DJMcloud Podcast 70 – Is it a webinar?

“They had that stodgy kind of ‘newsroom’ vibe.” / ‘I like advertising-free media, supported by the people.’ / “Really harsh cycles” / “You really ^can’t^ lose your password.” / “Maybe I’m not a big Microsoft fan.” / “It’s such a trumped-up case.” / ‘There’s no editorial chutzpah there.’ / “They’re selling the idea of privacy.” / ‘They had to retract the award.’

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Hosted by me & Jessica.

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show notes

Mega cloud file storage service launches; it’s the successor to shuttered site Megaupload.  [We discussed the Megaupload shutdown on episodes 23 and 24.]  RT did this interview with Kim Dotcom of Mega.

Nicholas Carr on the “‘peer-to-peer sharing‘” economy: “I find it hard, though, to celebrate a phenomenon — I mean, revolution — that, in Larson’s case, seems more a manifestation of a failure in the economy than some grand new breakthrough.”

CBS continues to openly interfere with CNET’s editorial process.

My novel.

Jessica’s and my band Neener.

Video by Jessica: Parakeets dunking in the water dish.


Podcast 18 – 3 new videos I made & 3 new app picks podcast #18

New videos from and three new photo apps for iPhone and why I can’t be bothered sometimes to try to fix crappy CSS for someone else’s project.

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hosted by Dan (@pacificpelican)

( artwork a free web app for uploading files and text documents and shortening links that you can download and use on your own web server for free podcast 18 show notes – Dec. 13, 2011

New videos from

Gordon Square“: a video set in Cleveland and Lakewood starring Jessica and the birds (and I appear briefly at the end) with new music from Neener and an important message: “DON’T SNITCH!”

Big Parrot Millet part 1“: a short fish-eye-lens-style video that seeks to answer the question of whether my parakeets like the type of millet sprays which are packaged for larger parrots.

Big Parrot Millet part 2“: in this rare sequel, we conclude that the parakeets do enjoy the big bird millet.

iOS apps


A way to view content from numerous sites in one interface–can link to Twitter, Tumblr, Google Reader, Facebook, Flickr and more.

FishEye Toy Camera (by misskwi)

Creates circular photos with simulated fish-eye lens effect; fun to mess around with but of course doesn’t offer the type of angles and views that optical fish-eye lenses can.

Big Lens (by Reallusion Inc.)

Allows photos taken with iPhone to appear to simulate a (dSLR-style) shallow depth of field.  Includes circular or rectangular focal area highlighting tool and virtual aperture picker.

podcast intro music: “No Sleep” by Screambird

podcast 18 additional notes


new version 3.3 with new features including updated media uploader:

CSS for default Twenty-eleven theme still smushing images cross-posted via Posterous on iPhone browser:

archiving tweets using WordPress: this update/fork to the Twitter Tools plugin allows RTs to be archived along with regular tweets:

“Republican shills?!”: No Agenda Podcast episode 363

Green apple photo taken with “Big Lens” app:

Epic win for Michigan State over Wisconsin (w/ my video from the stands)

I was at the historic Michigan State-Wisconsin game last weekend, where a last second Hail Mary pass won the game for State [final score 37-31]. I was lucky enough to be able to get video of the play with my iPhone 4S, and even though there is much rocking and shaking at times (such was Spartan stadium that night) I still managed to capture some footage of the play from my seat in the north end zone, as well as the aftermath.  (Oct. 22, 2011, East Lansing, Michigan)

link: view the video on Youtube

Michigan State football