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SXSW Breakfast, Anyone?

I’ve been a regular at Austin’s SXSW for far longer than I care to remember. It’s a heady mix of music, film, and ‘interactive’ stuff and I’ve always met many old friends, made new ones, and had my creative batteries refilled from spending a week or two in Texas. This year is no different, and I’m flying out today. The other thing that happens every year at SXSW is Saturday morning breakfast at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress. As usual I’ll be there a little bit ahead of 8am to grab a table and see who else turns up. A few of you have already

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Gene Cernan RIP: Speaking To The Last Man On The Moon

[audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon.mp3] Gene Cernan died today. He was the last man to walk on the moon, an astronaut from a time of heroes, a pilot from a time where best friends didn’t come home. He also drew his daughter’s initials in the moon dust. They’re still there…   I was very lucky to speak to him in 2014 as he promoted Mark Craig’s documentary/biography ‘Last Man On The Moon.’  I’ve posted it above, and I’m going to listen to it again. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and

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Trivial Posts #26: Fast Scripts, Slow Games, And A Martian Graveyard

Another week, and another collection of internet links that have made me stop and think during the last week. Hopefully they’ll make you do the same. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. When Reality Shows Meet Reality As the reality TV season kicks in on prime-time Saturday night television in the United Kingdom, ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘ and ‘The X-Factor‘ are set to dominate the schedules and the social media chat. It’s also a time where the power of the producers and scriptwriters of the shows can be seen impacting the

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Shall we meet at SXSW?

Once more I’ll be jetting off to Austin in March for another week or so at South by Southwest and I’ll be attending the three main strands (Interactive, Film, and Web). As always I’m going out with a few aims. The first is to meet old friends (and make new ones) so if you want to grab a coffee over some gingerbread pancakes, let me know. The second is to see what’s new in the tech, media, and music world. Be it start-ups, bands, films, ideas in the seminars, products on the show floor, SXSW is a guide to many new ideas. Finally it’s about inspiration and getting

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Get the most from SXSW with my introductory podcasts

SXSW is here, and that means I’m in Austin, Texas for the usual jamboree of music, film, and interactive bits and pieces. As always I’ll be blogging, interviewing, and podcasting, over at sxswbaby.com. As part of that, there’s a series of podcasts on how to get the most out of SXSW. You could subscribe to the podcast (here’s the RSS feed), but to get you started, here’s the three ‘primers’ for the two weeks in sunny Austin. The Beginner’s Podcast [audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150219_02/sxswbaby_20150219_02.mp3] The Intermediate Podcast [audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150303_03/sxswbaby_20150303_03.mp3] The Ninja Podcast [audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150303_04/sxswbaby_20150303_04.mp3] And I’ll have more from Austin and SXSW every day at SXSW Baby! Support

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Trivial Posts #7: Omnishambles, Mobile Search, And Freemium Snooze Buttons

There are some weeks I find a lot during the week to put on the blog, others where it is either a bit quieter, or my attention is focused on deadlines or other projects. It was the latter this week, but I’ve still been squirreling away links and articles that have made me think. And as Monday kicks off, you can enjoy them as well in my  weekly collection of interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye online. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts every Monday. Trust The

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