Category: Web 2.0

My tags visualized

By , 14 June 2008 22:14

"Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like."


Here are my tags as seen in Wordle:



The web gets the music [to] me – fast.

By , 14 December 2007 16:52

On Facebook, Kate Dugas posted a video link from StopBigMedia

Homogenization: Good for Milk, bad for media.

Interesting and disturbing at the same time for the U.S. – sadly, nothing new for Vancouver – but I wanted to know about the music playing in the video, that I really liked.

I googled “oh lord there is no heaven techno

which led to this site: The song is “no heaven” from DJ Champion.

Over to Wikipedia for verification [hey, he’s from Montreal!!],
then finding the album he released in 2004 and the song title.

A visit Seeqpod for the musicwhich also links to the video:


Aside: If you have more than one option to share/embed a video, do you look at the profile of the YouTube member posting it to see what else they have saved? I do. I may like their taste in music but not their sense of humour.

Related news:

In Canada, media concentration and copyright protection work together to compromise

Net Neutrality Canada -

Now playing: The Velvet Underground – [The Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time CD4 #335] Sweet Jane
via FoxyTunes

Firefox update issues – unable to view Flickr images

By , 28 November 2007 09:55

I’m using a PC, WinXP SP2 and never had a problem before today.

Flickr images do not show up anywhere on the ‘net, on my my blog or in Google Reader unless I’m using the IE Tab extension. The link is there on my blog, but the image can only be seen on the the Flickr site.

Elise received a Bokashi Bucket from a fan who ordered them for many of her friends.

Elise – 24oct07

Melanie worked at the one of the Farmer Market vendors

Melanie – 24oct07

I’ve already asked at Mozilla Forums [waiting for reply] but I thought I ask here too.

Any ideas/solutions welcome.



Update: Someone responded with this link
which led me to this one
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Does what happens in the Facebook stay in the Facebook?

By , 15 October 2007 23:35

Check out this video….

Kate Dugas asked this question on Facebook:

will someone please help me understand what this actually means? (the parts of the policy that they seem to want to make sound so scary in this video.)

Mitchell Rhodes responded:

Let’s call anything that gets into Facebook, face-fodder. If the video captured the legalese of Facebook correctly, then it seems that we give away our rights to all face-fodder. Facebook can use all face-fodder for any purpose it wishes, including selling or giving it away. If Facebook decided to sell all the images (pictures and video) of Kate that were ever uploaded to Facebook to XXX, they could do so. Not only does Kate get no royalties, she doesn’t even have a say of yes or no of being used in the advertisement and promotion of selling product XXX. Microsoft is considering investing $500 million into Facebook and a recent New York Times article suggested that Facebook might be valued at $15 billion. It’s been long suspected that the CIA created Facebook. If we weren’t willing to give face-fodder away for free (fun), think about how much it would cost spooks and advertisers to separately collect it. Spying techniques with a revenue stream. It’s a bargain at $15 billion!

Scary stuff indeed.

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Bob Dylan promotes Bokashi

By , 23 September 2007 08:28

What can I say? He comes cheap these days…

This customizable version of the famous music video of Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues is part of a promotion for Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits collection in stores October 1.

Also available as a Facebook application


Hat tip: William Azaroff via Facebook
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Facebook and composting?

By , 27 May 2007 18:37

I started to make use of Facebook this week.

When I first connected a few months ago it seemed that the demographic was much younger than I. Lately, I have found that the many of the Vancouver Blogger MU members have profiles as do other people I know from work and elsewhere. Once I started connecting with people I know and have met in Real Life it started to look more normal to me.

After posting my own ad in the Market Place, I found one wanting worms and offered some to David. He came by today with his DD and collected enough to get started:

worm container

David’s DD had no problem picking up the worms out of the compost and putting them in the bucket.

If you do not have an FB profile most of the links above will not work.

Meetup Using GoogleDocs to recruit new staff [from Google?]

By , 25 May 2007 16:18

Oh that’s wicked….

At Google, you’re Organizing the World’s Information.
It’s important work because information is power.

At Meetup, you’re Organizing the World’s People. Actually, helping the World’s People Self-Organize.

It’s important work because people are even more powerful than information. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

Read it all….

I am a meetup member.

Problems uploading to YouTube

By , 22 April 2007 07:46

Since yesterday afternoon, I am getting an error message that says I need to complete all fields even though the Tags *are* filled in. I keep getting the same error message when I retry, even after I’ve cleared my cache and restarted my computer.

Anyone else have this issue and know of a solution? YouTube support has been contacted.
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Two Videos

By , 18 March 2007 22:54

about our day and age:

The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)

It is hard to believe that a little video I created in my basement in St. George Kansas could be seen by over 1.7 million people, be translated into (at least) 5 languages, and be shown to large audiences at major conferences on 6 continents within just one month of its creation. In some ways, the journey of the video speaks volumes that the content of the video could only hint at. I know I could not have done this with the technology available 3 years ago – certainly not 13 years ago – so the world really is different and I’m just happy to be part of the mass of people trying to rethink how we can best live in this quickly changing environment.Digital Ethnography

Speaking of a “quickly changing environment”….

Did You Know? aka Shift Happens

Source info on Karl Fisch‘s blog.

links for 2007-02-08

By , 8 February 2007 15:32

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