29 Apr 2004 mattr   » (Journeyer)

Man, hasn't quite been a year since my last diary entry here... Bummer.

Interesting though. I'm really glad I've kept a few notes here over the past couple of years. I just read over old entries, and it's somewhat mind-boggling.

Rather than babble fresh this evening, I'll paste something from another blog entry I put at openstreams.net a couple of weeks ago:

" When it comes to being a 'developer', I've always found the label difficult to apply to myself (due to my own narrow thinking). It was rather tongue-in-cheek if I ever said I was an open source developer. I had geek roots, did some BASIC hacking back in the day, but I fell from grace into the insulation of Macs, used exclusively in my college communications department, and then in the art department where I first worked after school. Upon returning to the geek fold (after seeing how wretched Windows was a few years later), I tried to pick up as much as I could as fast I could...I think I still am. But I'm definitely not a 'coder' or a 'programmer.'

No, now 'developer' actually makes perfect sense. There's a lot more than code involved. Specifically, with respect to streaming, 'developers' simply need to be able to see where we can go with this, to develop the negative into a nice print we can hang on the wall. Creating content, becoming a producer (as opposed to swallowing whatever the mainstream consumer media is pushing), is development. Telling your friends about streaming radio -- that they can even do a show -- is development. My babbling here, believe it or not, may even be development. The potential is huge, and the wins in terms of community and communication could blow some minds. Got vision? "

/me changes every day.

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