A day to beware : Ides of March: Why worrry?
It's that time of year again.
Last year, I celebrated with a post of PI to 1,000 places
This year, I'm wearing my special t-shirt
Here's to Pi Day!
Good to see my favorite online retailer, Thinkgeek is getting into the spirit too!
I got a note from one of my twitter friends, vincent rithner, about a new WPF application - bTwitter
It's a cool, simple WPF frontend for Twitter, with some cute animations.
It is a part the Sobees platform - I need to make some time to check that out too.
Those MIX Magic pixies have been burning the midnight oil and have posted the Mix Sessions online, including my panel
It is presented in a funky silverlight app
You can download the session in a bunch of formats too
Plus, if you want to leave a comment on the stuff we covered, you can do that too
Nice work Magic Pixies!
As I was getting ready to kickoff my panel on Wednesday, I reached into my pocket for my USB Drive where I had my presentation.
The drive wasn't in my pocket!
I looked in all pockets with no luck.
15 minutes to go and I've lost my presentation. This can't be good
So, I *run* back to my hotel room. It feels *miles* away.
I get another USB drive from my bag, copy the slides and rush back to my panel.
I arrive back with minutes to spare, load up the deck and we're ready to roll.
After the show, I head over to the information desk and ask if someone has handed in a lost USB Drive.
Turns out someone had.
So thank you unknown friend for saving my 4gb drive and getting it back to me!!
I didn't get a chance to write up about the panel session last night, so let's capture my thoughts and look back at how it went.
As we kicked off, the room was packed. I didn't know at the time, but there was a large queue of people outside who weren't able to get in - including Don Dodge. Jeremy Cath even tweeted the sad news
I introduced the panelists, with a snapshot of their own facebook profiles and then asked each panelist to give a background on themselves.
Then I threw it open to the audience for the first question! Talk about being a slacker ;) And that question went to Ewan Spence, from The Podcast Network. (Ewan was looking resplendant in his kilt!) The question "What technology would each panelist steal from the other?". Good question.
The discussion was healthy and rather than I describe it word for word, have a look at the video from Duncan Riley on TechCrunch : How Can You Make Money From Web 2.0? and yes, it's my first appearance on Techcrunch.
When we started, I didn't know if I could sustain the conversation for the scheduled 75 minutes - as it turned out, we went over time - turns out we had lots to say.
Big thanks to my panelists Bryan Biniak (CEO Jacked), Tim Kendall (Facebook), Loic Le Meur (CEO Seesmic) and Chris Saad (CEO Faraday Media).
After the session, I bumped into Robert Scoble, who had just arrived at MIX. As soon as we started to chat, he pulled out his phone and recorded an interview with Chris about the session, and I just had to join in!
During the evening, I kept bumping into folks who said they enjoyed the panel, so I think we hit the mark. One guy told me it was boring, because we didn't have lots of arguments - fair cop. I was also chastised from a group of folks from MySpace - they told me I had the wrong social network up on the panel. Nice to hear people wanting to be on the panel - mission accomplished!
The MIX keynote kicks off this morning. I've had a sneak preview of some of the stuff and it is way way cool.
Not in Las Vegas?
Watch Mix Online From Your Desk and catch the news at the MIX08 Virtual Pressroom
It's what I had to do MIX06 and MIX07
Oh, and check out my photos from the Grand Canal at the Venetian Hotel. It's a most surreal place, gondola's included
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