Making Microformats More Visible - Announcing The XFN Highlighter Script

UPDATE: The script now uses regular expressions. This fixes the problem where it translated met to me.

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Lightbox JS 2.0 Released

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Lightbox JS brought a new level of hotness when it came to displaying pictures on your website or blog. Reference the javascript file in your html page, add a rel="lightbox" to a link, and voila! You have a sweet way to display pics. I even implemented it on my blog as evidenced by the image below. Go ahead, click on it (assuming you are not reading this in an aggregator).

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CoComment Support in Subtext

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CoComment Logo Since I was called out, I went ahead and quickly implemented CoComment for Subtext, but I have yet to deploy it to my personal blog. It will be released as part of our upcoming interim 1.0.5.0 release which is focused on bug fixes and a few developer goodies thrown in.

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Writing For A Book Exposes My Ignorance

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I was recently approached by some people I know purely through blogging and IM conversations to write on a topic for a book they are putting together. Of course I was honored and appreciative that they thought of me, even after finding out there would be no payment for the work. Doh!

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Getting A Jump on Web 2.1 aka Web 2007

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Web 2.11Despite the apparent hype factor of “Web 2.0”, I am really starting to get into the whole Web 2.0 phenomena. I think it really clicked when hearing about it in various panel discussions at Mix06.

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Back from Puerto Vallarta

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View from
Pool In case you were wondering how such a loudmouth as myself could be so quiet for four days and three nights, my wife and I were in Puerto Vallarta enjoying a real vacation. By “real” I mean completely devoid of work. I didn’t so much as walk into a cyber cafe (though I did peer real hard inside).

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[Mix06] Very Late Roundup

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CrapsI apologize for writing up a roundup for the Mix06 conference several days too late, but I was not in a good condition to blog during the conference. In part it was due to a cold I was fighting which left me unmotivated to blog. You might think that the lack of sleep and drinking would have contributed, but the strange thing about Vegas is that the less I slept, and the more I drank, the better I felt.

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Playing Against A World Cup Winner

LeBoeuf You Europeans ought to appreciate this one.

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Is Open Source A Crap Idea?

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Scott Hanselman asks the question, Is Open Source a Crap Idea. I sure hope not.

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Going to Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto
Vallarta So the missus and I are heading over to Puerto Vallarta this Sunday for a short mini-vacation. For me it is a chance to recover from Mix06. It was kind of unfortunate that the two events are so close together, but that was pure coincidence.

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The On10 Pregnant Photo

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Ok, so I accidentally ran into that pregnant woman photo that the on10 team used to hint at what was coming next. It is in the third row of search results for the same free stock photo site I use. Thought it was kind of funny as I was searching for the term “rest”

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[Mix06] The Value Of A Partial Message With Indigo

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I was involved in a 5 AM breakfast conversation (a little late night snack before we all turned in for the evening) with Clemens Vasters, Steve Maine, and some others at Mix06 in which they explained how streaming content works with WCF (code named Indigo).

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No REST In Lo-REST

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UPDATE: Ok, so being away from RSS Bandit has put me out of touch of some of the other discussion on this topic. As Dare writes, Don isn’t the first person to make the Lo-REST distinction.

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And The Award To The Funniest Commenter On This Blog Goes To

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My Wife! The comedienne. Honey, still don’t quit your day job.

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[Mix06] Microformats Autodiscovery

It is unfortunate that I haven’t been able to blog much about the Mix06 conference so far, as there is so much worth writing about. Unfortunately I have acquired a bad cold on top of a splitting headache that will not go away. Such is the price one pays when partying with the hard charging Microsofties (particularly with such Indigo team members such as Steve Maine and Clemens Vasters).

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Haacked En Espanol

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Luciano Spiguel just posted a partial translation of my post entitled Does Mort Know We’re Talking Smack About Him Behind His Back in Spanish. I’m actually quite honored that someone saw that as being worth a translation.

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What Is Microsoft's Project Q?

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Anyon Braid Illustation Scientific American has a fascinating article this month on Computing with Quantum Knots. In particular, it focuses on using topological properties of a two-dimensionaly confined particles called anyons. Needless to say, the only thing they’ve managed to tie in a knot so far is my brain. But the research is very promising.

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St Paddys Day In Iraq - And A Joke

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Clover My former neighbors who are now in Iraq helping the reconstruction efforts write about their St. Patrick’s day celebration in the IZ, aka “The Compound”.

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If You Cut A Mort, Does He Not Bleed?

Lazy Coder Scott snickers when he reads blog entries decrying the existence of “Mort”. As he points out, we are all Morts to some degree or another.

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See You At Mix06

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Well maybe not all of you. For example, I know Jayson isn’t going. Sucker. (Oooh, I just had to rub it in, didn’t I?). ;)

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