Archive for July, 2006



Podshow Peeves Podcasting Peeps

Looks like Todd Cochrane, Dave, Michael Goeghegen and few others are a bit annoyed about Podshow‘s methods of feed presentation. Hmmm :/

I’ve got in touch with Todd and Michael to see what they think of the podcast.com presentation of their feeds. GeekNewsCentral and ReelReviews
I’ve had trouble logging in and getting my account activation key to look inside.

Meanwhile, I wrote a blogging tool for inside SL (not finished yet – but close – I had a brainwave that I jumped on), in between sorting out some cool new bits and bobs for podcast.com – all related ;)

Amanda is Unboomed

Looks like Andrew Baron and Amanda Congdon have parted ways on Rocketboom. I’m sure many subscribers will tune over to Amanda’s ‘Unboomed’ feed – if that happens. And I can’t see her having a problem finding someone to point a camera her way. To many people, Amanda was RocketBoom and no doubt is responsible for so many viewers. It will be interesting to see what Andrew does with the RocketBoom brand. Maybe that’s where the disagreement laid.

I would hazard a guess that Amanda has had a big offer she can’t refuse.

Podtech maybe?

UPDATE: It turns out that Andrew found out about it the same way we all did. Ouch.

Ken Lay dies

Wow. I was only just watching Mark Cuban’s ‘The Smartest Guys in The Room‘ on the way home.

Apparently he died of a ‘massive heart attack’.

Atom and RSS – again…

A response to this post from the lead engineer at Amazon.

Does Atom support enclosures. And multiple ones at that?
If so, I would look at creating a toolset to podcast in both formats.

However, that does not mean feeds won’t be broken. So many publishing tool are broken. RSS is ’simpler’ than atom.

If you could show me an example of a podcastable feed in Atom, I’ll make a tool to publish that feed and enclosure.

I don’t want to fan a feed war, but I want to judge by trying to build a feed publishing tool which works.

Travelling to Gnomedex

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Just some clips I took while travelling from London to Seattle via San Francisco for the excellent Gnomedex conference.

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by kosso with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

BreHive RoadTrip

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The amazing Bre Pettis picked me up today and we drove out to a huge waterfall in the forest outside Seattle.

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by kosso with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Out and about in Seattle

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Off for a haircut before the opening party for Gnomedex

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by kosso with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Citizen Agency at Gnomedex

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Video of Tara Hunt and Chris Messina on stage at Gnomedex getting the ball rolling on their new bag, Citizen Agency. It sounds like they’re working with some good people, including an ex-BBC colleague of mine, Ben Metcalfe who’s their CTO and ‘Grassroots

This video was originally shared on blip.tv by kosso with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Meta Meta


Meta Meta

Originally uploaded by kosso.

A photo taken while at Gnomedex of Flickr displaying a photo taken by Steve Lacey of my laptop while in Second Life, looking at photos from Gnomedex while sat in the auditorium at Gnomedex. Woo – weiiiiiird.
Even weirder still, i was outside in between sessions chatting to Steve and we were talking about Second Life and he mentioned about someone doing something around the podcaster places in Second Life at a place called the Bluggcast something – I said “Ha! That was ME!”

Me so meta


Who is this ‘kosso’ anyway?

I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

There are currently over 1000 happy and helpful beta testers on the system so far and one client of a white-labelled solution.



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