I like it when people who read my blog e-mail me!
I've been carrying my trusty and pocket-sized Canon S110 in a jacket pocket for the last week. Here are some of the snapshots I've taken, with descriptions underneat.
Group photos from Business and Arts Management. We're going to New York city next week! I think everyone was pretty pissed that my flash was going off for these photos - sorry, I didn't mean to.
It was snowy on Thursday, so Dave Stroupe videotaped our swings for immediate replay and commentary. Thanks, Sony MiniDV camera! Your great slow-motion playback and fast rewind made for a great use of technology in the classroom.
Here's a picture of my friend Andrew Estel. He's a composer and just got a great grant (in excess of $200,000) approved by the Department of Education. Way to take my tax dollars, hippie.
Wait Chapel at around 2:00am. I took sequential photographs in a 360 degree panorama but still need to attempt stitching them together!
Yesterday, I happened upon a lone Danger user thumbing away outside of Reynolda Hall. We struck up conversation, and I was quickly aware that this guy "got it" more than anyone I'd talked to in a while. He got it about Danger's most revolutionary element being the all-you-can eat GPRS pricing structure, and he got it about the power of seamless cellular network roaming. Malcolm even got it about the future of the Buddy List!
No wonder, then, that his Boston-based software company is quickly growing. CXO Systems "delivers visibility solutions that give senior executives what they have always wanted - real-time transparency across their business". CXO is connecting systems from the likes of SAP, Oracle, Remedy, and Siebel in an effort to turn the entire enterprise into a data warehouse.
It's the highest-reaching information aggregation service I've ever heard of, and to be honest, I don't think I really understand it. I'm going to watch their Flash demo after class today.
Touring the Woodbine advertising agency in downtown Winston-Salem. Thanks for setting the tour up, Billie Zito!
update: Great tour, amazing offices. Thirty passionate people are spaciously spread out around a 100-year-old downtown mansion formerly owned by a crazy doctor who lived his last years in the fourth floor attic. It's great to see companies like this in Winston-Salem. The heads of the company talked to us for two and a half hours about some of the successful rebranding efforts they've done. Piedmont Federal is a bank whose image was entirely overhauled by Woodbine - their business soon doubled, tripled, etc.
Blue Rhino is another one of Woodbine's clients. "How do you sell a commodity product like gas? We're trying to make Blue Rhino the Kleenex of tissues. (laughter)"
Ricky is in town and staying in our North Carolina Youth Hostel. I'm getting an idea of what it must have been like to be Ricky last yearTriad Business Journal: Undergrads master Web long after dot-com bust. Along the way of errands this morning, multiple strangers asked me, "What are you inventing?" BuddyGopher, I told them. It is software for your Buddy List! Their recognitionWinston-Salem Journal: Shortening the Lists seemed to fade shortly thereafter. "Well, I'll tell my daughter about it." or "Oh my god, I was just thinking about my computer - I need to type a paper!"
Van Veen's site, CollegeHumor.com, attracts multiple stadiums full of visitors each day. Despite the traffic their porn inevitably draws, it's still a lot of traffic. Jakob says Alexa says More than The Onion!and the numbers are only growing.
Away Messages and College Picture Posting
Is it as simple as that?
I doubt our entrepreneurial goals are. I don't give the kid enough credit. Welcome back to Wake, Rick. This blog entry is for you.
Other new wares stressed blogging as a no-brainer tool for spreading knowledge within organizations. A Winston-Salem, N.C., company called SilkRoad Technology, whose chief executive Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski had mixed fortunes in the dot-com days, showed a product aimed at taking the blog corporate.
The company's SilkBlogs includes a feature many consider crucial for blogs to get rolling in the business world: the ability to restrict access to select groups based on the sensitivity of information.
blogs are used primarily by the chronically ill?
Hi, I'm Nick. I haven't been blogging a lot lately, so if you're coming here from the Fox 5 News piece, you should check out my month of Bangkok blogging. I've also got a photo blog from my time over there last summer.
One of the things I wish the piece on Fox 5 News would have talked about was video blogging. Zach and I have been playing around with it - click here to view some of my vidblog experiments.
When the Segway Human Transporter came onto the market, I immediately e-mailed the company asking if there was any way to get a demonstration here at Wake Forest University. This was certainly more than one year ago- I'm guessing at least 18 months.
Make up your mind about what this means, but today I finally got a reply from their Manager, University & Colleges.
Just following up to see if your University was still interested in the Segway Human Transporter (HT).
Not only do we offer a 10% discount for campus purchase but we also have signed up several campuses to be "Segway friendly" in allowing free access to student and faculty owners of Segway. Universities include Duke, Stanford, Drexel and many more that are listed in the link provided below: http://www.segway.com/university/segway_friendly.html
Read the whole e-mail.
"I want a Prius because the TCO must be amazingly low."
r1cksterbot: I want a Prius because Larry David has one
CV J@KOB: this guy kinda just fell into making badass videos http://www.ruben.fm/videos.html
per jakob lodwick
Ryan needed an 802.11b signal last week to work on some BuddyGopher stuff, so I brought out my old wireless hardware and started streaming. Props to Seattle Wireless for a great page detailing the Wap11Ver22Hack.
When I said this, Ritchie asked me if I'd ever smoked crack. "Oh, you smoke crack, man? I got some buddies-"
I couldn't tell if he was joking. I know coke is big with the brokers on Wall Street. Was crack really the best stimulant Thailand could muster for it's best and brightest then?
c|net news reports that AOL courts teen green with RedAmerica Online launched a service with an array of customized features aimed at teenagers on Tuesday in an effort to woo the highly sought-after market.. Regarding Instant Messenger upgrades, the press only mentions that
Red also adds unique Buddy List functions for the company's instant messaging (IM) software, known to be a popular medium among teens for communicating via the Web.
A search for "aol red" turns up a great "only would this be a #2 on Google" result - A blogger's quick link to the Internal Memos pre-announcement. I guess there's not a lot of web information available about Red! About a month after his posting, weary searchers soon started turning up at his site to discuss the most important aspect of AOL RED- how to get rid of it!
AOL RED is stupid. it looks stupid, and the whole thing is dumb. how do i get rid of it. i want the regular aol back. pretty soon, im going to change internet companies.
Posted by: at January 12, 2004 09:11 PM
There are dozens and dozens of similar quotes from equally Google-powered youngsters. Is this the reaction that AOL had in mindlinks to a memo from Jim Bankoff and Ted Leonsis at AOL, introducing and over-hyping the RED service?
The Weekly Read | Elsewhere Welcome to the launch of The Weekly Read blog from Seed Capital Partners! Our blog is split into two sections: Here contains original content on a variety of topics with a focus on high tech and venture capital. Elsewhere contains links to the very best articles we find when we are doing research on the web. per Anil Dash's website
My laptop is in the shop, so I haven't been active here lately. In the mean time, please check out a project very close to my heart, BuddyGopher ~ He Loves Away Messages! Also, check out a friend very close to my heart, Asparagus Piss.