Posted by bryanzug - 2008/11/21
Kendall Guillemette and I are gonna get a discussion session together at Seattle Mind Camp tomorrow on sustainable work/life patterns. We’re calling it “Seattle Mind Camp 5: Sustainable Work/Life Patterns (…is Calacanis a Saint? Something Else?)”.
See flier below. Some seeds for the discussion —
- How do you structure your work?
- Is banking on a buyout like saying, “I’m gonna play in the NBA?”
- What’re your successes?
- Your epic fails?
Also cool — we plan to use an iPhone audio meter to insta-poll the crowd on what we should talk about (if it’s a decent size).
Special shout out to all those who need a refresher on “All Your Base Are Belong to Us”.
Posted by bryanzug - 2008/04/10
Holding on to this disbelief – this myth that users won’t scroll to see anything below the fold – is doing everyone a great disservice, most of all our users.
Posted by bryanzug - 2008/03/26
Nice post from Cabel Sasser on how Japanese ads are dropping URL’s in advertisements in favor of search boxes with keywords.
Lots of back and forth in the comments on how regular folks don’t use the address bar like they’re “supposed” to — money quote from the comments —
I don’t think us web geeks have any idea of the heinous crimes that the average user is committing out there.
Posted by bryanzug - 2008/01/07
My Chumby just arrived — here it is (except mine is black) — and yes, this is a realtime reflection of what it is showing —
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/12/06
A physics engine for the iPhone — just play the vid —
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/11/09
I wish they had embed code for this video, would go wider much faster. Since they don’t, just go visit the site — Make My Logo Bigger Cream — so funny because it is so true.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/10/02
Of the 10-12 people there, three of the group’s mainstays had just returned from Drupalcon — the big Drupal developer’s conference in Barcelona.
Folks brought it up on their laptops and seems genuinely impressed — A few piped up with the question, “This is cool but what is Flex?”
And that’s the point in the evening when I saw Adobe’s strategy of engaging this particular developer community begin to pay dividends.
I chimed in and gave a summary of Flex — that it’s a developer friendly way to build Flash applications — to which many of the folks said, “Ahhh, that’s why I haven’t heard of it, Flash, it’s closed source, right?”
The picture this particular Drupal community got is that not only does Adobe share some of their ‘open’ ethos — it’s also actively making it easier to do cool stuff (like the Flex Showcase) in their native environments (text editors, not timelines).
And with that, Flex made an inroad into one of the most vibrant developer networks I’ve gotten to know over the last couple of years.
Drupal has a great community of folks like this around the Northwest — and it was cool to see Adobe turn a corner with them, not through marketing ‘schlock’ or shilling for ’boutique’ sites, but through honoring diverse business models and solving people’s dev problems.
This is the same kind of strength that Microsoft’s Silverlight plays to in the ginormous .NET developer community. With the CLR coming in Silverlight 1.1, Microsoft is tapping into the shared ethos and “how can you solve my problem” of theis massive developer group that will likely make or break its Silverlight play.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/09/05
I’ve been marching busily during recent months toward release of a 200+ lesson web based training system for the new phase of a clinical information system at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.
Hope to release details soon on the site so those of you in the elearning space can take a look.
The architecture of the thing should be very interesting to those of you who lament with me how learning management systems (LMS’s) too often function as walled gardens — and cut off discoverability and content re-use as a result.
Stay tuned for the hard launch.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/04/17
So when I saw this video, I just about peed my pants. It’s a Ken Burn’s-esque animated screenshot/text/typography video that tells the story of the web up to today.
Just found out that the guy who made it, Michael Wesch, will be discussing the video at the Web 2.0 Expo today today at 4:00 pm.
It all takes place at the Web2Open gathering that is an unconference running in parallel (and in conjunction) with the main conference.
This is the kind of loosely coupled teaching/training that is going to take us into the next “age”.
Posted by bryanzug - 2007/04/16
Here’s the sessions I’m scoping out for Monday at the Web 2.0 expo —
- Monday 9:00 – The People Formerly Known as the Audience – Derek Powazek, Heather Champ
- Monday 10:10 –Rich Internet Applications with Apollo – Mike Chambers (Adobe)
- Monday 11:15 – Open Source Business Models for Web 2.0 – John Roberts (SugarCRM), Mårten Mickos (MySQL AB)
- Monday 1:30 – Venture Capital 2.0: Bright Future or Broken Forever? – Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Jeff Clavier, (SoftTech), Michael Eisenberg (Benchmark Capital) David Hornik (August Capital), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Chris Moore (Redpoint Ventures)
- Monday 2:45 – Keynotes with Tim O’Reilly, Jeff Bezos, Mena Trott, Joe Kraus, John Battelle, Jay Adelson, Kevin Lynch, David Knight, Jay Bhatti, and Kerry Fleming
- Monday 5:30 – Expo Hall Booth Crawl
- Monday 8:30 PM – Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) – Measuring the Business Value of Rich Internet Applications – Andre Charland (Nitobi), Ryan Stewart (ZDNet)