremarkable. But later he feels the need to add:

(Hint: it’s actually a security vulnerability.)

I can only imagine he got a lot of feedback from iPhone users who saw this as the bee’s knees and didn’t think through what it really meant.

Also, why doesn’t Apple patch this vulnerability? They’d close a security hole and deny potential unlockers access to the device, and they could justify it, rightly, by being committed to security.

Another thing about these so-called “Web 2.0” applications: nearly all of them rely heavily on email (aka Web -1) to notify you about events. If you’re not proactive and turn off email notifications in Facebook, for example, you’ll get inundated in messages that have to be handled somehow. Reading messages won’t make the corresponding flag in Facebook go away.

Similar issues exist for Jaiku and Twitter.

Perhaps a simple listserv-like functionality would be in order, in that if you simply hit reply and send you can acknowledge a notification, and it will disappear from the service in question. Other one-word commands like ‘OK’, ‘ACCEPT’, ‘IGNORE’ could be used to handle requests. This would have the added benefit of enabling an auto-ignore of stupid Facebook app invitations via email rules, truly a mashup worth implementing!

As it stands, sadly, the traffic is one-way, placing the onus on the user to clear their email and their flags. The tending of the social garden just gets even more burdensome.

Update 2007-10-12: posting this late last night I forgot the real reasons these emails exist: spam. They serve to remind casual users about the site and also serve as a potential vector for future advertisments.

tweets for 2007-10-11

jaiku: new design almost finished, having nicely semantic markup helps enormously http://tinyurl.com/3ytpz5

jaiku: New design on the old blog, expect tweaks in the future http://tinyurl.com/2v5br5

jaiku: iphone 1.1.1 unlocked, the circle of life spins another round http://tinyurl.com/2df2nq

jaiku: god I hate generating HTML by gluing strings together http://tinyurl.com/37wj5f

jaiku: @ethauvin: regarding microblogging, you could be seen as a pioneer! http://tinyurl.com/ytpm5v

jaiku: time for bed… so hard to leave… internets… http://tinyurl.com/2rjjyd

observations for 2007-10-10

Three things I heard on the radio this morning got me thinking. (All links in Swedish).

A report from Maria Beroendecentrum says that if you “just experiment” with drugs at an early age, you run the risk of having your life hit the skids in the future. The presentation of this news was typical of the official Swedish fearmongering about drugs. The interesting part was that the sample was drawn from people who had recieved treatment from Maria. This part of the population is really small, basically you get admitted if you’re underage and really shitfaced. Admittedly many kids are drinking too much nowadays, but if you’re in contact with Maria you’re already a population outlier. Separating “casual drug use” as a factor in your future health seems a bit far fetched.

Parental leave for a billion SEK is unclaimed each year, which is a net save for the government. So why is our social service minister so hell-bent on controlling parental leave when the child is sick (“VAB”)? I’m guessing that the difference is an order of magnitude.

Many pensioners are continuing working after 65. This is great news. We need to have a society where anyone who wants to can work as much as they can.

The US/EU tech divide, illustrated.

To me, Jaiku is like those IM services other than AIM. I know the service exists, but I know not a single person who uses it.

Well, I don’t know a single person who uses AIM, so the feeling is mutual…

Nick Carr:

Economies will collapse, currencies turn to dust. Corporate headquarters […] will be looted and burned. Vast, globe-spanning empires will rise and then, as decadence sets in, fall. Man’s entire bloody history will play out at Internet speed.

It’s going to be a lot of fun.

tweets for 2007-10-10

jaiku: punching in http://tinyurl.com/2n7jc2

jaiku: why is Jaiku closing access to new users when google buy will generate lots of publicity? http://tinyurl.com/28sps6

jaiku: mobitopians: you can join the Jaiku channel #mobitopia if you want! http://jaiku.com/channe.. http://tinyurl.com/273e34

jaiku: I wish my CSS-fu wasn’t so awfully bad http://tinyurl.com/2op7pe

jaiku: note to self: “line-height:1.3em;" is a good value http://tinyurl.com/32j9sk

jaiku: playing Gears of War http://tinyurl.com/2dehkf

jaiku: @fkoehn: got yourself an hp35s, eh? http://tinyurl.com/2agwrq

jaiku: @fkoehn: awsum http://tinyurl.com/2lqpv8

jaiku: @Gadget17: welcome! http://tinyurl.com/36yp3b

jaiku: forgot to remove the twitter feed from facebook… from now on it’s Jaiku only, baby! http://tinyurl.com/34kbdu

