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Where the hell is Matt

I know I know, it has been around for a while but I love it anyway. Just bumped into it at Vimeo.


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

 

Why didn't I think of doing that 10 years ago ...

Source: from Matt
on Vimeo

Who said bigger men can't be sexy ...

Great work Mahalo team and I for one couldn't be happier with your choice!

 

Source: Mahalo Daily

Mobile Webcamp this weekend

Timeshifting galore

Veronica rocks!

Somehow they manage to melt present, past and future ...

 

Source: Via someones tweet

Early adopters, oof I made the cut

Any of you who don’t Twitter yet ... it’s official, your not early adopters. Don’t beleive me ... it’s true, Scoble said so: "Scobleizer: Anyone who joins Twitter after today is not an early adopter. So, not interesting for me to follow."

I know I know, that’s neither here nor there but for the first time I do think I grock Scobble. I always wondered his comepetitions with the likes of Leo Laporte and Jason Calacanis for the most folowers/fans on every network. But he is really conecting with his audience and he is a pioneer. I like him a lot and hope he continues, I’ll keep following him ;-)

 

Source: Scoble on the wab
Scoble on Twitter

Barcamp G(h)ent 29-03-2008

As much as we missed Peter Forret at Barcamp, I must say his legacy is save, this BC was very wel organised, an amzing location with too many gadgets and some very motivated people.

I enjoyed the different sessions I attended.

My presentation wasn't the smoothest I ever did, but I guess that's what you get for making the pres in half an hour ... But I loved the discussion afterwards. That means that this is probably a good topic for our panel on the next EuroIA summit. To bad we couldn't continue the discussion but I do hope some of you join us at the Brussels IA Beer hour.

I promised the attendees to add some links here to the different sources I used:

GS1 thanks Joe!

OpenSpime en de presentatie die ik gebruikte.

Cabel's article

 

We Think

An other cool animation. Not only the format, the content is pretty cool too. It's just amazing to see all this stuff, I just listened to the Cluetrain Manifesto again via Audible, more relevant then ever!

 

Source: Bart

Twitter? What happens between blogs and mail ...

I admit, I like Twitter but how to explain it to you sceptical and techilliterate ....

I found the solution on Geekbrief, thanks Cali!

So check out episode 325 of Geekbrief @ geekbrief.tv

Or check out the site of the guys who create these amaizing video’s.

Or ... here  you go via Youtube of course:

 

 

You can  find more of their work on Youtube on their own page: http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever. I really like the wiki one, haven't heard the rest but will soon!

Source: Geekbrief
Commoncraft

Jobhunting

 You see everyone finds a job that fit’s them like a  glove!

 

Here’s the trailer but you can download the film here or watch it on Boing Boing tv (who have a lot more great content)

 Actually, here's the whole film ...

 

 

Seems I have jobsearching on my mind ... oh help!

Source: Boing Boing TV

Tumble blog

Hey, to whoever reads this ;-)

I’m about to launch a professional blog on lancre-woods.com, my company site and as I was exploring and trying stuff out I stumbled upon tumblr. I’m trying a tumble log and may replace this blog with it, what do yo think, should I?

Check out my tumble blog here

Thanks for any feedbacks or comments!

 

 

Source: tumblr

Original advertising ...

I hope you all know hugh macleod ...

He's a blogger and Cartoonist at www.gapingvoid.com and a regular on podcasts such as the Gillmore gang.  

He's been working with South African wine make Stromhoek, designing their labels and now doing a roadtrip with them, going to Tesco's all over the UK to draw Valentine cards on the spot and promote their Valentine Rosé.

I just like the idea and hope it' a succes ...

Source: gapingvoid

Spoiled girls

And a different but equally great marketing idea ...

I’m not telling you who from, watch the videos and you’ll discover!

 

 

Nee echt, ik ben niet verwend…

Maar doe toch maar een andere…

En tot slot…

Source: Autoblog.nl

Hiring a webdeveloper?

