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100 years is a long time

… but we’re starting to see a number of Centennials that are very pertinent.  This year it’s IBM and East Cleveland’s 100 birthday parties.

Next year Shaker heights, the City Club and the West Side Market will celebrate their Centennials.  Here’s a great video IBM did.  We’re gonna start doing senior interviews.

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Getting near the end of January 2011 blogging

I’m doing a workshop on On-line tools and running a company on-line at the LaunchHouse on Monday Jan. 24th9grid

Oh Goodey – another open source, distributed social network – the AppleSeed project – it says that it started in 2004

And here’s a great post on Facebook and the one true ID

SmartGrid open source community

Identity and the Independent Web

Facebook is promoting HTML5

We want you to steal from us

Hallelujah, the Free Software Foundation supports Google and the one true open

The pirates are preparing an attack site called “Music Bay”

DreamKumo – a way to fulfill your dreams

Florida Virtual school

Virtual mentoring – by Infinite Family

Here’s something for my wife

IBM’s Centennial Film

Six Mommy and Daddy networks


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mid-January blogging ’11

Congrats to Eric Schmidt – one hell of a run!  And good luck to Larry – for sure!  Just think “Google +1

Meanwhile….. Google has taken READER off of the top menu bar!

The History of Jazz – totally coolio

Wanna see a NEO boonswoggle?  Check out IDEAcrossing. OMG!  they told me: “now that entrepreneurs can upload their business plans, they’ll be able to get funding!” That’s Cleveland for you – courtesy of JumpStart!

Where good ideas come from

We’re going to be building a Computer History exhibit at the LaunchHouse on Lee Rd – so I’m into collecting videos, trivia and artifacts – now.

Speaking of Cleveland and CWRU and the history of the software industry – here is a two part interview with Don Knuth

Coolio Appinions NFL Playoff 2011

Setting a price on selling open Gov Data – interesting points by Ton!

Been checking out Sencha – the world needs a TRUE Flash killer – namely a timeline animation/compositing editor to put an end to Flash – for good!

Ganesh is trouble shooting Macs. I guess he’s too important for us measly PC users.

Also been getting good at Prezi.com – highy recommended.

Tele-presence robots

More popular than Angry Birds

Speaking of football and tomorrow’s games – here’s something for all you beer drinkers

You want fish – we got fish!

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The Internet by numbers

courtesy of my friend Geoff Workman

107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
294 billion – Average number of email messages per day.
1.88 billion – The number of email users worldwide.
480 million – New email users since the year before.
89.1% – The share of emails that were spam.
262 billion – The number of spam emails per day (assuming 89% are spam).
2.9 billion – The number of email accounts worldwide.
25% – Share of email accounts that are corporate.

255 million – The number of websites as of December 2010.
21.4 million – Added websites in 2010.

Web servers
39.1% – Growth in the number of Apache websites in 2010.
15.3% – Growth in the number of IIS websites in 2010.
4.1% – Growth in the number of nginx websites in 2010.
5.8% – Growth in the number of Google GWS websites in 2010.
55.7% – Growth in the number of Lighttpd websites in 2010.

Domain names
88.8 million – .COM domain names at the end of 2010.
13.2 million – .NET domain names at the end of 2010.
8.6 million – .ORG domain names at the end of 2010.
79.2 million – The number of country code top-level domains (e.g. .CN, .UK, .DE, etc.).
202 million – The number of domain names across all top-level domains (October 2010).
7% – The increase in domain names since the year before.

Internet users
1.97 billion – Internet users worldwide (June 2010).
14% – Increase in Internet users since the previous year.
825.1 million – Internet users in Asia.
475.1 million – Internet users in Europe.
266.2 million – Internet users in North America.
204.7 million – Internet users in Latin America / Caribbean.
110.9 million – Internet users in Africa.
63.2 million – Internet users in the Middle East.
21.3 million – Internet users in Oceania / Australia.

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I identify with my Facebook page


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Beginning of January 2011 blogging

cartoonmew-backgroundBig shout out to Rob J for the words of support! Thanks dude!

Congrats to my old pal – Paul Martino!

Tumblr should hire Anina. In fact they should buy her out!

Victory for open source

Quora rising!

Mark Kvamme has been appointed head of Economic development for the State of Ohio.  Mark’s dad is Floyd Kvamme of Kleiner, Perkins. Mark helped found CKS – which was one of the big web production rollup plays – with Jay Tannenbaum.  OK everybody – who is Jay married to?

Streaming Live from CES – circa 2011

I hate it when green blobs are discovered in outer space!

The mathematics of beauty

Roger MacNamee on missing the boat – and not getting in on Google’s IPO. Thus begat the Facebook feeding frenzy.

Internet Radio rising.  I want to mark a song I hear on the radio, come home and upload that list.  Then when I’m ready to leave the crib, I want to download a playlist – of the moment – into my car.

PHPFog looks really interesting

I’ve been focusing on the history of the computer industry – as we’re going to set up a computer history museum at the LaunchHouse on Lee Rd.  Hopefully the Virginia Marti school will help with the exhibit.

Matt’s partying in Paris with Loic and Guy Savoy

Dinner connections

I’m having fun welcoming birthday best wishes – in r-t on Facebook.

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What a great country we live in

Crazy person starts shooting people – gun sales increase.

Glock sales shot up 60% this week.  The same thing happened after the Virginia Tech shootings.

I can’t express you how embarrassing and f*cked up this is.

These cowards hide behind the Bill of Rights – and arm gangsters – and crazy people and then fight against health care coverage!

glenn-beckAnd here’s Glenn Beck – showing what it takes to be an American and a Republican.

Yet the Democrats let them get away with it.

Who’s worse?

The hypocrites or the one’s who let them get away with it?

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R-T video rising

I’ve been a multimedia nerd for over 30 years now and I’ve been watching the evolution of real-time video calling, conferencing, narrowcasting, recording, storing, on-demand evolve.

Just today alone – in my Techmeme are:

Google embedding video in Google Docs

Salesforce buying DimDim

Skype buying Qik

Group video calling  comes to xxxx

– and the on-going evolution of NetFlix, Hulu and YouTube.

This train is leaving the station.  Most of the projects I’m involved in need embedded real-time video phone calls – inside the browser page.  We need full open APIs into the namespace, full feature set and to be able to route and match any of our calling customers – together.

May the best service win – go – give it to us – immediately!

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The Quest for a Digital City

The last post of 2010 is also the first post of 2011.  This is a pretty straight forward, simple explanation of our Digital City project.

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