Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Passed Out

Passed Out
Passed Out,
originally uploaded by brikmaster.
Yeah, I have no shame. I took pictures of my wife when she was super pregnant with triplets and put them on the Internets. So figuring that turnabout is fairplay I found these pictures she took of me and I think that this is a good example of a typical morning at our house.


I picked up a Sidekick yesterday. I think I have seen four or five different people with one of these in the last 30 days, and mind you they weren't super connected geeks like myself. I'll drop a review later. I have to say it's really funny to be walking around right now with a Sony Ericsson P910, an LG 6000 for using Rabble, and a Sidekick.

Where 2.0

Fascinating conference. I am running between sessions and other meetings I had previously set up, wishing I could sit in sessions all day. I'll recap some of the highlights later.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

iTunes Podcasting support

I downloaded the new version today. The flavor of the podcast directory is decidedly Adam Curry and general commercial like BBC etc. As someone into music podcasting I was bummed to see there were only 17 music shows. Accident Hash, from CC Chapman who is heading up the Podshow Music network makes sense as he is an early player and has a good show. The Biddies? Yuck. But that's my opinion. Coverville? A good show but a serious lawsuit waiting to happen. I can't believe that Apple has that one in there. They should talk to their lawyers...

Monday, June 27, 2005

On The Road, Grokster and Where 2.0

On The Road, Grokster and Where 2.0Ok, my 4th consecutive business day in LA. That's back and forth way too many times. Its been a good time though. Unfortunately it's been in the car and not the train as I needed some flexibility. This morning I had heard that the Supreme Court was done for the session and I knew that there were some important rulings that I wanted to hear about, I just didn't remember which ones. Duh! Grokster. Wow! I can't wait to read the opinion. I have heard mixed interpretations on the radio and in phone calls with people like " " Joe a .

Back in San Diego tomorrow and then off to " where " Where 2.0 a . Stay tuned.,

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Technical Difficulties - New Features

Technical Difficulties - New FeaturesI checked out Bloglines the other day and saw that I had made a whole lot of posts and I didn't recall what was going on. When I looked at the post I saw some strange pictures and things that I hadn't put up. I then realized that we are just a couple of days from rolling out some new features on Rabble. So for those patient readers of this blog a quick heads up.

Early next week we should be rolling out integration of Blogger and Live Journal with Rabble. What does that mean? Well for one, I am going to be importing a whole bunch of content from this blog into my Rabble account. People on Rabble will be able to see these posts alongside the posts I create on Rabble. The other thing, which I think is even cooler, is that when I post on this blog, the content will go to Rabble. When I post to Rabble, the content will show up here.

If you see any weirdness just know that this is what's going on. We have a lot of other really cool features and things going down in the coming weeks as well.,

Thursday, June 23, 2005

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EngageMy friend Neil works at a new dating site that soft launched last night. It is called " " Engage a . I haven't had a chance to check it out, but next week when I am up in SF I look forward to hearing all about it. I am sure there are some particular twists that will make it interesting.,

AMP Relaunch

AMP RelaunchAs I alluded to in my last podcast there was a bit of a separation of some of the early members of AMP ( " " Association of Music Podcasting a ) as there were some personality conflicts and the normal crap you get in a fledgling organization. I am still a fan of those who left and I think for their own in idual reasons it made sense in each case and I completely understand and support their decisions. Part of that separation resulted in a change of technical responsibilities that necessitated a dormant period on the AMP site.

Well no more. Please come by and check out the almost 40 awesome music podcasts covering just about every genre and style from all over the world. We have a lot of awesome deals in the hopper and expect to be making a lot of noise really soon.

If you are a podcast fan and want to see THE music place for podcasting, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.,

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


ODEOI am starting to play around a bit with ODEO. Very cool. More later...,

The $250 Million Radio Show #24

After a long hiatus, Show #24 is here. Credits are here.

