October 2008 Blog Posts (69)

Join the Qwitters Club

It’s worth having a duke (Norn Iron lingo for look) at Qwitter. A fabulously simple social media app which lets you find out when you’ve been dropped or un-followed by a Twitter Friend. It’s made in Ireland by the clever

Contrast guys .

Sign-up if you want know as soon as your social twitter currency is on the downward slide, and which of… Continue

Added by Mairin Murray on October 20, 2008 at 12:00 — No Comments

What's the nuts and bolts of 4iP?

Now that 4iP has opened up the doors for proposals, I thought it would be useful to know a bit more about what the funding side of it actually is and how it works and what the implications of applying might be. None of this is supposed to be negative, I actually think 4iP has an interesting approach to the space and I really look forward to seeing what they bring to life. And I have a proposal of my own to submit. And that's why I went looking to understand the lay of the land.

So… Continue

Added by Ivan Pope on October 20, 2008 at 11:58 — 21 Comments

Cake video: Watch and Weep.

(Weep with laughter, or in frustration, at such brilliance.)

Earlier this morning I thought I saw a comment somewhere about the Brass Eye 'Cake' spoof from a few years ago.

I came back later to comment on this, then couldn't find the original post.

So have elevated it up to staus of it's own blog post and embed, which it truly deserves.

The Cake film if you haven't seen it, is utterly, utterly wonderful.

Any script that can get Rolf… Continue

Added by Michael Coulter on October 20, 2008 at 10:04 — 1 Comment

The future of what exactly?

Chad Hurley speaks on the future of his baby, YouTube. Does he speak truth or is he blowing smoke out his arse? I heard this week that YouTube is selling $1m channels to Fortune 500 companies in the US, and even the buyers don't really know what the point of a YouTube channel is.

The whole interview is at the link.

A Brave New World - The Future of Managing… Continue

Added by Ivan Pope on October 18, 2008 at 1:03 — No Comments

Mass Writing Record Attempt for Guinness Book of Records

I have been accepted as an author of an academic book. 'Wow', I thought, I could do that! Then on reading further found I would be one of quite a few other authors (85 to start with!).

The Open University, is attempting to enter the record books, with a mass writing campaign involving its many graduates, of which I am but one. Darrel Ince, Proffessor of Computing at the OU, is organising the attempt. The book will be about graphics in Java Programs, (Anyone who has seen my website:… Continue

Added by Rosie Wood on October 17, 2008 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Transmedia People

Came across a new term for us lot... TRANSMEDIA Producers. Think it sounds pretty groovy? It's about making products that exist (and have been designed to exist in a narrative sense) across media platforms... as a term Multimedia is almost as bad as NewMedia (makes me think of CDROMs), so I say bring on the revolution... let's be Transmedia peoples ;)

Hope everyone is well!

Added by Simon Meek on October 17, 2008 at 14:01 — 2 Comments

We Feel Fine


Added by Ivan Pope on October 17, 2008 at 13:10 — No Comments

Scottish BAFTA Nominations Announced...

There's a link on the site from the fab AllMediaScotland feed, but I don't think anyone's posted it directly.

The Scottish BAFTA nominations appeared this morning...

Full list here.

Including some very interesting (38Minute member) entries for the Interactive category...

Added by Brian Baglow on October 17, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

May you live in interesting times.

I thought 38minutes might be more fun if we all got to know each other. So to kick things off a few questions?

(1) Is it a curse or blessing to live in interesting times?

(2) Do you think of yourself as a digital native or immigrant?

(3) If you had to choose, are you a Connector, Maven or Salesperson*?

I know the list is brief so no excuse for not answering ;-). You may not subscribe to above… Continue

Added by Mairin Murray on October 17, 2008 at 12:20 — 5 Comments

To twit or not to twit?

I've resisted twitter up until now. I just haven't been convinced that it adds anything to my digital life...I already have two blogs, a maze of websites, a Facebook account, this 38minutes page, not to mention flickr, vimeo, youtube, at least four email addresses, etc etc etc. I am particularly uninterested in twitter because so many of the posts seem to be variants on "i'm bored at work".

