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July 2009 - page 2

Stream o' consciousness for July 23rd

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RT @stevebuttry: "Newspapers haven’t actually charged for content since the 1830s," @NewsFuturist blogs. http://bit.ly/yFY9k [#]
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An app I’d pay for: Dedupe links in my RSS and Twitter feeds [#]
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Has anyone ever come out better by joining any organization with "consortium" in its name? [#]
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Thinking about Harland Williams’ great bit re: 7 minute abs in Something About Mary. Make a fortune with a Twitkiller. The hook = 139 chars [#]
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RT @ryansholin: Followed up on the "community" conversation w/@mikeorren via videochat just now. [#]
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Hmm. If Google Voice added video, I could delete Skype (which I use roughly 5x/ year). [#]
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@shawnpwilliams No consortiums for me. Riffing on the Yahoo, which just stabbed the Newspaper Consortium in the front. [#]
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Someone shows up at your office unannounced trying to wrangle an interview for a non-sales position. Positive, negative or neutral? [#]
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Interesting data from a customer today: We converted 80% as much business as competitor with 8x more clickthrough. Still want more of both. [#]
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rt @pegasusnews Pegasus News week in view: Reality check edition – http://eepurl.com/cAFA [#]
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Love when tech limitations are cheated. #Omnifocus simulates push notification by creating a .ics file that synchs with iPhone calendar. [#]
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Listened to 47 songs.
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@theiBlog Did I miss something? I have Omnifocus on iPhone and it doesn’t push notifications of due dates/times? Does it? [#]
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Clarification: competitor had 8x the raw clicks. Don’t know the %. We still converted 80% of the $$. [#]
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@mikebullock Different when you’re escorted. Yours was invited guest. Mine today was a stranger. [#]

Stream o' consciousness for July 22nd

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Note to self: Next time have bright idea to volunteer to write homepage lead based on personal experience, don’t wait 2 wks. #writersblock [#]
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Dear Apple: Next update, how about making it so I don’t have to go four clicks deep to toggle Bluetooth? kthankxbai [#]
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John Stewart (70’s singer of "Gold," not DailyShow host) seriously underrated. Recommend album "Bombs Away Dream Babies." [#]
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So, can anyone cite 1 solid example of McKinsey turning around a media company? Just asking. (Spurred by @pkafka‘s http://bit.ly/u3j9u) [#]
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@sblaskovich whom? [#]
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Thinking about giving in and going full-on Lou Grant prickly curmudgeon route. Can you be a curmudgeon under 40? [#]
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And what, prithee, @ryansholin, is wrong with Steely Dan? Do you not enjoy the shaking of the sisters from Babylon? #nevermetnapoleon [#]
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RT @therefore: @mikeorren c’mon Mike there’s got to be something between Lou Grant & leather pants for you! [#]
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Staff meeting oer Twitter as @sblaskovich and I talk @pegasusnews contribs from 10 mtrs away. Some interest here: http://is.gd/1GGFU [#]
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RT @alyankovic "Thanks for yr email, but both James and I will never approve this parody to be released on any label."#jamesbluntisassclown [#]
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@sblaskovich Sorry, can you SMS that? [#]
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OK: I’m officially dropping my MIT (mogul in training) for ELC (entry level curmudgeon). Thanks for the many replies on the matter… [#]
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@johnrobinson I have no idea who Erin Andrews is, but "peephole stills" got my attention. Good SEO! [#]
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RT @Bootsy_Collins 2 answ question left on vm: Yes it’s humanly possible 4 white ppl to have the funk..it’s only a shell we’re all the same [#]
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Requesting an invite for Tweetboard Alpha (http://tweetboard.com) by @140ware, for my site: http://orrenmedia.com [#]
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Loving GoogVoice @spamboy. Have even figured way to make original cell# on iPhone send vm too GV. Also using as fluid app on desktop. [#]
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@got80s Yeah. I saw potential too but haven’t had chance to use. Also like "call me" widget: http://is.gd/1GIa8 [#]
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@JasonLBaptiste Meh. I preferred Syquest drives. (Major flashback to early magazine days of getting maybe 8 pages of layout on disc) [#]
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If #FriendFeed doesn’t aggregate FB comments and Twitter replies on a simulposted item, really, what’s the point? [#]
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@ryansholin You can’t *make" readers of a news site feel anything. You have to nurture the environment for it to happen organically. [#]
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@ryansholin *How* is long treatise that I may write. Names used have been pegasi, peggers, pegnewsers, "regulars." No one has stuck… [#]
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@ryansholin With or without name, community exists or does not. (How Yoda!)… [#]
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@ryansholin Bigger question if you want to make money: How do you nurture the community without alienating the casual. Big Problem. [#]
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@ryansholin Best / worst community name I’ve seen in that it illustrates the problem in its awkwardness: Frontburnervians http://is.gd/1GKz9 [#]
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RT @johnperrybarlow: John "Marmaduke" Dawson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage rode out forever in Mexico this morning at 64. [#]
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@wmhartnett Dropped SiteCatalyst for Google Analytics a couple months back. Haven’t missed it a bit. [#]
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Listened to 83 songs.
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Nobody ever accused me of being fussy re: aesthetics, but if your site has photos out of proportion, I dismiss it as a hack job. [#]
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If I was concert promoter, I’d put on tour w/ Dan Baird, Scott Miller, Kevn Kinney, Todd Snider; make dozens of dollars, see every gig. #fb [#]
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So far I am followed by – and following – four city council candidates. None of them incumbents. (rt @johnrobinson editor of my htown paper) [#]
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Listened to 2 songs.
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Stream o' consciousness for July 21st

