I’ve been a fan of Andy Baio’s work at Waxy.org for many years (and even contributed to one of his research projects in the past) so when he announced a few years ago that he was planning a conference I jumped at the opportunity to attend. I went to Portland in both 2012 and 2013 for XOXO. I’ve enjoyed it both times and will try to make it back for 2014. My favorite improvement last year was the expanded Arcade event which dedicated giant projection screens to independent games. They also had a board game night. Above all the people are one of the greatest assets of XOXO. I’ve been to many conferences but some of my favorite and most diverse new friendships were made at XOXO. Here are three of my favorite talks from this year that you should watch. I would consider the first two essential viewing: Continue reading
Here’s my first test of Seesmic. I signed up after they announced a client for the N95… but it hasn’t been released yet. I guess some stoners cared enough to reply to me.
Just a quick video before I head out (sorry about the awful lighting). I still need to decide on an video service to start uploading to. I want something that will come close to the original resolution and let you download the original file. Topics: TRS-80, Pelican 1620, Nokia N95, ComVu, GrandCentral, Gizmo.
Update: Vimeo adds a scaling toggle.
Vimeo launched an “HD” channel today, but you’ll find it very difficult to watch any actual high definition content. High-definition means either 720p format or 1080i. We’re just going to be talking about meeting the bare minimum requirements to be considered HD so we’ll just cover 720p, which is 1280×720 pixels (also 1080i is interlaced so you might as well be watching VHS). Continue reading
Yesterday was the last episode of Ze Frank’s the show. I was first introduced to the show during Netscape’s launch. After seeing the episode for June 12th, I went back and watched all of the previous episodes. For a while I was veritable reference work for the show. I’ve embedded my favorite episodes below. Continue reading
(640×480 version here)
Luke and his ride from Phoenix, John, showed up at my house about 11PM last night. Luke is crossing the country and back using only the assistance of fans of the show with ze frank. They hung out for a few hours, watched Chappelle’s Block Party, and recorded this short interview. John is the second Hack-A-Day fan I’ve met in this town in the last week, which makes me estimate 50% of Las Vegas loves Hack-A-Day.