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On being increasingly unimpressed by

On being increasingly unimpressed by Technorati…. I’m with Tom on this one. I just don’t see the point in Technorati. What exactly does it do that lots of other tools don’t? Am I missing the point completely? [plasticbag.org]

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Azeem has a flat for

Azeem has a flat for rent here. If anyone needs a nice place to live in London, it’s worth looking at. This has been a public service announcement.

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RadioExpress is a nicely written

RadioExpress is a nicely written bookmarklet that performs the same function for Radio that the BlogThis bookmarklet does for Blogger. However, most of the links to it are broken, as Mike Krus (its author) moved from Radio to Movable Type. For anyone who needs it, it now lives here.

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Argh! Nigel Slater is on

Argh! Nigel Slater is on UK Food cooking the perfect chip. Which means I have to go now and get myself a cholestrol-laden, evil chip buttie.

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Digital records ‘obscure the past’.

Digital records ‘obscure the past’. BBC News has an excellent story on the problems of digital archiving. Well worth reading, as it raises some fundamental questions. On the surface, digitization would seem to imply that data has more longevity – for example, an ASCII version of a book will be copied in so many places that it has a much better chance of surviving.

However, the problem is that ASCII is about the only lingua franca of computers, and it’s a poor, low-bandwidth way of storing information. Richer formats have a habit of either being proprietary (PDF), which might give them a more limited life than open ones. And don’t even start thinking about the problems of physical media…[BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

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PC Mag: Damning the iBook

PC Mag: Damning the iBook with Faint Praise. Insanely Great has a critique of PC Mag’s review of the low-end iBook. Although often these kind of pieces are actually pretty stupid (concentrating on how the review just doesn’t understand the Mac), here Remy Davidson does an excellent job of taking what is a pretty poor review apart, piece by factual piece. [Insanely Great Mac]

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Welcome to the new, Radio-run

Welcome to the new, Radio-run Technovia. You won’t notice much different, except the ripped-off Movable Type look and a few other bits and pieces. The address for the RSS feed has changed, too, so you’ll need to point your RSS readers somewhere else. Quite where, I need to look up.

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I’ve been trying to get

I’ve been trying to get the remote feature of Radio to work, so that I can offload the processing strain from my iBook to the (pretty much unused) PC. At present, I can’t do it – although I suspect that it’s more to do with my firewall setup than with Radio. We’ll see later.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Danny

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Danny O’Brien.

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WebGraphics points out that there’s

WebGraphics points out that there’s a beta release of Plone for OS X. It even come with a standard installer, making the content management system easier to use. [webgraphics]

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