Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Yahoo Introduces Online Music Service (AP)
AP - Internet powerhouse Yahoo Inc. is introducing an online music subscription service that will enable consumers to download thousands of songs onto their portable MP3 players for$60 annually, undercutting the prices of the current industry leaders by more than 60 percent.

A Career Spent Learning How the Mind Emerges From the Brain
Big questions about the mind are Dr. Michael Gazzaniga's stock in trade.
By CARL ZIMMER

Cheating, or an Early Mingling of the Blood?
Did the genetic legacy of a"vanishing twin"cause the champion cyclist Tyler Hamilton to test positive for doping?
By GINA KOLATA

Extended Pings in Weblog Pinger
Dave Winer addedRSS supportto Weblogs.Com this morning, making it possible to send an extended ping message to the service that includes the address of a site's RSS feed.

This will make it easier for services that are built atop Weblogs.Com, such asTechnoratiandGigaDial, to incorporate RSS feeds.

I haveextended my pingerto support this new feature.

Weblog-Pinger, an open source class library for PHP, can send update notification pings over five XML-RPC services that monitor new weblog content.


CBS Evening News Podcast
Originally taped in January, the CBS Evening Newspieceon podcasting finally ran last night. GoBiddies!!

ID3 tags for podcasts
After listenening to today's source code, Don came up with some goodpointersfor filling out ID3 tags in podcast files

Daily Source Code for May 6th 2005

Daily Source Code for May 6th 2005


Radio and Record legend Steve Leeds visited the cottage this lovelyfriday afternoon and I sat him down for a trip down memory lane intoday's'cast

  • From the Cottage in Guildford UK
  • Directlinkto the show


Remains of Failed Mars Lander May Have Been Found
Five and a half years after it descended into the Martian atmosphere and was never heard from again, the Mars Polar Lander may have been found.
By KENNETH CHANG

Venture Capital Streams Into Internet Phone Company
Vonage is expected to announce that it has raised$200 million in new private investments, one of the largest single rounds of venture capital financing in the last decade.
By MATT RICHTEL

Whoops!We Seem to Have Misplaced Your Identity
Why was the Time Warner data that was stolen from a van not sent via a secure online connection instead?
By RANDALL STROSS

Broadcasters May Seek Congress's Help in HDTV Anti-Piracy Effort
A court ruling last Friday could give broadcasters the opportunity to make good on threats to withdraw HDTV programs from over-the-air TV unless they can be protected from piracy.
By ERIC A. TAUB

Cheating, or an Early Mingling of the Blood?
Did the genetic legacy of a"vanishing twin"cause the champion cyclist Tyler Hamilton to test positive for doping?
By GINA KOLATA

I.B.M. Expected to Buy Start-Up to Advance Open-Source Strategy
The purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up, is the latest step in I.B.M.'s strategy of building a big business around open-source software.
By STEVE LOHR

Your Internet Search Results, in the Round
Grokker software, which displays a Web search as a series of categories on a circular map, will now run as a Java plug-in for browsers.
By JOHN MARKOFF






A Web of Sensors, Taking Earth's Pulse
Scientists are turning 30 acres of California forest into a futuristic vision of environmental study.
By WILLIAM J. BROAD

Whoops!We Seem to Have Misplaced Your Identity
Why was the Time Warner data that was stolen from a van not sent via a secure online connection instead?
By RANDALL STROSS

I.B.M. Expected to Buy Start-Up to Advance Open-Source Strategy
The purchase of Gluecode Software, an open-source start-up, is the latest step in I.B.M.'s strategy of building a big business around open-source software.
By STEVE LOHR

A Career Spent Learning How the Mind Emerges From the Brain
Big questions about the mind are Dr. Michael Gazzaniga's stock in trade.
By CARL ZIMMER

Venture Capital Streams Into Internet Phone Company
Vonage is expected to announce that it has raised$200 million in new private investments, one of the largest single rounds of venture capital financing in the last decade.
By MATT RICHTEL

