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Finally, a minor contribution

One of my favorite passtimes is to listen to a podcast called the Dawn and Drew Show. And let me tell you when you join their message board you begin the understand the value of Listener Generated Content. Adam Curry has benefited from this too with his podcast Daily Source Code. I’ve sent a few emails at different times to Adam, one of which got a mention on his show. Sometimes, I fall so far behind in listening to the shows I don’t feel I can make a legitimate contribution. I’ve been doing a lot better recently keeping up with Dawn and Drew episodes so I threw together this little ditty in Photoshop:Peanuts Dawn and Drew

Hopefully, the next step would be a good phone line comment about something happening recently in one of the episodes. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself. Little steps, little baby steps.

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Word 2007 test post

I’m recommitting myself to my podcast, Carpet Bomberz Inc. I’ve been too timid in publishing regular podcasts due to worries over whether or not I had waited long enough for interesting things to happen in my life in order to report on them. I have been reading Michael Geoghagen’s book Podcast Solutions in the early chapters where Geoghagen says to follow your bliss when it comes to the topic of the podcast. While I admit to being somewhat vain, and like reporting one what’s been going on, something more topic driven might prove to be a better vehicle for me podcasting-wise. I ran through about 20 topics, some of them related to musings about how certain inventions could have been improved, some of them comedic attempts at story telling, and others just straight discoveries of some obscure techno logia (technology and nostalgia). This list will now be the driving force for this next phase of the podcast. I’m going to also follow some other pointers like registering a domain name and putting a WordPress blog into production to support the Podcast. Blogposts, podcasts, Flickr galleries, del.icio.us tags will all combine into what will be a base for some Google Adsense banner ads for the Blog. If Adam Curry, Dawn and Drew can do it so can I. All I’m looking to do is support the cost of the website, domain registration and pay for the audio equipment I’ve already amassed, and nothing more. Fame is not an option.

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Test of Contribute and WordPress

linktribution CSTB

I just wanted to see if this would work. It appears that Contribute 4 from Adobe has three main pre-configured blog authentications setup in in it. Blogger, Typepad, and WordPress. Since I’m testing this WordPress blog, I thought I would devote a few entries to interoperability of the new Contribute and WordPress. So far so good. It seems pretty seamless, but it duplicates a lot of the web interface within WordPress. So I don’t know if it’s easier or not. It may be the case that hardcore Contribute users would easily move between blogs and websites due to the integration. But I doubt you’re going to get one to start using a blog simply because it supposed to be easier to use Contribute. It doesn’t hide the forms heavy interface of just about every templating/blogging/content management software out on the Internets.

And to my New Media Centers compatriot on Prince Edward Island: Can’t Stop the Back Channel! Link-tribution you all!

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Test no. 3

Since I first fired up this Blog to tryout WP2.0 I haven't tried very hard to put it through its paces. Some things like plug-ins are what I find most facinating about WP2.0. I know some big bloggin websites that have relied heavily on plug-ins for their functionality. What plug-ins do you think are the most valuable for folks running blogs off of WP2.0?

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What does WP have that bloglines doesn’t?

I’ve felt like a lost and forgotten orphan sitting over on Bloglines, I just wish someone could combine all the development and openness of WP with Bloglines and combine the RSS reading along with RSS reading/commenting. So now is the time to try out a hosted version of wordpress and see what it’s got.