Wednesday, April 27, 2005


Apple bumps Power Mac G5s to 2.7GHz (MacCentral)
MacCentral - Apple on Wednesday unveiled upgrades to its line of dual-processor Power Mac G5 desktop computers, raising the top-end system’s processor speed from 2.5 to 2.7GHz. The systems all come equipped with Mac OS X v10.4“Tiger,” and include 512MB RAM, 16x dual-layer“SuperDrive” optical drives, and other enhancements. Prices remain the same, with Apple’s highest-end Power Mac G5 tipping the scales at US$2,999. All new systems are available worldwide beginning today, according to Apple.

'Tiger'at a Glance (AP)
AP - A look at major features in Mac OS X"Tiger":

Nokia Introduces Camera-Music Phone (AP)
AP - Nokia Corp. unveiled Wednesday a new line of pricey mobile devices including a high-end camera phone with Carl Zeiss optics and a handset with enough storage for music to potentially compete with the iPod.

Infinity Tries All-Podcasting Radio Format (AP)
AP - Infinity Broadcasting Corp., a terrestrial radio company whose business model is being challenged by the iPod phenomenon, is borrowing a page from its rival's playbook.

RealNetworks Tries Giving Away Music
RealNetworks, an online music service that lets computer users listen to songs, introduced a service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month.
By SAUL HANSELL

Amazon's Net Income Falls Despite a 24%Revenue Rise
Amazon.com said that its net income fell in the first quarter, as costs from technology investments and shipping promotions offset higher sales.
By LAURIE J. FLYNN

The Matrix Ever-Loaded: Online Game for the Committed
The launch of Matrix Online is the biggest splash yet in the business of massive multiplayer games. Unlike online console games, MMG’s make money through subscriptions, which can be lucrative if the companies can keep their costs down.
By ROBERT LEVINE

Google to Sell Ads Not Related to Searches
Google is now entering the market for advertising for things people don’t yet know they want to buy.
By SAUL HANSELL

Jumping Over the Lazy Dog
In another story about theno-holds-barred cage matchbetween journalists and bloggers, Samantha Israel writes that she only has been corrected once by a reader.

Let's go for two.

Israel writes:

More than arrogant, some old-time reporters think bloggers are plain old lazy. Former CBS news correspondent Eric Engberg made himself clear in his"Blogging as typing, not journalism"article on CBSNews.com last November."Given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility,"he wrote,"the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on."The dog certainly bit back when it revealed that Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, who averages more than 350,000 visitors a day to his Daily Kos political blog, was paid US$12,000 to promote Howard Dean's campaign for the Democratic nomination.

The mainstream press didn't reveal that deal. Zunigadisclosed it to his readersin June 2003:

I spent this weekend in Burlington, VT, where we officially accepted work on behalf of presidential candidate Howard Dean. Dean joins a Senate candidate in our still small but hopefully growing roster of clients.

He also put a prominent disclaimer on the home page of his site,"I do some technical work for Howard Dean,"linking the word disclaimer to a full description of the financial relationship. You can see this yourself in the Internet Archive's June 2003 copy of theDaily Koshome page.

I'm not aware of a single mainstream media web site that displays its conflicts of interest as prominently and permanently as Zuniga did.

The only thing journalists revealed about this deal was an inability to do even cursory fact checking, misleading people into thinking that a fully disclosed financial relationship was shady Armstrong Williams-style payola.

In an article where she offers a derisive"sor-ry"to the only reader to correct her, Israel continues this trend. The fact that this slanderous falsehood lives on in the mainstream media, even turning up in a high-minded academic review of journalism, demonstrates one reason that readers might turn to bloggers for information.

Master of My Domain
The owners of other Pope Benedict XVI domains are taunting me.

Jacopo Di Trani, an Italian who gotBenedict16.Com, has declared that pornographers and online casinos are welcome to buy it from him:

The first time i didn't believed Cadenhead when he said"i'll never give my domain to gamble/porn site developers"!

