Friday, October 26, 2007

Fun Links

TubeMogul - TubeMogul is a free service that provides a single point for deploying uploads to the top video sharing sites, and powerful analytics on who, what, and how videos are being viewed. (beta) is the world's leading videoblogging and podcasting service.

Less crap, more CrapTV!

Welcome to Spot Runner
Spot Runner creates high-quality, affordable television advertising for the local business. Spot Runner offers a total solution for television. "We're revolutionizing TV advertising. Find out how you can put your business on television."

Metacafe – Best Videos & Funny Movies
Metacafe - Get the best internet videos - Funny videos, Amazing clips, Rare movies.

Current TV
Current is a global television network that gives you the opportunity to create and influence what airs on TV. The Al Gore Network. - Self Publishing - Free
Looking for self publishing resources? lets you publish and sell and print on demand books, e-books, online music, images, custom calendars and ...

Twitter: What are you doing?
Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.

Bob Young - The connection between Ibiblio, Open Source, Lulu, and the number 42

Bob Young, founder of,, and Red Hat is coming to speak at UNC. Join us in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tuesday, October 30th from 3:30-5:00pm.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

BushWorld o' Fascism: Bushworldofascism vs Islamofascism

With BushWorld and the Pastors of Genocide pushing the term "Islamofascism" in a ploy to piss people off enough that we will agree to the neo-con vision of Armageddon, but which might well actually turn out to be Amerigeddon, one wonders:

What the heck is Fascism anyway?

A number of A+ list bloggers including Juan Cole, Will Bunch, Bora Zivkovic and Jude Nagurney-Camwell have written eloquently on the matter, as elaborated by this post by Jude.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Saint" Tancredo's Wall Spares Mexicans the Fiery Katrina

Tom Tancredo is being hailed as a saint for his visionary mercy when he created the wall that spared the lives of millions of Mexicans from the fiery Katrina that is engulfing much of their northern neighbor.

What kind of blogger are you?

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ConvergeSouth Film Festival is now available online!

I love films. Well, many of them. And I loved most of the ones I saw during the ConvergeSouth Film Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend.
As I was watching, instead of having AFV pop to mind, I had flashes of Bunuel, Rouch, Dziga Vertov, Man Ray, Woman Rhea, Richter, Melies, Lumiere, Cocteau, Cockfinger, Eisenstein, and some of the pioneers of avant-garde cinema whack me across the glasses in Potemkian montage sequences, as my mind tumbled down the steps of ontological approval like a perambulator adrift on the gravity of pregnant steps of Odessa.

(working, working...)

ConvergeSouth: Post-Production

A blogger conference, like a movie, has 3 stages: Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. We are now in the Post-Production phase...and are seeking the help of those who may not have participated so fully in the other two phases.

Gathering, organizing and archiving photos, words, videos, music and such would be very useful...both for ConvergeSouth '07, as well as for future Converges.

If you were in attendance, and felt like you wish you could have contributed more...this is one way to do it. Another way is to volunteer for ConvergeSouth '08.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Rainbloggers Break North Carolina Drought! ConvergeSouth, Fifth Estate, Credited.

nfConvergeSouth was THIS BIG!
(photo of Ruby Sinreich by Iddybud)


(dans progress)

funny thing happened this weekend, beginning on Friday. While the stock market was going to shit, hominids were gathering in North Carolina to break the drought that was long plaguing the state. The impact was instantaneous and widespread.

Rain soaked the area represented by these holy blogger/rainpersons, and earth and heaven were once again speaking.

Here are some of the things unearthed by said rainbloggers...

As the blognoscenti of The Fifth Estate gathered, I realized that it was going to be impossible to spend quality time with everyone, but I am glad that I did get some quality time with some quality folk, in particular, David Hoggard, Jay Ovittore, Dr. Sue, Michael Habib, Bora Zivkovic, David Jordan, Scott and Barbara Nelles, Stew Pittman, Billy the Wordjones, Dan Conover, Lex Alexander, Fec Stench, Brandon Gross, Saskia Wilson-Brown, Robert Reddick, and a few others. Some, like Ben Hwang and Ed Cone were always on the move, and thus hard to trap into a long discussion on what's next.


I am pondering a notion from the mind of Joe Killian, who wondered why these events could not happen twice a year...

