I still can't bring myself to refer to it by the proper name SubEthaEdit. Cool provenance and all, I just keep thinking of the tool as Hydra.
Anyway, StevenF of Panic hosted a public document with SEE/Hydra recently, and logged the results and some thoughts on the matter. This mirrors the shared experiences at ETCon, but bears noting as a part of the larger conversation about collaborative editing.
This flash video of Desperado is much better than it could have been.
When you read a summary that says "Desperado, with Monkeys" - one's expectations are somewhat..... diminished. This doesn't require that diminishment.
But it is..... curious.
(link from me3dia.com)
Today, Boxes and Arrows has a nice looking piece (which will require further review) on "Executive Information Systems" (aka "Executive Dashboards").
Though they are too circumspect to admit it, I suspect the cats are now hankering for a taste of the action. Action in their case being, well, 18 hours a day of sleeping. Interrupted by demands for food at 5am and then settling in for the daily newspaper read.
OK, maybe motion isn't required after all....
Deer, though. Now -that- is an entry...
(updated to correct trevor.smith url; thanks cdent!
Wacky UChicago hijinks in the forthcoming Ducky. Books, but no water.... How long can it survive?
Well, maybe forthcoming. Maybe our UChicago contact can investigate.
As a rule, I'm not a big fan of video or audio blogging; they take me out of the stream of context too easily. While some think enclosures to RSS 2.0 will ameliorate that, my judgment is out for the moment.... Not so much to debunk, but as to play and judge.
A friend just pointed out RIAA Radar.
It's a searchable view into whether a particular artist / label / album is released by an RIAA member; if you're one of those thinking of avoiding RIAA support, this will prove a handy way to manage your purchases.
Holy Moly! How could I have missed hearing about YA adaptation of Ulysses for the screen?!?
Per the Grauniad, US distribution is not lined up. But I expect this is a 113 minute experience I won't want to miss, at any rate.
Earlier I rambled briefly about Brand and Kelly.
In the interview, Kelly touches on the web and it's replacement of tools like Whole Earth Review. It's a valid point, but I think it needn't diminish the importance of CoEvolution Quarterly, WER, Signal, and the other experiments that have grown out of that time. While the products have, in some ways, moved beyond their origins, the deep influence, and likely deeper underpinnings, of those origins shouldn't be diminished. Cool Tools works in part because of the steady hand of the moderator/editor, much as the original FactSheet Five (the zine world analogue) worked because of the steady hand of Mike Gunderloy.
In my opinion really good weblogs get that self-effacing control, bad ones don't, even if that editor is the calm internal voice of the author to himself. ePinions, in part, failed because that control didn't stick in their community-moderation algorithm. And because, much as the WER folks found as time moved on, the monetization is hard.
Anyway, a recommended read for a Monday.
As an aside, for a research project, I've begun gathering old copies of WER and CoEvQ. I'm impressed by some of the prices they go for as collectors items - the issues with Crumb art seem to have some dealers in a lather of sticker-inflation at abebooks. It makes the process for me a bit slower, unless I can come upon a decent collection reasonably priced. But until then, all hail ebay!