Lazy Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

Haven't quite made the trek yet to the espresso maker, so I've been having a lazy Sunday morning browsing the different blogs looking to see what makes me open my eyes a bit.

IBM unveils mainframe blog called Mainframe. I immediately thought of rchrd.

I really like what the BBC is doing with RSS feeds, like their front page RSS feed, and their use of RSS feeds for topics. Macromedia also has an interesting list of feeds, and you can customize the list or create an RSS feed based on Search Terms. Could we set up some pages on a Docs page on opensolaris.org where we have updated lists of blog entries or a page showing blog entries grouped by community or topic? We could also try this for pages on developers.sun.com where we have RSS feeds for the technical articles for the various hubs?

I've been using Sage as an RSS Reader, and I really like it. Sage lets me know when various blogs and web sites have been updated, but I still have to look at all the updates to see what is interesting to me. I'd like an RSS feed that shows me all the postings on netbeans or dtrace. Doing a Google search on "site:=blogs.sun.com dtrace" helps, but I'd still like the results displayed in an RSS reader. Technorati helps with searching on topics like netbeans modules, but without an agreed upon set of metadata, the search results aren't as focused as I would like.

We are getting the content, but it is a lot of isolated and random topics. For us to really use this information, we need to do more to aggregate the information.

Enough thinking for now. Downstairs to coffee (Peet's Italian Roast).

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