January 27, 2003

Last Post

This is the very last post that I will be making to the Radio iteration of the blog. Over the next 72 hours, DNS will propagate the pointers to the new site, which is already up and running in a preliminary form. The URL for the new site will simply be http://www.byte.org. There's much housekeeping to do over coming weeks, but now is the time to get out of Radio and fully into the new content management system. There are a lot more details regarding this transition that can be found on this post at the new blog. Please note that the archives and RSS feeds will continue to work at the URLs that they should, but that they are, in the case of the RSS, obsoleted by feeds at the new site, and in the case of the archives, will be duplicated by archives that will be moved to the new installation. There are also more details regarding this on the new site.
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Make sure that you sync up the "Local Links" category in the right-nav and also include a self-apparent link back to the main page.

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More Tweaks...

A lot more tweaks went in place today. In the process of working through a blog installed for internal use (reminder to self: make a corporate donation to MT.org) I uncovered a lot of tweaks that needed to be made to the default templates - far too many to enumerate here, but suffice to say, I think we're done with the tweaking of both.

This should put me in the position of doing the final few things that I need to do to take byte.org live under the new look and feel as well as cut-over the internal project to live this week as well. While the tool is definitely easier to use than Radio, I can't say that this is at the point where I'd want to allow my dad to use it yet - too many knobs to break off ;)

Lastly, I'm pleased to note that I've found a way to import all of my Radio items into MovableType. The problem is that I have to go "old skool" to do it: cut and paste. Needless to say I've got mixed feelings about this. On one hand it means that I can finally put to rest the question of where the content lives, on the other hand I've got 289 (according to Joe) entries to manually import and massage. Hat's off to the software architects that made this easy to do and raspberry's to those that didn't.

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The Continuing Battle for the Living Room...

[Article via Tomalak's RealmThe Civil War Inside Sony. I get two things out of this story. a) Companies like Sony will have to realize that closed can't beat open. b) Open isn't nearly as beat up as RIAA driven reports would have one believe and c) that the multinationals are enaged in a very quiet but massive battle for the living room. Open will rule the living room - now which company is going to be Open's biggest supporter?

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