Some usefull tips from Ze Frank to help you identify the real thing from the wanabees ...

Source: The Show

Belgium papers sue Google and win

I don’t know if anyone has followed this story but I thought I’d let you kow anyway.
Here is the article in Searchengineguide.com

In summary: a group of French and German language publications in Belgium have sued Google as they think they should get paid because Google uses their copyright content in news.google.be. Particullarly they object to the content that is no longer online on their own sites, or requires payment,  showing up thanks to Google’s Cache.
Google didn’t even bother to show up in court and has removed the publications from their index and has published the judgement on their homepage. The result can be seen here  www.google.be

And here’s a more detailed article from Searchenginewhatch.com on the subject including an interview with the organisations’ top woman.

In short what they realy want is to be in Google but to get paid for it ... talk about whishfull thinking. That’s why they don’t want to use a robot.txt.

This proves once again that some people in some countries still don’t get the internet ... I’m curious to find out what the impact on their traffic will be now that they can not be found in Google anymore.

As a flemish Belgian I’m happy our local publications haven’t followed suite and I can still find their stuff online.

Do you think other countries/publications will be stupid enough to follow this example?

Filip

(Mail I sent to the ORG mailing list)

Source: Search Engine Guide,
Search Engine Watch,
The open rights group

The show

For those of you who haven’t discoverded Ze Frank yet, check out his show, aptly called "the show"

Click on the big baby to see him in action.

I particullarly like his comments on our mate Bill and his Foundation, something about having the right experience to go and fight Virusses ... have a look I’can’t say it the way he does!

I’ve heard him do his thing during PopTech, but this time around he made it all the way to Gillmor Daily


PS: check out his definition of a terorist in the eposide of 21/06/06 : "Terrorists are desperate assholes who see no institutionalised recourse to address their grievances so they resort to random acts of violence in order to instil fear in the general population" ... "That's messed up ... "
anyway watch it, sounds funnier then it reads.

Source: Ze Frank
Gillmor Daily

CD&V & NVA show their true color ...

and it’s grey for bland and ... what’s the colour for STUPID?

Today our proud Flemish government has made a new agreement proposal for our national TV/media company, VRT.

(ed.: Apparently this rant warranted a re-write ... sorry Paul)

So just some background to start with ...
As most of you know Belgium is a bit of a complex country in which several cultures, with different languages are trying to live together. And while some of us think we should try to do this in Harmony, others just want to split the country up. I have a fundamental dislike of nationalism, as I think it's usually based on wrong motivations, fear, ignorance, ... But I have no problem with some national pride, I'm Belgian, I'm proud of Jacques Brel, I'm Flemish, which makes me proud of Hugo Claus or other cultural icons. So when the Flemish nationalists, who share the power in Flanders with the Christian Democrats, take measures against our local national media company, it annoys me, I'd even say it pisses me of and leads to rants ...

So what are they doing wrong?
Well, we have a small market for localised content, good programs have a maximum potential audience of 20 million Dutch speakers in Belgium and Holland. Since the media market was opened in the late 80's the national broadcaster has been in competition with commercial stations. This has caused some changes, advertising was introduced, ...

So for a while the commercial stations were leading the way even though they mainly buy shows from the US or concepts that they localise. Very few good local content was produced.

The current administrator of the VRT changed that and since 2002 (nl) the public broadcaster has taken the lead again. How did he do that? By making good TV! And by using their funds to build a cluster of small, creative production, effects, program companies. Some of these have grown to international fame. They exist because the initial boost they got from the national TV.

I like this approach, motivate companies to make good product which put's them on the map, locally but, through awards and international sales, also globally! A whole industry exists in Belgium thanks to this outsourcing policy.

So now they want to go Digital, start 8 channels, basically following the BBC model. (The discussion on the need for 8 channels is for an other post) And if they take the same approach of outsourcing this might give another boost to a whole range of young technology companies .

