Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Who will Bell the Cat?|| |
| 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
- If the purpose of Srijith's question is just to be able ping Blog
Portal or Weblogs.com, 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):
- Dave Winer has indicated that if there are substantial blogs from India,
we will create a category for us in Weblogs.com. 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.
What's Coming at Kamat.com
50 Years of Kamat
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
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.