MP3 of the week and other stuff from my aggregator

AVC posts an MP3 from the Violent Femmes and calls it his MP3 of the week. I had a listen and it's pretty good. You can pull it up and listen to it while you read the rest of this post.

I read on Kathy Sierra's blog that Eric Freeman is now the vice president, technology, for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts online. Wow, that sounds like a fun job! I bet Eric'll get lots of requests for free tickets and tours, now. Speaking of which, I'd love to do a 10 video about the technology behind Disney!

Hey, Chris Abraham, I'm an anti-smoking fascist. It's one thing I appreciate about California. Have you noticed that the housing prices have gone up continuously since smoking was banned there? Hmmm. Glad to hear Scotland is joining the fascist groups. When we got back from Europe EVERYTHING stank. Yuch.

Oyvind Solstad blogs about computerized gyms. Yeah, yeah, I gotta get meself into the gym. Getting some exercise would be a good way to deal with stress.

Susan Kitchens links to the WorldMapper and the Map Room. Cool stuff! How did we ever live without computers? Speaking of maps, Mikel Maron links to the Worldkit 3.0 and optimized OnEarth Landsat. Stunning, he says.

Lo-REST? Interesting conversation about REST APIs for Web services developers has been happening over on Steve Maine, Don Box, and Dare Obsanjo's blogs. Steve has the links.

Microsoft's first blogger, Joshua Allen, talks about all the fun Microformats stuff that happened at Mix06 last week. Hey, guys, we need Microformat applications to demonstrate all the cool stuff you are talking about. Without applications all this stuff just is talk.

Google's Print Auction, last week, got bashed by BusinessWeek.

John Nack, over at Adobe's blogs, continues finding the coolest stuff to look at. This time he shows you an image that took 720 hours in Illustrator to build. Wild.

Thinking of dating an experience designer? You should check out the OK/Cancel comic first. Heheh.

Susan Kitchens, again, found this amazing video of juggler Chris Bliss.

Jeff Atwood, author of the coding horror blog, says that Windows Live Local's having two entry boxes is too difficult. Oh, I totally agree and have told the team that. They are working on it.

You can now Ether Tris Hussey. I wrote about Ether a few weeks back. It's a service that lets you add a phone number to your blog. Call the phone number and you get an automated assistant who'll find an open spot on your schedule and arrange payment for services.

Dave Huth's video blog on "where does laughter come from?" is, as you might expect, fun! This is a whole new way to embarrass your kids when they are older.

Caterina Fake (she is a cofounder of Flickr) says now is a bad time to start a company. David Heinemeier Hansson, the guy who wrote Ruby on Rails, says, in response, "it's a great time to start a business." My thoughts? It's getting harder to get noticed now than in 2001, but if you have a killer product you'll get noticed. Didn't Google start at about the height of the bubble in the late 1990s? Great ideas and great companies will withstand all tests.

Developer Scott Hanselman is trying to raise $10,000 for diabetes research.

Darren Barefoot writes "God Bless Seat Guru."

Two design students came up with a desk that lets teenagers hide their porn. Oh, boy. My son just built me a desk in Second Life. I wonder if it has this particular feature. Hmmm.

Wanna win $10,000? Try out the Made in Express contest. Dan Fernandez has more on that on his blog.

Andrew Stopford links to some cool Windows Presentation Foundation demo videos that were shot at Mix06 by the 10 Crew.

Back to work.

Update: I pulled one link out of here because it was old and I didn't realize it. 

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24 thoughts on “MP3 of the week and other stuff from my aggregator

  1. Didn’t like the song much.

    I agree about the smoking. I’m in Europe at the moment and it was a bit of a shock how much people smoke over here. Back home in Australia it’s pretty rare that I see anyone smoking these days.

    If you like the Chris Bliss juggling video, you should also check out this parody of it done with 5 balls instead of 3: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=826609692600816215&q=bliss+diss&pl=true

    And finally, thanks for the info about the made in express contest, I’ll be sure to check that out.

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  2. Didn’t like the song much.

    I agree about the smoking. I’m in Europe at the moment and it was a bit of a shock how much people smoke over here. Back home in Australia it’s pretty rare that I see anyone smoking these days.

