Saturday, November 1, 2008

Still sad about the Rev3 changes. Came across this following posts on all the fan sites for those affected. Hope to see more of Marty, Sarah, and the gang in new projects. Till then, we'll have the memories....

Lip Dub - Need You Tonight by INXS from sarahlane on Vimeo.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Guess why I made the effort to try out Rev3?
Martin Sargent
Guess why I tried more of the shows there?
Sarah Lane
I'm a girl. I'm a Southerner. (Gator!!) I don't drink (ok I know I'm alone on that one) I like to read.
Why do I keep getting ignored? The world is not a G4 focus group. I know that the economy is in bad shape. But letting go of your assets in trying times makes about as much sense as wasting money just because times are good.
Both are signs of poor leadership.
Or just a lack of leadership.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Morgan Reviews Lockergnome's keyboard

On today's Webb Alert Morgan shows several of the most expensive keyboards out there. Among her mentions is one that lets you program LED shortcuts...hmmm...sounds familiar. I don't think Morgan realized that Chris did a podcast on that one. Mostly she showed the artsy handpainted ones. I agree that thousands are too much spend (at least for me). But I think there's a huge difference between a keyboard that matches your wallpaper and a keyboard with programming options.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tech TV vs Photoshop TV

I've got a bit of a Photoshop TV habit. I'm obsessively working my way through all the past episodes. Tonight I noticed that there were some striking similarities between that gang and the old TechTV gang. Scott Kelby is Leo. He just is. I would love for someone to get them on a video podcast together just so I could see what happens. Dave Cross is both Patrick -with kilts replaced by Canadian shirts/jerseys-and Adam Sessler. Kinda like the Leo-Scott thing, I can't explain how Adam and Dave are the same guy. They just are. The jokes, the mannerisms. Matt Koslowski...I haven't decided, yet. Sometimes I could swear he's Marty with the self-deprecating humor. Other times he's the young Mr. Cool and I think Matt is just a Diggnation waiting to happen. After all, they had a drinking game episode, so it's just a matter of time.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I took a Dreamweaver class. So, hopefully I'll be able to turn this blog into a website soon. Of course I was one of the only students without a flash drive to store the files from class. So I just bought one online. But, Chris "the Ninja" Pirillo just shared a website that may mean I'll never have to buy another one. Oosah gives away 1 TB of space for free. I don't know why, but I trust Chris. So, I'm not asking questions.
Thanks Chris! Thanks Oosah!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

All the news that's fit to podcast

Just when I thought that I was never going to get any decent news-outside of the BBC, FT, and French podcasts...along comes East Meets West! Thank goodness that I'm not the only one getting emotional over the conflict between Georgia and Russia. Finally somebody is able to talk about the sad, sick popularity contest/reality show that this election has become and use the word so often ignored ---Policies. I feel a little less cynical this evening. Thanks Tom. Thanks Roger C.

Friday, August 1, 2008

R3g vs Digg-A house divided

What's a girl to do on a Friday night?? Aside from watching Dr. Who and Atlantis, naturally...I watched a bunch of podcasts. Including the R3G dodgeball game against Digg. Pitting one group of talented tech talent against their own for fun, sport and a sense of artificial rivalry....Isn't this the kind of crap that Steve Jobs was doing to Apple right before they fired him? Not that I'm superstitious or anything. In fact I'm fine with the fact that the team wearing red-my favorite color-headbands lost terribly....As the Doctor always says right before the world is about to end, "Oh, dear!"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Star Trek vs Digital Divide

When I saw the July 21st Webb Alert clips of Jeff Han demonstrating multi-touch technology, I thought of a Star Trek Voyager episode where the captain has to remember how to use a computer that requires a keyboard. Of course, those politically correct Federation officers were a lot kinder about 20th century technological failings than Jeff. Han cringes at the idea of people being introduced to technology with $100 laptops. I cringe at the fact that there are people for whom even the $100 laptop would be a ridiculous luxury. ...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Racism, Sexism, and uninstalling Mahalo

The search for a new Mahalo host has shown me a side of Jason Calacanis that I can't live with. The young women that he's picked to audition-and those he gives an occasional break make up a group that is far from diverse. His comment about an audition where many people chose not to share their views was that they didn't seem as though English was their first language. I'm not following him on Twitter. I'm not using Mahalo's toolbar. I'm grateful that Veronica was able to leave.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mahalo Daily Hostesses All One Flavor

I'm a fan of Mahalo, and Mahalo Daily, I'm a little disturbed at the lack of diversity in their choice of contestants to feature on the Vlog Idol podcasts-not to mention the vanilla flavor of their soon-to-be-final choices. I wonder if they think their fans are similarly mainstream????

