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Hey Dave, what happened to Yomoblog.com? (Updated – it’s just me)

Hey Dave Winer, what’s up with Yomoblog? It’s been dead to me (sits at a blank page, trying to load) for months now, from multiple computers, and multiple mobile devices. Any chance of you resurrecting it? It might be getting some media attention soon, though I can’t say from where. πŸ˜‰

Thanks! It’s a very handy tool, and I miss it!

Update: Emailed Dave, and apparently this isn’t a system-wide problem – it’s only happening to me. He’s traveling, and might not get to it soon, but good to know that it’s not down for everyone. Thanks for the prompt reply, Dave! πŸ™‚

Background: Last year, Dave Winer got interested in reading and writing blogs from mobile devices after he got a Blackberry. He created and launched a mobile blogging tool called Yomoblog.com. It was basically a mobile-friendly simple web page that uses the MetaWeblog API to let you write and edit blog posts from your device.

I used the service semi-regularly, including the much-ballyhoo’ed liveblogging the birth of our second child. But it’s been down/dead for a long time. Hope it comes back soon, because I want to keep using it!

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We’re back from Seattle. Had a great time. I didn’t touch a computer the whole time, but kept up with the essential emails and feeds via my phone. I felt surprisingly connected, though my Gmail inbox is out of control (work inbox is still being kept a zero! w00t!). I’m in the middle of reorganizing/recategorizing my feeds, too, so there’s some work to be done there. Tons of photos and video from the weekend to process. Mostly family stuff, though Jack’s cake has to be seen to believed (it’s done by the guy who does the “Amazing Cakes” show on the Food Network, and looks just like a Harley Jack used to have). Fun stuff coming.

I was in a class all day at work today, on influencing people (it was interesting, and fun). Still waiting for my new computer and video camera to show up at work, and getting ready to head off to GDC in two weeks (I’ll be blogging more about that, but let me know if you’re going to be there. Especially if you’re showing something cool πŸ˜‰ ). The ISN blog is off to a good start, and I’m brainstorming ideas around a “top secret” project that I want to launch soon. Gotta find a name, and a few other things, before I take the wraps off.

Hope you had a good weekend (especially if you had Monday off)! πŸ™‚

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View from the deck



View from the deck, originally uploaded by Josh Bancroft.

This is the view from Jack’s back deck in Auburn. I love the fog in the valley, and it’s a beautiful day today. πŸ™‚

– Taken at 9:36 AM on February 17, 2007 – cameraphone upload by ShoZu

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Penny Arcade T-Shirts



Penny Arcade T-Shirts, originally uploaded by Josh Bancroft.

A geek can never have too many black geeky t-shirts. The recent clearance of PA stuff at Thinkgeek was just an excuse. πŸ™‚

– Taken at 6:49 PM on February 15, 2007 – cameraphone upload by ShoZu

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It’s all about love

Every time I read a post from Kathy Sierra at Creating Passionate Users, it makes me want to blog about it. At the very least, I always include it in my linkblog. How can one person just “get it” so much?

Go read this post about the “real” secret to success – love. Right now, my love for software and social media (blogs, podcasting, wikis, etc.) is intersecting with my job – the more effort I put into learning and sharing the cool things that we can do with social media, the more successful I am at my job. That’s why I call my new job as Social Media Evangelist for Intel Software Network “my dream job”, and why I’m excited to go to work every day (really – even though that sounds so corny, it’s true).

Loveocracy

Does your job intersect with what you love? If not, what can you do to change that? Figure it out, then do it. Believe me, it’s SO worth it. πŸ˜€

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Where the dots come from, and playing with Shozu



Where the dots come from, originally uploaded by Josh Bancroft.

I love this sign on one of the labs I walk past every day at work. Hope I don’t get in trouble for taking the picture. Heaven forbid the world finds out that the DNS guys at Intel have a sense of humor. πŸ˜‰

I’m trying out Shozu, a Windows Mobile app that lets you define a bunch of destinations for photos and videos (Flickr, your blog, blip.tv, YouTube, etc.), and then makes it one-click simple to publish stuff. On my Cingular 8525, it even hooks into the camera application, and asks me where I want to send a photo after I’ve taken it (though for some reason, it doesn’t automatically ask when I finish a video). I’ve wanted to try it for a while, but my previous Windows Mobile phone (Samsung i730) didn’t have a camera.

So if you see an increase in cameraphone pictures in my Flickr stream, and an increase in random choppy videos in my blip.tv stream (both of which are spliced into my linkblog feed), now you know why. πŸ™‚

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