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.
So, this was supposed to go up yesterday, but it ended up taking way longer to render than I thought it would. I promise I’ll get better at this. Here is what I am calling episode 2 of my videobog. I think we have the basics now to start going into a bit of a regular format. I have a couple of other podcasting ideas that are going to start being put up here, just to see what you guys think. If you like this stuff. tell your friends. Give me some tweets and plugs on your Facebook. Today’s episode is all about what is right with Slumdog Millionaire and what is wrong with Street Fighter 4. The new look is well under way, too. I think it’s going to be pretty cool.
So we all probably have a very similar browsing pattern, I would think. Everyone has those sites they go to everyday or once a week. You probably don’t even think about it sometimes. You just click on the bookmark or you have an icon on your desktop and that’s where you start. I do that.
Sometimes it gets very regimented, too. Generally, it’s based around my workday. Mondays would be these sites. Tuesday this site and this podcast. Thursdays were blah and so on. With a few sites that I went to everyday, even numerous times a day.
So, I was thinking. What are those sites that are worth talking about? These sites make up MY INTERNET. I’m not talking about those places that everyone knows you go to. Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Google and Twitter, don’t count. Of course I go there. That’s what social networking is all about. (side note - you can find all of my social networking links at the bottom of every page) I’m talking about the places that you go to that are things you found along your Internet lifespan that maybe people know about, maybe not. They connect to you in some way (the voice, the content, an activity), and you have become just as loyal to them as your favourite tv show or restaurant.
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.
So for today’s video I have something a little different. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go on Paul Aflalo‘s radio show Watercooler TALK on CJLO radio. I went in to plug the upcoming Holy Crap! show which you can find mentions of all over the site. It was kind of meant to be a quick 20 minute in and out kinda thing but it turned into a half hour of Paul and I just making each other laugh ridiculously. The guy is awesome. I can’t wait to do his show again. While we were doing the show he was also live streaming video to uStream (my new current obsession). He was going to (and still is hopefully) send me an MP3 of the actual radio show which I will put up on the site as soon as I get it. But, in the mean time. Here is the video. This is cool because you get to see all the stuff we were talking about during commercial segments and while songs are playing. Thanks again Paul.