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Apr 8, 2001: “One really nice thing about managing my weblog with Radio UserLand is that despite the fact that my site was down nearly continuously for three days during the Spring 2001 Cleanup, I was still able to make updates. As soon as the server came back up, I hit my Publish button, and Presto! there’s all my stuff. ‘Oh yeah, that’s right,’ I thought to myself, ‘I own my data.'”

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Tom Clifton needs some visitors: “The novelty is wearing off. No one is visiting my online weblog. No surprise here. I have never thought myself much of a weblogger. I can list on one-hand the number of people who are interested in what I am doing or thinking.”

Please go visit, and shoot Tom a link.

Tom: Keep writing! You can write! I thought I was no good at it too (and sometimes I still do), but it only gets better. Once in a while, something like this happens.

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Dave points out that one year ago today, I became a media star. What surprises me now, a year later, is that I’ve been consistently getting hits from the Wired article at the rate of 5-10 per day, ever since. Wired -> flow.

It’s been unbelievably busy over on the Radio DG for the last few days — busy but fun. It’s great to see all the lightbulbs turning on, and even better to see the amazing number of new sites coming online.

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What member of U2 am I? “You’re outspoken and “out there”- you live life intensely, and dwell on your spiritual side a great deal. You’re a natural leader, and you’re capable of great things.” Ummm… ok.

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What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Defender-ship.I am a Defender-ship.

I am fiercely protective of my friends and loved ones, and unforgiving of any who would hurt them. Speed and foresight are my strengths, at the cost of a little clumsiness. I’m most comfortable with a few friends, but sometimes particularly enjoy spending time in larger groups. What Video Game Character Are You?

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Is there some kind of outage on Scripting News? ;): Smile!

Oh, and by the way, we shipped the new version of Radio a few minutes ago.

I wrote a little about how I got started with this stuff over here on my Radio Weblog.

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My three favorite shows on TV these days are The West Wing, NOVA and Inside the Actor’s Studio.

There’s a set of questions that James Lipton, host of Inside the Actor’s Studio, asks of all of his guests. “What’s your favorite curse word?” is probably the most famous.

The two questions I like the most are, “What career would you most like to try other than acting?” and, “What career would you most like not to attempt?”

When I was younger, I would have answered “Cosmologist” to the first question, and “President of the United States” to the second.

These days, I’m still pretty sure about the first answer, but not so sure about the second.

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RockMom: “Music has power over me and all of us. It transcends time and place, changes perceptions. Surely those who would control others absolutely must forbid it.”

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Thanks to all who posted answers to my question about what it means to use a * operator on a list (sequence) in Python.

Michael Bernstein pointed out that [0] is a list, not a dictionary, Zach found me the docs on python.org, and also wanted to know why I would write 2 * 2 instead of 4 (because I was quoting some code, replacing a variable name with its value), and mom says anything * 0 is 0…

But in Python, that may not be true. ;): Smile! I guess it depends on whether you think [0, 0, 0, 0] == 0.

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