Installing WordPress via Dreamhost (Screencast)

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/10/09

Here’s the flash video version of my screencast on installing WordPress via Dreamhost. Enjoy!



Cerner 2006: Blogs & Screencasts in the Quest for Training Attention

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/10/09

I am in Orlando today presenting a session called “Blogs & Screencasts in the Quest for Training Attention” at the 2006 Cerner Health Conference. From the session description:

In the quest for user attention, blogs and screencasts are more that buzzwords. Join us as we examine how these technologies help organizations capture valuable elements of “watercooler conversations” and leverage them toward system and process training. Session will include: An introduction to blogs, screencasts, and RSS; An examination of why content produced and distributed with these methodologies is naturally interesting to users; A short tour of WordPress and Camtasia — two popular blog and screencasting tools.
Here’s the links to the files from the session —
  • PDF of Keynote Slides (PDF – 7 MB)
  • Installing WordPress via DreamHost320×240 (YouTube Flash Video)
  • Installing WordPress via DreamHost1024×768 (Quicktime – 370 MB)
  • Installing WordPress via DreamHost320×240 (Quicktime – 73 MB)
  • Intro to RSS Readers via Newgator1024×768 (Quicktime – 268 MB)
  • Intro to Camtasia1024×768 (Quicktime – 63 MB)



Berkun on ‘How to detect bullshit’

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/08/14

From Berkun’s latest ‘How to detect bullshit’

White lies are the spackle of civilization

That is awesome.



Shall We Roll Our Own YouTube for BarCamp Vancouver?

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/28

UPDATE: We’re starting a planning discussion of this via the comments below. You can track it via this RSS Feed for this post.

Was chatting yesterday with Roland Tanglao of Bryght. He’s one of the organisers of BarCamp Vancouver. Talked about me going up there to work on a video web cast of the event.

After the initial live video feed idea (which is cool in itself — there may be an internet 2 feed we can access), things got very interesting.

I pointed to this ‘roll your own open source YouTube’ post from Flash Insider (a summary of this original concept from Daniel’s Random Mutterings).

“Why don’t we roll our own YouTube” says I… “That would get the geeks excited!”

Wheels turn — “What about storage costs?”

S3” we nearly chattered simultaneously (Amazon is looking cool to devs these days).

So now Roland and I are hot on the idea — what about you?

Calling geeks (esp. Amazon’s Jeff Barr), can you help us make this happen? What a viral proof of concept that would be, eh?



Intro to GTD

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/24

My GTD Meetup posts have prompted a few folks to ask me what GTD is all about. Thought I would post a link to ‘Getting started with “Getting Things Done”’ –– great GTD summary by Merlin Mann of 43 Folders (a great personal productivity blog).

Here’s an excerpt ––

Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. Evaluation meetings, bar mitzvahs, empty rolls of toilet paper, broken lawn mowers, college applications, your big gut, tooth decay, dirty underwear and imminent jury duty all compete for prime attention in our poor, addled brains. Stuff has no “home” and, consequently, no place to go, so it just keeps rattling around.

Worst off, we’re too neurotic to stop thinking about it, and we certainly don’t have time to actually do everything in one day. Jeez Louise, what the hell am I, Superman?

So you sprint from fire to fire, praying you haven’t forgotten anything, sapped of anything like creativity or even the basic human flexibility to adapt your own schedule to the needs of your friends, your family or yourself. Your “stuff” has taken over your brain like a virus now, dragging down every process it touches and rendering you spent and virtually useless. Sound familiar?



GTD Meetup moved to Hale’s Ales

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/17

Due to a hearty response to the Seattle GTD Meetup tonight, location has been moved to Hale’s Ales in Frelard at 7:00 pm.



The Seattle Getting Things Done July Meetup

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/07/05

UPDATE: Due to a hearty response, location has been moved to Hale’s Ales in Frelard at 7:00 pm. Details at —

http://gettingthingsdone.meetup.com/13/events/5006813/


Am going to try to make the The Seattle Getting Things Done Meetup — 7pm, July 17th at Dad Watsons in Freemont.

Mike Wilkerson is organizing and will be demo’ing his Tablet PC / Mind Manager / Results Manager setup.

Ping anyone else you know who’d be interested and tell them to join us.



Interviewed on blogs and podcasting in the corporate environment

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/06/14

Caught up with Stuart Maxwell of the Seattle Podcasting Network (SPN) a few weeks ago at the Seattle TechCrunch party.

We talked about the challenges of using blogs, podcasting and new media tools in the corporate environment — great chat.

I cover some of the ins and outs of spreading the vision for these types of projects in healthcare (and other non-tech-industry) organizations (like the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where I currently work).

Stuart recorded our conversation and has posted it to the as ‘SPN Podcast – TechCrunch Party Interviews: Part Two’.

Part 1 is also available from the SPN site.



Drupal Camp Seattle June 28-29

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/06/13

Two independent notes came in the other day noting that Drupal Camp will be here in Seattle on June 28-29. Sign-up is here are the bottom of the page (kinda hard to find, but it’s there).

May swing by for a bit if I have time before Gnomedex.

Thanks for the alerts go to Nancy White and Samantha Moscheck (whose DigitalAid design firm did the Drupal powered site for the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center where Mind Camp 2.0 was hosted).



Blessings on this new Scoble chapter

Posted by bryanzug - 2006/06/11

Woke up this AM to the news that Scoble is leaving Microsoft.

Wow — bummer and cool development all at the same time.

Robert gave me my very first external link last year — to my very first non-hello-world post. He didn’t know who I was. I actually had no idea how he found me.

My friend Gernot Ross over at Boeing emailed me an rss feed of Robert’s post, saying, “Is this you?”

I say, “How did you find that? I haven’t even told anyone I started a blog.”

Gernot says, “It’s on Scoble.”

I say, “What the…!!”


Since then I’ve gotten to talk with Robert a few times and have found him to be really smart and generous.

At the book release party for “Naked Conversations” my wife Jen and I also met his lovely wife Maryam.

Since the party Maryam invited Jen to her Diva’s book club and it’s been a joy to babysit whenever the ladies get together to talk about how to keep their geek husbands in line (I’m sure they talk about other stuff as well).


I just want to say that both Robert and Maryam will be missed up here in Seattle — many blessings at this fork in the road.



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