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January 25, 2005

Nearest Neighbor News Network

@ 11:44 AM | Filed Under: Blogs (t), Technology (t) | Comments (2) | Cosmos

The Nearest Neighbor News Network is a collaborative filtering RSS aggregator recently created by Jacob Lee and Ben Hodes, students at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I submitted my feedburner feed for my site but it's noted as invalid in the NNNN system. Looks like that might be a bug to send their way. They've got a development blog documenting their adventure. [via SearchViews]

UPDATE: I tried to fill out a comment on their development blog but it didn't go through. I guess I'll try a trackback and then old fashioned email. This is a screen shot of the problem I had adding three feeds.

January 10, 2005

Women tech/internet innovators in the Boston area?

@ 08:27 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

I'm conspiring with someone on a project and one of the things we are working on is a list of people we'd like to invite to the first event. The list is 99% men. Are there any women in the Boston area who are tech/internet related innovators such as developers and founders of an interesting tech/internet application or website?

September 23, 2004

Congratulations, Gregor!

@ 04:07 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

The board of the Apache Software Foundation passed the resolution to make Apache Lenya a top-level project.

[Via Gregor.]

June 23, 2004

Free WiFi at Marche Movenpick

@ 05:03 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

Marche Movenpick at the Prudential Center in Boston has been offering free WiFi for a few months and I finally had a chance to try it out. I'm typing this down at Caveau, their cozy wine bar/bistro and it reaches here, too. Fun!

June 10, 2004

The iBook lives

@ 11:08 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

So, as of late last night, I thought my iBook was dead. After only having purchased it on May 30th, this was quite sad. I went to the Apple Store tonight with a sigh and a hopeful smile. Surely they'd just give me a replacement since it had been less than two weeks and it had already died. They were very nice. Listened to my blathering story and obvious sadness. Then I turned on the computer. And it booted up just fine. That was curious. Brian, the tech at the "Genius Bar", said he recognized my email address and thought he may have been to my website via a link on Adam Gaffin's Boston Common. Fun! He suggested that I not run File Vault since (as far as he knew) I'm not in the FBI or CIA. Apparently that application can act up. Who knows if that's what was going on when it went into its coma. Oh, and he's got a weblog, too. Fun! It's over at that he runs with his conspirator, Jake.

Now I just need to come up with a suitable name for the computer. The last one was Zippy. Something that starts with "Z"?

April 10, 2004

Better living through RSS options

@ 06:23 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

I added an additional RSS feed for geek pals who requested that full entries of be available in their newsreaders. So, if you want to read everything I've said in a particular entry, add the index.xml feed to your reader. If you want the introductory snippet, add excerpts.xml to your reader. There are a couple buttons over on the left. "Listen Up!" my music recommendations sideblog over on the right has its own feed with full entries, too.

March 10, 2004

Let's do the time warp again

@ 03:36 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

Matt is boycotting Lockergnome because they are taking a step back to the mid-1990s with the HTML code on the website, foregoing standards such as CSS for layout. I always got the impression that Lockergnome's content was intended for tech hobbyists -- not so much for people who work for a living in the tech and online worlds. (And I'm mostly a tinkerer myself when it comes to my own website projects.) It seems like they have a responsibility to do the right thing to set a good example.

And speaking of Matt, I finally get to meet him at South by Southwest's Interactive Festival this weekend. My plane gets in late on Saturday so I miss all the evening festivities Friday night and the first day of the conference on Saturday. But spending 3 1/2 days in Austin is a lot better than the zero I spent there last year.

December 19, 2003


@ 10:14 AM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

Even IRC bots can have a weblog. [Via Gregor.]

December 16, 2003

A new tool for RSS junkies : My Feedster

@ 08:26 PM | Filed Under: Technology (t) | Comments (0) | Cosmos

The cool humans at Feedster have launched my Feedster, a web-based news (RSS) aggregator. Very nice! It's free to create an account which allows you to save posts and searches, import OPML Urls, etc. It's so nice to be able to access the feeds/websites I read without having to be at my own computer.