Saving this one for posterity:
Yes, this falls firmly into the Random Musings category….
Yep. It does. Awesome. A taster:
HAI IM IN UR BUCKETS MAKING UP FORMATS GIMME UPLOADS FROM ROBERT SCOBLE I CAN HAS PHOTO RACKSPACE CTO IN NASA BRIG ITZ AT http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/4931518474/ INVISIBLE METADATA LOL KTHX.I IS BORED KTHXBYE.
See more here.
PS Only a true geek could be jazzed at this. I ain’t apologising for that. 🙂
Rob Conery has a hilarious post up entitled: Restraining Order Granted for Microsoft’s C-Sharp Compiler
A judge from Microsoft’s .NET County submitted a 00110101 year restraining order on Friday against Microsoft’s C-Sharp development community. The stay-away order bans Microsoft developers from using the compiler’s services as a development tool, forcing them to find other means to support their claims they "they are done" with features they are developing.
Highly recommended that you read the rest of it.
Thanks for the laugh Rob.
Scobles’ molecules of information post reminded me of something. Blog posts are the original molecules of information. A blog post is a place to bring tweets, pics and youtube videos together. Since blogging took off, we have a host of new tools to add to the army knife. We have foursquare check-ins for example. they provide an awful lot of context to location sensitive tweets.
Thats why I’m sharing this here rather than going straight to Friendfeed and Twitter.
I commented on Scobles’ post:
Er, Scoble. You can tag tweets. Its called hashtags. What we DON’T have is the ability to search and mine that information.
Friendfeed has hashtags as well. And FF has a far more power search engine for all these little atoms of information.
Friendfeed is way ahead of you. They show you related items.
The future is here, its just not evenly distributed yet.
To which Scoble replied (Disqus comments with replies are awsome, BTW)
Nice try. Hashtags are NOT tags. At least they aren’t anything like the tags that Flickr photos have. FriendFeed does NOT have tags. It has comments. Not the same again. Not even close. FriendFeed’s related items? They are to remove some duplication noise and that feature doesn’t work anywhere close to as well as a human curated system would. Try again.
To which I responded:
Robert, hashtags need a systematic engine for them to work as actual
tags. Twitter should add this.
But nonetheless they provide a way of categorising tweets. Tweetdecks
tweet filtering works primarily due to hashtags. For events, for
example, hashtags are brilliant.
Friendfeed related items link may primarily be for noise reduction,
but this functionaity could be greatly extended. Comments are content
as well, but quite often they provide context too. See Jesses’ FF3.0
FF posts this morning for an example. Where links between FF items are
posted in the comments.
If this were extended to solidify the relationtionship between items
beyond simply showing the items linking to the same page, we’d have
your information molecules.
The sum total of tweets, posts, videos, foursquare check ins, you name
it about something often ends up providing more context than any one
single service or method can provide.
Typically speaking blog posts have filled this need for creating
context, collateing all this related information together in a single
article. This tweet, that twitpic, this video. The first instance of
an information molecule.
As noted above we already have been manually adding in links between
related content. Geolocation services have always created information
molecules, combining tweets and google maps. In like manner, the
services concerned need to solidify these methods for other types of
What do you think?
This is funny enough for me to share, but too long for a tweet.
Wil Wheaton is playing Adventure on Atari:
Nolan: "You realize you’ve gone into that dead end five times, right?"
"Quiet you. This is how we did it back in the 80s."
Nolan: "You ran into the same dead end over and over again?"
"Yes, it was part of Reganomics.
See the rest here.
Blogs still have a very important place in the on going conversation. There is no medium quite like it, not even Friendfeed. Like books, blogs are the long form, the canvas on which we write our longer thoughts. Whether we use it for venting or ranting, commenting or telling or just plain writing, blogs are the corner stone of the online presence.
The one blogging tip I’ve consistently found is the “stick to it” rule: find your subject and stick to it. Which, in all honesty is not something I’ve done very well with this blog. There is so much to talk about and comment on and just plain only chat about that it can be easy to lose your focus :).
This is partly due to the fact that I only joined Twitter and Friendfeed recently, both of which are better for the kind of wide ranging discussion i enjoy.
And its also to do with the fact that, originally, this blog was set up at the drop of a hat, without any thought as to where it would go and what I would be doing online. It was almost an experiment with this newfangled thing that had come along. The whole idea was to witness the internet from the driving seat, rather than from the RSS feeds. This was at the dawn the of the social networking age, before Twitter and Facebook. Before a lot of stuff.
But I digress.
So what is my focus?? All things technology related. But as you can see, everyone else covers this far better than I ever could. Politics is too much of a heated subject for me blog about. Photography, one of my new passions in life, and programming (the passion), and music (the classical kind) and books (I joined Goodreads the other day).
My online presence at the moment is spread throughout Twitter, Freindfeed, Delicious and Smugmug. I’m seeing more and more people moving to bring these strands together in one site. This is perfectly logical and its the right thing to do.
A new site, a new blog, a new platform seems to be what I need. Sometimes I think setting up a WordPress blog is a little too easy. When you put the time and effort into the creation of something, you regard it totally differently.
So that what I’m going to do – set up a new site, part of which will include my blog. And it’ll be me on the web, a personal presence tying together all of these desperate strands. Kind of like Austin’s Jet:
So I’m on the lookout for a new platform on which to run it. .Net is the preferred option, mainly because I can code it. I’ve looked at Oxite closely and the more I play with it the more I like it.
Why the effort?? You see, I enjoy writing. I really do. I don’t have English teachers after me for essays, or books to write. So writing a blog is the next best thing (maybe THE best). There really isn’t any other medium like it.
Now this particular blog will remain. No doubt I will find some use for it, but all that info is staying on line 🙂
I will continue posting here till things are sorted out, its probably some time away in any case.
This weeks round up of my favourite tweets:
(Classic British stiff upper lip, no??)
Remember I’m http://twitter.com/rbonini
The second such post in an infinite series, hopefully:
Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.
Remember I’m http://twitter.com/rbonini
Ok, quickie post here. I’m still alive but busy on university projects and studying for exams :(.
In no particular order
- FF : Ian May posted “My wife said, "Whatcha doin today?" I said, "Nothing." She said, "You did that yesterday." I said, "I wasn’t finished."”
- FF: Stupid Sleepy (aka Tina) asked: “Caption, please!”
See the suggested captions at FriendFeed here.
- FF: BreakingNewsOn – Tweeted:
“Statement from Israel on boat collision involving former US Congresswoman McKinney: http://www.bnonews.com
To which Evan Brown commented: “Thankfully, McKinney is no longer in Washington screwing things up. Unfortunately, she is now oversees screwing things up”
- FF: Stupid Sleepy (aka Tina) posted this story:
I beg you to read the hilarious comments on FriendFeed here.
- And finally, while there its not funny, theres a twitter/Friendfeed effort to get Robert Scoble an interview with Steve Jobs of Apple. See here (FriendFeed) and here (Scoble’s original tweet) and here (@joshaidan’s response).
To be honest, emailing Steve Jobs is a bit daunting. But I will get round to it.
So come on, help Scoble get an interview with Steve Jobs: email Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org. @joshaidan says to make it personal.