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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Who will Bell the Cat? Durable Link to this BLOG
Who will Bell the Cat?

Srijith of The Third Eye asks "Why not build a XML/RPC Server for Indian blogs?"

My first thought was "Who will tie the bell to the cat?". Then more thoughts:

  • If the purpose of Srijith's question is just to be able  ping Blog Portal or, there's no need because both systems support automation via http GET. For example to inform that this blog has been updated, you can make the following two requests (automatically, if you know how to do it):
url= BlogURL=

  • Dave Winer has indicated that if there are substantial blogs from India, we will create a category for us in It might be like 
  • Mahesh Shantaram, Anita Bora and I worked on a project that would have acted as a portal. My ideas for it included update tracking, Merged blogs (one page that assembles latest entries from your favorite blogs; how cool is that?! example), Blog Ping-pong (like a Trackback server for non-MT blogs), a Yacc-like comments server, and a banner exchange program. We made some progress, but since we all have lives to live, the project is stuck like a car with square wheels.

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Photographs marking the 50 years of amateur photography by humanist Krishnanand Kamat.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, December 13, 2002
Last Modified: 1/30/2003
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