Sunday, August 29, 2004

Not the Amazing Race

My wife and I went for a hike at hike at the Blue Hills Reservation located just outside of Boston.

We're always talking about how we'd make a great team on the Amazing Race TV show, so for this hike we imagined ourselves in competition in a race to get to the top first.

Made the hike a lot of fun.

You should see us when we're driving. ;-)

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Not The Daily Source Code

I'm really enjoying Adam Curry's Daily Source Code. It's a daily audio blog post.

This is actually another test of the new A/V Blog software. You can record video directly to their web host, and then they give you HTML to post into your blog.

For this test I disconnected my video camera from the hard drive and connected it directly to the Firewire connection on my Mac. Seems to have fixed the out of sync audio problems. The glitch at the beginning of this video was probably just a random internet bandwidth thing.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Recreating a scene from Office Space

The ease with which this program allows you to record and post video to
the web gives me a glimpse into the future where lots of people will be
making shorts video clips and posting them on the web.

It's going to be just like when MacWrite and MacPaint came out in 1984.
Everyone went crazy with all kinds of fonts and graphics.

We'll just be going crazy with all types of creative videos. Finding
our voices. Being creative with tools that enable us to share our
vison and our stories.

Just like I'm doing. Sitting here. Talking to my video camera. While
others are outside. Going to plays and meetings.

Hey, I love this kind of stuff.

Userplane: Test 2

Talking to the Camera:

Userplane A/V Mail Test

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Liz Walker on Citizen Journalism

Here's CBS4 Boston news anchor Liz Walker on Citizen Journalism.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Statue of Liberty Gang

The Statue of Liberty Gang is out there to promote being Terror Free.

Monday, August 09, 2004

OH Johnnies 04

Margo sent this in for me to post:

'Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!' was written in 1916 by Abe Olman and Ed Rose. It reappeared in 1938 and again sold a million copies. This song, that became popular during a war and again during the depression, is catchy and uplifting. And do we need that now!

OH Johnnies 04
We now have Two Johns for 2004
To sing to the tune of "Oh Johnny"

Oh Johnnies, Oh Johnnies
You're going to win.
Oh Johnnies, Our nation's strengthened within.
You give a vision of healthcare and jobs;
Your environment and energy stands,
We'll work hard for all your plans.

Oh Johnnies, Oh Johnnies,
We're going to win.
What makes us feel secure?
Your commitments are true,
So when we look at you,
We're so Oh, Johnnies,
We're all with you.

Oh Johnnies, Oh Johnnies
We're going to win,
What gives us back respect?
You'll put our country on track,
You'll bring peace to Iraq.
We're so, Oh Johnnies
We're all with you.

Oh Johnnies, Oh Johnnies
We're going to win,
What gives us back our hope?
It's what our families long,
You'll make America strong
We're so Oh, Johnnies,
We're all with you.
Lyrics collaborated by Margo Roman, Trish Vradenburg, Joyce and Joe Lerner 7/12/04 508-435-4077.

The words present a positive message, in a tune for all to sing and push forward. Let's get our Johnnies elected for 2004. Get out and vote.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

American Flag

Flag flying free in the wind.

Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond is a great place to take a walk.


As I left my house for a walk this morning, I took a quick video of one of the sunflowers that is growing outside my front door.

As the birds eat the seeds, some seeds fall to the ground, and new sunflowers grow in the same spot each year.

Friday, August 06, 2004


It's a Wizard of Oz button!

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