tweets for 2007-10-09

jaiku: punching in http://tinyurl.com/23vzdu

jaiku: I’ve removed all extra feeds into Jaiku (blog, pics, links). Let’s keep that stuff in one p.. http://tinyurl.com/2yq33u

jaiku: finished transferring the sandbox markup and CSS to my system, now to tweak the design http://tinyurl.com/32fwyc

jaiku: Wow, Google buy Jaiku! Wonder if Twitter was too expensive or too crappy? http://tinyurl.com/2dv2ls

jaiku: Twitter planning on spamming users for ad cash? http://tinyurl.com/yorkm3 http://tinyurl.com/3cpgav

observations for 2007-10-08

I’m cynical enough to suspect that if the victim of this weekend’s brutal and fatal beating hadn’t been from a wealthy family, and if the crime hadn’t been committed in one of the richer parts of town, that the media wouldn’t have cared so much.

But if this can raise awareness of the possibly fatal consequences of assault, so much the better.

Tycho:

[…] to make sure the whole operation runs smoothly, there are a ton of regulations, organizational hierarchy, committees, agreements and other schemes which effectively add up to a government bureaucracy sim. Maybe this sounds stale, but if you’re trying to be authentic you may as well go all the way.

I was thinking about this the other day, but it’s far larger and weirder than I imagined.

(Via Matt’s most excellent link feed.)

tweets for 2007-10-08

working on moving to Jaiku: http://gerikson.jaiku.com

from jaiku: Converting Color Images to B&W using the GIMP:

Converting Color Images .. http://tinyurl.com/2rez4w

from jaiku: clocking in:

clocking in By gerikson 2 hours, 22 minutes ago. http://tinyurl.com/27wkqa

from jaiku: “I broke Twitter, and all I got was this lousy blog post”:

"I broke Tw.. http://tinyurl.com/2bhbae

from jaiku: Magnus Johansson released a brilliant album in 1990. According to Wikipedia he’s .. http://tinyurl.com/ynvvbw

from jaiku: hmm my blosxom installation is mired in a mess of plugins, all alike…:

hm.. http://tinyurl.com/yrglt3

from jaiku: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.:

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

 	 .. <http://tinyurl.com/34usn9>

from jaiku: <08:25:>

<08:25>

 		 Fetched from The occasional scrivener 22 minutes ago. <http://tinyurl.com/yqnvnp>

from jaiku: heh, Twitter.com: the connection was reset…:

heh, Twitter.com: the connec.. http://tinyurl.com/2yb4zt

from jaiku: posting to twitter via twitterfeed sends way more information than is needed, I’ve hopefully corrected tha..

jaiku: Differences

jaiku: bloglines down

jaiku: Still fiddling with the Jaiku stuff, please bear with me :D http://tinyurl.com/2chqnh

observations for 2007-10-06

I feel I’m fast approaching some limit where the effort to follow and tend the social networks I’m a member of – Facebook, Twitter, Jaiku, the circle reading my blog, the feeds I’m reading – is exceeding the value those networks provide to me.

If it gets to the point where you feel stressed taking care of your social networks, some re-prioritizing is definitely in order:

  1. Family
  2. Work
  3. Everything else
  4. Online networks

Nick Carr on Facebook and the “grownups”:

It’s hard to apply a $10 billion valuation to, in Mathias’s words, “a circus ring.” So now Facebook is “a platform,” which certainly sounds important, not to mention boring.

tweets for 2007-10-06

from jaiku: created a rss feed from jaiku to twitter as per http://feetup.org/blog/blogging/J.. http://tinyurl.com/3cblwz

oof forgot to lock the car last Sunday, found out TODAY. Lucky this is a honest country!

from jaiku: gerikson: from jaiku: created a rss feed from jaiku to twitter as per http://feet.. http://tinyurl.com/yr6v9n

from jaiku: Observations:

Observations Fetched from The occasional scrivener 23 minutes.. http://tinyurl.com/26jek4

from jaiku: man I really need to remember that the world != silicon valley:

man I reall.. http://tinyurl.com/yrqpoq

from jaiku: Testing m.jaiku.com:

Testing m.jaiku.com By gerikson 55 minutes ago. http://tinyurl.com/22ltfs

from jaiku: gerikson: oof forgot to lock the car last Sunday, found out TODAY. Lucky this is .. http://tinyurl.com/3aykp6

observations for 2007-10-05

What’s the Latin for “blogging”?

