Dave has managed to get some freebie snacks and discounts on beer !! Please go here and let us know if you are still interested in coming. It will be good to have a head count or else just do a posting on your blog and link back to Alec's post
Ahh.. I now understand a little bit more of the RSS Thingy. Dion has a good , very good post on the Balkanzation of RSS;
"And let's not forget the true potential here: RSS, and yes, probably Atom too, are the "Unix pipes" of the Web; manifestly simple and easy ways to connect virtually any content from point A to points X, anywhere on the Web. Having an RSS feed on everything gives us a world where just about anything is possible"
I have been struggling to find out what are the real issues with RSS and the all that fuss that has been in the making. My eariler thoughts are here and here. I kinda now understand the frastration that Dave has been feeling.
If Dave were given a champions role on the RSS board, will he take it ?
"Today, we've learned that Internet Qatar, the sole ISP in the State of Qatar, has also banned BoingBoing."
Point#1 :State of Qatar
"Only dumb CIOs and totalitarian governments like the UAE believe that adding censorware to your network will prevent the naughty stuff from slopping in. "
Point#2 : "Governments like UAE" is not the same as "State of Qatar"
While at it, let me also just point out that there are 6 ports being ourtsourced to the Government of UAE. Then again, I don't understand US politics and maybe US Citizens should be more concerned about their Food, clothing and stuff like that not being black listed - eh ?? Like Imported beers , brandy, wines etc etc ??
After all --that is also 'haram' - just like "nudity' , in the eyes of these Foreign States !! :)-
Scobles sez : "A good PR firm will understand how to build a PR avalanche. How do you do that? One snowflake at a time. A kid sitting in Australia with five readers can get into the New York Times. So, anyone who says you shouldn't pay attention to both the kid and the New York Times wouldn't get my business."
Actually, I am using CoComments and reading every word that Robert writes. I am seeing an underlying phenonomen in occurence - that is --true conversations on his blog. However, I also notice that Robert is no more actually commenting on other blog's.
Now, which is more harmful, not linking onto a blog or not commenting on another blog ??
"the Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University."
For those who don't know, Jeff is the nuclear proliferation, nuclear arms control, and nuclear energy policy expert !!! Yes, he knows more stuff that you can imagine.. He's like the "lord of war' but in a good way :)-
Hey Jeff, All the best in your new role and assignments but keep Blogging !!
Watch this space. The Gaurdian rightfully indicates the facts'
"Abqaiq is situated 45 miles south-west of Dammam, the major oil hub on the Gulf coast. The facility, which is thought to be the biggest in the world, handles about two-thirds of Saudi Arabia's oil output, according to the US department of energy."
This is the world's hotest zone for Security Managment