He's a very kind guy, but, first of all, his hair CAN'T be real, and, second, although i have respect for his decision to give for free his very valuable domain (with a billion of christians in the world), it doesn't change my opinion about the human nature and i'll never do something like that with this domain!

The owner of PopeBenedictXVI.Com, who received a $150,000 bid on EBay that turned out to be a hoax, had a question-and-answer page up where he posted this:

I'll be keeping every red cent of this dough, thinking about blowing it on horse races. ... the person that you saw on tv is the owner ofbenedictxvi.comand not me, you will just have to take my word on the fact that I'm much younger and sexier than that guy, I've got more hair too.

I know in a higher sense I did the right thing by donating the domains toModest Needs, a great charity that continues to getrecord traffic, but if my gesture turns out to have an actual market value of six figures, I think I'm going to spend the rest of the day curled up in a ball eatingChunky Monkeydirectly out of the container.

Update: A discussion onReal Time with Bill Maher:

Joe Scarborough: I think there's going to be a porn site."BenedictXVI.com."

Sen Alan Simpson: [overlapping] John Waters would love it.

Scarborough: [overlapping] In fact, go to it.

Insert Charlie Brown"Auuuugh!"here.


podcsope
Hmm, I triedtwosearcheson podscope that I know for certain have been mentioned on theDawn and Drew show.

PR speak translator Adobe acq. Macromedia
TranslationFrom PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobe‚sŒFAQ‚ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia

Apple bumps Power Mac G5s to 2.7GHz (MacCentral)
MacCentral - Apple on Wednesday unveiled upgrades to its line of dual-processor Power Mac G5 desktop computers, raising the top-end system’s processor speed from 2.5 to 2.7GHz. The systems all come equipped with Mac OS X v10.4“Tiger,” and include 512MB RAM, 16x dual-layer“SuperDrive” optical drives, and other enhancements. Prices remain the same, with Apple’s highest-end Power Mac G5 tipping the scales at US$2,999. All new systems are available worldwide beginning today, according to Apple.

H.S. Students Attend Cybersecurity Camp (AP)
AP - A less rowdy spring break hardly seems possible: Twenty-eight high school students spent their week off at cybersecurity camp, looking for vulnerabilities in a wireless network by day and watching"Patton"by night.

Infinity Tries All-Podcasting Radio Format (AP)
AP - Infinity Broadcasting Corp., a terrestrial radio company whose business model is being challenged by the iPod phenomenon, is borrowing a page from its rival's playbook.

IBM Quarterly Filing Details Options Costs (AP)
AP - International Business Machines Corp. said Wednesday it had$2.17 billion of total unrecognized compensation costs related to future stock and option awards that haven't yet vested.




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Forbes article on podcasting
Forbes:"Podcasting the night away"

Daily Source Code for April 25th 2005

Daily Source Code for April 25th 2005


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  • Out of Print Music: The Incredible Bongo Band
  • Promo: Source Code Mini
  • Podsafe Music: This and That Podcast - Podcast Star
  • Promo: Schlaflos in Munchen (Sleepless in Munich)
  • Mashup: Four Tops meet Weird Al - eBay I need your lovin'
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RealNetworks Tries Giving Away Music
RealNetworks, an online music service that lets computer users listen to songs, introduced a service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month.
By SAUL HANSELL

Small Business Bets Big on Technology, Study Says
A survey showed that 81 percent of small businesses polled said they planned to increase their technology spending an average 20 percent.
By EVE TAHMINCIOGLU

SBC's Earnings Fall 54%Despite Higher Sales
SBC Communications said that sales rose as more customers bought wireless service and high-speed Internet access.
By BLOOMBERG NEWS

The Matrix Ever-Loaded: Online Game for the Committed
The launch of Matrix Online is the biggest splash yet in the business of massive multiplayer games. Unlike online console games, MMG’s make money through subscriptions, which can be lucrative if the companies can keep their costs down.
By ROBERT LEVINE