Washington Post:

In 2004 and 2005, the United States bought 185,000 AK-47s from an Eastern European country – after Iraqis rejected U.S.-made M-16 assault rifles – as part of a $2.8 billion program to deliver military equipment to Iraq. But a recent Government Accountability Office report said that 110,000 of them were unaccounted for, with about 30 percent of all arms distributed to Iraqi forces by the United States since 2004 missing.

(via Danger Room.)

tweets for 2007-10-05

Tele2, Twitter: 2 flaky networks

clocking in

I find it heartening that you can always rely on DaveW to provide tech blogosphere drama

man music genre labels (as in itunes etc) are really rather lame

I’m gonna give Jaiku another chance

I’m off home

DaveW links to Tim O’Reilly dissing Calacanis, proving that the enemy of my enemy is my friend: http://tinyurl.com/38cl6f

observations for 2007-10-04

James Robertson on the iBricking brouhaha:

[…] Apple has always desired stability over hackability - they are targeting consumers, not geeks.

Some people look at the easy hacks available for Windows and see nirvana. Apple looks at the same thing and sees hell.

There’s a tension between the Apple that has always been rather closed and proprietary, and the “new” Apple users, many from Unix backgrounds, who value hacking their computers and phones.

For some reason the iPhone has brought this tension to the surface.

When it rains, it pours: I’ve forgotten my iPod, Tele2’s data net is down, and I don’t have anything to read. Lesson learned: always pack a backup book.

tweets for 2007-10-04

I need to get to bed earlier

Feck forgot the ipod

Well, that’s me hooked on Stross’ Halting State

clocking in

WTF? our employment minister is on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/29w3jx

LOL http://tinyurl.com/2c68bq

Haha, DaveW’s infatuation with the Techmeme Leaderboard didn’t last, predictably

observations for 2007-10-03

James Robertson:

[…] IBM hit the wall back in the 80’s, and while they aren’t the industry leader they once were, they still rake in plenty of cash. That’s likely the future for MS: the new IBM.

Sounds likely.

Oops.

Nyss skickade IOGT-NTO ut ett nyhetsbrev med hela sitt epostregister i CC-fältet, 670 adresser närmare bestämt. Snyggt där.

Linus

tweets for 2007-10-03

Feh, new Zunes. Apple has nothing to worry about

Twitter mobile can’t scroll back to older entries? Lame

Think different? http://tinyurl.com/2gr6dy

confirmed, Twitter has lost the “older” link at the bottom of the page. Can’t see older twits from my contacts. FAIL

sent a message to Twitter regarding the lack of “older” links on the homepage. We’ll see if something happens

I feel I should be more structured in my blogging, so I’ve started a list ;)

god my outlook is frozen, so tiresome

twitter down, what a surprise

back up, but flakey

drinking a pint of Bombardier and helping Leo with his homework

“older” link missage is apparently intentional, twitter scaling gremlin strikes again!

Narcissism leaderboard

Nick Carr:

The technology blogosphere is like a giant dog that is forever chasing its tail - except when it stops to lick its netherparts.

This quote captures the fizzy nothingness that is the Techmeme Leaderboard perfectly.

Owen Thomas:

By ranking blogs on links, not traffic, it reinforces the founding myth of Technorati: It’s not who reads you, it’s who blogs you that matters. And by limiting itself to tech blogs, Techmeme confirms most tech bloggers’ sheltered worldview. Why pay attention to the world outside, or cater to mainstream readers’ interests? The only people worth caring about are the ones already on your blogroll.

Predictably, Dave Winer wants to track the changes to the leaderboard somehow:

A pragmatic question for people who want to follow the TechMeme LeaderBoard – it’s clearly not practical to look at it as frequently as it could change, every 20 minutes.

So what kind of tool do we need to tell us about change? Email notification? An RSS feed for each site? I’m interested in knowing what people think.

For god’s sake, let it go.

Update 2007-10-06: Dave fell out of love fast this time.

tweets for 2007-10-02

Sun comes up, it’s Tuesday morning

Looking forward to seeing DaveW obsess over his standing on the Techmeme leaderboard

any country with “democratic” in its name, isn’t democratic

lost in a maze of perl statements, all alike

yay new Hooters album

DaveW can’t let go of that paranoid feeling: http://www.scripting.com/stories/2007/10/02/whatIsGoogleDoing.html

tweets for 2007-10-01

Geeks use RPN calculators, dude

read this on my way in to work, fascinating: http://tinyurl.com/8hkrp

In Soviet Russia, iPhone unlocks you!

next Nokia internet tablet having a slideout QWERTY keyboard?! WANT

man my old domain stureby.net is looking mighty crufty

I’m getting a bit offended by Facebook’s apparent inability to target ads based on my profile. Idiots

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