UPDATE 1:50PM 21 April: The post is showing up in my list of posts at blogger but now RSS update yet.
Screen shot showing the last update of my rss.xml file against the current time:
UPDATE 3:30 21 April: So the post made it to my blog at 2:14PM. Here is the timestamped RSS.xml:
and the time stamp on this html file
Hard to tell at the moment if it is Blogger or my FTP server. The 2 comments on my recent article on the Russian-Alaska tunnel are showing up on the front page of the blog but are no where to be found when you try to click through.
UPDATE 3:36PM 21 April: Just noticed that non of these updates appear on the blog page. Screenshot:
However they do show on blogger:
Update 8:43pm 21 April: The updates still not showing up on the blog. Trying a republish via Blogger.
The time between posting and the post showing up on the blog is LONG. I can't seem to quantify it at the moment. Haven't heard anything about a delay. Very strange.
Same for comments. I just approved one and it hasn't shown up yet.
Strange things afoot at the Googleplex.
Posting at 1:29PM pacific
BuyYourFriendADrink.com is a new site where you can buy a drink on line and send the equivalent of a gift certificate to your friend. This can be sent to email or cell phone. Friend then shows the code to the bartender and viola, you friend gets a drink! Only works in participating bars. So far they are only in and around New York City.
Bloomberg: Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia.
The project is known as the TKM-World Link
My buddy Randy is going to use it for a future RV adventure. What about you? Personally a tunnel to warmer climates than Siberia makes more sense as a vacation spot but taking your own vehicle to Europe could be pretty cool.
I haven't done much with Yahoo! Pipes since it was released back in February. I posted about it back then. It has come a long way and seems much more robust.
I decided I'd create an aggregated feed of various tech news sites. The Pipe combines the feeds then filters the feeds based on Title, Description, and content analysis. The Content Analysis module analyzes the text within each feed item. It will try to find significant words or phrases. Filtering on the content analysis should help filter out similar stories so that I can concentrate on reading more new content. The down side to that is that sometimes you want lots of articles on the same topic because then you get other perspectives. Not that big a problem because the browser is a click away and if I want more I'll find more.
What might be interesting is a reverse of that where you get some kind of count based on content analysis. It would work even better if you could look at a larger time frame of feeds. Like, say, a day. This would essentially be a meme tracker, showing you commonly talked about topics. I haven't found a way for Pipes to do that yet.
Here is my Tech News Aggregator by TechLifeWeb.com
Uses the following feeds:
BBC News - Technology
Wired - Technology
Federated Media Tech Blogs
Subscribe to the RSS
A buddy of mine sent me a link to dnScoop the other day and I completely forgot about it until Randy mentioned it today.
dnScoop attempts to estimate a value for an established website or a domain name by using factors such as:
- Links pointing to the domain
- Popularity of the domain
- Age of the domain
- Pagerank of the domain
- Traffic to the domain
- and more...
techlifeweb.com has been around since May of 2006. They say it's worth $7236.
...Google paying $3.1 billion for DoubleClick ain't chump change. What's it gonna mean? Well, everyone is speculating and some think it may spell antitrust.
Randy Morin has some links to the thoughts and jawing of various pundits around the 'sphere: The DoubleClick Story
Randy says it'll bring in higher end advertisers to the Google network. Fine by me.