Sachi's brother Mark, a super-gadget-geek, is taking care of our dog and house and has hooked up the perfect solution to allow us to get our Amos fix while on the road. It's a video web cam focused on his bed that we can call "call" into using Skype 2.0. Only one person at a time can use it, so we can't expose the feed.
We can even hear sound along with the video and if there were speakers, we could talk to him, but we figure that might drive him crazy. Mark has been using it to watch Amos' movements during the day (he's a sneaky dog).
Mark, can you comment on the set up in terms of what people need to do something similar themselves? Thanks!
I know this is late notice, but Sachi and I will be on The Chris Pirillo Show tonight, which is a live audio show on the Web. You can listen to the live stream of the show starting at 6pm tonight (PST). I think we'll be on 7:30-ish.
Get involved if you wish by calling 877-414-5856 to ask questions, etc. If you miss it, you'll be able to listen for a while here. I wonder what Chris is going to ask?
Updated: The photo below was uploaded during a podcast in real time.
Once the podcast is online, I'll link to it and you can list to me talk about posting this photo with my Treo 650. Here is the podcast of our talk.
Just in the nick of time, we can now easily change out the images that appear in the heading of the site. They have been the same for a long time but now that the process has been simplified, we plan for the pictures to reflect our recent activities.
A big thanks to Mark Yuasa at Rain City Studios for the work on the overall design and dealling so well with my last minute nit-picking.
As you may know, I've been doing what I can to find the best mobile device for the trip and choose the PalmOne Treo 650. I've had it for months, but had a bunch of questions about things like the best way to manage music, etc. (it's Pocket Tunes).
My friend and possibly the most connected person I know, Buzz Bruggemen introduced me to Andrew Carton, the guy behind Treonauts.com. Treonauts is a site dedicated to the Treo and all things related. I had a call with Andrew just now and he helped so much. If you have questions about the Treo, Treonauts in a great resource.
This just came in today and I'm pretty excited about filling it up with music and photos across devices. Here's to hoping it doesn't get lost!
A big part of my (soon to be former) day-job is helping organizations understand the blog world and how the world of business is changing thanks to the Internet. I write about this subject a lot on my Common Craft blog.
This morning I posted about what I call "listening" which is becoming aware of the information being shared on the Web. Over the last few years a number of new tools and sites have made it possible to define a niche and then become aware of what is being said on the Web regarding that niche.
For TwinF, that niche is world travel and this morning's post is all about the tools I'm using to listen to what's happening in the travel world. You might find it interesting in a geeky way.
I've put a lot of time into trying to get the right gadgetry for the trip. A couple of months ago, I got an unlocked Palm Treo 650. Overall, I’m very happy with it and believe that I’ve made a good choice. The big test will be how it does abroad. One of our goals in packing for the trip is reducing size and weight and my goal was to get a device that packs as much punch as possible and sports a strong track record.
We've been operating in a mostly slealthy mode for the last few months and that's about to change. On Tuesday, I'll post links and descriptions to this site on my Common Craft blog, which will hopefully prompt others to link to TwinF and bring some attention to our little site here.
It's really hard to guess what will happen. Of course, I'm expecting millions of new members and obscene glory. Confetti will fall from the sky and a helicopter will come and take us both to the Web 2.0 Conference, all expenses paid.
Really though, I'm super excited about the whole thing and a bit anxious. At the very least, I'll be interested to see if a few folks will come and check out the site. I'll be watching a free web stats tool called MapStats that I heard about from Boris. Fun times these days, fun times.