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My Gadget Spread at the Oregonian


Oregonian Gadget Spread, originally uploaded by JoshB.

Mouse over the “notes” in the photo on Flickr for a description of each gadget.

Not pictured, but still part of my “standard loadout”:

Leatherman Wave multitool
Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset
Canon SD700 IS digital camera (used to take this shot)

This is for a feature article on “the ultimate gadget geek” that the Oregonian is working on, to be published some time in September. I’m honored and excited that they chose to profile me, and I can’t wait to see how the article turns out. You can see more photos related to this article in this photo set on Flickr.

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“The Art of Community” at OSCON 2006

In about a half and hour, I’ll present a 5 minute “lightning talk” as part of the “Art of Community” session here at O’Reilly’s OSCON 2006. I’m basically going to be talking about some of the most basic principles around creating a community within a corporation – hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, find the mavens and give them a home, it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission, keep it open and inviting, etc. And work your butt off to support the community – not the tool, or project, or product, but the people. That’s what community is all about humans with ideas. What do I know about community in a corporation? Not as much as lots of other people, but I have managed to create a wiki community within Intel with tens of thousands (est.) of users.

I’ve been here for a couple of hours, catching up on some email, and taking a quick wander around the exhibit hall. There’s a great Make Magazine booth in the O’Reilly section, with lots of cool stuff (their electronics kits, boxed sets of Year 1, etc.). I bought a license plate frame – geek pride! ๐Ÿ™‚ Powell’s Technical bookstore also has tons of books available here (mostly O’Reilly titles, of course). Powell’s is the largest independently owned bookstore in the nation, and if you’re ever in Portland, you should really check out their main location on Burnside. You’ll get lost for hours if you’re not careful.

I’ll post more notes after my session. Wish me luck!

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MacBook Pro with Core 2 Duo Extreme?



The future is now, originally uploaded by ekai.

Heh. I wish. ๐Ÿ™‚

(For those who are wondering, this is the equivalent to making your car faster by putting a “Type R” sticker on it – in other words, it’s fake).

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Gadgeteer Judie gets her DualCor CPC

Judie over at The Gadgeteer gleefully received her DualCor cPC engineering sample device, and posted lots of unboxing photos (scroll down and look for them if you have to – I can’t find a way to permalink to just this post in her “gear diary”).

The coolest thing I saw? They shipped it with a cPC-logoed Vaja Rhinoskin leather pouch. Nice!

The dumbest thing I saw? The stylus. I agree with Kevin that a little more design effort should have been put into it.

By the way, DualCor, when do the Board of Technical Advisors get their hands on one of these? I’d even take an engineering sample in the mean time. Sheesh. I’m jealous that Judie was the first to get her hands on one of these, but I’m also happy for her. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer geek. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My New Favorite Photo



My New Favorite Photo, originally uploaded by JoshB.

I was talking with some folks at the Oregonian newspaper yesterday (more about that soon!), and Freddy Joe, one of their photographers, was messing around with my Canon SD700 camera, and took this really cool shot of me and my card.

This is going to be my new “logo” image, replacing the venerable “sky profile” shot that I’ve been using.

Thanks, Freddy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Heh. Zooomr Flickr wha?


Heh, originally uploaded by JoshB.

The Zooomr Hits feed (which is not actually run by the Zooomr folks, but a fan) as it appears in Bloglines.

Notice the feed headline image. ๐Ÿ™‚

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