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09/02/2004 Meeting Notes

2004/09/02 Meeting notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • WK: Wendy Koslow
  • j: j Baumgart
  • JD: Jared Dunn
  • SR: Shimon Rura
  • LW: Lisa Williams
  • GR: Gregor Rothfuss
  • JA: Josh Ain
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • JSJ: Scott Johnson

RF: Randy Fenstermacher

  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • BI: Bill Ives

  • DW: David Weinberger, Berkman Fellow
  • WA: Warren Agin, a bankruptcy lawyer and new Frassler
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon, Berkman Fellow
  • NP: Nathan Paxton of Nate Knows Nada
  • Sun
  • JD2: James Day
  • SP: Steve Pomeroy
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon –>

    There will be no Webcast.



    • Freaking out that it’s September
      • j freaked out
    • Update on Lisa’s interest in getting political candidates blogging
      • (Note: the link goes to a Yahoo! Group message that may require a login.)
      • Lisa sent a letter.
    • Calendars on blogs
      • GR: showed iCal
      • LW: wants something like, a social bookmarking tool, doesn’t want to click on a bunch of links, wants things to come to her
      • GR: Jon Udell wrote about some shared metadata stuff with
      • LW: shared categories, like funny, can improve retrieval, allow people to subscribe to things they want, get info they need
    • Michael’s statement of purpose for the group
      • (The above link goes to a Yahoo! Group e-mail, which may be restricted to group members.)
      • we need to do more to attract new people
      • special sessions for new bloggers, both on and off Harvard’s server
    • Trackback: why does it work so well between Harvard’s server and some others, but doesn’t work at all in other situations?
      • because
      • It has to do with how the different servers are configured. It doesn’t always work and if often won’t work.
      • JSJ: if a server administrator doesn’t like trackback, that could be a problem if it’s not implemented properly.
        • trackback spam is a problem, so some servers might be configured to keep trackbacks out
        • trackback interoperability is a problem
        • Manila is sensitive; it might pick up trackbacks from other Manila servers, but not too much else
        • JSJ recommended checking Harvard’s server settings
        • Let’s have a trackback interoperability night! JSJ suggested a number of platforms we should investigate.
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