Blogger: Tear down this (robots) wall!

Blogger photo hosting: http://photos1.blogger.com/robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /
These rules prevent all respectful robots from fetching Blogger-hosted images on posts. Unfortunately, that means that (among other things), the Internet Archive's saved historical records of blog posts may often lack the images to go with the text.

How about it, Blogger -- aren't the images important enough to allow robots to get them, too, whenever the author has allowed robots on the main text?

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GigaOM : Long Tail Is The New Hockey Stick

GigaOM : Long Tail Is The New Hockey Stick

Awesome! I can just take my Web 1.0 hocket-sticks and rotate them 90-degrees clockwise to use in my Web 2.0 pitches!

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Open source software development opportunities at the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, where I work, is the home for a number of open source projects: We have current opportunities for both student and career open source software developers.

We are looking for a full-time Java Software Engineer to complement our core team in San Francisco.

We are also participating in the Google 2006 "Summer of Code" program which awards students a stipend for mentored work on open source projects. (Monday May 8th is the deadline to apply for this program.)

More info for student applicants is available in Google's Student FAQ.

Here's the current pool of ideas for Internet Archive Summer-of-Code projects. (We're open to other ideas, as well.)

Students apply via Google's application page.

The Archive is an amazing and unique place to work: a non-profit internet library, building a series of one-of-a-kind digital collections, often in partnership with much older and larger institutions like university and national libraries. Yet we have much of the mindset of a technology startup. Let me know if I can answer any questions about these opportunities.

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