So what so our proud nationalist politicians do ... they cut the administrators wings, one digital channel only, one fifth of the budget for the next five years, ... Basically they put their trust in the commercial guys to create content and progress and want the national public broadcaster not to be to ... ambitious for lack of a better word. 

So, this is where this stream of conscience burst bellow came from.


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Today our proud Flemish government has made a new agreement proposal for our national TV/media company, VRT.
The manager wants to launch 8 digital channels over the next 5 years and asks for 500 mill €
The politicians propose 1 (ONE) digital channel and 91 mill € for the next 5 years.

These guys have partnered with a nationalist party, actually their guy (my absolute least favourite Belgian politician) is responsible for media ...
And where do they get their inspiration ...
The management form the VRT form the BBC
The Flemish nationalist, christian politicians ... from F’N berlusconi (note the lack of capital!)
Who would you prefer for inspiration?

And they kill the national broadcast company, the primary distribution channel for Flemish culture (way to go for favour nationalists!) in favour of the commercial channels who manage to make dreadful soaps and run American series and B movies. The commercial channels have not been able to compete while the national broadcaster which has been selling several programs and concepts internationally, as they are so innovative and creative and has been winning awards all over the place.

On top of that the approach of the VRT has proven to be a driver for our economy, launching several production and special effects companies that are now players in the world market, as has been proven the last 10 years,

I’m so pissed of, I COULD SCREAM. These guys are bound to win in the next election, the people get the government they deserve, what the hell have we done wrong to deserve these idiots.

Peace Out, America, I’m coming back. (Can you imagine, I’d rather live trough an other couple of years under an idiot as Bush as these hypocrites and idiots.r wants to launch 8 digital channels over the next 5 years and asks for 500 mill €
The politicians propose 1 (ONE) digital channel and 91 mill € for the next 5 years.

These guys have partnered with a nationalist party, actually their guy (my absolute least favourite Belgian politician) is responsible for media ...
And where do they get their inspiration ...
The management form the VRT form the BBC
The Flemish nationalist, christian politicians ... from F’N berlusconi (note the lack of capital!)
Who would you prefer for inspiration?

And they kill the national broadcast company, the primary distribution channel for Flemish culture (way to go for favour nationalists!) in favour of the commercial channels who manage to make dreadful soaps and run American series and B movies. The commercial channels have not been able to compete while the national broadcaster which has been selling several programs and concepts internationally, as they are so innovative and creative and has been winning awards all over the place.

On top of that the approach of the VRT has proven to be a driver for our economy, launching several production and special effects companies that are now players in the world market, as has been proven the last 10 years,

I’m so pissed of, I COULD SCREAM. These guys are bound to win in the next election, the people get the government they deserve, what the hell have we done wrong to deserve these idiots.

Peace Out, America, I’m coming back. (Can you imagine, I’d rather live trough an other couple of years under an idiot as Bush as these hypocrites and idiots.

An other vid ... web 2.0 to the max

Anyone still has a copy of buzzword bingo at hand?

Barcamp Brussels: Blogging tool comparison

Luc Van Braekel compares Wordpress, Drupal and Nucleus (URL wasn’t working at the time of publishing) as alternatives for bloggers.

For beginners the score is  8 - 5 - 8
For intermediate users        5 - 5 - 6
For advanced users            4 -10 - 4

Maarten from 6Apart was in the room and I’m sure he would have liked Movable type to be in the mix ...

Barcamp Brussels: Drupal

Dries, the man himself, Buytaert presents Drupal.


i've followed what he's doing for a while and have adviced  many people to use Drupal based on my "research" but having had a demo and heard Dries talk I just want to use it myself. It looks great, really great, ... after 10 years in content management, trust me it looks great!

And, by the way, thanks Dries for coming to my presentation too, I'd love to get your opinion on icogs one day ...