Today I was looking through my RSS Reader and found a “listening party” for the new Newsboys cd that came out this week.
This post is being used to test a membership system we have had in place for a while, but not really used.
Some of the clients of SystemNation.com will probably want to use a system like the one we are testing, so we want to make sure we understand how it works and how to set it all up.
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PodcampNashville3 will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 – save that date now.
Years ago I went to the Mercy Lounge one Saturday, not for a concert or drinks at the bar (though those were available), but for a time of meeting, learning, and socializing with people involved in or interested in Podcasting. It was an ok event, with one stage, and some break out areas. The best thing I took away from that day was meeting Cliff Ravenscraft in person for the first time and being able to get to know him.
The next year, around the same time, came PodcampNashville2, this time at the Vanderbilt Owen School. That year I live bloged some notes. Lots of rooms, lots more people, lots more fun, and I did not make the mistake I had the first year – I stayed for the after party.
That fall I decided to go to BarCampNashville – many of the same people *work* both events, but I picked up on something additional that applies to both events: most everyone at both events is interested in learning, helping people, building ventures (could be their own business, or their own department), and something involving either better communications or technology.
It was at Barcamp 2009 that I decided that I would just go ahead and start planning each year to be at each event (podcamp and barcamp Nashville) if not any other reason to support such a great community of people striving to grow themselves or a venture to help others.
I’ll tell you more, and probably review some of my past notes (beyond any posts I can find), but today I advise and encourage you to make plans to be at PodcampNashville3. I’ll also be looking to be at a gathering of people the Friday Night before, either somewhere in Nashville, Cool Springs, or Murfreesboro area.
When you decide to attend PodcampNashville3 on March 6th, let me know & I’ll add you to a list of people to remind when more information comes out.
bomb – as in little or no sales,* not* bomb as in “a good thing”
A few years ago I purchased for my wife a second generation iPod shuffle. It was a good device. I was thrilled that I did not need to use itunes with it, since I was still purchasing CDs at the time and wanted more control over the order tracks were on the shuffle. It was a good device and we both used it until the end of 2008 when we discovered the Sansa Clip.
Recently Apple came out with a new generation of the iPod Shuffle, and here is basically how my thoughts on it changed:
First I saw it – it looked rather simple and I wanted to see more pictures. I read a blog entry and then went to see more pictures.
Then it struck me – there are no buttons on this thing, I wonder how this works. From there I watched the video that Apple released on it.
After watching the video I was a little upset:
1. can you really call a device a MP3 player if you need *special* headphones to listen to it?
2. Apple tends to be a leader, so expect to see more headphones out there with their magic control device built into them … unless Apple has a patten, then just expect the “Apple knows best” fools to continue to purchase high priced monopolistic headphones.
The headphone deal is ok if you are cool with the Apple made headphones (lots of people are not, I generally am), but that eliminates my ability to plug it into my car that has a line in with a headphone jack. I cannot even hit the play button on the thing, because there is not one.
In the end, I just cannot recommend this to anyone, the options available are too limiting & the marketing is too inaccurate.