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 😉 More to come! Podcasting by the seat of my pants!!
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! 😉 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 😉
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!
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 😉
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
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.