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podcast.com LIVES!

While sat here at OPML Camp, I just tore down the login page to PODCAST.COM so you can all come in and have a look. There is still ALOT of work to do and much of it is not complete yet. But you should get the idea.

One of the main things we'll add soon is a decent feedback mechanism fo you to tell us what you thing. Please read the 'develupdates' and 'more info' links to find a brief explanation of where we're at.

Early days – exciting times!! 🙂

here's basically what we want to do :

 

SYO Expansion

Well, it looks like things are going well for DanMac and Dave on the SYO project. Things are moving on.

Good for them. 😉
Maybe if things between Dave and I had been different, well, maybe things would be *different*. 😉 SYO shares among other things like OPML and RSS, some similarities to the core of the podcast.com / treedia system, I've been developing (on my own) since back in November.

I'm just putting some finishing touches to the search facility here, then I hope to able to reveal more at the OPML Camp which starts in a few hours.

It's a shame that CCTV (Cambridge Community TV) aren't involved, or we could stream a video of the event to you all, and through to the Second Life Berkman Center video screen. Hmm , maybe they are? I don't know, but they did a grand job at the Beyond Broadcast event last week.

OPML Camp this weekend

Yes, I’m over here in Cambridge, MA for the OPML Camp taking place this weekend at the Berkman Center in Austin Hall. Looking forward to seeing what others turn up and finding out about some cool stuff.

http://www.opmlcamp.org

I got hold of a new MacBookPro while here. Very nice and fast. (And runs Second Life much better than others PCs I have – for now)

I tried installing an OPML Editor to it, but the docs seems to be out of date. I heard about a fresh Mac installer a while ago but I can;t seem to find it anywhere. Anyone have any pointers?

The version I tried to install from a fresh download (on Windows too) just won;t update to the latest version. It complains the the ‘updateTool’ has not been defined. Seems odd.

I’ve been uber busy since being here since last weekend for the Beyond Broadcast event, set up by Jake Shapiro from PRX/Berkman. What a great time that was. Geat set of people there.

Again, the lack of a working OPML Editor stopped me blogging (as easily as I would like) about it. I need help!!

OPML Camp : May 20-21 2006

OPML CampComing up in May at the Berkman Center in Harvard, the first OPML Camp will be taking place. Organised by Adam Green, this looks set to be a interesting couple of days where lots of OPML geeks will get together and talk about some of the stuff they are building around OPML and share ideas and help eachother understand it. [I hear that Tom Morris may be on his way over to that, too.]

It's possible I may be over in Boston at this time, depending on schedules etc. And if I do, I may be able to show some people some of things I have worked on over the years, around OPML and also the stuff we are building over at podcast.com. I have created many products for the BBC in the past, where I used a 'made-up' format of a similar XML structure to OPML, and now I'm using OPML 'proper', along with extending it again, with some 'made up' attributes which I ned to get things done. It's OK – it's doesn't 'break' anything. 🙂

The week before the OPML Camp is anoyther great looking event at the Berkman Center called Beyond Broadcast, which does sound reeeeally interesting indeed. I was told about this, and invited by, Jake Shapiro of PRX.ORG [The Public Radio Exchange] who is also a Berkman Fellow. It was great to meet up with Jake the other evening, over in Cambridge and share thoughts and ideas about stuff like podcasting and public radio. Lots of synergy. I like it.

PRX.ORG is a very interesting thing indeed. It is a "web-based marketplace for public radio pieces. Programmers find and air work from other stations, independent producers and international broadcasters. Producers – station-based or independent – license their work directly to stations."

This is such an interesting idea and the list of shows and content picked up and used by other stations continues to grow, year on year. Impressive stuff. I'd like to see this idea go global and into the UK, since our BBC's 'Nations and Regions' seem to be continually marginalised in what they can do, I hear.

So, I hope I would be able to make both of these events, however it's very likely that Dr. Jo will be able to come over for the Beyond Broadcast event too, as it is right up her street, since she started as Senior Research Fellow in Digital Society & Media for the Institute of Public Policy Research – a thinktank which helps to inform the government on public policy. They set up OFCOM for example, a ombudsman for the communications sector which was much needed as communications and media technology evolved beyond telephones and television etc.

So. Lots going on before the summer time, when we have Gnomedex 2006 to look forward to and possibly SuperNova 2006. Phew! It's a good job that Glastonbury Festival is having a fallow year, this year! 🙂


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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