New Technorati

New TechnoratiCheck out the new " " Technorati a . It seems like they have made some really good improvements. I haven;t checked the result sets yet and I am sure that there probably are continuing problems in that area, but I am excited to see where they go.,

Monday, June 20, 2005

Rabble in New York Times

Rabble in New York TimesWe had a really nice write up here today.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Triplet Baptism

Triplet BaptismIt's Friday and still no podcast. Maybe tonight. This weekend every relative on the planet is descending on our house to witness the baptism of our triplets, Mallory, Tucker and Brit. It should be great fun. I'll definitely post a bunch of pics.,

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Silicon Valley

Silicon ValleySpending the day traveling again.,

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo and Liberty

I was glad to see that the husband of Terry Schiavo was vindicated in the autopsy results. Whether or not the results had come out the way they ultimately did, I still find myself terribly disturbed by the erosion of personal liberty in this country and the apparent lack of a voice standing up for personal liberty. I say to the government, I will pay my taxes and obey the laws. Just stay out of my house and my personal matters. Does anybody else miss this emphasis? Democrats? Republicans? Somebody?

Painfully Busy

Unfortunately I have been so busy with Rabble that I haven't been blogging regularly or reading my feeds or even letting a podcast fly. I expect that I will get a breather soon, but in the meantime I definitely plan to put out a new $250 Million Radio Show today or tomorrow. More commentary on Edge of the Network media very soon.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Travel Log - Redmond

The rain cleared and revealed a gorgeous day for Seattle. I spent the morning in town in meetings and headed out to Redmond for our afternoon meetings. Redmond has such a weird vibe. A beautiful setting which is the headquarters of the most successful company in the US in the last 30 years or so. Its amazing to see the lush malls popping out of the forests. It feels like today is going to be a good day. I fly home later tonight.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


I am in Seattle. I was shocked when I landed. It was raining a little bit. Hmmm. Seems unusual for spring. Oh well, I love this town. I'll forgive it...

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Product Launches

Product launches are really cool. I guess I mean objectively cool because something came from nothing. The hardwork and time and all the stress and other stuff isn't very cool. But it's clearly a part of the process. Rabble turns a week old in a couple of hours and it has been an awesome week for us at Intercasting. I fly to Seattle tomorrow for a couple of days of meetings and hope to blog about some of my normal stuff during the downtime.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Channel Derrick

I forgot to say, if you are on Rabble subscribe to me on Channel Derrick. Shortly we will be rolling out integration from Rabble to Blogger and Live Journal, so look for some Rabble posts here later.


I am spending a couple of days in Seattle this week for meetings. More later.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Mobile Homesteading

When we set up the Intercasting site I had intended to start migrating more of my posting to our company blog. I think I am going to try to do that more and more when talking about our specific company issues that may bleed over into the usual stuff I like to blog about. So without further to do, my first Intercasting post can be found here. Please check it out - a small slice is below:

"With that in mind, we embarked this week on the creation of a mobile community built around the premise that at the intersection of all types of user generated content and sophisticated personal media devices are the elements of a new and exciting community of users willing to create and share their media."


Rabble launched on Verizon earlier this week on a subset of our handsets. You can see the information on our site. More to come this week! Check out What's New or Get Messaging to get a copy of the application.

A little news...

We launched. We are keeping it a bit quiet because we haven't rolled out all of our handsets (11 of 22). We will make some noise next week. Have a nice weekend.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Rabble at BREW

We are showing people Rabble at the BREW Conference in San Diego yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you are in town come by and check it out.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Travel Log - SF and Silcon Valley

Got back last week on Friday from the East Coast. It was a great trip despite the horrible weather. We have been doing a quick and dirty VC trip in advance of our launch and it has been a generally fun experience getting to know a bunch of smart people and trying to understand how you would include them in your company.

The weekend involved a lot of family time as my wife is returning to work after six months at home with the triplets. We spent a lot of time with the kids and took the triplets out to their first party at our friends Bruce and Darcy.

We spent the last day running around SF and Silicon Valley for part of our west coast trip and again really enjoyed the conversations and the people. Somewhere in the middle of this I got a nasty cold that isn't helping considering how busy we are.

Today is BREW conference which should be really interesting as we have a lot of interest in our product.