Category: Personal Posts

When Crayon’s Arent Enough… CC Chapman Moves Up To Digital Ink

Way back when I did the occasional joint music podcast with CC Chapman – the Accident Mash at TPN Rock – we left the tape running when he received a mystery package. That turned out to be his pension and benefits package from Crayon, the Digital Marketing Agency focussed on Second Life. Along with Joseph Jaffe, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson, CC was one of the visible names at the in-world launch, and was effectively their point man in the blogosphere; more than paying back their investment in him with goodwill, word of mouth, and positive press (plus he’s got

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No Bankrupcy Required – Gmail Inbox Cleared

Just one of those little things, but a solid hour tonight cleared / archived / deleted / dealt with all my outstanding email. If you;re expecting something from me, then either I’ve just replied, or you’ve been added to the To-Do list in my Filofax (yes, me! Paper! More on that later), or you’ve been nuked as I slipped in my ruthless purge. So feel free to email me back.

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Found My Headphones Again

No not the Ultimate Ears, they’re in the tin for when I travel. I mean a replacement set for kicking around in day to day use. I’ve been particular for a certain style since High School, and I’ve only really ever seen Sony supply them – an over the head band, but styles as in partially in the ear. Unfortunatly Argo shave stopped carrying them (boo) and the Edinburgh Sony store haven’t been sure on re-deliveries. So I was pleased as punch that the local bargain store has this Eastern Manufactured ‘clone’ product. Jwin? Just What I Need. How’s that

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The Best Edinburgh Fringe Podcast (Says The Times) Is Under Way

Yes, as well as the first little prologue going up on The Podcast Network’s Edinburgh Fringe Show’s website (and RSS Feed) the buzz is building in other places as well. The Fringe Podcast comes but once a year, but covering an Arts Festival with over 250 venues (maybe the best part of 300 stages), for around 1,900 shows, 18,000 performers and countless numbers of audience members is a big undertaking. Now in it’s third year (the podcast, not the Fringe itself) It’s nice to see the partnerships evolving (more on that later) but also recognition from other areas. For example,

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The Benefits and Time of Facebook (or other Social Networks)

There’s a huge amount of fury on the internet at the moment over Facebook and it’s siloing of information. They’re being compared to early AOL, a walled garden, a black hole of information, a stain on society, and I can see why everyone would think this. Let’s be honest, the value in any social network that is looking to be hugely profitable is in the demographics and information that is stored there, and in generating as many ad impressions as possible. And Facebook generates a huge number of ‘extra’ impressions – as Eric Rice points out, why send an email

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And So It Begins – Harry Potter 7 and the Internet (Spoiler Free)

(Spoiler Free Post) So that didn’t take long. I’m talking about Harry Potter and the Deathly Shadows being available on the internet to anyone who wants it. A sign that is indicative of how the internet is pretty much the perfect system for replicating something, for distributing something, and how broken DRM is. Harry Potter, digitised in 16 colours at a server near you. It also illustrates the collary that Tom Reynolds once pointed out – that the internet will route round any obstruction. Al Gore The Original designers probably meant physical problems (eg a nuclear war) but it’s proved

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