Archive for April, 2007

MY on a PSP

Here is something which we’ll be opening up soon, along with registrations to!

When you get the chance to sign up at, you’re effectively creating a podcast directory of your favourite podcast subscriptions. All those will be available to you on the main site using the existing interface – through (for example)

BUT! You’ll also get to surf to on your Sony PSP to access yours and your friend’s subscriptions there. Mobile too – and more to come.

Notice the small image next to the logo – that’s my profile image 😉

Cool!! Now that’s what I can portable media.
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This will be getting a bit of an update soon, but here’s how looks on its built-in web broswer. Very fast and small pages to load, opening up a plethora of audio and video podcasts for you to subscribe to.

When you navigate to a podcast page, a simple click on the RSS icon will launch the PSP’s built-in RSS reader (‘Channels’) and ask if you want to subscribe for automatic updates.

Also, you can click the download links to supported audio and video formats and the PSP will ask if you want to download and place it into your personal mobile media library! Simple!

You can also view you podcasts is a smaller layout for mobile smartphone browsers at

Not only those, but every user who comes to to mange and share their podcast subscriptions get the bonus of a mobile and console interface for all their own stuff! Bargain!
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The outside office with N800

The N800 is perfect for those of us who just ‘have’ to stay connected to everything going on. With wifi and the Nokia N800’s easy-to-set-up Gmail client, it chimes when I get mail which I can read on the built – in web browser. All while listening to a live shoutcast stream coming from the lounge in the front of the flat.

I must say : The mobile browser here in the N800 is by far the best browser I have ever used on the portable device of this size.
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IRC on a Nokia N800

Over the weekend I looked for a quick solution to an internet relay chat interface using html rather than Java.

Once I got this running, I was able to use it on the N800, which was pretty cool.

The UI is still incomplete, but hey, it worked!! 🙂
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Chief Twit Brings UStream Down

After I saw about 630 viewers on Leo Laporte’s U-Stream of his Tech Guy show it went down. I think the UStream server did pretty well. Apparently the local one will take 1000 concurrent viewers – so now now the ‘server is full’. I hear that there is a backup for this, using a dedicated CDN provider. If you didn’t realise it, much of Chris Pirillo’s U-Stream output from Podcast Hotel has been coming form the dedicated service.

Here’s how it went down.
(BTW: Someone asked Leo to put the keyboard on his head – so he did 😉 )
I’m sure that Brad from U-Stream has more to worry about at this time – I hear a baby is imminent! Good luck with EVERYTHING!!! 🙂

UStream on a Wii!!!

Well, once I realised that I could do the Flash required to get UStream on a Nokia N800 in the previous entry, I swiftly hacked together an interface for the Wii.

I have some very interesting ideas and plans for content on mobiles and consoles. But you’re going to have to wait until I get further down the road to a ful lbeta on for that! 😉
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Live UStream video on the Nokia N800!

Wow. I really didn’t expect this to work, but it does!!

I was able to quickly create a Flash 7 file which connects to the live video being streaming from Chris Pirillo at the Podcast Hotel in San Francisco!

Gobsmacked! 😉

This is just the beginning of something very, VERY cool!
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Bye Bye Trackback

UPDATE: Disabling trackbacks didn’t work for old posts. I just got another 20 or so spambacks since writing this post. Urgh

Well, Akismet has not learnt about the hundreds of near identical trackback spam posts I have had over the past could of days. So I am disabling them all. And yes, I did report every single one of them as spam.


I’m hoping the options setting in my admin pages sets them to OFF for all previous posts made, and not just for new posts.

I reeeeeally REALLY hate spammers. It really depresses my for some reason. Something to do with the sheer f*cking futility of it all. The complete waste of energy. The annoyance. It server NO purpose, expect for the rest of the idiots out there who actually click on there things (or bots, doing the same)


[Just to let you know, I’m swearing very loudly and aggressively in my head]

It has been doing a job job at catching most spam until recently. According to others I read, the same is happening there too. Something’s up, Watson!

Akismet Spam – WAKE UP!!!!

Now, those of us who use the excellent WordPress are lucky to have ‘Akismet’ protecting us from spam through comments and trackback. It usually does a great job.

I don’t know quite how it works and learns how to tell spam from a legitimate post, but recently it’s really been letting me down.

Over the past few weeks I am being hit every day with a trackback from many different (possibly zombie) IP addresses to some Italian site saying:

“I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog )

EVERY time, it has the same text. Surely Akismet should spot that fairly easily. Every day I go through and mark them all as spam to remove them from this blog.

So, please please please, whoever is behind Akismet, could you please tell it to stop this bloody annoying trackback. I’ve had ENOUGH of it!!!

K95 First video

A quick test of the video recorder on the N95. Not bad in low light, which is always a good sign. The original video was .mp4 and 22Mb. It took 7 minutes to upload it over my wifi. Man, I look rough. Hehe
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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 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.

@kosso : twitter

kosso's flickr stream

April 2007


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