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Idea for real estate sites: Sort neighborhood by type/quality of nearby tweets. ie: my office is near articulate techies. Home is … not. [#]
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@kellyjkit Looks like someone changed the URL for SEO purposes. Rookie mistake: http://bit.ly/fM1mQ [#]
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@kellyjkit And the old url should work now too. Thanks for the catch! [#]
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@dgouldin Where do you see Fisher blurb? I can’t find? [#]
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@dgouldin Can you send link or screenshot? I still can’t find. [#]
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Listened to 35 songs.
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@ajkeen It’s because most of us mis-learned the meaning of the word "ironic." Probably Alanis Morrisette’s fault. [#]
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A kind shoutout from StarText pioneer Gerry Barker: http://bit.ly/EHHnH [#]
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@gotoplanb I had @gapingvoid dino print on my wall during the whole fundraising for @pegasusnews [#]
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@dgouldin aha. Can’t see that when logged in as company. Unfortunately, that’s from a third party out of date source & I can’t change. [#]
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@vedo Where were you on jury duty? Any tips? I’m doing a quick story based on my experience; going to link to your post too. [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 17 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for July 20th

in me, Me, ME!
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Impressive! RT @pegnewsmusic How to create the cheapest weekend ever in Dallas-Fort Worth http://bit.ly/1SYqv (via @kellyjkit) [#]
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Just what the world needs: More glib, overeducated people with more opinions than testicular mass #LuckyUs (via @gapingvoid) [#]
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First mandatory scooter day in 2 years (car in shop). Reminds me of the payroll-free days @pegasusnews. They sucked in a truly awesome way. [#]
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rt @johnrobinson @DigiDave connects bloggers/musicians, can I be Elvis… http://bit.ly/psp8l (Me=Ben Folds- not afraid 2 cuss on ballads) [#]
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@johnrobinson @DigiDave But, PN’s metamorphasis has me in mind of Uncle Tupelo. Worse things than being Son Volt, but hope to be Wilco. [#]
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Listened to 5 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for July 18th

