Showing posts from July, 2003

Feed me

If you hadn't seen this already, Amazon has begun syndicating popular content from their site. It's pretty powerful stuff and Paul Bausch has an Amazon Feed Builder up for your enjoyment. I promptly built an Amazon Alternative CD's Top Sellers watchlist for my news reader, Newzcrawler. I immediately bought two of the top ten CD's and now Liz Phair and Radiohead are on their way! It's a good thing there isn't an Amazon Sports Cars Top Sellers list yet.

How to use your SprintPCS Wireless Camera phone with Blogger

Many of you have emailed asking how to post photos from your SprintPCS phones as I have done on my wireless blog. We have been doing a lot of work on this lately and have recently added in support for text and voice files from Sprint as well. Since this is a new feature for Blogger it is by no means a fool-proof method and should be considered 'in beta' but I welcome you to try it. Other things to note, this method has only been tested for a few phones and may not work for your particular Sprint PCS camphone. If you do experience problems, let me know and hopefully we can find out what needs to be done to add in support for that particular phone. Another thing is that the way we handle Sprint content is by pulling from their file servers so no guarantees are made for the ability to host files there forever. In other words, your images aren't upload via Blogger, we just link to them. I have been backing up my images in the event something changes, but we are working on oth…

George Hincapie's view of the Tour de France

Ever wonder what the Tour de France is like for one of the riders? Catch up with US Postal Service rider, George Hincapie's blog. George is updating the blog in between racing through the French Alps. We've arranged for George to post via a camera phone but I'm not sure if we can overcome the coverage problem in France. In the meanwhile, he's posted a few thoughts and some great pictures from the tour bus, including one of team mate Lance Armstrong giving the hang loose sign. As a long time cyclist and fan of the tour I'm happy to be able to play a small part in getting this going. Go team!
From How Much is Inside A Keg?:
'Beer sold in cans is about 50% more expensive (than keg beer), but those cans are a hellovalot easier to sneak into traffic school.'

Like Tonto but shorter

I'm writting this post from a T-Mobile Sidekick. It's the fisrt time I have used one. So far, it is much faster than my Treo 300 but the keys are a bit far apart for my taste. I'll have to spend more time getting familiar with it but it is a nice way to go for posting text on the fly.

It was a dark and stormy blog

They had but one last remaining night together, so they embraced each other as tightly as that two-flavor entwined string cheese that is orange and yellowish-white, the orange probably being a bland Cheddar and the white . . . Mozzarella, although it could possibly be Provolone or just plain American, as it really doesn't taste distinctly dissimilar from the orange, yet they would have you believe it does by coloring it Ms. Mariann Simms of Wetumpka, AL and winner of the 2003 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest which challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels. The award recognizes the worst opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels. More good horrible entries here.


In one of the final presentations this afternoon at the Innovation Summit, a gentleman from NASA (Daniel 'Something') talked about a project they have been working on and one of the discoveries they had made. He said that when you think of a word, your vocal cords begin to vibrate. They have applied this as a way to do graphical control of a computer, moving a cursor in various directions based on these inaudible vocal chord vibrations. Amazing! My vocal chords are abuzz with vibrations but no actual words to describe my awe.

I'm innovating right now!!!

I'm at the AlwaysOn Network's Innovation Summit. Jonathan Miller of AOL was interesting this morning and it's the best conference schwag in years. Web cams, backpacks, hats, Plantronics headsets. Lots of folks here, mostly VC's and execs. I'm sitting with Ev and Jerry Michalski. Right now we are listening to Sky Dayton on a panel about the future of wireless as our wireless connection ironically fades in and out. Not Always On. Socialtext is once again running a conference wiki. Hat tip to Ross Mayfield of Socialtext for adding Ev and I to the 'blogger/journalist pass' list.

Slides of the vacation

Something occured to me after returning from vacation. Since I took most of my pictures via cameraphone this year I won't get to invite the neighbors over to bore them with my traditional vacation slide show screening. Damn.

Blogging about not thinking about blogging

I'm taking a well needed vacation. I've been uploading to the wireless blog from Lake Tahoe. I talked to Ev the night before I left and he said 'Try not to think about blogging for a few days.' and here I am off to a horrible start, still blogging. I promise as I dip my toes in the lake or when I go for a bike ride with Drew on the back of my new Cannondale blogging will not be on my mind. Though I might be thinking about the kegger Grant is surely going to have at my house in my absence. I've got to get that key back one of these days. In other news, I apparently get more press when I'm not around. Today I'm in The Guardian, The Register (inarticulate and full of fuzzy logic - it doesn't deserve a link), and I've heard that some other small pub on the East Coast might have a quote from me on Monday. I should stay away more often (please don't rush to agree).

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

via Sprint PCS Vision