Who writes this stuff?

Volcker to play the heavy, again – Victoria McGrane – Politico.com: “‘He does not have rose-colored glasses. He is Mary Poppins without the sugar,’ Duberstein said, recalling that character’s mantra about spoons and medicine. ‘He doesn’t sugar coat anything, but he makes the medicine go down, which was fundamental to taming inflation and high interest rates that were so prevalent in the late 70s.’ “

And I thought Mary Poppins’ mantra was “Om Mani Padme Hum.

Video Comments, a WordPress Plugin

Video Comments, a WordPress Plugin is now available. You’ll see it here on the site on the videos that I’ve been posting from vloggercon (i also updated the uncle leron movies as well). This allows you to leave time-coded comments on videos. Check it out, and if you do any kind of video (or even audio-only) blogging/podcasting, download the plugin and give it a try.

Lost fanatics.

Lost dominates the iTMSAnyone who knows me probably knows I’m a huge fan of Lost. And while I’m obviously not the only one, the image on the left is impressive. Of the top 20 shows on the iTunes Music Store, 16 of them are episodes of Lost! My guess is that a ton of people waited till the season was over and have just purchased the entire season all at once. In a way that’s the best way to watch it. It’s so bloody addictive that it’s hard to wait a week for the next episode, much less three weeks or more when there are reruns.

The good news is that Next season there will be NO reruns. They are dividing the series into (I believe) 4 chunks of six episodes; six episodes will air week-to-week, and then no Lost for a little while. They’ve taken their cue from 24, which is tend to run with fewer interruptions, though for a shorter ‘season’. This summer, FOX is even going to rerun the entire fifth season in 12 weeks with back-to-back episodes every Friday. Now might be my chance to start a new addiction.

Netflix finally (again)…

I’ve been thinking of joining Netflix again after a brief flirtation in it’s early days — I hardly watched the movies I rented because I was too busy galavanting. Since our cable system has no movie channels, and the nearest video store is a Blockbuster (which is bad enough) that’s barely in walking distance, and because there’s NOTHING to do in Cupertino, Netflix seemed like a great affordable choice for the summer.

Feel free to invite me as a friend so we can share queue recommendations, or subscribe to my Netflix Queue rss feed.

beyond broadcast session: iterative media

notes from iterative media group2

Originally uploaded by schwa23.

I participated in a session called Iterative Media: treating your media as code. The gist was how can collaboraiton and constructive, group creation be applied to more traditional media output. Thanks to Josh Kinberg and Dee Harvey for taking awesome notes! Read on for the notes we took from the session.

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