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Microposts from Twitter on 2008-03-26 | Josh Bancroft's TinyScreenfuls.com
Microposts from Twitter on 2008-03-26 – Josh Bancroft's TinyScreenfuls.com
Was going to whine about having a 7:30 AM meeting (international), until I heard @psteinb had one at 6:00AM. :- O
# Neil Gaiman and his publisher put his 6 year old book, American Gods, online for free. Sales of the book went up THREE HUNDRED PERCENT.
# Here’s Neil Gaiman’s blog post on the subject:
http://tinyurl.com/ypecrg # Cory Doctorow and Charlie Stross have a history of making their books available electronically for free. I’ve bought multiple from each.
# @jezlyn Yes, I agree that authors/publishers need to know that making books available online for free is a HUGE benefit to them. 🙂
# @influxx How it translates to sales? "American Gods", which came out in 2001, saw a 300% increase in sales since they put it online. 🙂
# @psteinb Sure! (This tweet also saved me from turning around and saying "yes" to you). 🙂 Plus, I’m on the phone.
# Listen. Do you hear that? A train, in the distance. "Woooooo wooooooo!" I sure hope it doesn’t wreck… 🙂
# Hey, you know that 9" screen version of the EeePC coming soon? It’s going to have a touch screen, and maybe GPS.
http://tinyurl.com/2ce4r4 # Pumped after a quick Guitar Hero Wii break with @psteinb. Now, back to work! 🙂
# @Skawtnyc I’ve been advised by my company’s legal counsel that I can’t discuss this topic. Seriously. 🙂
# @pixelmatrix @metafluence doesn’t it have something to do with odd = feature release, even = maintenance release, like the Linux kernel?
# Holy Crap! Twitter! Storm! Team! Alert! It’s snowing here at Intel Jones Farm in Hillsboro! #pdxtst
# @samgrover beat me to it with the Hillsboro snow report, but in my defense, I hadn’t seen your tweet when I posted mine. 🙂
# @susanreynolds Eh, I’ve started bringing my own controllers, so I don’t have to check them out. 🙂 In fact, I brought Guitar Hero today. 😉
# Introducing (drum roll)… Crocspotting.com! Blog post on the origin and process of how it was born in mere hours:
http://tinyurl.com/2eaomn # @clint I know that crocspotting.com fills a void in your life, and I’m happy to know I’ve helped to make you whole now. 😉
# @leahjones It is launched, active, and ready!
http://crocspotting.com # @turoczy Thanks for the juice! 🙂
# @marusin I fully expect to see some contributions to Crocspotting from you. 😉
# @turoczy Yeah, I’ve been toying with how to at least get Google Analytics on there. AdSense and Amazon Affiliate links would be nice. 🙂
# @jaacob I think that’s the "endless scrolling" feature that soup.io has. I agree – it’s pretty slick.
# For those who requested it, or said "I’m going to go buy some Crocs" (there were a LOT of you!), I put an affiliate link on crocspotting.com
# I’m not trying to get rich off the idea, but if you’re going to buy them anyway… 😉
# Wow, this is a pretty damning tale of Motorola’s executive. Took some guts for this guy to write and send this:
http://tinyurl.com/37q46h # Been a while since I’ve geotagged my photos on Flickr. How long? Apparently back to last summer and beyond. Whoops! 🙂
# @davest ZOMG YES you should sign up for Fios if it’s in your neighborhood. I LOVE mine to death. 🙂
# @turoczy re: Oregon K-12 education deficiency in tech, or whatever – I’m in.
# @fiveforefun Yes, I can hear you. Wanna do Ignite Bend? Awesome! What can we do to help?
# @fiveforefun Certainly. I’ll do anything for bacon. 😉
# @fiveforefun @sarahcofer I’m serious about helping you with Ignite Bend. This week is nuts, then China for 10 days. Talk when I get back?
# Adobe Photoshop Express (that runs in your browser) is now in Public Beta. Go play:
http://www.photoshop.com/express # Photoshop Express not working for me in Firefox 3 b4, but fine in Safari 3.1 (Mac). Signups are open, so get in on this now!
# @pdxbenjamin Yeah, I don’t love Flash either, but this IS Adobe we’re talking about. What else would they use? 😉
# Apparently an embargo just lifted, or a press release came about, because in the last few minutes, Photoshop Express is all over my feeds.
# My first photo upload to Photoshop Express is stalled at 0%. Tried a couple of times. I’m tired, going to bed. Will play more tomorrow.
# I got Photoshop Express to work in Firefox 3 b4 – had to manually go get and install the latest Flash Player 9 from Adobe.
# @ahockley Yeah, pw management tools won’t work in Flash, but so far, it’s remembered my login on two different browsers, so not a huge deal.
# I love how Ps Express (is that how we’re going to abbreviate it?) can log in and grab photos from Facebook, Picasa, etc. We can has Flickr?
# @ahockley Yes, I see the Flickr/Picnik and Ps Express/Picasa alliances here. But I’d still love Ps Express + Flickr. That’s what APIs is for
# Sadly, I don’t see a histogram/levels view anywhere in Ps Express. Not surprised, but it would have been nice to have.
# OK, going to bed for reals now. Don’t anyone release cool web toys to play with until morning, K? 🙂