Testing Macjournal

A couple of quick things today;
– found a nice post on taoofmac.com on using jhead and Applescript to prep images for the web
– my keyboard is still mad at me and is randomly misspelling things for me
– looks like the patch for WordPress’s xmlrpc.php file, from RedPill works… now to figure out how to get iPhoto to talk to it!
– need to dig out real urls for this post!

Fear of RSS

In the comments to this articela reader mentions that if he finds a site’s content interesting, yet it has no newsfeed, he will not return. Sounds familiar! I also find that if a site has no news feed I am very unlikely to return to it.

We can discuss ‘full content’ feeds another day.

Oh, yeah: The original reason for posting this was to go and talk to my local library. I want feeds from them!!

Fear of RSS Business Logs
“However, whether or not to use RSS on your site should no longer be an option. I believe it has become a necessity if you wish to compete with others in your industry.”

Equipped To Survive – Outdoors Gear, Survival Equipment Review & Survival Information

Equipped To Survive is the most comprehensive online resource for independent reviews of survival equipment and outdoors gear, as well as survival and Search and Rescue information. Equipped To Survive will help you determine the best choices to prepare for anything from a hike in the park to a life threatening emergency or disaster.

EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE – Outdoors Gear, Survival Equipment Review & Survival Information

iPhoto2Weblog Followup

Well, seems there will be some delay in using iPhoto2Weblog to push pictures out to the weblog… as I discovered after much googling and frustration:
There is, as of yet, no support for metaweblog.newmediaobject
in WordPress. I saw that in the WordPress Readme, but had no idea what it meant at the time!

Merck Manual, Second Home Edition

Kevin Kelly — Cool Tools
Merck Manual, Second Home Edition
Best home medical information

Long the standard reference for working doctors and nurses, thumbworn copies of the Merck Manual could be found in most clinical offices. It had the kind of detailed and reliable summaries of an ailment that an intelligent person might want to know about, but its jargon and medical logic were difficult to decipher. Five years ago Merck translated this legendary book into plain English and issued a home paperback version. It was so far superior to any other form of home medical information (except the original Merck Manual itself) that it quickly became THE medical reference for our family. Last year Merck issued a second edition that updated, expanded, and improved this already great material. This Second Home Edition now approaches the professional Merck Manual in depth and completeness, except it retains its plain layperson’s approach. Most home medical information sucks; collectively the web is better, but by far the best single source for dependable quick medical guidance is this handy book.

Merck Publishing (a non-profit organization) generously makes this book and the Merck Manual available in . This version is very easy to search, and it is free.

— KK