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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-08-23

  • Portland Ignites Gnomedex in just a few minutes! I’m excited! And nervous! Wish us luck! :-) #
  • The Portland Igniters ROCKED. Even an early morning, hungover crowd. The feedback on Twitter is universally positive. Thanks, guys! :-) #
  • Thank you all for the wishes and kind words about our Ignite presentation. Too many to name, you all rock! That’s why I love this stuff! :-) #
  • @influxx Ignite started at 9:15AM, PDT, before Sarah Lacy. I got video if you missed it! #
  • Sarah Lacy: “When [blogging] so fundamentally changes the product…” Uh, what product? Perhaps that’s a sign of the disconnect here. #
  • On the topic of “what makes a good blog”, Merlin Mann had a GREAT post on that topic this week. Go read it: http://tinyurl.com/5dgamk #
  • I fear that Sarah Lacy has misread the audience (again). She admits it’s her first Gnomedex, but this crowd doesn’t go easy on anyone. #
  • Retweet @chrisbrogan “Asking someone Do You Blog is like asking Do You Paper?” #
  • I don’t care about driving traffic. I don’t care about getting on TechMeme. Let’s talk about what people CARE about (like yesterday). #
  • I feel like we’re inventing “the challenge that faces blogging”. Why does there have to be a challenge? http://tinyurl.com/5dgamk #
  • Some (most?) people blog because they obsessively love something, and feel compelled to share it. It’s usually that simple. #
  • We need a technology solution to make commenting better? Tech will NEVER be able to make people not behave like a**holes. #
  • @verso We’re not “her people”. She’s a tech writer. She can’t stop talking about how to make money through tech writing. The anti-otaku. :-) #
  • Raise your hand if you think video comments would cut DOWN on abuse/waste/spam? Anyone? Beuller? #
  • @chrisbrogan I try to include the word “gnomedex” but that’s 8 whole characters I could otherwise use for snark! 😉 #
  • Whoa. Got 25 or so new Twitter followers in the last hour. @chrisbrogan really brings the juice. Thanks, and welcome new tweeps! :-) #
  • Was really, really cool to have @rachelbancroft next to me this morning at Gnomedex. Best of both worlds (geek and family). Love it! :-) #
  • Nice plug for Doc Searls, VRM, and the Cluetrain from Eve Maier onstage at Gnomedex. http://projectvrm.org #
  • @scottaw Amen. Anyone who has ever played an online game with voice chat knows that unless you restrict to people you know, it’s a sewer. #
  • @annierodkins Oh, bummer. She’s left for the rest of the day, to go play in Seattle, Pike’s market, etc. What are you doing tonight? #
  • Another one of the coolest things about Gnomedex: adding tons of people to Twitter, not blindly, but because I now know who they are. :-) #
  • Oh, cool! Adeona (open source laptop security/tracking software) guys on stage at Gnomedex now. Check this out! http://tinyurl.com/6jfgdd #
  • Yoshi Kohno (onstage at Gnomedex): “Anyone ever heard of Bruce Schneier?” :-) #
  • Adeona is named after the Roman goddess of safe return. #
  • Gnomedex (Yoshi): “Why is security always in the media? Because security is incredibly hard to get really right.” #
  • Yoshi talks very fast. Data rate is high. Luckily the signal to noise ratio is good. Geek++ #gnomedex #
  • Hey Gnomedex, want to be really freaked out about how scary arphids (RFIDs) can be? Read “Little Brother” (free): http://tinyurl.com/4xse5t #
  • @jeremywright You’re right. The fact that “Little Brother” will make you feel empowered and smarter is a MUCH better reason to read it. Thx! #
  • I installed and tested Adeona. It works. Returned my internal and external IPs, wireless network name, and my photo (Mac only). Excellent. #
  • Hey Gnomedex: I wonder what kind of crypto Adeona uses on the key/location info? #
  • Great lunch with @stevela, Vanessa, @caseorganic, Yoshi (from Adeona), and more. Now at Gnomedex: The Vocal Joystick #
  • I wonder if we have to learn to speak a new language to control the Vocal Joystick? #gnomedex #
  • Inevitable Vocal Joystick Art Project: Tone controlled robot arm fed various musical genres, to make it dance, paint, etc. Rap, opera, etc. #
  • Inevitable Vocal Joystick Art Project #2: Singing different tones to control the dancing of an onscreen avatar. #
  • From vocal joystick to black holes. This year’s Gnomedex is a contender for best I’ve attended (4th consecutive year) #