UNCC college of Computers and Informatics Campus

Charlotte is typically very lovely in April and May, which is roughly six months from now. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has a new campus dedicated to Information Technology, which auspiciousoly lies at the north side of Charlotte, very close to I-85, from whence most people from the Triad and Triangle would be coming. Seems like such an event might serve both institutions well.

University Place, Charlotte

Nearby is University Place, where people can stay, and party...and also NODA, charlotte's vibrant art district, which has venues for music, film, art, and good food. Again, this would serve both institutions well...

Charlotte Arts District (NODA)

Flight from other cities around the world are available, media coverage from the Charlotte Observer, sponsorship from Bank of America, Wachovia, BMW, and other deep pockets might be available...and Lord knows the city is always looking to promote the image of it being a state-of-the-art, world-class city. As I said also to Saskia and Brandon of Current TV and San Francisco...Charlotte's god in chief, Hugh McColl, loved San Francisco, and wanted to bring the best of that city to Charlotte. Among the projects he is involved with is the Echo Foundation, founded by Elie Wiesel and, i believe, headquartered in Charlotte.

Charlotte also has telemedicine, and is making great headway in holistic medicine...with Stewart Brand's recent involvement in the creation of a new holistic, hospital, replete with Feng Shui gardens, waterfalls, and much else besides. Surely an interesting topic for discussion... Perhaps health can be at the center of discussion, but maybe also other aspects of life for which the city is known, like investments, banking, business, sports...and these other quotidian, yet necessary, arenas.

Besides...the mayor is on Facebook.

Rainbloggers Break North Carolina Drought! ConvergeSouth Credited.

World Anthology of ConvergeSouth Reviews: comes to Greensboro - Jude (Iddybud) Nagurney-Camwell has some great pictures of folks at ConvergeSouth, including our guests from San Francisco and CurrentTV, Saskia Wilson-Brown and Brandon Gross, as well as CrapTV's Jason McHugh.

ConvergeSouth: The Buzz That Was - Lenslinger, who writes: "When a shirtless Al Gore first twisted the internets out of molten lava, experts worried it would turn the people of the Earth into agoraphobic laptop addicts. Perhaps they had a point. Still, when used correctly, the series of tubes that is the web can actually bring people face to face - and I‘m not talking about those skeevy dating websites, either. I‘m talking ConvergeSouth. " Wondrous words, my friend!
ConvergeSouth Film Festival stuff
Late breaking news
ConvergeSouth 2008 - Volunteer and the job is yours - Sue Polinsky
Too fast from Greensboro to Milwaukee [A Blog Around The Clock] - Bora Zivkovic
Converging 2007 - Joe Killian
Converged - Ed Cone

ConvergeSouth - all good (except for…) - David Hoggard, "The Man with the Meat", wonders if some of the class leaders did not get the memo about the audience being smarter than you are. Elsewisely put, "zen mind, beginner's mind". Lively discussion!

A Morning’s Worth Of ConvergeSouth 2007 - CMF

2007 ConvergeSouth Coverage - updates by Billy Blog Jones

Twitter updates for 2007-10-20 - Amber Rhea

ConvergeSouth Saturday, Part 2 - Stephanie (NC Inkslinger)

ConvergeSouth - Joe Guarino

Thoughts on ConvergeSouth - Sam Harrelson

Just got back from ConvergeSouth - Angelico (Blue NC)

ConvergeSouth: Day Two Social Networking - Sir Leonard Witt

Saturday morning at ConvergeSouth - Anton Zuiker (with a link to Storyblogging session, which I regrettably missed.)

ConvergeSouth 2007 - Michael Kimsal

Social networks at ConvergeSouth - Ruby Sinreich

ConvergeSouth photos - Radical Georgia Moderate

ConvergeSouth 2007 Day 2 - Guillaume le Blogpoetistan (no lackbeard) keeping track of ConvergeSouthiana while reminding us of the importance of his majoral candidacy and his future mayoralty. May he bring peace and macrobiotic food to Blogsboro.

Don’t Question Us! - The Conservative Alternative

Tidbits from ConvergeSouth - Erik Huey

ConvergeSouth Liveblog III - Mama's Bloggin

Hello world! - David Jordan Jr. (currently inchoate)

ConvergeSouth first looks - Ben (the Wizard) Hwang

Attytood's Southern strategy - Will Bunch (who had graced us from Philadelphia)

BCR at ConvergeSouth today - Bull City Rising (Durham)

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