A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera
via Sprint PCS Vision
[update]: Want to see my secret wireless blog test site?
Still tweakingSince there has been a lot of talk about photoblogs lately, I've added a section for archives of my sidebar photoblog. My only objection to the photoblog (or fotoblog) NYT article is that it makes it sound as if posting photos to blogs is a new thing. Perhaps it's the thought of only posting photos to blogs that is new but that's not either. Perhaps it's the advent of mobile camera phones make this the hot new blog angle. Photos, audio, video it's all good blog fodder. What is a blog post, anyway?
It's the kind of progress that happens when you wake up the next morning and have to take a shower, so you go to the bathroom, only to discover that this co-op has communal showers, and someone is already in there, and it's a boy. But you have to shower, so off go the clothes and into the shower you go, and this naked boy very politely introduces himself as he's soaping his hair, and he asks, 'What's your name?'An exerpt from Penguin's Progress, which was even funnier with hand gestures when the above writer and I discussed this over lunch today. To include in the next version of Blogger, hand gestures.
I'm prolific... at workCraig Silverstein of Google told the crowd at ETech that we released an internal version of Blogger in Google. I thought I would tell you a bit about it since it's been interesting and helpful for us in our recent development efforts.
Remarkably, we tailored our internal version of Blogger for Google by the end of our fifth week in our new digs. For short 'Blogger in Google' is BIG. A tip for all you smaller web services who get purchased by larger companies, release an internal tool that your co-workers can't live without! Sure, we went from answering tech support for the masses (Blogger Pro, et all) to answering tech support questions in the lunch line but it's been worth it. Our public version of Blogger will benefit from this round the clock scrutiny. All in all it's been a lot of fun, plus I didn't quite make the blogging A-list the first time around, but I have a second shot at work. My internal blog, The Shellen Conspiracy, has certainly seen much more attention than shellen.com in recent months, sorry. :( It's just that I can be a bit more open in my internal blog. I think I'm still finding my balance between what can be blogged here and what I keep as competitive info.
If you want to hear more about BIG, I'm giving the June 10th Keynote: 'Where Weblogs Matter' at the ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies Conference in Boston. If you can't make it to Boston, I'll be speaking about Blogger at the eLearning Forum meeting this Friday morning in Mountain View. Hope to see you there.
I think Blogger is perhaps an Orange CowPermission marketing master, Seth Godin just released a new book 'Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable'. For a limited time, Seth will throw in a copy of his 99-page eBook '99 Cows' in PDF form if you send him your electronic receipt. Details at Seth's blog.
[update: Seth says go ahead and download the companion PDF from any old place, like this one. Wouldn't hurt to buy the book either. :) ]
Salam (back by proxy)Our man in Baghdad, Salam Pax is back! Go, read, now!
Since Salam has limited access he sent his posts to a fellow blogger, Diana Moon, as Word documents and she has kindly posted them. Amazing stuff.