Phil asked me when I switched from Blogger to Radio about the way that Radio does its RSS feed. Radio lets you set both a title and a link for that title, and by default most of the time you put in the link to the story you’re referencing in the link box. However, this means that in aggregated feeds (like Haddock Blogs you click on the link, and it takes you to the original story the blogger is linking to – not necessarily the piece that you want to read.
The answer is to leave the link box in Radio blank. In this case, Radio fills in the link with the permalink to the story itself, which is what Phil (and probably many others) wanted. So that, in the future, is what I’m going to do.
Nick Monahan was on a pretty ordinary trip with his pregnant wife, and ended up being fined over $300 for disorderly conduct at an airport. But this wasn’t the usual kind of “ground rage” you get when a passenger, perhaps a little the worse for wear, confronts ground staff over safety precautions.
Instead, Nick’s “crime” was simply to ask why an airport security person found it necessary, in front of a hundred other passengers, to touch his wife’s breasts and ask her to raise her shirt. In the ensuing case, Nick claims airport staff lied in statements, ignored video evidence, and generally acted like idiots.
But, and this is the ultimate point, they are idiots that thanks to ill-thought out legislation and the blanket consideration of “security” as more important than freedoms, have the law on their side. It’s an important illustration that what happens in most tyrannies isn’t a big decree from above that crushes freedom, but a million small acts by small people who now have more power over the lives of others. Power, as the old saying goes, corrupts. [Lew Rockwell]
Another new addition. Somewhere at the bottom of the page, you’ll find a rather large icon that looks like another kind of coffee mug. This is a link to my Radio Outliner, an in interesting feature of Radio that’s in beta at the moment. It kind of works like a little scratch pad, for me to jot down things that pop into mind at any time, with notes on what I’m doing and so on.
Why is this interesting? Because potentially, it takes weblogging to another level – immediate interaction with whatever you’re doing. Of course, that takes potential distractions to another level as well – but it’s interesting, nonetheless.
Just added a link to my Amazon wishlist to the links over there. Thought you might want to know.
“CBS promote The Clash/But it ain’t for revolution, it’s just for cash.”
Bye bye Joe. I never believed in all the politics (because, when you looked, there wasn’t much) but The Clash were one of the greatest bands ever.
Gulp! Could it be true? Could Microsoft be lining up a bid for Macromedia?
It certainly makes sense for Microsoft. Graphics – Macromedia’s strong point – are the one area where Microsoft has little or no foothold. Flash is a de facto standard that Microsoft doesn’t own. And the server side stuff that Macromedia does – most notably ColdFusion – would be a nice dovetail to Seattle’s finest software house.