Saturday, May 31, 2008

The TechSet Presents: Internet Week NYC | Internet Geek Girl

The TechSet Presents: Internet Week NYC

rooftop.jpgThe TechSet does Manhattan! We started in LA, hit Silicon Valley and San Fran, and now we are in the Big Apple during Internet Week!

Internet Week is spotlighting the influential and expanding Web community in New York and The TechSet is all set to contribute. Join me and Brian Solis, bub.blicio.us and PR 2.0, as together, we celebrate The TechSet, the people who are actively defining the new Web landscape and contributing to the lucrative and industry-defining social economy along the way.

The TechSet is everywhere, online and offline. The TechSet is you.

On Saturday afternoon, we’re going to bring the rooftop parties from the West Coast to the Right Coast while bringing together NY-based entrepreneurs and those in town for Internet Week. Special guests from the blogosphere as well as VCs, developers, and founders will take over the rooftop of the stylish Hotel Gansevoort in the chic part of NY made popular by the Sex and the City franchise – well, we’ll take over what we can!

Who said techies can’t be glamorous too!

But wait, there’s more. Co-authors Geoff Livingston and Brian Solis will also be signing copies of Now is Gone. Bring your book if you have it, otherwise books will be available for $10 on-site.

See you chic peeps next Saturday!

The TechSet Presents: Internet Week NYC | Internet Geek Girl

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Paramount silencing portions of Indiana Jones in theaters?

 

Adrian McCarthy says:

While at the cinema yesterday, I read a notice posted by the box office that Paramount has intentionally silenced bits of the soundtrack of _Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull_ in order to deter and track piracy. The notice acknowledged that the momentary silences were annoying but that it was out of their control. Basically it said, please don't bug the manager if the sound drops out, unless it lasts more than a minute.

I searched this morning, but I can't find any mention of this on the web. I was going to snap a picture of the notice to post on my blog, but my cell phone battery had died--and I probably would have been chased off by a security guard.

Blanking out chunks of audio seems a rather crude way of watermarking the film. Once again, it's the paying customers who suffer.

For reference, it was the Regal Cinema at Hacienda Crossing in Dublin, California. I was there to see Speed Racer in IMAX, so I didn't directly witness tampering with Indiana Jones.


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Paramount silencing portions of Indiana Jones in theaters?

» Hard Rockin’ Bear Takes a few Laps in Hotel Pool from the Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.

And I thought it was only in northern New Jersey that you had to worry about this stuff.  But then maybe this was one of Disney's Country Bears on vacation from the Magic Kingdom. With the cost of gas, he was just vacationing local this year.

» Hard Rockin’ Bear Takes a few Laps in Hotel Pool Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

View from my Office Window

 

Met the new neighbors to today. They were taking their kids for a walk pass my office window.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Welcome to Monday continued

Seems like old times today. Weather is like it was in Florida when a tropical storm would pass over. The trees outside my office window are at an angle with each wind gust.  The rain is coming down in sheets.  Then all goes quiet for a while and then starts all over.  The power has flickered several times so far (I'm on UPS for everything in my office).  Nice having a window to see what is going for a change, as I haven't had one most of my working life.  Roads are flooded through out the state and all the major roads are speed restricted for the wind.  There is talk of stopping trucks and high profile vehicles on the Parkway and Turnpike.  This to will pass and spring will return.  I look at this as just a heavy spring rain and at least my job is indoors where I am warm and dry.

Welcome to Monday

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NEW CASTLE-KENT DE-DE BEACHES-QUEEN ANNE`S-CAROLINE- SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM- GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND- ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC- COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-DE-PHILADELPHIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.WILMINGTON.DOVER.REHOBOTH BEACH.
CENTREVILLE.DENTON.SOMERVILLE.NEW BRUNSWICK.FREEHOLD.
SANDY HOOK.TRENTON.PENNSVILLE.GLASSBORO.CAMDEN.
CHERRY HILL.MOORESTOWN.MOUNT HOLLY.JACKSON.MILLVILLE.
HAMMONTON.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE.OCEAN CITY.ATLANTIC CITY.
LONG BEACH ISLAND.WHARTON STATE FOREST.MEDIA
935 AM EDT MON MAY 12 2008

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON.

STRONG LOW PRESSURE ORGANIZING SE OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA WILL STRENGTHEN A BIT MORE & THEN LIFT NE TODAY. WIND WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH HAVE OCCURRED & ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE AS THE LOW STRENGTHENS & THEN LIFTS NORTHEAST.
WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES & SOME POWER LINES.ESPECIALLY IN ANY AREAS WHERE THE GROUND IS SATURATED.

THE WIND ADVISORY MIGHT NEED TO BE EXTENDED LATER INTO THIS AFTERNOON & INTO EARLY THIS EVENING ALONG COASTAL AREAS PENDING ON HOW QUICKLY THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES OFFSHORE.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT.
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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TFG

Friday, May 09, 2008

Last of the Geese

 
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More Geese

 
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Geese along the river

 

Real geese (not Canadian) living along the Delaware.
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Crossing the Delaware

 

This is the bridge that I cross everyday on the to my onsite project in Bucks County PA. This time though was after our Special Day Assembly for dinner at The Lambertville Station. Its a converted train station that now serves fine food. Dinner was wonderful.
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