Published June 18, 2012
* This is EXACTLY why the videoconferencing SERVICE is a mongrel (2012-Jun-14) [Greenline Emeritus Consulting]
… I am not saying that a videoconferencing experience should be based on fantasy and a contrived story line. But I am saying that if B.O.R.K. understands how to analyze its videoconferencing organism as a highly valuable experience for business communication it would begin to shape the videoconferencing experience into one which, when repeated consistently, transforms the way they do business. Does that sound outlandish? Is that a highly inflated view of what visual communications can be for a business? …
* R18+ video game rating passes Senate (2012-Jun-19) [ABC]
The Senate has passed legislation to create an R18+ category for video games.
The new law fulfils the Commonwealth’s part of a deal with states and territories to include the new rating in the games classification system.
It was passed last night, without amendments, with bipartisan support. …
The Age – Going, going … gone?
* Fairfax or Gina-fax? Let’s have the debate before it’s over (2012-Jun-18) [The Conversation]
* Fairfax to shed 1900 staff, erect paywalls (2012-Jun-18) [The Age]
@SimonThomsen: I think David Attenborough needs to narrate a series called Walking with Newspapers, explaining how we once ruled and what happened to us…
* Death Notices (2012-Jun-18) [The Failed Estate]
* Steve Jobs at the D: All Things Digital Conference (Video) [iTunes]
Free Steve Jobs interviews on iTunes.
There’s lots of video of the late Steve Jobs, primarily from his famous introductions of Apple products over the years, and his oft-quoted Stanford commencement address. But, by far, the largest trove of video of the legendary innovator candidly answering unrehearsed questions and explaining his views on technology and business comes from his six lengthy appearances at our D: All Things Digital Conference, from 2003 to 2010. As a memorial to a great man, and, in the spirit of sharing a priceless piece of history, we are making all six of these appearances available free, in high quality. We thank Apple for its cooperation in making these videos available for all.
Something from Bandcamp:
Published June 18, 2012
Tags: bassist, Evan Brewer, MusicMonday
Time for some bass soloing …
Evan Brewer is an American electric bassist. He is the current bassist of the Technical Death metal band The Faceless. He is former member of Animosity and Reflux, which also featured guitarist Tosin Abasi, and Ash Advilsen (CEO of Sumerian Records). He has a project—Climaxes—with Barry Donegan of Look What I Did, which is currently in the writing process according to MTV.COM Metal File. He has also filled in for A Life Once Lost and Terror (band) on tour, and he was the original bassist of the Nashville, Tennessee jamband Vinyl Soup.
Evan Brewer is an endorser of ESP basses. His main basses for solo performances are 2 5-string ESP basses with EMG pickups (both tuned E-A-D-G-C) and an Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 string. He uses an Ampeg PF-500 head and an Ampeg cabinet for amplification. For effects, Brewer uses a rackmounted Line 6 Pod unit.
And now for some music …
Continue reading ‘Music Monday #108 – Evan Brewer’
Published June 18, 2012
This week on the net we have seen some pretty amazing examples of the Streisand Effect. Originally I was going to put these into the “This Weeks Links” category but they seemed to take on a life of their own, hence this post.
It would seem that the Argyll and Bute Council @argyllandbute need to have a serious look at their censorship processes. #neverseconds
~ 9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians (2012-Jun-14) [Wired]
~ Goodbye. (2012-Jun-14) [NeverSeconds]
~ I think you know why I don’t have a picture today (2012-Jun-15) [NeverSeconds]
~ NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne school dinner photo ban lifted (2012-Jun-15) [BBC]
~ Girl, 9, Gives School Lunch Failing Grade (2012-Jun-15) [NYT]
And while you’re at it, support the school-food charity she picked Martha’s Meals
Have we just seen the 1st athlete added to the @AUSOlympicTeam via the power of social media? #LetLacazeRun
~ Interview: Genevieve LaCaze (2012-Jun-15) [ABC]
~ We’ll pick LaCaze for the Olympic team – as long as she’s nominated: AOC (2012-06-15) [SMH]
~ Statement from the President Rob Fildes (2012-Jun-16) [Athletics Australia]
Bear love Good. Cancer Bad.
If you have been posting someone’s content on your site without permission, it is probably best not to point your lawyer at them when they complain …
~ FunnyJunk is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against me unless I pay $20,000 in damages (2012-Jun-13) [The Oatmeal]
~ Funnyjunk Lawyer Being Mocked Mercilessly, Makes Things Worse By Trying To Shut Down The Oatmeal’s Fundraiser (2012-Jun-13) [TechDirt]
~ The Oatmeal v. FunnyJunk, Part IV: Charles Carreon Sues Everybody (2012-Jun-17) [popeHat]