Studio 8

Studio 8 “the biggest software release in the history of Macromedia.” which BTW has a killer new website – looks like Hillman Curtis is up to his old tricks again on that flash header. [let me just check . . . doesn’t say on his site . . . anyone know who designed it?] I…

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Bartha on Technology

“This is the crux: When a 14-year old hacks Netscape and at 19 releases Firefox which gets downloaded a million times the first day; when a bored teen sings “Dragostea Din Tea” by the Romanian pop band “O-Zone” into his web cam and gets downloaded over a million times … emerging church leaders need to…

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Blogosphere Doubling every 5.5 months

State of the Blogosphere: – The blogosphere continues to double about every 5.5 months – A new blog is created about every second. If you will be at Greenbelt Festival this month, I will be speaking on “The Spirituality of Blogging.”

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Downloadable NerdTV

Robert Cringley, who less than a year ago said “most of the video bloggers will be blogging to themselves” (link) is now getting ready to produce his own downloadable TV show called NerdTV that will be distributed through PBS web site using Bit Torrent, a network of distributed servers (Robert’s “poor man’s Akamai”) . .…

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If the Bible was Blogged

I know the Bible was not blogged. The publishing technologies were different back then. But what if it was? What technologies would be used? What kind of blogs would the authors create for their unique messages? Jesus wrote in the sand with his finger. No doubt a Wiki-man who would have preferred his own Wiki…

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Lomo VJ’ing at the Pyramids

Whoever said that i am addicted to the fashionably hip and cool was . . . ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! Take a look at this. Lomography VJ’ing at the Pyramids, May 27 and 31. DJ Electronische and avantegarde arabic tunes. How cool is that? And since I have been posting Lomographs on their site since 2001, some…

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The nEthics of Hacking Google

“Google [the almighty search engine] relies mostly on two criteria: The number of sites that link to yours and, to a lesser degree, the content of your page as it relates to the keywords selected. (For example, the number of times the words appear on that page).” Greg Boser, Google hacker A simple formula can…

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“New” PowerBooks and more.

– Apple “unveiled” their new Powerbooks today. They look just like the old ones, only a little faster. I think the word “unveiled” is a little optimistic. What happened to G5 Powerbook? Are they coming around the corner? If they are, then Apple are trying to flog off their stock. Story at MacMegasite. Assuming this…

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Keynote 2

Link: MacCentral: First Look: Keynote 2. It still looks canned to me, and i wont be using it. But one feature is pretty sweet: You can present a website in real time . . .

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Geekness and the Fear of Death

My son is a geek. This is how i know. When I ask him what time it is, he goes looking for a computer, no matter how many clocks are on the wall. Last week I saw him start up a computer and wait for it to boot up, just so he could see what…

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BitTorrent + RSS = Videora

Link: Wired reports:”a new application combining BitTorrent and RSS could make it easy for video fans to automatically locate files and download them to their computers.” Its called Videora.

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The Skinny on Powerpoint

I did it. I finally used Powerpoint, that program-with-horns from the pit of Microsoft. And I didn’t feel dirty afterwards. Some friends were there to see me fall into sin and threatened to spill the beans, so i figured i would fess up before you hear it from them. Please dont leave flaming comments or…

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Apple Temple of Cool Opens

New pilgrimage site in London, one that i hope to pay my respect to in about 2 weeks. The Apple Store opens in London in about an hour. WISH I WAS THERE!!!!!!! I have been waiting over a year for this – it should be a highly spiritual experience, and a droolworthy one, as this…

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A Delicious Library

New software that could change the way we share books. Delicious Library enables you to re-create a virtual image of your old-media library. You can use a scanner to get your books loaded up, and you can also write reviews, help others buy the books, or even be open to lending them out to others.…

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The Bards Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a new action/role playing game for PS2, XBox, Gamecube, PC (ahhhh what about Mac, dangit?) that is set in Orkney Islands. An Orkney Islands with trees and vampires, but Orkney nonetheless. How nice to see our little islands get so much cred in the gaming world!!! It sounds like a spiritual…

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Our view

Heres a picture taken from my front yard last week in Stromness, at exactly 9am, on Oct 23rd, 2004 AD, a moment that some would call significant. The photo was uploaded here on Flicker using a free beta client for Mac called 1001. The software is great. It streams recent photos from my Flickr account…

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Software: 2 Cheap and 5 Free

CHEAP 1. Skype for VOP internet calling. People are raving about Skype. Jordon Cooper is using it and Brad Smith sent me an email this morning with a recommendation to save BIG dollars on overseas calls using internet instead of your phone. 2. Ecto is my blogging editor of choice. I use it daily. If…

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Thanks to Luke Halls

Big thanks to video artist Luke Halls, motion graphics guru, for lending us one of his many Mac computers during our time in London. Luke is a video artist who has worked with some of my favourite artists, including David Grey and (so I heard) U2. I am clearing off my data and junk from…

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