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dvorak and Rupley Love Office Space

As if I needed another reason to love the Cranky Geeks!...Dvorak and Rupley apparently both love Office Space.
In other news, I find it sad that:
1. 1 in 4 geeks (Veronica Belmont) cared about whether the CIA would be spying on everyone by using Google
2. 1 in 4 geeks (John C. Dvorak) cared what the international community felt about it.
3. 0 in 4 geeks had enough faith in the intelligence to believe the could get around Google security if they really needed to, anyway.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Of TWIT and Twitter

On the March 31st podcast of TWIT, Leo basically laughed at the inevitability of newspapers ceasing to exist in written form. I humbly beg to differ. Movies weren't killed by tv-they changed. Books weren't killed by magazines-they changed. I think that future papers will be different-and I hope network news will. But, I dread the idea of reading everything on my Amazon wish list from a digital screen....of course I wear glasses.
God Bless Twitter-and Four20. By following, my follower I found out about the 404 podcast-and that Marty was on the latest episode!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Louderback Gives Marty Props!

Martin told Gator that he never sees cool stuff come up when he Googled his name. Hopefully, he read the compliment he got from Louderback about his shows. I was reading the MediaBistro Circus blog for their May circus event and read the following:

What's your favorite Revision3 show?
I love all my children equally. But Web Drifter and 'Lil Internet Superstar make me laugh.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Late Lunch for Louderback

Jim Louderback is giving a free webcast on the state of online video. Of course, it's at 2:00 on a I'll be bringing my lunch that day (and my laptop). I don't have a longer post because I spent my time watching another-not free-webcast on how to improve this blog. All kudos go to All faults are my own...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Twice the Marty!

First the Gazette-then an episode of Internet Superstar-thanks Marty!
A great episode with an interview of Natali Del Conti. I love to watch Loaded and actually remembered her from Cranky Geeks. I agree with Marty and Gator that it would be cool if she was working with Rev3.
P.S.--Why is Wikipedia evil? First they delete East meets West--now Natali? Who are these editors and why does this feel personal? If they keep up the subjective deletions, people will stop using them as a reliable information source and they'll get replaced....maybe that will be a good thing.

Monday, March 31, 2008

CNet-What Happened?

On the last episode of the Cranky Geeks, it was sad to see Roger and Annaliza as guests from different companies than Chief Crank John. Now I'm just glad they had the option--Media Bistro says that CNET let go of 120 staffers..:(

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Qik-Diggnation Does Amsterdam

So while waiting with the JasonNation for the stream to work, I found more video from the Diggnation guys

Qik-great once it's recorded-sucks when it's live
join if you have a Nokia-lurk and wait if you don't

Rev3 boys at Amsterdam:


sick, but still streaming

trying to get over ANOTHER cold and watching jason calacanis. not sure if I can share, but I'll try:

Monday, March 17, 2008

Marty's Bars, Sarah's Burritos, Leo's Bros

I wasn't sure what Rev 3's gazette was about-or why I should continue to fill up my ITunes podcast space...but I was so wrong!
Since I found out that Sarah Lane was the host, I figured I'd try it out. The first episode showed the building of HQ-kinda like a techie version of HGTV. She showed all the bars-and which was Marty's fave. They may have gentrified the neighborhood--but there were more bars than restaurants. So now, Marty's tag-line makes so much more sense. He literally passes a bar-and, therefore his core fan base-everytime he goes home from work. This may also explain how he went from the fresh-faced youth in his old high school yearbook (episode 3 of Internet Superstar) to the gatherer of the internet underworldlings on Internet Superstar and WebDrifter.
I'm trying to type and listen to the latest TWIT (136) at the same time. I suppose I'm not cool enough to care about the SXSW stuff. Of course, I'm not completely addicted to Twitter, yet. So, I don't qualify as a part of it from the point of view of all the Tech gang-save Roger Chang. And I didn't actually fly over there. So, I don't qualify as having experienced according to Roger. But, the explanation of Cnet, Yahoo, and Cnet's "competition" was interesting and insightful. And it's nice to hear more than 5 mins from Veronica. She guest hosts a lot-but it cools to have her in the same space as Patrick, Leo, and John at the same time. I think I've finally figured out the Mahalo site submission thing. For better or worse, I think it may be a much bigger obsession than Twitter.....carpal tunnel, here I come!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pay to Play? or Video Mini-TWIT's coming!

No more free lunch...or anything else.
First the TWIT crew says that the inventors of Scrabble may take away the free Scrabulous that my college buddy plays on Facebook. I guess that's easier than just making a better version..or buying Scrabulous?!
Next, the TWIT gang says that Wikipedia's non-profit status may give way to some different paid version.?? I didn't totally understand. Mostly, I was just too busy wondering how it would work. First they restrict content to the point where even the East Meets West fans can't get information posted. Now they expect people to pay for what's essentially turning into censored content? How exactly is that different from Brittanica Online?
Last, but not least, I tried Pownce. It sucked. I don't know why I'm getting addicted to Twitter. But I do know that the tech gang isn't being picky. Pownce just doesn't work. I couldn't upload my photo. I didn't see content or groups or anything worth mentioning. It could get better. But will I still care?
Luckily, something good came of it-There's going to be a video version of TWIT!! It sounds like they've settled on the name Mini-TWIT. And the studio set-up sounds similar to what Pirillo uses now. I can't wait.....Maybe some things are still least until I can figure out the affiliate code that Leo mentioned he had with Amazon.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

1 month later or We're all Cranky Geeks

While going through thousands of emails (I've decided not to be Leo and never check my inbox), I've been catching up on all the TechTV podcasts:

Somehow, everybody decided to take on the personality of John C. Dvorak and get cranky. The Cranky Geeks gang was so harsh on's policy of removing "offending" web sites, that John was able to sit back and relax. I could feel the Diggnation boys cringing. I just loved the irony of a company whose ads are risque to the point of cliche being accused of censorship....