    If you like the Chris Bliss juggling video, you should also check out this parody of it done with 5 balls instead of 3: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=826609692600816215&q=bliss+diss&pl=true

    And finally, thanks for the info about the made in express contest, I’ll be sure to check that out.

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  4. I saw Chris Bliss do that exact same routine as the climax of his act at Spring Carnival at CMU back in 1984, just before he went on the road opening for Blue Oyster CUlt

    Does that make me old, or what.

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  5. I saw Chris Bliss do that exact same routine as the climax of his act at Spring Carnival at CMU back in 1984, just before he went on the road opening for Blue Oyster CUlt

    Does that make me old, or what.

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  6. Even more interesting than the five-ball vs. three-ball performance that Jason Garfield through at Chris Bliss is the vituperation onJason’s Blog. Chris has developed a routine that is wowing crowds in person and over the internets, but Jason is peeved that he’s getting raves with repetitive and “rudimentary tricks.” Quite a screed. Seems to have triggered a flood of emails, which Jason has closed down: “The option to email me your complaints is no longer available. All the complaints are identical, and at this point it’s just like reading the same email over and over again. ” No doubt Jason is immeasurably more skilled at Juggling. But–oh the injustice–Chris is hands down the better entertainer.

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  7. Even more interesting than the five-ball vs. three-ball performance that Jason Garfield through at Chris Bliss is the vituperation onJason’s Blog. Chris has developed a routine that is wowing crowds in person and over the internets, but Jason is peeved that he’s getting raves with repetitive and “rudimentary tricks.” Quite a screed. Seems to have triggered a flood of emails, which Jason has closed down: “The option to email me your complaints is no longer available. All the complaints are identical, and at this point it’s just like reading the same email over and over again. ” No doubt Jason is immeasurably more skilled at Juggling. But–oh the injustice–Chris is hands down the better entertainer.

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  8. Ummm,

    Robert, Ireland is part of Europe and Ireland has the world’s strictest anti-smoking legislation – smoking is banned in the workplace – period. It doesn’t matter if that workplace is a bar or a restaurant or a hotel. Smoking is banned.

    Ireland is the only country in the world with such anti-smoking legislation.

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  9. Ummm,

    Robert, Ireland is part of Europe and Ireland has the world’s strictest anti-smoking legislation – smoking is banned in the workplace – period. It doesn’t matter if that workplace is a bar or a restaurant or a hotel. Smoking is banned.

    Ireland is the only country in the world with such anti-smoking legislation.

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  10. Norway also has banned smoking in pubs, restaurants, concerts etc. Wonderful!

    Before the law was passed, about 50% were against it. Now, a year after, about 80% like it. Ok, so you smell some bad body odors and occasional farts you didn’t smell before. But you don’t have to leave all your clothing outside your house when returning from a night on the town…

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  11. Norway also has banned smoking in pubs, restaurants, concerts etc. Wonderful!

    Before the law was passed, about 50% were against it. Now, a year after, about 80% like it. Ok, so you smell some bad body odors and occasional farts you didn’t smell before. But you don’t have to leave all your clothing outside your house when returning from a night on the town…

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  12. Just call the global anti-smoking contingent fascistic once and of course Robert Scoble is going to blog it on Scobleizer. The law of unintended consequences. Or, as we call it in Washington, “blowback.”

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  13. Just call the global anti-smoking contingent fascistic once and of course Robert Scoble is going to blog it on Scobleizer. The law of unintended consequences. Or, as we call it in Washington, “blowback.”

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  14. It’s true that they do smoke a lot in Europe. We’ve recently visited Spain and were shocked at the number of people who were smoking out there. It seems that everyone was smoking without exception. Obviously this can’t be the case but it is very prevalent. We saw kids who must have been as young as eleven or twelve years old puffing away on cigarettes happily. And they weren’t smoking ‘milds’ either !

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  15. It’s true that they do smoke a lot in Europe. We’ve recently visited Spain and were shocked at the number of people who were smoking out there. It seems that everyone was smoking without exception. Obviously this can’t be the case but it is very prevalent. We saw kids who must have been as young as eleven or twelve years old puffing away on cigarettes happily. And they weren’t smoking ‘milds’ either !

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