Microsoft Releases Software for 64-Bit Computer Systems
Microsoft will begin selling new versions of its Windows operating system that take full advantage of high-performance computers that run 64-bit processors.
By LAURIE J. FLYNN

Transit News Is a Click Away, and About 5 Years Behind Schedule
A new, publicly financed Web site offers up-to-date information on highway, traffic and transit conditions, but the road to its creation has been long and circuitous.
By SEWELL CHAN

Newspapers Find National Ads a Tough Sell
Some companies are pulling back on advertising in nationally circulated newspapers in favor of the narrowly focused ads proliferating online.
By NAT IVES

Microsoft Weighs Reversal on Gay Rights, Gates Says
The founder of Microsoft has indicated he may reconsider his company's decision not to support a Washington State gay rights bill.
By SARAH KERSHAW

MCI on a Roll as Bidding War Shows No Sign of Ending
Have Verizon Communications and Qwest Communications been overtaken by irrational exuberance in their pursuit of MCI?
By KEN BELSON and MATT RICHTEL

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

Amazon's Net Income Falls Despite a 24%Revenue Rise
Amazon.com said that its net income fell in the first quarter, as costs from technology investments and shipping promotions offset higher sales.
By LAURIE J. FLYNN

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

Open Wallets for Open-Source Software
Venture capitalists are again embracing open-source technology companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have perhaps lost their minds.
By GARY RIVLIN

About the Oceans, He Says Firmly, Attention Must Be Paid
Dr. Jeremy Jackson is telling everyone around about a world slipping into ecological degradation.
By CORNELIA DEAN

Apple Chief Strikes Back Over Biography
Apple Computer has retaliated against the publisher of an unauthorized biography about Steven Jobs by removing other books sold by the publisher from Apple stores.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Google to Sell Ads Not Related to Searches
Google is now entering the market for advertising for things people don’t yet know they want to buy.
By SAUL HANSELL

Newspapers Find National Ads a Tough Sell
Some companies are pulling back on advertising in nationally circulated newspapers in favor of the narrowly focused ads proliferating online.
By NAT IVES

Microsoft Weighs Reversal on Gay Rights, Gates Says
The founder of Microsoft has indicated he may reconsider his company's decision not to support a Washington State gay rights bill.
By SARAH KERSHAW

SBC's Earnings Fall 54%Despite Higher Sales
SBC Communications said that sales rose as more customers bought wireless service and high-speed Internet access.
By BLOOMBERG NEWS

SBC's Earnings Fall 54%Despite Higher Sales
SBC Communications said that sales rose as more customers bought wireless service and high-speed Internet access.
By BLOOMBERG NEWS

MCI on a Roll as Bidding War Shows No Sign of Ending
Have Verizon Communications and Qwest Communications been overtaken by irrational exuberance in their pursuit of MCI?
By KEN BELSON and MATT RICHTEL

Small Business Bets Big on Technology, Study Says
A survey showed that 81 percent of small businesses polled said they planned to increase their technology spending an average 20 percent.
By EVE TAHMINCIOGLU

Newspapers Find National Ads a Tough Sell
Some companies are pulling back on advertising in nationally circulated newspapers in favor of the narrowly focused ads proliferating online.
By NAT IVES

About the Oceans, He Says Firmly, Attention Must Be Paid
Dr. Jeremy Jackson is telling everyone around about a world slipping into ecological degradation.
By CORNELIA DEAN

Apple Chief Strikes Back Over Biography
Apple Computer has retaliated against the publisher of an unauthorized biography about Steven Jobs by removing other books sold by the publisher from Apple stores.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RealNetworks Tries Giving Away Music
RealNetworks, an online music service that lets computer users listen to songs, introduced a service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month.
By SAUL HANSELL

The Matrix Ever-Loaded: Online Game for the Committed
The launch of Matrix Online is the biggest splash yet in the business of massive multiplayer games. Unlike online console games, MMG’s make money through subscriptions, which can be lucrative if the companies can keep their costs down.
By ROBERT LEVINE

Google to Sell Ads Not Related to Searches
Google is now entering the market for advertising for things people don’t yet know they want to buy.
By SAUL HANSELL

