Wednesday, March 30, 2005

VCL Media Player

The VideoLAN project targets multimedia streaming of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and DivX files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on a high-bandwidth IPv4 or IPv6 network in unicast or multicast under many OSes. VideoLAN also features a cross-platform multimedia player, VLC, which can be used to read the stream from the network or display video read locally on the computer under all GNU/Linux flavours, all BSD flavours, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, Solaris, QNX, Familiar Linux...

Saturday, March 26, 2005

flickr :: revenge of the humans

Yahoo has purchased Flickr -- essentially a web community that shares and tags photos. In Flickr terms a tag is a category attached by a human (probably).
Here are the flickr results for graffiti.
Real humans attach their notion of meaning to photos they upload. Suddenly I have a few tens of thousands of photographers working for me. I'm a photo editor!
Not only that, I have a chance to integrate with grafedia by posting a picture of my own (or your) grafedia, posting it to flickr and tagging it 'graffiti'.
How cool is that?
The possible synergy with google's adsense is interesting -- a photographer has the chance to use adsense (money for google) to sell photos on flickr (money for yahoo) thus making money for the photographer. Will photographer's hijack flickr?

Friday, March 25, 2005


What a great way to explore space and space. Geourl maps physical space to blogspace -- look at a map of our planet & click on an area of of interest. Geourl answers with urls from that place.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Kite boarding south padre island

Its official.
I'm headed to South Padre on May 12th for 4 days of lessons. South Padre has miles of flat water, steady winds. Fine. It also has flat shallow water - 3 to 5 feet deep - for miles. That, I think, will make a safe learning environment.
Now I just have to learn the right wind dances...

Creative Commons :: Yahoo and A9

Larry Lessig's comments on the Yahoo announcement/release suggest a lot more than improved search...
...and A9 is up to something as well with the ability to add creative commons as a search target.

What is it about the yahoo support that has Larry so excited?
Dammed if I know, so I'll investigate. LL is not likely to be getting money under the table from yahoo, so there is probably some beef to be found.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

grafedia :: link the planet

You will need:
  • a cell phone
  • a blue marker
  • a bit of spark
Feel frisky!