September 24th, 2004


[ L ] More connected blogging system: connecting categories


What if you could be reading someone's blog, or even your own, and you see that the blogger has assigned a category to his post, and that category is a link to, presumably, all his other posts assigned to that category... what if when you click that link, you not only get related posts from the blog you're reading but from all other blogs that use that category? The resulting related posts from other blogs would be ordered by most recent at the top and limited to, say, five or ten displayed at one time. Suddenly, you would see an immediate connection between the post you're reading and all other posts in the entire blogosphere.

Now, implementing this would be the real challenge. First of all, we know it's difficult to index blogs. I still don't find much utility in Technorati or Feedster. There's so much noise and, it seems, latency. A simple, and in the end, non-scalable solution would be to use trackbacks to a central system of some kind. The idea of all MT blogs pinging a central system with category and summary data might work but could become hopelessly bogged down once you have thousands, if not millions, of browsers asking for related data to every blog post ever written. And that's' just MT blogs. Seems like a more distributed system would be in order, something P2P-ish. It's at this point that my feeble brain begins to meltdown and cause me to starting sweating.


Очень новая идея — начинаем мы тут тихо хихикать. После чего проходим по комментариям, и с удовольствием изучаем новый материал:

  • Tagging blog records @ Jon Udell
    • Кстати: система тагов-маркеров, в виде xml-включения в текст самих записей — это одно из применений, для которых планировались utx-абстракты (некий текст, который лежит в записи (обычно — невидимым для читателя), вытаскивается системой и кладётся в комментарий к этой записи, либо разбирается на категории). Идея временно заброшена, в силу низкого приоритета и невыской потенциальной отдачи.
  • Waypath Projects: поиск по ссылкам на конкретную страницу, по полнотекстовому сравнению, по ключевым словам.
  • The Internet Topic Exchange: TrackBack-powered conversation server
  • Blogdigger: поисковый сервис, подобный LJS и Feedster.

  • Current Music
    Crazy Penis - 3 Play It Cool

[ L ] Color SynthAxis

  • Color SynthAxis Color Picker
  • Tutorial in English — вещь, обязательно прочитать в первую очередь, так как там отражены основные (неочевидные из интерфейса) функции, которые, собственно, и превращают выбор цвета в быстрый процесс и эффектное развлечение.

  • Current Music
    Thievery Corporation - Expo In Tokyo