On that note, I do think it would be fun to do some sort of twitter art project, which would… Continue

Added by Yann Seznec on October 17, 2008 at 12:01 — 1 Comment

Edinburgh based 38minuters, Coffee Morn invite:

Just a quick reminder, and invite, to all East Side 38 Minute members. (There are now over 60 of us.)

You would be more than welcome to the weekly Edinburgh Coffee Morn.

A fair few of us are already members of 38, but would love to see more of you join us for cappuccino, a chat, a look at what's floating our Web 2.0 boat right now, how many iPhone's we can… Continue

Added by Michael Coulter on October 16, 2008 at 20:00 — No Comments

Turn It Off: Buildings in Dublin that waste energy...


I'm currently working on a short film project called "Turn It off"

which details the adventures of a number of “light creatures”. The

underlying message of the piece is an ecological one: the creatures

are unhappy with the amount of energy being wasted in Dublin and set

out to make themselves heard.

More information about the project is here: http://turnitoffproject.wordpress.com/about/

We… Continue

Added by John Callaghan on October 16, 2008 at 16:48 — No Comments

Twitter Webinar Video and Presentation

For all those still bickering over the uses and missuses of Twitter here's a wee treat.

Video and presentation slides from the Hub Spot webinar on the marketing and PR value of Twitter.

Download from http://www.hubspot.com/twitter-for-marketing



Added by Tony Black on October 16, 2008 at 14:14 — No Comments

Men With Knives

When I am not playing, writing about, talking about, or spitting fury at people because of games, I enjoy cooking. No really. I do. It's a totally geek sort of pastime. You need an obsessive attention to detail, you get to play with cool/scary gadgets and tools and unlike being able to field-strip a pc in under 10 minutes, it also impresses the hell out of people (by which I mean girls, mostly...)

I own an impressive collection of knives and unashamedly admit to lusting… Continue

Added by Brian Baglow on October 16, 2008 at 12:06 — 3 Comments

4iP open for business

Last night we gathered together many of the people and organisations who have made possible the unique flavour of 4iP's organisation, partnerships and funding, to flick the most important switch on the 4iP website: you can now submit your ideas for consideration by me and the 4iP team.

We've provided fairly brief submission guidelines which will help tech companies, new… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 16, 2008 at 8:30 — 4 Comments

Last Train to Skazine

Added by Ivan Pope on October 15, 2008 at 17:30 — No Comments

Joshbook Pro

You may have seen the new Macbbok pro on the Appple website, it just so happens that the Mountain bike riders on the 15" site, are both clients of mine.

Cool or what!

Both Josh Bryceland and Steve Peat [site currently down for maintenance] are on there.

I just need to persuade them to sort me out one of those swanky new machines to road test...

Added by Fraser Waters on October 15, 2008 at 9:00 — 6 Comments

FOWA meets Memory of a Free Festival

I was musing on the co-scheduling of Future Of Web Apps (FOWA) and the global financial meltdown the other week - is it the end of our startup dreams? Then Memory of a Free Festival, Bowie's knowing lament to the first summer of love, song popped into my head. So I rewrote it.

Memory of a Future of Web Apps (MOFOWA)

The Children of the bubble's end

Gathered in the conference

We showed our decks and felt the London web

Resting on our laptops

It was God's… Continue

Added by Ivan Pope on October 15, 2008 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Alton Ellis

Alton Ellis dead. I love this guy. And I love ska and rocksteady almost above all other music - though Alton is a bit wordy for me. My heaven is The Whip by the Ethiopians - all rocksteady, hard driving, with spasms of vocals anticipating dub - 'crackin' my whip, I'm crackin' my whip'. When I went to art college my aim was to make works that replicated the perfection of a three minute rocksteady track. Ah, what happened to that boy… Continue

Added by Ivan Pope on October 14, 2008 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

One voice in 20 million

I spent yesterday in Falkirk wrestling with bitrates, protocols and firewalls while children sang songs a capella in Gaelic around me.

A fairly typical day in my often unpredictable working life. I was approached by one of Sarah (of Clarity Productions fame)'s team a few months ago asking if I could help set up an internet radio station for a community project for a friend of a friend. I said, of course, and we began to exchange emails.

One of the men behind Radio Mod (an… Continue

Added by Dougal Perman on October 14, 2008 at 20:50 — 4 Comments

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