Broadcasters May Seek Congress's Help in HDTV Anti-Piracy Effort
A court ruling last Friday could give broadcasters the opportunity to make good on threats to withdraw HDTV programs from over-the-air TV unless they can be protected from piracy.
By ERIC A. TAUB

Your Internet Search Results, in the Round
Grokker software, which displays a Web search as a series of categories on a circular map, will now run as a Java plug-in for browsers.
By JOHN MARKOFF

Remains of Failed Mars Lander May Have Been Found
Five and a half years after it descended into the Martian atmosphere and was never heard from again, the Mars Polar Lander may have been found.
By KENNETH CHANG

Chip Maker Develops Denser Storage Method
Matrix Semiconductor plans to announce a breakthrough in one-gigabit chips.
By JOHN MARKOFF

Put (Almost) Anything on a Stamp
The Postal Service will once again try letting consumers print customized stamps after an earlier trial ran into some trouble.
By BOB TEDESCHI

safe in san francisco
Developments in NY have led to a brief trip to the west coast afterall. Now I'm really jet lagged :) I've got some exciting news to reportin tomorrow's Daily Source Code!

Amsteram 2005
Amsterdam 2005:"Then just as quickly as it began, it was over. I was standing up on myown, and our attackers were fleeing. There had been dozens of people onthe streetcorner, but none of them had acted or even yelled anything."

In The Apple again
Goodmorning from New York! It's early thursday and the next 2 days arebooked solid (that's a good thing). Part of the schedue is thestrategy'castRon and I have been working on. It will be online tonite, in your mp3 player tomorrow.

Time to make some damn announcements.

Podshow Startegy Cast 2.0
As promised, the PodshowStrategy'cast 2.0Recorded on location in NewYork. In this podcast we discuss the past, present and future. 2 [tired] guys,an iRiver and acoat hanger...

Recht Voor Z'n Raap Podcast for May 8th 2005

Recht Voor Z'n Raap Podcast for May 8th 2005

Patricia and I hijack the DSC podcast feed for our own podcast, in Dutch.

mp3

(As a test, this is alsoavailableas a torrent file)











Engineers Say Device Has Multiple Uses (AP)
AP - Two Sandia National Laboratories engineers working on a way to make natural gas drilling equipment better say it also can help make lighter weight airplanes, better electric cars and earthquake monitoring systems.

U.S. Computer Kingpin IBM Looks More Longingly To The East (Investor's Business Daily)
Investor's Business Daily - Will IBM look to the East, to China and India, to shake its profit blues?

Navy Cyber Cafes Help Keep Many in Touch (AP)
AP - Since the Navy began setting up"Internet cafes"for soldiers overseas to keep in touch with their loved ones, almost 200 of the high-tech tents have sprung up in war zones.

PalmOne : handheld with audio,video features (Reuters)
Reuters - PalmOne Inc. is expected nextweek to unveil a digital media device to rival the iPod, as themaker of hand held computers and mobile phones shoots for apiece of the growing market for portable music and video.

Article Outs Groklaw Founder (TechWeb)
TechWeb - A journalist publishes details on Pamela Jones'identity, including her address, phone number, and even religion. The chronicler of SCO's legal woes most readers refer to simply as'PJ'says she's considering legal action of her own.

Local TV Websites Target National Advertisers (TechWeb)
TechWeb - Nearly 150 local TV stations launched a network of websites that will compete for national advertisers with the news sections of the Internet portal giants.

Sony, Toshiba close to reaching common DVD standard (AFP)
AFP - Sony and Toshiba may agree on a common standard for the next generation of DVD technology within a week, ending a battle for a dominant system that had raged in the industry.

Big Online Brokers in Talks About Takeovers
A takeover skirmish among three of the nation's largest online stock brokerages erupted over the weekend, potentially leading to a significant reorganization of the industry.
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN

Cheating, or an Early Mingling of the Blood?
Did the genetic legacy of a"vanishing twin"cause the champion cyclist Tyler Hamilton to test positive for doping?
By GINA KOLATA