Sunday, May 18, 2008

Five Tips for Stalking Me on Twitter

I recently invited some of my close friends to "follow me" on Twitter. If you aren't sure what "Twitter" is, or why you'd want to use it, watch this video, then read on...

I noticed that since my invitation went out, some of you have now joined Twitter and been following me. Here are a few tips for you to get fully in the swing with Twitter:
  1. Watch the video above.

  2. See some examples of how I'm using Twitter on my pages at and MySpace page. You can also see my Twitter updates on my blog here, just over on the right side ---> .

  3. Be sure and upload a photo to your Twitter account. Your messages are much more exciting that way. =)

  4. If you REALLY want to stalk my every step, be sure and enter your cell number and turn on "Device Updates" for me. This will send you a text message every time I blow my nose.

  5. And lastly, be sure and enter what you're doing throughout your day, either via the website or from your cell phone.
As is the case with most "social networking" type sites, the real value comes in your personal network using the system. I hope many of you will try Twitter and see if it helps us stay more "in touch," even when we don't get the chance to see each other or talk regularly.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

VP Predictions - From Tivo to YouTube

Who will John McCain choose for his Vice Presidential running mate? On Sunday, the McLaughlin Group made their predictions. (Click the video below to watch.)

Just as interesting, however, is how I created the above YouTube Video from my Tivo in just minutes.

1. My Tivo recored the McLaughlin Group (season pass).

2. I used Roxio's Toast 9 Titanium to move the program from my Tivo to my Mac, via my home network.

3. I used ScreenFlow to capture it from Tivo format and then saved it as a .mov file.

4. I uploaded the .mov file to YouTube.


PS: If you want to see how well the McLaughlin Group has been in the past with their VP predictions, watch this episode when they made predictions for Bill Clinton's running mate for 1992. Did they guess Al Gore? =)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pinheads and Patriots

Patriot: Ubuntu

See the brilliance of Ubuntu's amazing upgrading process with the screenshots I took of how easy it was for me to upgrade my Linux PC to their latest version 8.04 LTS in literally 3 clicks!

Click #1: I clicked on the update notification alert in my tool bar, bringing me to...

Click #2: I clicked the Upgrade button...

Click #3: I clicked the Start Upgrade button...

I wait a few hours (I can even keep working on my Ubuntu machine during this time), and wa-la, a beautiful new Ubuntu!


Pinheads: Linspire Management

While Ubuntu is perfecting the art of 3-click upgrading of their entire OS, halt the presses for Linspire's latest press release! You sitting down? Hold on to your hats! Here it is... Delivers Linux Users One-Click WeatherBug Software

Apparently this is what is going to make my Linspire stock worth something one day? Ughhh....


Follow-up From my Last Blog: The Dating DNA iPhone Web App was well received. Read the articles, blogs and reviews.