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February 16, 2003


The Internet comes through for me again. In response to my request yesterday, Henk de Jonge pointed me to the OmniFi from Rockford Fosgate, a Wi-Fi enabled car stereo. That rocks. That rocks hard.

St. Charles Hotel

The Nevada Appeal today has a little story on the history of the St. Charles Hotel, Carson City’s other historic hotel. The St. Charles, unlike the Ormsby House, has never been torn down and rebuilt like the OH was in the 1970’s. It’s still the original structure from the 1860’s, predating even the capitol building. The article is a nice little slice of Nevada history for anyone who’s interested. And it looks like they’re putting another restaurant downstairs, in the space that has held what seems like five other restaurants in as many years. Good luck to this new endeavour.


So Google has bought Blogger (and Pyra, the company running it). I’m not even sure where to go with this. Yeah, it’ll be good for folks on this side, putting Blogger on more powerful servers, and really good for the reliability of Blogspot sites (which mine is not). But what does Google get out of it? How does this fit in at all with their mission? If anything, they’ll have to work harder to maintain credibility now, since any time a Blogger site gets a high ranking, people will start to wonder. I know they’re smart enough not to let their ownership of Blogger influence search results at all, but people will still suspect it. I’ll be curious to see where they take this, and what plans they have for Blogger.

More from Anil Dash, and about a dozen more at the bottom of Dan Gillmor’s article.