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

RealNetworks Tries Giving Away Music
RealNetworks, an online music service that lets computer users listen to songs, introduced a service that allows nonsubscribers to listen to 25 songs free each month.
By SAUL HANSELL

A Hundred Cellphones Bloom, and Chinese Take to the Streets
E-mail and text messaging served as organizing tools for anti-Japanese protests.
By JIM YARDLEY

Art That Puts You in the Picture, Like It or Not
All the annoyances of interactive art (prurience, ritual, ungraciousness and moral superiority) are on display at the 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
By SARAH BOXER

Transit News Is a Click Away, and About 5 Years Behind Schedule
A new, publicly financed Web site offers up-to-date information on highway, traffic and transit conditions, but the road to its creation has been long and circuitous.
By SEWELL CHAN

Apple Chief Strikes Back Over Biography
Apple Computer has retaliated against the publisher of an unauthorized biography about Steven Jobs by removing other books sold by the publisher from Apple stores.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Matrix Ever-Loaded: Online Game for the Committed
The launch of Matrix Online is the biggest splash yet in the business of massive multiplayer games. Unlike online console games, MMG’s make money through subscriptions, which can be lucrative if the companies can keep their costs down.
By ROBERT LEVINE

Virgin Mary of the Viaduct
I received an e-mail from someone affiliated with theVirgin Mary viaduct, the Chicago highway underpass that has alife-size water stainresembling the mother of God. They wanted advice on setting up a web site.

I'm a firm believer in the idea that all religious iconography that develops naturally upon either surfaces or food should have its own site. This is exactly the kind of thing for which the Internet was invented.

Because of the visual nature of the underpass and the community that has developed, the ideal place for its web presence isFlickr.

Flickr's a terrific photo-sharing community that was recently purchased by Yahoo for 5.2 bajillion dollars. You can create an account for free, upload your photos for public viewing, and add tags that describe the subject of the shots.

Every time I find myself on Flickr, I get lost in the photos, most recently in the work of Justin Hankins. His pictures of theBridge of Lions,Night of Lights celebration, andIntercoastal Waterwayare some of the best shots I've seen of St. Augustine.

Flickr photos can be grouped into sets and viewed as slideshows. Somebody should hire Robin Jean, the photographer doing thisRockstars set, to take column mugshots for newspapers.

I've Been X'ed
I did an interview yesterday withAVNOnline, believing the"AV"stood for audiovisual, like theA.V. Clubentertainment site published byThe Onion.

I liked the final piece, although I thought it was odd for the reporter to quote another papal domain registrant talking about"nipples and snatch."That kind of talk hasn't appeared much in the media since the end of the Clinton administration.

When I showed the story to my wife, she noticed that the ads around the piece were forX-rated sites and products(warning: link advertises X-rated sites and products).

As it turns out, AVN stands forAdult Video News, theleading trade publicationof the adult entertainment industry.

Supporting Modest Needs
A funny thing happened today:Modest Needsreceived more than five times the normal donations from people coming fromBenedictXVI.Com.

I'd like to think it has something to do with my understated good looks, which were revealed to me in an e-mail from aToday Showviewer this morning. But I suspect that people are simply gratified that I am not a pornographer.

I will never be a pornographer, so please keep helping Modest Needs.

I sent an e-mail to Pope Benedict XVI'snew e-mail addresstoday asking if the church wants the domain. I am concerned that my"Subject: Free Domains"email might not get through the Holy See's spam filters.

While I am waiting to hear from the Vatican (which has to be the strangest phrase I have ever written in my life), I am donating the pope domains and my site's ad revenue from this crazy week toModest Needs. I'm working together with founder Keith Taylor to host them. His unique one-emergency, one-family-at-a-time charity has helped1,500 individuals and familiessince its launch in 2002.

Thanks, everyone. And to answer the questions from Tina in Fort Myers, Florida: 1. Clubman Art-Rim glasses. 2. Yes that is my real hair. 3. No I will not send you a lock of it because it would be a great color for your guest bedroom.

