Wednesday, November 30, 2005

What is this Radio UserLand error? TCP/IP error code -3259

My copy of Radio reports this error so frequently that I have become numb to it. I'm attaching a .mov file of my About Radio UserLand window to this post, which shows the error.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Radio UserLand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is the entry for Radio UserLand. Kind of sparse. I wonder if there are any Radio wikis out there?

Sunday, November 27, 2005

If you fiddle enough, it will disappear

Do you recall my irritating Radio UserLand issue about an error window that would appear every time I started Radio? Well, for the first time in many moons, I just started Radio and did not get the error window.

Why not? Well, I can only say that I've been fiddling around with my two copies of Radio UserLand, deleting old categories, cleaning things up, etc. Something I did must have cleared up the issue. I have no idea what at this point.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

New version of the RadioAtomBridge tool - v3.2

Scott C. Lemon: "I posted the latest version (v3.2) of my RadioAtomBridge tool for Radio Userland. This tool is a way to mirror blog posts from Radio Userland to blogs that are hosted at" As a test, I setup a blog so I can mirror posts to Radio UserLand: The Missing Manual. This entry should appear on the manual as well as the mirror site thanks to Scott's tool.

Long standing calendar bug squashed

The 'draw calendar' script in Radio appears to have a bug and apparently, many have been affected. The issue stems from posting anything on categories and *not* on the home page in the last day of a month. Then, next month radio would stick with the older dates and not the updated calendar.

Steve Kirks of UserLand has been digging around and discovered the problem.

I found the bug, a frightfully simple one to fix. The script was only checking the day number to determine what items went on a day. The change is simple: check the whole date! I sent the fix to Lawrence this morning and we'll release it ASAP.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Shared outlines, finally

Paolo is going to resurrect the Shared Outline Tool for Radio UserLand. I always liked the promise of this particular tool but it never left the beta stage. I figured it was never to see the light of day. Until now. Paolo says..

"During the first on-line outliners era, when Instant Outlining was what everybody was talking about, we decided that it would have been useful to be able to share the same outline with other users in read/write mode. We started developing a tool, it kinda worked but after a while we dropped the project to focus on other issues.

With SSE supporting OPML it looks like the time has finally come for an application allowing me to share my outlines with my friends, coworkers, clients and partners using my favorite outlining tool."

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Swicki Search Engine Installed on This Site

Swicki is an interesting search engine that you can find on this site. So, if you are reading this in a news reader, please visit Radio UserLand: The Missing Manual to see it in action.

From the swicki FAQ:

A swicki is new kind of search engine that allows anyone to create deep, focused searches on topics you care about. Unlike other search engines, you and your community have total control over the results and it uses the wisdom of crowds to improve search results.

They make it very easy to set one up and the results integrate well. Here's what it looks like on my site:

This will be interesting. I seeded it with the existing words. Let's see what happens as the Radio community starts searching for words and phrases.

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Squib, like Radio but different

Matt Mower: "Squib is a blogging tool influenced by Radio Userland. Like Radio, Squib is a local app that publishes a static site to a Radio Community Server. Unlike Radio, Squib is written using Rails, is stable & non-funky, and uses SQL for data storage."

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Radio to detect when application folder has been moved or renamed

This is something that has plagued Radio users for years. If you move Radio to a different folder or rename the folder Radio resides in, all hell breaks loose. Andy Fragen wrote a script called myFixFilePathsAndAddresses to handle this situation but now UserLand is going to be finishing a set of special startup-code for Radio, which will detect when the application folder has been moved or renamed.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tutorials for Radio UserLand

Monday, November 07, 2005

Announcing DirectoryTool for Radio UserLand

A new Radio UserLand tool is now available for creating OPML directories. Using DirectoryTool, you can:

1. Create directory files using the Radio UserLand outliner.

2. Generate HTML files corresponding to the OPML file directory structure.

3. Automatically upload your directory to your Radio UserLand weblog.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Radio is all about control

Steve Kirks: "Radio is *all about control* and that's something that you have to give up when you use the Gmail/Flickr apps on the web."

Yes, I agree. Hosted services are great for some things but having Radio on your desktop is like having your own car instead of borrowing your parent's vehicle. You can do whatever you want to your site.