The Hipster PDA

The Hipster PDA (Parietal Disgorgement Aid) is a fully extensible system for coordinating incoming and outgoing data for any aspect of your life and work. It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and “beaming,” and is configurable to an unlimited number of options. Best of all, the Hipster PDA fits into your hip pocket and costs practically nothing to purchase and maintain. Let’s make one together.

####Building your first Hipster PDA

* get a bunch of 3″x5″ file cards (here’s 500 for less than 3 bucks)
* clip them together with a binder clip
* there is no step 3

I’m sold. I’m on my way to the store to get the needed equipment now. Imagine it, a PDA that never needs a battery recharge!!!

RSS Feeds Everywhere!

I’ve added a new feature to my website software. Every document now has an RSS feed icon denoted by: Image. This feed will be updated every time an item is added to the discussion of this document. This replaces the clunky email update option with a much more sophisticated solution. The URL at this link can be used to subscribe to the discussion in your favorite news aggregator.

This is true for all document types except blogs. Blogs generate a feed based on the items in the blog rather than any discussion for the blog.

As Dave Winer would say… *still digging*!

Weblog Editing is Hard

[Brent Simmons]( “Ask any weblog editor author—Adriaan or Fraser, for instance—and I bet they’ll tell you that weblog editing is surprisingly complex.”

He’s got that right. He continues:

Wouldn’t it be cool if weblog systems supported a standard set of attributes? Forget the API for a moment (though that’s important too)—I’m talking about the features different systems support….
Some informal convergence appears to be happening around Movable Type. Recent versions of WordPress and Drupal, for instance, are working toward Movable-Type-compatibility, where they support the same attributes. (They’re not quite there yet, but they’re getting there.)

I feel their pain. it took me quite a while to figure out how to get an XML-RPC server working, and then I found all these different APIs. right now, I have full support for [[Metaweblog]], and partial support for [[Blogger]] and [[Moveable Type]], but full support for them all is going to be painful. Not only that, but the documentation describing these APIs is almost non-existent. Can anyone point me in the right direction for complete descriptions of these things?

For instance, I want to support the trackback feature, but I can’t find any documentation of how that works. What about pingback? Is that the same thing? Two different implementations of the same idea??

I’d be pulling my hair out if I had any left [[:-)]].

Phil Leads in Phoenix

Phil Mickelson[The Sand Trap]( “The FBR Open began rather mundanely for Phil Mickelson with a +2 round of 71 in the strong, gusting Thursday winds at the TPC of Scottsdale. Friday’s round was anything but mundane: a blistering 60 put Philly Mick in a tie for the lead heading into weekend play at the rowdiest stop on tour.”

Things are getting interesting in Phoenix! I hope Phil can keep it up!!!