Fame or Something Like It
I wasn't prepared to be famous for 24 hours, but now that myweblog traffichas subsided to normal levels, I can relate some of the experience. The rest has to be filtered through therapy first.

For anyone wondering how I became a television personality as well-known for a day as theVirgin Mary grilled cheese, my friendMatt Haugheyhas digitized the interview on theToday Showwhere I talk aboutBenedictXVI.Com.

After theToday Show, I began receiving calls from TV producers. Almost to a person, they were fast-talking, Type A females who sounded likeAngelina JolieonLife or Something Like Itbefore she learned you don't have to become Stockard Channing to be truly happy. One even berated her assistant while talking to me, effortlessly switching the tone of her voice from sweet to"that better be a double shot espresso or you're on the next bus to Topeka."

These women are relentless; they will not take no for an answer. My friendJonathan Bournehas produced several talk shows, and he said I could have gotten some free swag from the programs by playing hard to get.

I caved too quickly for even a singlecoffee mug-- one flattering remark about my hair and I was asking where to show up. I had to disconnect my phone that afternoon, afraid of what else I'd agree to do.

I've saved avoicemail messagefrom Maryam Ayromlou, the MSNBC producer who asked me to appear onCountdown with Keith Olbermann.

This isn't the recording of Ayromlou I wish I had. I love Olbermann's show, but a few hours after agreeing to be on it, I called her to chicken out.

"I've spent money,"Ayromlou responded, referring to the en-route Orlando TV crew and a conference room booking for the remote. In the nicest way possible, over a several-minute call, she gave me the impression that if I backed out, there would be no place on Earth I could hide from her. I've never been more frightened of a person in my life.

I appeared onCountdownas planned.

Holy See, Holy Do
I'm getting a lot of comments like this one by Concerned Canadian:

I think it would be in your best interest to use this site to better humanity. Use it to donate to some sort of Catholic charity, or use it to write about the history of the Catholic church. Cashing in on it would be very typical, and if you have any personality at all, you won't want your 15 minutes of Internet media fame to be seen as typical.

I haven't decided what to do with thebenedictxvi.comdomain -- my goal was to keep it away from pornographers, not grab a domain for some kind of papal superstore.

But now that my weblog has 120,000 new readers, just counting yesterday, I'm using the opportunity to promoteModestNeeds.org, an organization that's like a charitable eBay: They match up donors with people who have short-term, under-$1,000 emergencies (such as repairs to the family's only car), helping them get out of the crisis.

SmartMobsdescribes how the charity got started in 2002:

The founderKeith Taylorbegan Modest Needs by giving 10 percent of his $350 a month earnings as a way to return a no-strings kindness paid to him when he most needed it. He told me,"Those who need help can always ask for it at Modest Needs, absolutely for free. How much money we raise matters less -- to me, anyway -- than simply providing a vehicle for human kindness."

Here's thelatest donation-to-expenses reporton Modest Needs from GuideStar and the charity'sfull financial statistics, for people who want to research the group before contributing.

Jumping Over the Lazy Dog
In another story about theno-holds-barred cage matchbetween journalists and bloggers, Samantha Israel writes that she only has been corrected once by a reader.

Let's go for two.

Israel writes:

More than arrogant, some old-time reporters think bloggers are plain old lazy. Former CBS news correspondent Eric Engberg made himself clear in his"Blogging as typing, not journalism"article on CBSNews.com last November."Given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility,"he wrote,"the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on."The dog certainly bit back when it revealed that Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, who averages more than 350,000 visitors a day to his Daily Kos political blog, was paid US$12,000 to promote Howard Dean's campaign for the Democratic nomination.

The mainstream press didn't reveal that deal. Zunigadisclosed it to his readersin June 2003:

I spent this weekend in Burlington, VT, where we officially accepted work on behalf of presidential candidate Howard Dean. Dean joins a Senate candidate in our still small but hopefully growing roster of clients.

