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Month: December 2008

Blog Bullets

Posted in Politics and Public Affairs, and Random Personal Nonsense

Shorter, more frequent blog posts: New Year’s resolution, or crazy pipe dream? Dunno yet. I’ve been thinking about several topics this week, and here’s my a quick roundup. My dad continues to struggle. From rehab this week, where he had been struggling to get stronger and recover from both a stroke and a brain injury caused by a fall, he went to the hospital when an ulcer began to bleed. It’s really hard for him…

Can Podcasting Survive in BlogWorld? (part 2)

Posted in New Media and Tech, and Podcasting

As promised, here’s part 2 of my prescription for the newly podcast-infused BlogWorld Expo. Check out part 1 here: Thriving in spite of Vegas. Opinions about Las Vegas vary. For many, the bright lights and myriad attractions confer bigness and importance on a trade show. More people will come, the theory goes, to combine work with pleasure, and more people from all over the country will be able to find discounted travel options. But Vegas…

Can Podcasting Survive in BlogWorld? (part 1)

Posted in New Media and Tech, and Podcasting

In a move that was first rumored back in 2007, Tim Bourquin has sold the trade show he created, New Media Expo, to BlogWorld, producers of BlogWorld Expo (link currently not working). The 2008 New Media Expo, the fourth annual event that was aimed primarily at podcasters, did not quite live up to expectations, and Bourquin had not announced a 2009 event, leading to speculation that the show would either disappear or be moved from…

Tag, I’m It…Again

Posted in Random Personal Nonsense

I have been tagged yet again, this time by Daryl. At least I don’t have to do much work. This is called the Sixth Photo Meme. If you’re a Flickr user, go to the sixth page of your photostream, choose the sixth photo and post to your site. We ran across this unusual sight one morning while eating at the Taco Shack, here in Austin. The dog’s owner sat nearby while everyone in the pace…