New Swimming Routine

New Swimming Routine I started swimming on July 1st. In those 21 days, I've swam 12 days with 2 of those getting shortened by thunderstorms. That gives me 10 full sessions and 2 shortened against my will. Across all that, I've swam just over 9.5 kilometers. Today, I did the fastest time yet, swimming 21 […]

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Bootstrapping a Podcast Economy with Flattr

Bootstrapping a Podcast Economy with Flattr Very short version: I think Flattr has the possibility of enabling a reasonable podcast economy. If enough people use it, podcasters will be able to generate an income with minimal overhead. If I pointed you here from an email, it is because I want to give you money. Slightly […]

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Podcast Yearly Statistics

Podcast Yearly Statistics I was curious about these stats because of the #dogdaysofpodcasting  event and my recent return to a regular publishing schedule. Here are the number of shows I have published broken down by year: 2004:   64  (Started in August)2005:   85  (First full year)2006:   462007:   242008:   152009:   112010: […]

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Markdown vs Alternatives

Markdown vs Alternatives I don't necessarily love Markdown. Or even like Markdown. I do love "Root Down" though.   #blog   Video: Beastie Boys – Root Down via Google+ Also on:

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Congratulations to  long time friend of EGC  + PJ Cabrera  and his lovely bride + Kate Mangan…

Congratulations to  long time friend of EGC +PJ Cabrera and his lovely bride +Kate Mangan on their wedding! We watched the live stream in our living room and then put the baby in the bathtub. #blog via Google+ Also on:

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First Week With Locket Update

First Week With Locket Update I installed +Locket a week ago Thursday after hearing about it on +All About Android. I didn't have any fancy lock screen or any widgets, just HTC default so I lost nothing that way. I found it not terribly intrusive, not terribly lucrative, the ads so far not terribly in my […]

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The Dog Days of Podcasting

The Dog Days of Podcasting I am participating in The Dog Days of Podcasting this year, which is a project organized by my friend +Kreg Steppe. The deal is that you podcast every day from July 30th to August 30th. That's 31 podcasts in a row, which I'm not sure I've ever done even when […]

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Tig Music

Tig Music Of all current standups, I think +Tig Notaro is the one whose comedy is the most to me like music. That is, I can listen to it like music, over and over. The pleasure isn't the novelty and surprise of the premise, it is in the savoring and listening to nuance of the work.  […]

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Brand Disengagement

Brand Disengagement I hate this notion of "brand engagement." Sure they make cute commercials and may competently use social media but Old Spice exists to sell me deodorant. I'll buy or not but I don't want to be your friend. I specifically don't want the emo overhead of engagement with the mundane products in my […]

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I’ve had discussions with + Daniel Conover  over the relative merits of a tightly controlled…

I've had discussions with +Daniel Conover over the relative merits of a tightly controlled taxonomy vs. a non-controlled "folksonomy." My balance tended to be more heavily weighted to the latter than Dan's in general. I often favor a hybrid approach where systems accept any kind of tag but when needed a backend authority promotes some of […]

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G+ Metastasis Update

G+ Metastasis Update Thanks to +Amber Yust the Plus Syndication server at http://pluss.aiiane.com has been updated to clean up the titles as I discussed in my first post. This should lead to much nicer blog posts when they propagate there. With that, I'm happy with the full system – even the duct taped parts. Enough […]

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When Pricing Doesn’t Make Sense I listened to + Aisha Tyler  ‘s interview with Saul Willi…

When Pricing Doesn't Make Sense I listened to +Aisha Tyler 's interview with Saul Williams. I am not familiar with him and was interested in his music, so I  looked some up on Amazon. That's when I saw this gem:  his eponymous album is $9.99 in the MP3 store. That's not atypical, so no biggie. However, […]

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My G+ Metastasis System Described Short Version: I have cobbled together a rickety system to…

My G+ Metastasis System Described Short Version: I have cobbled together a rickety system to originate content in G+ and have it appear in Twitter, Facebook and/or my blog – all controlled by hashtags. Very Long Version: I've grown weary of the fragrmentation of my social media existence. I've been looking for a way to […]

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Final Test of G+ Metastasis If this works, it will show up on twitter, facebook and my blog and…

Final Test of G+ Metastasis If this works, it will show up on twitter, facebook and my blog and I will mercifully stop with the tests and maybe explain what I'm doing. #twt #fb #blog via Google+: https://plus.google.com/106279460080971988945/posts/Bq7iSA8G7Vf Also on:

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Using Google+ For Authors

Over on his A Simpler Way blog, my friend Evo Terra has a guide to using Google+ for the publishing author. It’s an interesting guide, applicable for anyone whose primary use of Google+ is as a touchpoint for a creative presence. I would think this would map well for musicians, cartoonists, podcasters or anyone whose […]

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By Popular Demand

I received a request to add a Facebook like button to the posts. I decided that if I was adding in a plugin, I might as well add one that did multiple services. Now every post gets a Facebook like, Google +1, a StumbleUpon and Tweet button. It was interesting to me to peruse recent […]

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