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Everything that does not have a home, just a big old stinking pile of posts.

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Tagging It to the Next Level

While there are at least 20 or more different social bookmark tools out there, I am pretty much committed and hooked on del.icio.us. It has that no frills but highly functional interface, but mainly because it has so many subtle features that are easy to overlook, even if you have been a regular user. It is subtly powerful, in a way that many people do not see.

So I cam going to cover three “next level” things you can do in del.icio.us, two of which I had not even checked out before last week. I am sure there are more treasures in there, and remember that just about everything… no make that everything displayed in del.icio.us has an associated RSS feed.

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NMC Summer Conference Podcasts

This afternoon I did some minor editing (cutting some files into smaller pieces) from the audio recordings provided by the media team at Case for last week’s NMC Summer Conference, and in addition, posted a 5 minute video that was shown at the Second Life launch session.

The audio quality is mostly good, with some bad moments of echos and volumes drops as the Case staff struggled to deal with the media capability of the hotel. Editing required popping the audio files to the Windows side of the MacBookPro since Audacity is not a Universal option yet. See how handy this machine is?

So hold on to your mouse… below is a slew of ‘casts…

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Other Side of Conference

I’m on a sardine can packed flight back home to Phoenix from Cleveland (judging from the airport, the local population must be down 80% in numbers), and thinking already about the backload of blogging that may just get pushed aside. Working for the organization running a conference, is 180 degrees (or 540) from the experience […]

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A Tale of Three Taggings

I feel moderately good about our experiment of “tagging” the NMC Summer Conference this year. We put it in the printed program that we were asking participants to tag blog posts, flickr photos, and del.icio.us bookmarks with an “official” tag of nmc2006. I used a local copy of Feed2JS and flickr’s Javascript badge to bring […]

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Real and Virtual Converge

flickr foto Real and Virtual Convergeavailable on flickr On the screen in the Gonick Amphitheater is streamed a live video from the Friday plenary session at the NMC Summer Conference in Cleveland. Featured is Giff Constable and Sara Van Gorden from the Electric Sheep Company, as they give an overview of the NMC Campus to […]

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Five Minutes

flickr foto Bang a Gongavailable on flickr Go over 5 minutes during the 5 Minutes of Fame at the NMC 2006 Summer Conference, and you shall be gonged. What a blast- today at the NMC 2006 Summer Conference included the Five Minutes of Fame, where 10 presenters showed off their cool technical projects. But rather […]

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Pachyderm 2.0 Showtime

Yesterday the NMC 2006 Summer Conference lifted off in Cleveland. The pre-conference institutes and workshops were in their last day; I helped out with Putting Your Hands on the Elephant: Pachyderm 2.0 a hands-on session with Pachyderm and it was great to see folks get in with the software and quickly produce sample content. I’d […]

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Conferencing in Cleveland

flickr foto Rockin’ In Clevelandavailable on flickr Pick up your bags at the NMC 2006 Summer Conference. Tomorrow night’s reception opens the 2006 NMC Summer Conference, my first one having crossed the line from mere participant (which is a wonderful experience from my previous experiences at 4 previous NMC cons), to behind the scenes organizer […]

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Arcane, Overlooked

Those two adjectives are about the last ones I would reach for to describe Stephen Downes. But how long and drawn out is the “long tail” may be relative. But these are the words of the June 5, 2006 Time Magazine article on the Long-Tail phenomena– see the very last paragraph in Long Tail’s Tribe: […]