Flip Video vs. High-end Rig

At YouTube’s Videocracy event over a month ago, they gave out ‘party favors’ in the form of a YouTube branded Flip Video, made by Pure Digital Technologies (sidebar: a friend of mine is at a VC shop who invested in PureDigital a number of years ago).  It sat in its faux velvet bag for about….

Digging the Wordbook WordPress plugin…

I’ve recently been trying to figure out how I can update content in fewer places rather than more…between this blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, aSmallWorld and Twitter, there are just too many ways to say too many things in too many formats.  It’s like having 2 computers with different operating systems and 3 mobile devices, all of….

Lone Survivor – Author Interview

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I recently finished Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell’s account of his SEAL team mission gone horribly awry in Afghanistan. I came across the following interview of Luttrell by Matt Lauer on Good Morning America: and then another from NPR (audio here).

This is bad-ass – Baselining

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900 feet up…no tether…just a small parachute to deploy if you bail off the 180 foot long wire that runs across the canyon while you attempt to traverse it on your own.  Dean Potter can make all the Man Rules he likes….

Random Facts

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Found this site today with a bunch of random facts and trivia (i.e. good dinner party chit-chat).

Facebook – Groups VS. Pages

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I found this great post on the differences between setting up Facebook groups vs. pages.  Pages seem to kick-ass with regards to opportunities. Here’s the link: http://www.thegogglesdonothing.com/archives/2008/01/facebook_groups_vs_pages.shtml

Google is sometimes fallible

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Every once in a while, a Google search query will make its way through the distributed server maze and cough up unrendered code like what you see in the screenshot.

Mountain Wing Suit – Personal Flying…with no plane

I’ve only had the brief pleasure of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, but these guys are absolutely insane.  A company called BirdMan is responsible for the creation of flying suits…literally, suits one can put where you both look and act like a flying squirrel.  Some call it slope-flying, an evolution of base-jumping, etc. ….