TWIT 132 started with inside cattiness about how Veronica Belmont was poached from Molly Wood's BuzzOutLoud to Jason Calacanis's Mahalo Daily. The incestuousness just never ends?!?
I'm beginning to think that there are just 1,000 people who run the whole internet...and they're all personal friends (or sworn enemies).

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pirillo is a Mac Man!

I was going through my Yahoo bookmarks-with all the news about their financial troubles I thought they might decide to cut down on space for my zillion bookmarks (and huge Inbox of unread emails). Then I found some more links to TechTvers from the past-check out the links to Alex, Michaela, Rick, and Scott.

I also read an email that shocked me--Pirillo is now a Mac fan. I admit it's been a while since I followed his work. Once I got a Mac it hurt to read about all the cool Windows tips and PC stuff he finds. But, has it really been that long?

First Yahoo, now this?! I'm starting to feel old....

Monday, January 28, 2008

Case of the Mondays

This evening has definitely been rough. Mondays aren't all bad. But none of my entertainment or infotainment seemed able to help. ( I knew I was in trouble when PBS's Jane Austen movie was crap.)
The Webb Alert was great. Of course, that also reminded me of how pitiful the ratings-obsessed, drawn-out network "news" usually is. When was the last time you wanted to compliment them on their tech coverage? Plus, Morgan mentioned Forbes and WSJ. I had to let Forbes go when the editorials seemed to veer towards a denial of global warming. And WSJ was awful long before Murdoch came on the scene.--Besides, my true love is FT.
Before I started missing Business 2.0, I decided to distract myself with East Meets West. But Roger and Tom were in a serious mood. Roger started talking about the kingmakers in the media. Then he quoted the line "You bring me the photographs and I'll provide the war." Of course that led to the most gruesome-and justified- villain murder in 007 history. Which reminded me of the fact that I don't get to see Pierce Brosnan as James Bond anymore.
Thank God for Geek Entertainment TV! I'm watching old episodes and saw the John C. Dvorak interview. He was cranky-I was cranky. He talked about journalism with optimism. He was standing in front of Yoda. He talked about the economy with pessimism...but, still.
I feel a lot better. Now I can watch the Stargate Atlantis episode that I missed over the weekend....hey, maybe it wasn't the Mondays after all! It was scifi withdrawal....That's another blog.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Kevin Rose needs to go back to drinking

I'm not a drinker myself, but Kevin Rose is. And I think that Episode 134 was his withdrawal day.

In one episode, he managed to insult or laugh at:
The Sci Fi channel
a geeky fan
his ex-girlfriends

The only defense I can offer (aside from missing beer) is that he has a fetish for trashy clothes. All the shows he likes include scantily clad bad girls. His main advice to the lonely geekette-aside from getting geeky guys drunk (see-drinker's fantasy!) was that she should dress provocatively.
Ah well, they'll be drinking again soon.... And then, Marty's new show will be ready. Yeah!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Roger's Thumbs Down, etc.

Not that I ever was a fan of horror movies, but Roger Chang's review of Cloverleaf made me wonder why it was ever made. Of course IMDB shows Cloverleaf topping the Box Office.....Just one more sign of how deeply we're all suffering from the writer's strike I guess. We could all turn to ITunes, I guess. Brett Larson explained what their movie rental rules were on the January 21st episode of 1010Wins. Still, I still don't think I'd want to pay for a 30-day download. I guess I'm just a Netflix girl at heart.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Signs the Tech World is Ending

The Diggnation crew isn't drinking. Leo is so unexcited about CES that I thought he was the Cranky Geek. Clearly these must be signs of the end....Speaking of the end...Jessica is leaving Patrick's show which Patrick left DLTV for, leading to Roger leaving DLTV, too....The reviews for her new Digg Reel are terrible. But, I'll decide for myself. By the time I get through with TWIT and Mahalo Daily-I've broken down and subscribed to yet another podcast that my ancient iBook doesn't have space for-I may just be able to see Jessica's new show and get enough sleep to go to work tomorrow.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

EMW,DIGG,other acronyms I left out

I'm listening to East Meets West. It's lovely as always. I love listening to those 2 ramble intelligently about everything under the sun. Roger and Tom are why I'm hesitating to put Wikipedia links on this blog. If they have so many problems with the accuracy of entries, updates, etc.....I'll stay away for awhile.
Starting this blog with the links to everybody's site, I'm struck by how much the group has stuck together. Between ZiffDavis, Revision3, and Leo's planet of projects, you've got all but a few journalists and exceptions under a few umbrellas. In a way those 3 almost represent the 3 faces of tech--the brick and mortar money maker, the bright-eyed start-up of believers, and the independent veterans of tech. I like to think there's plenty of room for all of the above.