  • Wait, these aren’t the black holes you’re thinking of. These are *internet* black holes. This just got more interesting. #gnomedex #
  • Hubble (hubble.cs.washington.edu) is like downforeveryoneorjustme.com, but on crack. And steroids. With maps. #
  • Looks like Amanda Koster, who presented yesterday, has joined Twitter: @salaamgarage. Hoping to run a trip to Guatemala for Gnomedexers. #
  • Gnomedex Up Next: Boxee. Social media player. @chrispirillo says it’s the next evolution of XBMC (Xbox media player). Should be good. #
  • XBMC was ported to Mac OS X, and renamed Plex (though they haven’t released yet). Will be interesting to see how Boxee compares. #
  • Very interesting that Boxee is targeting Mac OS X and Linux. No mention at all of Windows support. #gnomedex #
  • I wonder about OTA/HDTV support in Boxee. DVR/timeshifting? “Season Pass” subscription to OTA shows and scheduled recording? #
  • OH @gadgetgy: “I have a Nokia N95. It’s a great camera, but it’s kind of clunky as a phone.” :-) #
  • @gadgetgy punted on the Cable Card/OTA question. He said “There are other projects, like MythTV, to do that TV thing. We do ethernet video.” #
  • jay Cross shot a short video of me telling the story of Intelpedia: http://tinyurl.com/5zapwk #
  • Next at Gnomedex: Scott Maxwell, the Mars Rover Driver Team Lead, on how the Mars rover is Twittering (as @MarsPhoenix) #
  • Wish I had an image stabilized (VR in Nikon speak) lens on my D40. Or just a faster lens. My old Canon SD700 IS does better @gnomedex light. #
  • Scott Maxwell, Mars Rover Driver: “My own twin girls, Spirit and Opportunity…” :-) #
  • “My job entails driving a golf cart around on another planet while simultaneously planning the invasion of the moon by giant spider robots.” #
  • @bmw Um, yes! My next lens will be the 18-200 VR. Wanna part with one? Let’s make a deal… #
  • @gregr I’m letting Auto ISO go up to 1600, which makes a big difference, but still not great. #
  • @penmachine I have a 50mm/1.8, but it doesn’t autofocus on my D40 (which I knew when I bought it). I thought I’d use it more than I do. #
  • Gnomedex Scott Maxwell: “Every day the [Mars Rover] pictures are right side up is a good day.” :-) #
  • Hey, Gnomedex. Did you know that every spacecraft is a weapons systems? If Scott tells us the names of the commands to drive, goes to prison #
  • Gnomedex Scott Maxwell (on NASA): “If it doesn’t look impossible, we’re not interested.” #
  • Gnomedex is totally hushed as Scott Maxwell shows us AMAZING photos from Mars. Like the first photo of Earth from another world. Standing O. #
  • Retweet @seanbohan: This is only the second standing ovation at Gnomedex [that I’ve seen in 4 years]. Other was Derek Miller last year. #
  • Scott Maxwell is on Twitter – @marsroverdriver. And of course, follow what he drives: @marsphoenix. #
  • @penmachine I teared up a little, too, at those photos. Amazing stuff. #
  • Gnomedex @marsroverdriver: “Mars has had nothing to do for the last billion years but make finer and finer dust. It’s been really busy.” #
  • I love how Scott came to Gnomedex. He’s @stumax’s brother. One day at dinner, Stuart just casually mentioned what his brother does. :-) #
  • Next up at Gnomedex: Bug Labs (http://buglabs.net/). Open source hardware gadget building blocks. Should be great. #
  • @andruedwards is right – the Mars 3.0 Gnomedex talk by @marsroverdirver is EASILY good enough for TED. If not better. #
  • Gnomedex @jtoeman: “Everyone likes to tinker in some way. Maybe your tinkering is blogging. Maybe it’s cars. Maybe it’s software.” etc. :-) #
  • I entered the BugLabs contest. Would LOVE to get my hands on a BugLabs kit. Hope they like my idea! :-) #
  • Closing out day two of Gnomedex with more Ignite Seattle talks. More awesome. And I’m really, really sad that Gnomedex is almost over. :-( #
  • I’m going to say it – this year’s Gnomedex was the best ever.* (in my 4 years of attendance). I’ll be here next year, without a doubt. #
  • @mattg LOL yeah, that’s a pretty good excuse for missing Gnomedex (getting married). :-) See you next year? #
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at Gnomedex. I love you all! I meant it this morning when I called you my closest friends. #
  • I felt otherwordly happiness at dinner with Gnomedex speakers, staff, and @rachelbancroft. I lead a charmed life. 😀 #
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