Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Austin Creative Commons Salon

The Creative Commons Salon is back at Cafe Caffeine tomorrow. With 16 in attendance at last month's initial meeting, stories were shared about how Creative Commons was being put into use here in Austin. If you have questions about Creative Commons, this is the place to be. There were several people last month who really knew their stuff, including people I recognized from That Other Paper and Barcamp Austin.

David Neff will talk about how the American Cancer Society is using creative commons on Sharinghope.TV. David was recently interviewed about SharingHope by Connie Reece. If you're looking for music, Jamendo and CCMixter will be reviewed. I've spent many futile hours trying to find good creative commons music so I'm looking forward to this. Of course, Trent Reznor just released Ghosts I-IV under creative commons license and has seeded bittorrent sites himself with the first nine songs.

Update 3/30 - Recaps from Gloria and Alexandre on Wednesday's salon.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Six Word Memoir

Nobody has to think too much.

I was tagged by Ashley to write a six word memoir.

Here are the rules:
1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post.
4. Tag more blogs with links.

Tagging: the facebook blog

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Sunday, March 09, 2008


Barcamp Austin 3

Barcamp was seriously good. Lots of rooms. Lots of choice. Chip has a good writeup. Free beer was provided by Independence Brewery.

It was standing-room only for David Neff's morning presentation about Sharinghope TV. RSnake packed as much web application security as humanly possible in half an hour. Rich Vázquez facilitated a conversation about Creative Commons. We needed more time but he mentioned the monthly Austin Creative Commons salon. There was a very high energy conversation on Social Media, Community Media and Social Justice and once again, we needed more time. No worries, though because after that, David James gave a demo on his CommunityGoals project. After that, I snuck out to Dorkbot for an hour and came back to hear Joel Greenberg talk about the future of hydrogen.

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