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KozCast1 : Introramble

Just trying the mp3 button in here to see if this works. If it does, hey I’m podcasting again! Hurrah!

DOWNLOAD PODCAST MP3 HERE

Wa hey!! I’m alive!

The podcast will not show up in the enclosure here, so use this feed link to subscribe

Just a welcome back from me really. A bit of a ramble on about what I have been up to with no format or preparation at all. But better than not doing one at all though, eh? In fact – don’t answer that πŸ˜‰ More to come! Podcasting by the seat of my pants!!

The Rewinds

Download “Ghostriders” (mp3)
from “The Rewinds”
by The Rewinds
Livewire Recordings

More On This Album

Yes Yes To You
Download “Left At the Party” (mp3)
from “Yes Yes To You”
by The Affair
Absolutely Kosher

More On This Album
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OK. Now I can see how this mp3 player works here, I think I should be able to hook it up to my mobile publishing system. The things is – does it show up in m y rss feed as an enclosure? Hmm. πŸ˜‰

Answer: no.

Live From Second Life

I can’t promise this will be on all the time, as it was a quick test idea that I have thought about for a few months and got round to doing once I got more memory for the MacMini (running Windows).

Let’s see how this holds up – this blog doesn’t get many readers, so off you go! All ten eleven of ya πŸ˜‰

Welcome to Second Life LIVE

BlogHUD in Wired

Wow! How did I miss that? Yesterday I saw the article in Wired which talked about the “Must-have Gadgets in SL” but totally managed to miss the mention of the blogHUD there! Excellent news!

Wired have a great build in Second Life, by Millions of Us, featuring a huge circuit board which you walk around. I was going to do that! Argh! πŸ˜‰ Doctoe and I have always seen circuit boards like little cities.

Maybe I’ll do another SL news screen for the Wired RSS headlines? Hmmm…

Second Life really is an exciting world full of new opportunities and adventures. If you are good to it – it will be good to you and you’ll get so much more out of it. I have seen alot of newbies rolling around since the 1million registrants mark. I remember when I didn’t know how to do the simplest of things, then someone actually helped me. Showed me around. Sent me off on my way. It was great. I did hang around to help a few people when I did the ‘Descendants of Ruth‘ video – people not knowing how to get out, or fly etc. Bless ’em πŸ˜‰

Also today, check out moo Money’s (that’s a Second Life name, folks) first entry to her machinima video podcast, which should get updated during her first ever trip to MOO YORK CITY!

We’ll be following her exploits over at secondlife.podcast.com and in-world around the ‘The RSS Platform’

BBC News : RSS NewsReader : Secondlife : 2


Another demo of something I have been meaning to try for ages. After dusting off some old actionscript skills from back in the flash5 days, I was able to get a screen reading RSS feeds. WooHoo!!!! Animated!

(un)Offficial Blaugh! slideshow thingy

Over on my OPML blog, I have posted nifty slideshow widget thingy, using the images from the RSS feed from Blaugh!

I can’t post IFRAMEs here, so you’ll have to hop on over to ‘KOZ‘ to see what I’m on about this time πŸ˜‰

blogHUD : Second Life Blogging system

BlogHUD is a cool new way to blog and map your Second Life

See posts from just me by visiting http://my.bloghud.com/kozfarina

See posts from a place called Nooribeom by visiting http://visit.bloghud.com/Nooribeom

See posts from Nooribeom by Koz Farina by visiting http://my.bloghud.com/kozfarina/s/Nooribeom

Subscribe to an RSS of all posts by hitting http://feeds.bloghud.com

RSS feed of Koz Farina’s posts : http://feeds.bloghud.com/kozfarina

RSS feed of posts from a place called Shalida : http://feeds.bloghud.com/s/Shalida

Feed of posts from Koz in a place called ‘The Future’ http://feeds.bloghud.com/kozfarina/s/The_Future

Naturally, an OPML file will appear soon with all users and places. Search too. But now I gotta get back into the real life gig. It’s all related πŸ˜‰

Don’t all rush at once. The HUD itself will be available soon. This system was the product of a brainwave while sitting in a sea of RSS. What you see there was thrown together in a couple of hours. You can tell I’m having fun when that happens – things tumble into place out of the blue

SatSlideShow : Weather centre in Second LIfe


SatSlideShow : Weather centre in Second LIfe

Originally uploaded by kosso.

Displays a slideshow of live satellite images from weather.com

Next to the 'RSS Platform' – but it isn't using RSS. Building this has given we so many ideas!! And now I have all the code bits done to get them working. Hmmmm. .;)

When we get the ubrowser fully in SL – Flash will TAKE OVER! πŸ™‚

Come to The KOZodeon!

As I can't post video here, you'll have to come on over the ALL NEW BRAND SPANKING OPML Blog at http://blogs.opml.org/koz to see the video of me shaving off my beard, and also a speedy exit from the BBC! πŸ˜‰

“Woke Up, Fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head”

..said The Beatles. This article about How To Become an Early Riser is pretty good. Although I’m hardly the earliest riser, I totally agree with the feeling of goodness and productivity when I do. I get alot done in the evenings too (currently pulling about 14 hour working days – at least) and as I am in London, and the rest if the guys are (mostly) in Boston, I find myself living an odd timezone. But it’s OK. When it gets warmer here, I’ll sit outside on the wifi in the sun πŸ™‚

Flash Beauties

Check out the finalists and winners of the FlashForward conference. Some AMAZING stuff here. My Flash skills are nothing compared to these guys. These are the sorts of people I want to work with to help build some great products.

These past few weeks, I have been switching back and forth from PHP to Flash Actionscript, out to Javascript, back again, out to MySql, etc, etc ,etc. Sometimes you have to be able to understand how all parts and ingredients work together through experience. It really helps. Actually it’s quite good fun. It feels rather like a game with different play modes. I think (and hope) this will help me to translate workable ideas and concepts to super talented people who can build them AS WELL AS add their own creative flair and deeper understanding of the particular scripting language and client.

I would say that Flash developers are able to do alot of ‘thinking outside the box’ while actually ‘in’ it. There’s something great about the images, objects, code and connections in Flash that help the ideas flow from within the interface and out to the external world and its feast of code and data.

Another great thing about Flash and Actionscript, I would say, is that when you learn to code scripts based around actual ‘things/shapes/components’ you can see, and you go go and throw functions and properties at these ‘things’, you really begin to get a hold of the concepts in Object Oriented programming. Becuase you can actually ‘see’ them and interact with them.

It’s a great way to help learn coding in most languages, IMHO.


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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