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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-08-22

  • Arrived bright and early at Gnomedex to get my traditional seat, front and center. Wifi here is BLAZING (20Mbps both ways), with no one here #
  • If you hate people tweeting about Gnomedex, you might want to unfollow me until Sunday (set a reminder to follow me again then, though!) :-) #
  • @marusin Bummer that you’re not here this year. This is one of the only times I get to see you, you know, in person. :-) #
  • Reminder: I converted the Gnomedex FF room I made into a “chatter” room, with different input feeds. Come chat! http://tinyurl.com/6dmoa3 #
  • @jrnoded I’m looking for an excuse to come to Chicago. Can’t make it to C4, and MAX is in CA this year. What’s a good reason? I need pizza! #
  • The best part about Gnomedex? Seeing old friends again. I missed you guys! :-) Second best part? Making new friends. (Aww. :-) #
  • @kk was one of the 20,000 accredited photographers at the Beijing Olympics. That’s a lot of photographers. Ask @scobleizer why. 😉 #
  • @kk (Kris Krug, awesome photographer) gave a TON of great photography tips in the first Gnomedex session. Loved it. I need to do shoot more! #
  • @kegill I’m in the front row, just to the left of the center aisle. :-) #
  • I love OpenID, OAuth, the Open Web in general, but I’m sorry, this talk is boring me to death. Maybe @missrogue will spice it up. #
  • @penmachine just asked “what the heck does ma.gnolia DO?” Sad it got to the end of the preso before that tidbit was mentioned. #
  • @harrisja Use this to see the whole Gnomedex conversation on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/6jh73q Or TweetDeck. Or Track. #
  • Next Gnomedex session should rock – Ben Huh, the guy who bought I Can Has Cheezburger from the guy who began it. Saw them at SXSW. They rock #
  • Congrats to @RTVLivetopic for winning the HP 2133 Mini Note at Gnomedex! :-) #
  • @benhuh is great, but it’s a bummer that @ericnakagawa isn’t here. They were HILARIOUS together at SXSW last year. :-) #
  • At SXSW, the I Can Has Cheezburger guys actually brought cheeseburgers for the audience. I wonder if we’ll get them at Gnomedex? :-) #
  • @maryamie Yes, the kobe sliders last night were, in fact, very yummy. :-) #
  • You can preorder the I Can Has Cheezburger LOLcat book for $8 on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/6r98p3 Comes out on Oct. 7, 2008. Will buy! :-) #
  • The vast majority of people at Gnomedex are WAY out in front on the Otaku/obsessive curve. Answers about tech skew appropriately. #
  • @dannysullivan is Googlestalking Gnomedex attendees, calling them, asking them personal questions. I kinda hoped he’d call me! :-) #
  • @geekgiant Yes, I’m definitely on the “oversharer” end of the spectrum, too. But being so findable/trackable increases seredipity potential. #
  • Nice! All Gnomedex attendees just got a 1 year premium Picnik (online photo editing on Flickr) account. Sweet! :-) #
  • Gnomedex lunch with @buzzmodo. Nice to see him again. One of the most gregarious guys I know. :-) #
  • @markbao on stage now. 16yo internet entrepreneur. Generation Y.5. #
  • Francine Hardaway Gnomedex timetravel striptease FTW! :-) #
  • Francine Hardaway: “Things I Had Before Technology – […] an extramarital affair that no one found out about!” :-O #
  • Hypothesis: Young people adopt tech faster because they see the benefits of it more readily than old(er) people. Discuss. #
  • I just realized how much HARDER it would have been to concentrate in school with today’s tech. Twitter, iPhone, FriendFeed, etc. Whoa. #
  • As @jowyang’s niece famously said, “I only use email to talk to old people like YOU.” @markbao says all of his comms are Facebook and text. #
  • @influxx Right, but @markbao was the one that said “we see the benefits of tech more readily”, which is what made me think about it. :-) #
  • @kk’s comment on “turn off the TV” WRT fear of ID theft, etc. So true! Fear of web gets blown WAY out of proportion. esp at companies. Fear! #
  • @annaliese_h I can understand a teacher wanting to ban the stuff, but what if you could adapt your teaching to include it instead? #
