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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dear Twitter: Don't Break YouTube Video Shortened Links

Dear @twitter,

Why do you display shortened links, shared from YouTube, like this one as…?

When you click the share button on YouTube, the pre-filled in tweet looks like this:

But when it gets to Twitter, you've changed it to look like this:

Note: I changed the lame auto generated "Check this out ---" to [Video]

If someone copies and pastes that link, it will break.

Here, I'll show you:


Please don't do this.

Thank you,

Preparing for with Producer Dave Sobol at #thepulse

I had a great time yesterday at The Pulse Network, preparing for my first live show.

My producer, Dave Sobol, and I worked on the show open, the rundown, and the inner workings of the studio.

The View from the Anchor Desk at #thepulse Network

I've wanted to be able to work on a show where all I have to do is walk in, sit down, and do the show, but the fact is, there's hours of show prep that go into making a broadcast.

Especially for my first show where I'm still setting everything up. on #thepulse

I'm looking forward to Thursday at 2:30 Eastern and I hope you'll be able to watch live and join in on Twitter using the #ThePulse hashtag.

Times to Watch
The World Clock for

LocationLocal timeTime zone
Boston (U.S.A. - Massachusetts)Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 2:30:00 PMUTC-4 hours EDT
Austin (U.S.A. - Texas)Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 1:30:00 PMUTC-5 hours CDT
San Francisco (U.S.A. - California)Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:30:00 AMUTC-7 hours PDT
London (U.K. - England)Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 7:30:00 PMUTC+1 hour BST
Corresponding UTC (GMT)Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 18:30:00

Coordinated Universal Time - the international basis for other time zones. Same time as for GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and Zulu time. Note that United Kingdom is not on GMT during summer.

World Clock on the web. is going to be real-time experiment in audience interaction.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Facebook Brought Back the Video Button

Thank you Facebook for bringing back the VIDEO button.

When you click this video button you can either record a video with your webcam, or upload a pre-recorded video.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Wallee: iPad Wall Mount

When I saw The Wallee I knew it would be a great wall mount solution for the iPad.

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation - Photo Frame

I ordered (1) Wallee and (2) Mounting Disks.

Here's how the initial installation went:

The Wallee: How NOT to InstallThe Wallee: How NOT to InstallThe Wallee: How NOT to Install

After attaching the Mounting Disk to the wall and then attaching the Wallee, something was wrong. I'd installed the Mounting Disk so that the locking plate looked like an X. That was wrong. It's supposed to look like a + sign.

Here's the second try at installing the Wallee:

The Wallee: Installation (Step 1)

The Wallee: Installation (Step 2)

The Wallee: Installation (Step 3)

The Wallee: Installation (Step 3 Complete)

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation

Here are some alternate views of the completed installation:

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation - Extended Side View

The Wallee: Kitchen Installation - Stock Report

I also installed one in the Den:

The Wallee: Den Installation

The Wallee: Den Installation

The Wallee: Den Installation

Same iPad. Very easy to move around.

Hey look, my Kitchen/Den Installation Wallee pictures made it onto the Wallee blog!

Thanks guys.

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