February 25, 2003

Full Post RSS 2.0 Feed

Okay, I can take a hint.

I've resisted for a long time, but some of my readers want a full post feed for my blog. Fine. Here you go.

I originally resistsed because I didn't really see the point. Plus I really like using my traffic stats to figure out which of my posts are more popular than others. If most folks use the full feed, I can't do that anymore.

But my ego can take it. It's not a big deal.

Anyway, I simply followed Mark's advice when setting this up. It took all of 40 seconds plus the 20 seconds to subscribe to the feed in NetNewsWire.

So there you have it. Better late than never.


Now, about upgrading my MT 2.21 install to something a bit more recent...

Posted by jzawodn at 11:39 PM

Referer lists are back on my posts

Some of you might have read kasia's post about displaying referer links in blogs and wondered where that came from. It was me. I admit it. The "another blog" she mentions? You're reading it.

Anyway, that cause a bit of a stir. The Register picked it up and then she observed one of blogging's stranger sides: you never know what will be popular and what will not until the the inbound links start showing up.

Anyway, case closed. I've fixed my code. Lesson re-learned (again).

Posted by jzawodn at 11:21 PM

Unplanned food combination

Sometimes you just do things without thinking.

Take, for example, my dinner. I wasn't sure what I wanted tonight, so I munched a bit of trail mix (nuts, raisins, etc) before I decided. I wanted a big bowl of broccoli, a healthy dose baked beans, and a beer.

Now, several hours later, I'm beginning to question the wisdom of my ad-hoc meal planning.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:12 PM

Sterling on FAST/Overture

In his commentary on FAST/Overture and such, Sterling says:

Inktomi will probably be further relegated to Yahoo!, and slowly die. Especially since Overture has already penetrated the other major portals, such as Excite, Go!, NBCi and AskJeeves (and incidentally Yahoo!, I wonder how long that will last). By offering FAST's Internet Search, they are in a position to power a number of the major portals, without being a portal themselves (and fall into the problem that Google had with Yahoo!) This move by Overture will royally screw Inktomi, and probably not do wonders for Yahoo! either.

While I can't say much about this (being on the inside), I don't see it playing out that way for Yahoo. Not at all. Nobody knows for sure, but let's have anohter look in a year or so to see where things stand. I suspect the landscape will be quite different. Right now it's like a big game of Risk. But those games don't last forever. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 07:42 PM

Google News is not Evil

Scott asks if Google News is Evil. No, Scott it's not evil--it's real-time. It's no more evil than real-time stock quotes for investors. Yes, there's a certain edge introduced with access to an ever-changing view of the world. But the information itself is not evil. Yes, the provider may have evil intentions, but I suspect that'd become apparent before long.

Posted by jzawodn at 07:28 PM

Overture bying AllTheWeb from FAST

Wow. Competition in the search world is heating up even more.

Paid Internet search provider Overture Services Inc. (NasdaqNM:OVER - News) on Tuesday took another step to challenge its chief rival, Google (News - Websites), by agreeing to buy the Web search unit of Norway-based Fast Search and Transfer for as much as $100 million -- its second acquisition in a week.

This is going to be an interesting couple of years.

Posted by jzawodn at 05:29 PM