Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-29

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Schmap used one of my Flickr photos

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval

Got an email this morning from Schmap – recognition is always nice. The Scmap ppl do an excellent job of integrating Creative Commons licensing.

:: Schmap: Adelaide Photo Inclusion

Hi David,

I am delighted to let you know that one of your photos with
a Creative Commons license has been selected for inclusion
in the newly released seventh edition of our Schmap Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

New iMac

New iMac arrived. Still gotta plug it in and try it. Here’s specs and first images (as if you’ve never seen one before).


Doc snippet on Gilmor Gang Advertising Bubble Bursting

Doc Searls while talking about the Advertising Bubble writes:

In fact, last May I reported how Mike Arrington of TechCrunch was “outraged” by my suggestion that advertising was a bubble (or something to that effect… it’s in this podcast somewhere… maybe one of ya’ll can hunt down the quote).

Well, there’s a few quotes in there so I just snipped out the relevant section for you to listen to.

doc on gillmor gang

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-22

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A Clue for The Information Economy Directorate

I really wish the Information Economy Directorate, part of the SA Govt. Dept. DFEEST, would at very least put a link to their Newsletter in their RSS feed so I can get to it from the feed …

post in rss reader - no link
post in rss reader - no link

rather than make me click through to their website to find the link …

link to newsletter only available from website
link to newsletter only available from website

That’s called providing options, which is the major part of accessibility, not to mention usability and effective distribution.


Preserving Digital Identity in my Will

I made a decision yesterday while travelling home – I’m going to make allowance in my will towards the ongoing existence of my digital identity.

Now, don’t panic, I’m not ill and don’t intend on dying anytime soon. But it will happen. And it so happens that with recent changes in living arrangements I’ve been in the updating Will mode for a while. (Read there – I’ve been slack in finalising it.)

Anyhow, I was thinking about how we talk about how the things we do digitally are so more ‘sticky’ or permanent and how one should be careful of what we put online as it will be ‘searchable forever’. But will they? Forever is a long time and while I understand the sentiment in such arguments, the fact is that if I let my domains expire that a lot of what I do would be inaccesible. And someday even the information from them that is stored in google’s cache will be expired. Then, it will be gone. Much is said about how to not do things personally online that might jeopordise opportunities in the future, but I don’t see much about what to do if you actually do want to ensure the ongoing nature of the opportunities you have taken.

Now it might not be so bad for things to disappear, really, when it comes to anything personally I do. However I thought of Lifekludger as an entity and how I believe in what its potential is and how such potential might not be realised in my time. Lifekludger will depend on the increasing nature of online connetedness between people and so while progress and time might be on it’s side, time and progress isn’t for individual human beings.

So I thought about how much of what I do online is important to me and how much I value what it is I’m building oline – whether personally or otherwise. And I figured that if I was serious about it then I should do something to help it survive after me. Hence I thought of the Will.

Here’s my plan. I’m going to put in my Will that a certain sum of money be taken from my estate and put in an interest bearing account with responsibility of maintaining given domains and hosting company fees falling to a pre-determined and informed trusted person. I figure all these online cost are likely to get cheaper in future anyway so the outlay won’t be huge and interest might even account for most of it. At current prices I’d only be looking at about a $3-5k amount. And if Lifekludger finds legs before then well and good, my personal domain will survive even longer … FWIW :)

So there you have it. Have you thought about the longevity of your digital identity?

Dave – Lifekludger

PS: As would happen, after writing I see there’s a startup called Legacy Locker that deals with the distibution of passwords to online accounts. This doesn’t however allow for ongoing expenses involved but I might consider using a service like that in conjunction. That said, who will guarantee survival of a Third party online service?

Tweets for today

  • 10:05 The broken podcast feed out of sxsw I found last night is now fixed #
  • 19:32 @fang grrr…audible says I’ve already downloaded tribes. won’t let me get it again. buggered if I remember downloading it before. #
  • 22:14 grr.. #audible sends me a email thanking me for my purchase THAT FAILED. pity couldn’t have noticed that bit and sent me email. #
  • 22:53 made a diff acct, now listening to Tribes #
  • 23:00 setting up a wiki #
  • 23:02 @davemac does it hurt being a Belpharon? #
  • 23:26 @dnwallace Motivate, Connect, Leverage #

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Tweets for today

  • 17:39 shit of a day. just got home after probs with van wheels that held me up 4hours. now gonna cost more money for new wheels. #
  • 18:07 @SilkCharm "you’ve got mail" :) #
  • 21:23 @mickyj glad you aren’t actually *watching* it. *shudders* #
  • 21:30 checking me feeds #
  • 21:43 Ahah.. just noticing some podcasts are starting to emminate from #SXSW into me itunes – #
  • 21:47 grrr…the sxsw feed is coming through ok in reader but in itunes the enclosures are failing. suspect google getting in way of feedburner. #
  • 21:53 Ahhh… it seems the #sxsw guys are putting out 0length enclosures in the sxswinteractive feed. #
  • 22:09 just sent webmaster at #sxsw email re broken links to enclosures. hopefully we’ll see them flow soon. #
  • 22:36 searching for parts for my van #

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