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Notes on Blogging
- 2010-Sep-24: OpenStreetMap.org is an open collaborative project to create street maps of the world. For offline editing of GPS data to add additional information to it for upload to the OpenStreetMap they suggest using JOSM. OSMify bookmarklet, combines your mapping data with OpenStreetMap. A Slashdot discussion of online collaboration in map making. Even Bing is using this project. 
- 2010-Jun-16: Gathering Leads using MTurk talks about using the Amazon Mechanical Turk project to gather data for a web site. 
- 2010-Jun-15: Geohash is an algorithm used to encode into a simple string a latitude and longitude coordinate pair to arbitrary precision. It is intended for single URL encoding of lat/long data. The key to this is treating the coordinates as binary numbers and then interleaving their bits so that the odd bits are the latitude and the even bits are the longitude. In this way the encoded string can be simply truncated to reduce the precision. Another system for doing this is the 10:10 code. 
- 2009-Dec-25: In Canada "responsible communication on matters of the public interest" can be used to defend against claims of defamation and bloggers are now eligible for this protection.  
- 2009-Sep-19: The Canadian Court of Appeals has decided that the act of linking to another web site cannot be considered libelous.  
- 2009-Aug-24: The legal limits of anonymity for bloggers are being defined in the US courts. 
- 2008-Dec-19: LibraryThing is a service that helps with cataloging and sharing your book collection. 
- 2008-Dec-14: Microsoft's Thumbtack is a lite-blog service that allows one to collect pages of links and other info in an online web page. 
- 2008-Dec-11: Buy This Image is a website widget for selling your images online. 
- 2008-Nov-28: An example of using the HTML canvas to draw things in a browser. 
- 2008-Nov-18: Problems with relative links in RSS feed entries. These will work in some RSS readers but not in others. 
- 2008-Oct-28: A Canadian Court has found that hyperlinks are essentially the same as footnotes, and thus, the act of linking to another site cannot be defamation. 
- 2008-Oct-16: A couple of very ugly web sites. 
- 2008-Sep-13: The Python weblog package (or more recently here) is a simple blogging tool that produces static HTML files as output.  
- 2008-Sep-04: A tale of how a robot tried to attack one blogging site. 
- 2008-Aug-25: A retrospective on 5 ways newspapers botched the web. 
- 2008-Jul-17: Please don't call my writing blogging. 
- 2008-Jun-18: What it's like to write a technical book. 
- 2008-May-28: webskine is a simple WSGI blog.  
- 2008-May-12: Caching RSS Feeds with feedcachetalks about using the feedcache package to better aggregate data from a number of RSS feeds in Python.  
- 2008-Mar-24: PicApp is looking at a program that will provide free images for bloggers to use to illustrate their articles - probably in the hope that these images lead to further image sales. They entered beta with this service in March'08. 
- 2008-Mar-18: bitsyblog a very simple blogging system. The home page for bitsyblog. 
- 2008-Feb-13: GinGin is a cross between a Wiki and a Blog.  
- 2008-Feb-06: Ian Bicking writes about what he would like to see in a simple content management system (CMS). 
- 2007-Nov-28: Praise for Wordpress and its plugins. 
- 2007-Nov-25: The P2P Foundation is writing about peer to peer issues and work, its rather like an paper newspaper's "editorial page" in that they write about what is happening amongst the independent sites (blogs and such) and try to expond on common threads, themes and changes. My page on Product Hacking got cited once. 
- 2007-Nov-19: Would automatic categorization be useful (or even feasible) in a blogging application? 
CAPTCHAs are the little images that contain some text that
the user must enter correctly to access a feature of a web site, these
are intended to prevent robots (especially spam droids) from gaining
access. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are using these to digitize old
texts now. 
released an online tool called Mash Maker that is supposed to
allow anyone to create mashups.
discusses the legality of meta search engine mashups. How does
copyright apply to an aggregator type site?
In May'07 Sun announced JavaFX as
an alternative to AJAX, this leverages off the Java SE package and
sounds rather like a revisiting of the Applet idea.
12 laws that Bloggers need to know, well in the USA at least.
Akismet is a system to
identify and hence reject spam, focused on eliminating spam in blog
Thoughts on picking
a CMS - Content Management System to help with your web site
A Slashdot review of Wordpress
Complete, by Hasin Hayder, ISBN 1904811892
WordPress 2.0 (blogging software) has now
been released (Jan'06).
of various blog software platforms.
Make a web site, get sued.
Anonymous blogging techniques
web search engines
Making a living through blogging
More on the professional
Blog content focused on high
There is now a system to allow remixing
audio and video from other web servers on the fly
feeds are starting to become important
- Slashdot discusses
the options for simple blog or photo archive type sites.