  • @mellowynk I think that the “unwillingness to learn” is our biggest problem as a society. Not sure if it has to do with age. Need to fix! #
  • @mellowynk Yes, the desire/ability to learn new things is super important to maintain throughout life. I’m terrified of ever losing mine. #
  • Regarding “how do we get more smart, motivated kids in school”, I firmly believe you have to do it in the home, not in school. #
  • Too many kids are unlucky enough to miss that opportunity to learn to love learning in the home. Go mentor a kid (or five)! :-) #
  • Getting lots of great ideas to scribble down in the special little moleskine “big ideas” notebook here at Gnomedex. Yay for brain food! :-) #
  • Beth Kanter is a technology trainer for non-profits, teaching how to use these tools to do good. I think I want that job! :-) #
  • I love, love, love seeing @kanter’s pictures of Cambodian kids in tech schwag t-shirts (CC, Foo Camp, etc.). Heartwarming! #
  • @influxx Portland Ignites Gnomedex tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM! :-) #
  • @kanter wants 250 people to donate $10 to send a young cambodian woman to college before Gnomedex ends. Go do it! http://tinyurl.com/5aj6fv #
  • I just donated to @kanter’s cause. Have you? http://tinyurl.com/5aj6fv #
  • @kanter’s donation experiment at Gnomedex was brilliant. Not only will the people in the room want to help, many will ask their own networks #
  • Whoa. @kanter has achieved over 50% of her $2500 donation goal in the last *ten minutes*. Gnomedexers rock! :-) #
  • Less than 30 minutes later, counting the cash donations in the room (passing the fez), we smashed @kanter’s $2500 donation goal. Sweet. :-) #
  • @influxx The ChipIn widget, yes. It takes PayPay, credit card, etc. Thanks, if you donate! :-) #
  • @autiomaa Faster? Hmm. Maybe with a bigger group. This was an experiment, a smashing success, and something I’m proud to have been part of. #
  • Dear Gnomedex Attendees: After Beth @Kanter and Amanda Koster, how many of you want to quit your jobs and go do good in the work? Hands up! #
  • @missrogue That’s awesome. I can’t wait for the day when I can do that. :-) #
  • Serial Cyborg on stage. I think I just agreed to have something implanted in me. Oh well! Not like I’m unwilling. Implant me! #
  • Nate Wade (Gnomedex “Serial Cyborg” presentation): “This is where it gets REALLY high tech…” :-) #
  • I’m half expecting Sarah Connor to storm in and try to kill Nate Wade, since he’s obviously the guy who’s going to create Skynet. 😉 #
  • Little known fact: I’m deathly, irrationally afraid of Terminator-style cyborg endoskeletons. Nate Wade is giving me a panicky feeling… #
  • I’m hyperventilating. I’m going to have nightmares. The Serial Cyborg video (movement through playing with the lighting) is SCARY! :-O #
  • Nate Wade: “If we have to die in the process of [helping human evolution on its way to artificial intelligence], then so be it.” AAAAHH! :-O #
  • Yay, @rachelbancroft is here! In the back of the room. Her first Gnomedex/Ignite experience! :-) #
  • @lyric911 I’m JoshB on Ars. #
  • @jmoriarty I did see that T-800 DVD player. It made me cry a little. Nobody EVER give me one of those, K? #
  • And we close out day 1 of Gnomedex with everyone dancing onstage with Where the Hell is Matt. Awesome. :-) #
  • Ignite Seattle rocked HARD. Going to be a tough act to follow tomorrow morning for the Portland Igniters, but they’re more than up for it. #
  • New iPhone Flickr app Klick uploads pix taken with the app at full size, geotags, and has a great map interface. And it’s free. #
  • Klick compares very favorably to Flickup. I’m told I need to retest a newer version of AirMe too. And Mobile Fotos. iPhone Flickr apps ahoy! #
  • At Peso’s in Queen Anne for dinner with @rachelbancroft. #
  • @WarnerCrocker Gnomesex is what the iPhone’s keyboard dictionary autocorrects Gnomedex to the first hundred or so times you write it. :-) #
  • Wandering around a really cool used book store on Queen Anne and Mercer in Seattle. Cory Doctorow would be proud. :-) #
  • Urgh. Found a flaw with Klick. Photos taken in the app (the only way to get them to Flickr full sized) doesn’t add them to the Photo Album. #
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