Hey Internet! First of all, I’m sorry that I haven’t been around for the past week. I had inlaws in town so I was being all tour guidey and such. So the site got pretty much ignored last week. Then, I had a problem coming up with something to write about. I had a few ideas buzzing around my head, some moview reviews, some video game reviews, a few comical pieces. However, I really think I found a cause that needs addressing sooner rather than later. If I don’t do it, someone might just get hurt.
That’s right people! I’m talking about… NEW TWITTER USERS!!!
Twitter is awesome. We all can agree on that. So awesome, in fact, that it’s really gotten the eye of the regular media. With their recognition came the new Twitter user. You know who you are. You probably noticed it on Good Morning America, saw it referenced on an ad for 24 or heard about from one of your “computer-y friends”. It was probably explained to you like, “It’s kind of like having a site where you just do your Facebook status over and over.” It sounded stupid but you thought you’d give it a throw and as soon as you started getting 3 and 4 friends. You were hooked. You are now a Twitter user… or are you?
Hey Internet! So this week I came across one of those web things that has completely obsessed me. Sort of like the first time you discover LOLcats. I learned how to live broadcast video from my iPhone to the internet. I put a couple of tweets up about it and have been barraged with requests on how to do this. So, I thought I would share my experience with you and show you what I did.
Last week I did a radio interview on WatercoolerTALK and while I was doing it the host, Paul, livestreamed the show out over Ustream. Now I had seen Ustream before because when I went there after the show to look at this, apparently, I had already signed up. So I started playing with it more and found that it is a riot to play with and dead simple to setup your own live webshow. Then, one night, while I was watching TV with my wife, I was absent-mindedly surfing on my phone and went to Ustream and noticed a link there to broadcast using your mobile. Now, I know it supports a variety of mobile devices but what I’m going to do is go through my experience setting up for the iPhone 3G. So hold onto your pantaloons because here we go.
Hey Internet! So, if you follow any of this regularly or have seen any of my other sites, you know that in my offline world I’m a stand-up comic. I have been doing it off and on for over 20 years but only in the past year or two have I really taken it seriously. Comedy is a fantastic outlet, personally. I love everything about it; the writing, performing, promoting, comedians themselves. Everything!
I got into it when I was in college. I have been performing in some way ever since I was a kid. I started with music. Later, I got into theatre which led to me going to college to get my theatre degree. While I was there I met my friend Ian Boothby, a brilliantly funny guy. He was doing stand up regularly at Vancouver’s original comedy venue, (continue reading…)
I’m going down to do a show at Next Door tonight. I like that room. It’s small but the crowd are generally enthusiastic and there a good bunch of comics to hang with.
I really need to get into more of a writing pattern with both my comedy and this blog thing. I’m more obsessed with getting this thing looking more original but I keep remembering that it will really only be as original as the content that I write. So, I think I need to add a bit of a regular schedule.
Therefore, I promise this:
- I will update this blog on Monday and Friday always.
- I will add any shows that I will be doing to the event calendar.
- I will add photos to this site once a month at bare minimum
- I will do a video update every week on Wednesday.
- I will add something to the Comedy section every week on Wednesday.
- I will add a cool links section and add to that on Tuesday. Hopefully to turn into the “Site of the Day”, but “Site of the Week” is cool too.
That should be enough to get me started but I think it’s fairly reasonable. Once I have 2 weeks worth of content I will make known to the general public that this is alive. That should make me accountable.
I will work on the new look for the site and have that live by March 31 at the latest.
So, at least that is something.
So this it my first blog entry. Not really sure what this will be about but it will definitely be a combination of written word some video and some other stuff too. Stick around for that.
Hopefully I will be loyal to this but don’t get your hopes up internet.
I am a designer so I will be eventually moving to my own look instead of this stock theme but until then I think this is a really nice look.
So, this is how it starts… not with a bang but a whimper.