He also put a prominent disclaimer on the home page of his site,"I do some technical work for Howard Dean,"linking the word disclaimer to a full description of the financial relationship. You can see this yourself in the Internet Archive's June 2003 copy of theDaily Koshome page.

I'm not aware of a single mainstream media web site that displays its conflicts of interest as prominently and permanently as Zuniga did.

The only thing journalists revealed about this deal was an inability to do even cursory fact checking, misleading people into thinking that a fully disclosed financial relationship was shady Armstrong Williams-style payola.

In an article where she offers a derisive"sor-ry"to the only reader to correct her, Israel continues this trend. The fact that this slanderous falsehood lives on in the mainstream media, even turning up in a high-minded academic review of journalism, demonstrates one reason that readers might turn to bloggers for information.


David Raynes has releasedWorkflow, a plug-in for Movable Typethat adds fine-grained editing capabilities to weblog authors. As Anil Dashexplains:

Workflow lets you limit control of publshing rights to certain authors in your Movable Type installation, allowing other people on the system to act as editors and review entries before they're published. Administrators can control who has rights to any of these levels of permissions. Plus, authors can transfer ownership of a post to other authors and they'll be notified by email when the transfer happens.

The most remarkable thing about this release, which is supported by a free personal license and$250 commercial license, is that the Workflow plug-in can be extended with plug-ins.

I'm skeptical that third-party developers can be profitable creating add-ons to weblog software, even a product as popular as Movable Type. As the author of books onRadio UserLandandMovable Type, I'm finding it difficult when the pool of potential customers is limited to a single weblog tool, though I greatly enjoyed writing the books.

But I'd love to be proven wrong.

I'm Totally Straight, But ...
A few weeks ago I invented a new game dubbedgooglemilking-- looking for a phrase in search engines that lends itself to hilarious, off-color, or unintentionally self-revealing results.

The game was covered by theScotsmannewspaper yesterday, and you can find players by searching for the first googlemilk:"I'm totally straight, but ...":

Just as you know that any sentence beginning with the words"I'm not one of those racialists but ..."will end in a diatribe about immigration, it is obvious that the closing part of a statement beginning"I'm totally straight but"will be something along the lines of"I'm not totally straight". Some of them are hilarious. Some are shocking. All are entertaining.

The phrase turns up a lot ofinteresting (and obscene) results, the greatest of which is the totally straight guy struggling with his attraction to Aragorn fromLord of the Rings:

I'm totally straight, but even I admitted the [blank]ability of Aragorn. Seriously, check the guy out. What a total badass. Doesn't mean I'd actually [blank] him, but if I were the type to [blank] guys, he'd be on my list.

My favorite googlemilk so far isso I decided to do something about it, which catches people right as they turn a long repressed desire into action, getting the hair, breasts, insemination, or teddy bear manufacturing business they've always wanted.

As a side effect of the game, I'm now the top result on Google for"totally straight,"which ought to finally put to rest those rumors back in college.

I've Stumbled and I Can't Get Up
I discovered several hundred links fromStumbleUponthis morning in my referrer logs, a multi-browser, multi-platform toolbar for reviewing and recommending web sites. Installing the toolbar as a Mozilla Firefox extension took less than a minute.

The toolbar has"I like it"and"Not-for-me"review buttons to rate the site being viewed, using these ratings to find sites that people similar to you have liked. A"Stumble!"button sends you to one of these recommended sites.

StumbleUpon also provides a chance to do some egosurfing, even without the toolbar: Users write site reviews, which areshared publicly.

These review pages provide a new place to argue about web sites, as you can see on theSaveToby,Daily KosandAndrew Sullivanpages.

Each user's reviews and comments form a weblog with its ownRSS 2.0 feedand another feed for comments. Here's one forJanah, a user who enjoys cats, gardening, Led Zeppelin, Robert Heinlein, andme me me!

The end result looks like the out-of-wedlock love child of LiveJournal and de.licio.us. I can't decide ifor the site's, but you could do cool things with that data if the developers offered an API.