Daniel, Chief Scientist at Endeca, has started a blog called The Noisy Channel.
I met Daniel at SIGIR 2006 and we got to know each other better at ECIR. I convinced him he should start a blog. It didn't take much effort, he has a lot to say.
Daniel first two posts cover the keynote addresses at ECIR:
Some(what) Grand Challenges for Information Retrieval
Nick Belkin, Rutgers University
Web Search: Challenges and Directions
Amit Singhal, Google
I'll try to write-up some of my thoughts on they keynotes and other highlights from ECIR later in the week.