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Ping Processing

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The ping is a lightweight messaging system which allows one site to tell another site that it has changed. It was first used at weblogs.com and supported in ...

Quick Vacation

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My wife and I took a quick vacation in Seaview, Washingon this weekend. We stayed at the Enchanted Cottages and celebrated 22 years of marriage. We visited a...

Barr’s Better Browsing

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If you use a Microsoft Intellimouse (or any other mouse with a clickable wheel), consider making one tiny little change in your settings.

Web Services Extension

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The Syndic8 Web Services Interface has been around since the end of 2001. Since that time, I have added function after function to the interface, some based ...

RSS Feeds from Alexa

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Alexa (an Amazon subsidiary) now provides a number of RSS feeds on this page.

My Friend Mike, the Word Guy

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My friend Mike Pope has been running the Evolving English blog for several years. He’s got a lot of cool stuff there, and he is very receptive to contributio...

Minichopper Neck

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We spent a long, exciting evening working on what may be the most crucial joint in the entire mini-chopper. This is where the two frame tubes join to each ot...

RSS From Philadelphia

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My hometown newspaper (The Philadelphia Enquirer) now has a broad set of RSS feeds; more information can be found at their RSS Feeds Page (registration is re...

Amazon Web Services 4.0 Beta

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We announced the open beta test of version 4 of the Amazon Web Services yesterday. You can see the list of new features, sign up for a Subscription ID, or si...