Moving my blog

OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er, new blog.


If you like microformats and RSS you will love this.

If you like microformats and / or RSS you’ll love it. If you don’t know about microformats and / or RSS you need to watch it. Channel9 interviews Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar about Live Clipboard and Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE).


Syndicated search engines broken – Part II

A few days ago I grumbled at the poor state of the search engines specializing in syndicated (RSS’d or Atomized) content. Today, Michael Marshall Patrick is enthusiastically supporting a proposed standard by Bloglines that is trying to solve an apparent problem: ““Everything you blog goes on your permanent record!” How many times have we heard…


microformats viewer

This is no ordinary blog post. It has embeded microformat content, but you won’t see it. This is the same page rendered in a ‘microcontent viewer’ created by Jason Kolb, so now the microformat content renders in the browser. You can either hit the viewer directly using and whack in an url or you can append the URL to…


Live Clipboard + microformats + RSS (SSE) + Microsoft Outlook screencast

Matt Augustine (works in Ray Ozzie’s Concept Development Team) presented a demo at the Supernova 2006 conference in the “Decentralizing Data” workshop, moderated by Tantek Celik. The demo, available here as a screencast, shows how to leverage Live Clipboard + RSS Simple Sharing Extensions (RSS+SSE) + microformats (mRc?) to synchronize calendars in both directions between…


Coping with Information Overload (video)

About four weeks ago I made my way over to ZDNet’s studios in San Francisco to be interviewed by Mike Elgan for DevSource and discuss a number of topics close to my heart.  The video (15-ish mins) is now published. Mike asked me about microformats, tagging, information overload, OPML, attention data and of course web…


Go and microformat stuff! (’cause it’s going to happen anyway)

JasonKolb, rightly in my humble opinion, is getting excited by the potential of the microformats, RSS and the clipboard (mRc?) combo (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, read on): “With the looming rise of the clipboard to transport XML, disguised as a text and using Microformats, the use of the clipboard to…


Wiring the Web (the video)

Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar presented the Live Clipboard / RSS SSE (and microformats) work at Microsoft Mix06 last month. Was a great session – you can watch the video now. – Tags: RSS microformats


Microformats and Yahoo

Jeremy Zawodny points to the Yahoo Tech site and highlights the fact that their reviews are now in the hReview microformat. “Microformats are slowly but surely going to create a whole new web of data, ripe for mining, indexing, and exploring.” I agree with Jeremy. Next step – someone will do something useful with all those…


Semantic web heads – ‘More doing, Less theorizing’. Please.

The Guardian takes a look at where we are with Tim Berners-Lee’s semantic web.  Conclusion? Not very far given the promise of the idea. So far. In the article there seems to be some kind of aha! expressed by TBL – enough theory already! “Berners-Lee did concede that as with the world wide web, the semantic…