Many moons ago, during the height of the Warchalking thing, Tom Coates suggested a mischievous twist on this: Whorechalking. Months later, this gets picked up by Time Out, and Time Out doesn’t actually get the joke. As Tom says “print media is so dead it’s not even funny. [plasticbag.org]
Some game is now free to .Mac members. I’m not sure this is the way to go for Apple – yes it’s nice to get little tidbits for free, but I’d rather have a few more useful services. [dotmac.info -- THE Source for All Things .Mac!]
This site has lots and lots of Radio related resources on it.
Darwinists don their Finking caps. After breaking spectacularly with the release of Mac OS X 10.2, Fink is now back on course and working happily. If you’re not familiar with Fink, it’s a version of the BSD package management system that allows you to download and install lots of lovely Unix tools. [The Register]
BBC News has a story on how the administrators of ITV Digital are trying to get former subscriber to return their boxes, or pay them £39.99. Given that the company was a complete mess from the start, and never actually delivered a decent service for some customers, I think they have a bit of a cheek.
I’m moving from purely using Blogger to update technovia to using a mix of Blogger and Userland Radio. The reasoning for this is pretty simple: I want to move away from a system that’s based on a server that I don’t have anything to do with and towards a system that lives primarily on my Mac.
The reason that I’m not moving totally to Radio is that, for the moment, I don’t know how much posting I’ll want to do when I’m away from the iBook that will be Radio’s home. Using the ManillarBloggerBridge lets me have the best of both worlds, so I can still do occasional posts from Blogger rather than Radio, while retaining most of the advantages of using Radio purely.
I’ll probably end up moving totally to Radio at some point in the future – probably when my Blogger Pro subscription expires, which I think is some time early next year.
I’m almost certain that I’ve got this Radio stuff sorted out. I should be up and running. And, what’s more, I should be up and running in a way that lets me post offline, as I’m doing now.
Testing the Radio/Blogger bridge for the second time…