Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Introducing the Weblog Metadata Initiative

Right, here is the second announcement ;-)

For those of you who've been wondering what happened to the Truth Laid Bear's Blogosphere Ecosystem that inspired mine, it's been dormant (hibernating?) while he's been working on the plan for a new interconnection system:

        Weblog Metadata Initiative

It's all about connectivity. We've got apps like the ecosystems, Daypop, Blogdex and Organica, but they all operate independently and don't share any information. Also, they work everything out without any co-operation with the blogs they index, and it's not so convenient to get the information out. (Note: if you know Python, you can play with my ecosystem's data)

Also, they're not as efficient as they could be. So, we're going to work out some standard ways to mark up your blog and provide useful information to us, and some standard ways for you to get our information back onto your blog. Some sort of open-source server, AFAIK. More power to all!

Interested? Here's the FAQ and some key benefits. We also have forums so you can come and argue with us when we design things.


Uhh, make that *one* announcement

Yeah, I know, I said two, but only one turned out. Hey, a new blogging tool! Beta testers needed!

The other one may appear tomorrow, Murphy willing. Hint: it has something to do with this guy's recent post.

Hey - just realised; he wrote When 300 baud was the bomb! Brings back memories. My first modem was a 2400.
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