Jul 28, 2004
In other news, we visited Bloggers Boulevard. We spoke with Dave Pell, David Weinberger, Dave Sifry and we called any bloggers that we didn't know Dave just to see if they would respond. Sifry told me he was going to include the DNC Scroller in his nightly wrap-up on CNN. Did anyone see it?
I did get a text message this morning from Sarah Hatter who told me that she saw Goldman and I hanging out in our convention skybox on CNN Headline News. Nice! Yesterday while watching from our seats on JetBlue, Headline News did a feature on Campaign Blogging. I was too slow to get a shot of them showing the Blogger homepage and our dashboard. No chance anyone has a clip of either of those to share?
This post should be accompanied by many photos that I took last night, but alas I left my card reader and even worse my large Compact Flash card at home. I'll see what I can do. Dear camera manufacturers - please make Bluetooth and WiFi cameras soon.
We will be at the Blogger Bash later tonight and should have some good stories from that soon.
Jul 26, 2004
This version of the post scroller has been customized to track posts from the blogosphere about the Democratic National Convention. It's not just from Blogger users (nor just Democrats)! It's very alpha and I hope it doesn't fall over. It's definitely not official. I showed a few folks at the BlogOn conference and they liked it so we decided to let you in on the fun. Enjoy.
A few additional notes:
- The posts should cycle about every 7 seconds
- You can pause it (I love this feature). Hit 'p' while the scroller is running. Go back by hitting '[' and forward by clicking ']', unpause by hitting 'P' again.
- This pulls feeds intelligently every 5 minutes and caches them. If a feed hasn't changed it's not downloaded.
- We've tried to include all the credentialled bloggers, additional politiblogs and some blogs have been included based on a content filter.
- What to bookmark: dnc.shellen.com
- More info on convention bloggers in Biz's Blogging from Boston article.
- Questions, comments, feedback and cold hard cash should be directed to our summer intern Pete Hopkins who whipped this up. Of course, Wetherdeal made it pretty - and he's not even done yet. Clearly my effort was in eating Ring Dings and gesticulating wildly at the screen from my position on the chaise, and it still didn't turn out too bad.
Jul 25, 2004
Jul 23, 2004
I've been a little busy. When I get busy I usually forget that I have a readily available channel to tell people about all the cool stuff that going on. I have got to turn that around and do a little more sharing! I'll be at BlogOn . Apparently so is the rest of my known universe. Unfortunately, my friend and co-worker danah was going to be on a panel but is now hosting a germ party in her head. Strep, bronchitis, you name it - she looked like a good host body and the bugs gate crashed . We hope you feel better soon danah, but be a good host and offer the guests something to drink.
In other news, it's off to the Democratic National Convention! That's right, Jason Goldman and I are hitting the road. We're off to see the true story of thirty-four strangers, picked to live in a house (or congressional district) to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real Convention! Also I hear that Puff Daddy will be having a party. Puffy, you know my email address dawg. You know there is a Blogger t-shirt in your future.
I will be blogging and taking photos as much as possible, does that make me a journalist? Would a press pass make me a journalist? Does keeping a journal with a private key and a sparkly pen make me a journalist? Does my 'I'm blogging this.' t-shirt make me a blogger? Either way, I can't wait to see the credentialled and uncredentialled bloggers alike.
I'm hoping Boston has been blanketed in a free wifi net since my last time there. Please no hogging the wifi. More info on our trip soon and please let me know if you are going to be out there, we should do coffee or I guess in Beantown - tea.
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Jul 14, 2004
12:30pm: Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Motorola is speaking. She's laying out the vision for Motorola's future innovation. Their buckets of interest are moving, living, driving and working. In the driving bucket, she spoke about an idea that I've thought of for a while - the ability to sync your stereo, iPod, whatever hard drive of information you have in your vehicle wirelessly while you have access in your garage.
In other words - maps, mp3s, video and such could be moved to your car while you are sleeping and your car is parked. What a great way to have an ever changing jukebox in your car. Physically touching your iPod is out - wireless syncing in!
Jul 13, 2004
Ev just stumbled across blog as a bar drink in USENET archives. Meanwhile, I've been meaning to post the above image of a BLOGG creature dreamt up by Dr. Seuss in The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Perhaps there are other future product names in this list of all Dr. Seuss creatures.
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Jul 12, 2004
No - today dear friends, because I have blocked Allison's IP address at home - I ask you to wish her a happy birthday as well. She won't see this until tomorrow so unleash whatever artwork, audioblog, mp3, comment to this post,link, subdued humble e-greeting or tasteful e-card in honor of her day. I'll link the best one's here tomorrow if you want to address them to me. Let's see how this goes. I would love another golden moment for her 30th.
Yes, I know that her 20th birthday was ten years ago, clearly we started dating shortly after we lost our baby teeth. Happy birthday Allie!
Michele Van Gorp, a center for the Minnesota Lynx, has distinguished herself off the basketball court by being the only active player in the WNBA to publicly acknowledge that she is a lesbian.The ONLY one in the WNBA! That's hard to believe. The article continues...
Certainly more than two lesbians have played in the WNBA, but the fact that only two have publicly acknowledged being gay underscores the pressure on professional GLBT athletes to remain in the closet. In the world of team sports, coming out carries many risks, including physical harm from anti-gay players and loss of commercial endorsements.I guess I find this appalling from the standpoint that I associate women with being more accepting and rational where this stuff is concerned. There is certainly enough male homophobia to go around but I had hoped it wasn't shared to such a degree by our female counterparts. May the Van Gorps of the world continue to rid us of locker room hysteria about what one does in the privacy of one's own futon.
Jul 9, 2004
I'm back from Lake Tahoe after a little extended 4th of July vacation. I always read something interesting on vacation, usually a book or two. Sadly, it was the July 12th issue of People magazine this year. I blame my sister-in-law. Perhaps I can convince you that reading it was work-related? I'm still shocked every once in a while when I see blogging creeping into the mainstream. The photo above is a shot of the 'Cool Etcetera' section of People. It says:
BLOG Defamer.com's scorching Hollywood gossip holds the famous's feet to the fire.
Between this and Ana Marie Cox / Muffin Witchwood joining MTV News to cover the Democratic convention Gawker Media is on a roll. By the way, Ana Marie, MyPornName.com recommends Brandy Sinn. Just a thought.
Aside from the blog research I did on vacation, ahem, I also discovered that Lindsay Lohan landed a 'Major Record Deal' with Tommy Mottola. Yup. Vacation. Good to be back.