Just as suggested by my friend in New York, I went to SONY Metreon which is pretty close to my residence to watch The 40 Year-Old Virgin. The movie was a real American comedy and it made me laugh like nuts. I love the dancing stuff at the finale, and how actors laugh at hair-removal scene.
send each item as an HTML mail to your Gmail account
Yay, this works really nicely. Gmail enables you a full-text search, labelling (or tagging) and star/unstar for clipping. And most of all, Gmail interface gives you much better user experience (it's fast, it has keyboard short-cuts, etc.)
I put the script into my subversion repository, so you can check it out by svn co svn://svn.bulknews.net/public/bloglines2email/trunk bloglines2email
You'll need some CPAN modules like WebService::Bloglines, XML::LibXML, Template-Toolkit, YAML and MIME::Lite. After installing modules, you'll need to setup your configuration file as bloglines2email.conf (there's a .sample file in svn directory) to specify username & passwords for Bloglines. Running bloglines2email script with crontab will periodically send updated items as HTML mail.
Warning: If you have massive feed subsriptions on Bloglines, Gmail might not like it and they might suspend your account temporarily.
UPDATE: Recently I added an configuration option 'group-items' to send multiple items per feed as one email. That decreases the volume of emails sent, and enables easier browsing on Gmail thanks to conversation threading based on Subject (now that it uses feed's title as Subject in grouping mode). Check out svn if you wanna try)
MT 3.2 is launched! Congrats to the team (Jay, Ezra, Brad, Anil, Walt, Nick and others) for the pretty slick and the best release of Movable Type ever. I'll spend some time in this weekend to upgrade mine to 3.2.
Well, I assume that you're wondering why I have to spend some time for upgrading since in most cases upgrade to 3.2 is just so easy, however my MT installation is based on MT 2.51 (!) with my local patches. It also uses MySQL 3.x with euc-jp character set. I have to talk also with SAKK MT localization team what's the best way to do that.
I went to a Sushi restaurant named "miyabi" at the Church St. with Garth and Ezra. This is gonna be the last chance to get Sushi with Ezra, since he leaves United States pretty soon to get back to the university in Scotland.
Finally, Nintendogs is available in U.S. I've brought my Japanese version of nintendogs but not played it for a long time... I'm not sure about the compatiblity between US and JP version (I'm afraid there's not), but if somebody has got one, let's play it together.
Here's an RSS 2.0 Index Template for TypePad users who uses Advanced Template. The key here is new MTEntryEnclosures tag to include enclosures in the entry for Podcasting stuff. Save this template as Index Template and link to "rss.xml" under your directory. For customers without advanced template, you don't need to add this: it's automatically published.
Saturday, I walked around the SoHo to get some gifts and at the evening we went to the musical Beauty and the Beast. It was pretty comical and emotional at last. Around the Times Square it was pretty similar to what we have in Tokyo, Shinjuku. I like it.
This weekend I had a short trip to New York. I left San Francisco on 10pm and got to NY (JFK) on 6am. It was a tough red-eye trip but I thought it was the most efficient way to get there. On the first day I met with Natsuemon along with a friend from Japan and hanged around the Empire State Buiding, Ground Zero, MoMA and Ferry cruise.
Brad released a prototype for Atom Stream server for LiveJournal today, Ben was working on TypePad to support the upstream push from TypePad weblogs. Hence I spent a couple of minutes to write a consumer library: XML::Atom::Stream. It uses SAX based XML parser (XML::SAX::ParserFactory) and splices the stream into individual <atom:feed/>s, with which you can do whatever you want.
We chatted about the idea of Atom stream in the last weekend. That's pretty quick and I love it. And yeah, this is part of our first-step answer for weblog Updates ping and RSS Ping stuff. See also Ben's Post with nice background information about pings.
We had a private party at Umeda-san's place in Mountain View. Topic of the talks are our life in US and mostly about the dogs: Jack (by Umeda-san) and Kurumi (by Ejima-san). They differ a lot in their sizes, just like Major and Stella in Six Apart. However in this case, the bigger is a man (er, dog) and smaller is a girl.
I went down to Japan Town to see Nihonmachi Annual Festival. There was a lot of Food shops on the street and a couple of entertainment stuff like some Bands and Taiko artists. I've got a pretty cheap Sushi inside the mall and had some new books at Kinokuniya.