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Realtime LiveJournal -> Buzz

If you've seen all my "test" posts over the past few days, you probably knew I was up to something.

Indeed....

If you add your LiveJournal to your Google Profile (and your LJ links to your Google Profile and is crawled), and then you "Connect" your LJ to your Google Buzz account by adding it as a connected site, all your LJ posts flow into Buzz in 1-2 seconds, using PubSubHubbub.

And hopefully LiveJournal will support the Salmon Protocol so comments left in Buzz will flow back to LiveJournal, and vice-versa. But that's the future.

Much love to Brett Slatkin, the Reader team, Brian Stoler and the Buzz team, Sebastian Kanthak, John Panzer, and others who made all this work. Huge team effort, but in the end I think open, decentralized protocols will win and are the future.

Syndicated 2010-02-09 20:24:14 from Brad Fitzpatrick

Thirty.

I'm 30 today. Happy Birthday to me! :)

Come party tonight if you're around SF: http://crush3r.com/page/ytziecxddo

Syndicated 2010-02-05 18:31:46 from Brad Fitzpatrick

Doing Hos is Hard Work

Etch-a-Sketch doesn't involve much hill climbing. GPS-a-Sketch in San Francisco does, however:


Merry Christmas from me and [info] whatever_art to you!

*

In other news: not going anywhere for Christmas. Staying in San Francisco, hosting a 10 person orphan dinner. But then going to the Caribbean on a 7 night cruise over New Year's with parents, Sierra, my brother Cole and his girlfriend. Should be fun. :)

Syndicated 2009-12-24 23:12:56 from Brad Fitzpatrick

Halloween Costume: Where's Waldo?

This year's costume, with [info]whatever_art:

http://picasaweb.google.com/bradley.j.fitzpatrick/Misc#5398929204952872962



I tried to get http://bit.ly/whereswaldo but it was already taken (and awesome!), so I got http://bit.ly/whereswaldo2 so people might discover the awesome version by mucking with the URL. Time to run my own URL shortener... don't trust any of them.

Syndicated 2009-11-01 00:59:49 from Brad Fitzpatrick

Speakeasy pricing confusion

Speakeasy peeps,

Am I over-paying? (I'm assuming yes.)

I currently have:

DSL: Home Plus OneLink ADSL 6.0/768 Pro-Install (C) (activated 12/21/2005) PKG1822837

which is $105.95 (+ $6 fees) per month.

I called to get it reduced and the guy on the phone was super vague and generally useless. Between grunts and burping and "Oh that's interesting!" interjections as he played on his computer, I heard various tidbits which I couldn't connect:

* I'm currently running at 4.0/768 because of noise on the line.
* He could give me $10 off.
* He couldn't give me $10 off.
* There's an unlisted 4.0/768 speakeasy package. Could I move to it? He'd give me $10 off.
* But I thought you were already going to give me $10 off.
* You could move to the 3.0/768.
* No prices are listed on the website. Just the cheapest, slow one.

Apparently no love for long-time loyal customers.

I'm tempted to drop Speakeasy, but where would I go? Cable? Aren't they all dicks? I want to vote with my dollar and not give money to stupid companies blocking/intercepting/rewriting traffic and other lame practices.

Who's the most money-worthy broadband company lately?

Syndicated 2009-10-08 17:19:59 from Brad Fitzpatrick

25 Sep 2009 (updated 25 Sep 2009 at 20:13 UTC) »

Vedomosti article

Don't believe everything (or anything) you read here:

http://www.vedomosti.ru/newspaper/article/2009/09/23/214519

I'm told that it's horribly "mistranslated" (probably intentionally) to make a more interesting article.

I wish I brought my own recorder to the interview so I could post the mp3 of what I actually said, which is that I'm working on making social networking federated & inter-operable like email. I'm not sick or bored of social networking or LiveJournal. I still use LJ. I do use it less, now that I don't work on it, and it's true a lot of my friends are now on Twitter or Facebook, but that's why I want things to inter-operate.

Stupid media. I'm done with reporters. Or at least I'll start recording everything.

Update 2009-09-25 23:07: apparently the translation isn't bad, some tell me, except for the headline ("All my friends quit LiveJournal", not true), and perhaps the biased selection of some of the quotes. Many people are getting a different idea from the article than I thought I communicated. Oh well. My apologies to Vedomosti, since it doesn't seem like it was entirely intentional.

Syndicated 2009-09-25 13:32:39 (Updated 2009-09-25 19:11:40) from Brad Fitzpatrick

Moscow evening plans

Muscovites, any recommendations on what I should do tonight in your fair city?

SMS might be best, since I'll be leaving work soon probably. +7 (915) 353-36-83.

Thanks!

Syndicated 2009-09-24 14:38:10 from Brad Fitzpatrick

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