in me, Me, ME!
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Texas Monthly’s Evan Smith leaves to join Texas Tribune (nonprofit led by an AV partner): http://bit.ly/38mdUA [#]
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Game-changing: Rock Band Network allows *ANY* band to make their music available for in-game play. http://bit.ly/L7tty [#]
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But @fredwilson, nothing is better than getting an automated spam call and having it transcribed by an automaton. #superfluoushumanity [#]
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RT @cmsour: Starbucks debranding and "localwashing" (http://is.gd/1CrvJ) Me? i dont think it’ll make a bit of difference. (Me either) [#]
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Looking to hire a database / customer svc mngr; Django and CSS programmers. DM me for details; fwd to friends. [#]
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RT @mikebullock: Hey DFW get out and enjoy the cool weather with some garage sales! http://tinyurl.com/9fofxy #dfw [#]
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@old97s Any update on the covers EP? [#]
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Ready to shake the dust of this week and regroup. Beyond ready, actually. [#]
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@conej I’m sure @optimalworkshop is great, but funny to get a 503 error when signing up for a usability testing site… [#]
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RT @bobbymacReuters: I begin to suspect that, if I were a Prince song, my name would be "Cranky MF" [#]
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Published Interesting?
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Listened to 89 songs.
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For those looking to apply to the job I posted on Twitter (which was generously retweeted by many friends): http://bit.ly/1785gS [#]
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… that link is for the dbase job. If a developer, email me at mikeorren (at) pegasusnews (dot) com. [#]
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#Twitter still needs to work on direct contact mechanisms. Inefficient when you want friends of friends to be able to contact privately. [#]
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@McCuistionTV Nice. Just set to record. [#]
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RT @McCuistionTV: The Internet Privacy Condition: How You Can Find out Almost Anything about Almost Anybody – KERA Channel 13 @12pm, Sunday. [#]
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@njslaughter If that ain’t country … [#]
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Top 10 shocking moments on Mad Men

in PopCult

Our favorite show returns next month. Here’s a nice refresher video series:

16 Emmy noms too.

Stream o' consciousness for July 17th

in me, Me, ME!
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@dannysullivan there is a third party #googlevoice app for iPhone. [#]
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#Zappos never ceases to amaze. I ordered shoes at 8PM last night. Selected free standard shipping. They just arrived at 2 PM Central. [#]
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rt @pegasusnews Pegasus News week in view: Weird weaponry edition – http://eepurl.com/cqkK [#]
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Finally found the trick to Twitter zen. Need to follow just enough peeps that it is impossible to read every msg. [#]
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"Mad Men" gets it right: http://is.gd/1B9O2 (Can’t wait for new season…) [#]
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rt @pegasusnews The StarText story: Square Pegs http://bit.ly/cQVKB [#]
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Does poker foulup give Antiguan company legal cover for rights-free direct downloads of songs and movies?: http://is.gd/1BgWP [#]
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@cmsour Once you’ve French pressed, you’ll never go back. [#]
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RT @Lileks: Want to inspire fear in meeting? Throw pop can in trash bin, not recycling bin. "If he’ll do that, he’s capable of anything!" [#]
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Listened to 51 songs.
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@huntleypaton but they are right. So much suck is maintained on web in order to keep sites ie6 compliant. #innovationshackle [#]
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GOING to hell @magnus72 ? Been outside today? [#]
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Helicopters over the house again. [#]
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@sebprovencher I have one of those. It’s called an iPhone. [#]
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I find that almost every person I wind up unfollowing claims to be a "social media expert." Or guru. Or Svengali. Or Jedi. Etc. [#]
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@johnrobinson I make no claims or warrantees. [#]
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One for my social media expert friends. If you veer into this territory, you’ve gotten lost. http://is.gd/1Cfc1 [#]
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Somebody said something about something. Quick, change course to comport! Ooh.. String!!! [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 15 songs.

Testing new plug-in Apture

in Gadgets

I’m trying out a new WordPress plug-in that enhances link content. Apture, which I discovered via someone I read on Twitter, is supposed to quickly bring in outside data and media. I, Mike Orren, will be trying it out in my next few posts.
(In other words, this post is just a goofy test and should be ignored.)

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