It was prohibited to use a camera inside the museum, so I recorded this one in the parking lot.
There was a big discussion last week on my local geeky mailing list that started because of a mention that local TV stations may stop broadcasting over-the-air for free.
From Yahoo News:
The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming.
The parent company of my old employers have hired a design firm to create a concept of an ideal electronic magazine reader.
I recently moved several gigabytes of audio podcast files off of my server into the cloud. Amazon S3 is a simple and cost-effective way to reliably and quickly distribute files like podcasts to a large audience.
Every time I happen to catch a few minutes of the nightly news, I kind of want to vomit. The scare tactics, the way they talk down to the audience, the insanely short clips, and the tons of other tricks that mainstream media uses to bolster ratings and viewership really grind my grindable parts.
I've been getting lots of good karma and feedback from people about my retweeting recipe using Yahoo Pipes. In truth, the tutorial can be a bit hard to swallow if you aren't familiar with pipes or a node-based editing system.
Xavier Vespa from Hyve Up has done an easy to follow, step-by-step version of a retweeting recipe based on the content of my original tutorial.
Mozilla Labs announced a new product called JetPack, which reminds me of the kinds of features you've seen in Adobe Air, Flock and Songbird, but the tool makes creating said features very simple.
If we're "Creatives", one of the things that helps define us as such is that we have not lost our ability to engage in play. This video has more on the subject:
Everybody can take a hint from Ryland Haggis and Lisa Bettany over at redpilot media in vancouver, b.c. (that's in Canada, yo). It's simply designed, the edits are not too fast, and they have a very clear message to communicate.
While I was at DrupalCon DC I went to a session about how to give a presentation. Emma Jane Hogbin had a slide where she was talking about different presentation styles, and she brought up "Selena talks dead chickens". With some creative googling, I discovered that the presentation was from Ignite Portland, and that someone had videotaped it.