Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ted Prize website launched Today.

The Ted Prize website was Launched today. I watched this as it was announced on the live webcast. During the webcast Chris Anderson kept saying "thousands watching Live " I was wondering if the numbers will be actually be higher than this?
Anyhow here are some screengrabs from the webcast, I will post a link when these videos make it onto the main website. I took away something from every talk, and I think the site will be a great success. It seems that there are loads of great people who have been posting comments on the TED website and it will be no surprizs if the same thing happens on the new one, what a great way to get involved.

Here is a good resource to watch the TED coverage as it unfolds:

Who's blogging TED2008 and TED@Aspen?

Stop motion video of travel montage, half way across the U.S. in 30 seconds!

This is a old video but one of my favorites I've made, I thought I would post it one here just for easy access to the links.
There is a much higher quility 16mb video of the same thing here:
you have to d/l the photodex viewer but that is quick and easy, the difference of picture and sound quality is quite amazing, it is a good way to compare the quality of youtube videos to something that is actually not that much larger of file size. I think I might upload the same video to some of my other favorite video sharing sites because I have noticed that there are many that have much better quality/capabilities than youtube. One of my new favorites is because I like the way it seems more social because of the capability to post comments/tags at a certain time in the video.

Ok now on vimeo, with links to the photos on my flickr stream.

New York City to Omaha, Nebraska in 30 seconds from shannon patrick on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Calling up bloggers up with GrandCentral

Photo Credit: DetroitDerek from

Now if you like you can leave me a voicemail for free from anywhere.
The Grand Central capabilities are more than just voice mail but I do not want to link this blog to my home phone, just like most people who will leave messages have the option of keeping their calling number private. I'm sure it will come in handy to use more capabilities of this interesting service. For right now if you would like to test it out leave some feedback or comment about my blog, tell me what you think.
Found out about this on
Calling up bloggers up with GrandCentral - but how many bloggers will pickup the phone?
21st Century Literacies
Google added Voice over IP Interface to it’s Blogger platform using GrandCentral, as reported in Marketing Pilgrim in a post titled Call a Blogger with GrandCentral....

Thursday, February 21, 2008

DIY Best Reuben Sandwich Recipe. Soon it will be time for Awesome St. Patricks Day Food

Original Reuben Sandwich story, and My Best Recipe
Yeah it's getting closer to St. Patrick's Day so I have been thinking about making delicious Reuben sandwiches. Follow my photos to flickr to read about the invention of the Reuben sandwich and see some helpful hints/recipe for building your own awesome sammich!
Original Reuben Sandwich story, and my best Reuben Recipe on Light Rye bread

Monday, February 18, 2008

How-to: Asus Eee Pc with touch screen

Was Looking into the Asus eeepc and watched this on youtube and thought it was pretty awesome. The addition of the touchscreen makes eeepc more compareable to the Kohjinsha SA5SX04ATW which does cost more and is not as readily available/or popular
in the U.S.
Check out this side by side and see how much brighter the screen on the Kohijinsha is.

Kohjinsha adds an Optical Drive to its tiny UMPC

yeah this one is pretty neat also, competition is the best thing for the sub notebook macbook air which seems overpriced for what you get.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mr. Show - John Baptiste Philouza

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Toys that make worlds: The highly anticipated game Spore will be available at retailers worldwide the weekend of September 7

Flickr Resistance Against Microsoft Takeover

I still don't understand why flickr charges for pro accounts, they do earn money from our images on yahoo image search which has ads. I would rather see ads than pay $24 because then you don't feel so locked into one service. I know nothing in life is free but don't tell me flickr is not profitable, flickr basically sold us out when yahoo bought them. How much money did these people make? IT was a community that many people spent many hours giving it the value it had when they were able to sell it for a profit to yahoo.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Spongebob voice actors overdub Classic movies
Just caught this from, this is so funny! Read the discussion I posted a link to Maurice LaMarche do his signature impersonation of Orson Welles, and the Welles original.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Charlie Rose - Muhammad Yunus, 58min

An hour with Muhammad Yunus, Founder of The Grameen Bank and author of "Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty".

There are some really profound ideas to think about and act upon in this. Like: Credit is a human right, Arguments are just a way for people to use their intellectual capacity to out do one another, Seeing is believing, Humans thrive on challenges, Charity takes away initiative and dignity, Poverty will be a thing of the past.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Nebraska Democrats hold their first-ever Presidential Caucus

Expected turn out in Saline County Nebraska (population 13843 as of 2000) was 100, 297 people attended and more people were showing up late and being allowed to cast votes (as far as i know).
Unofficial number were 129-Clinton 134-Obama almost 40 undecided and we never got a final count before we left over an hour later.

Uploaded by shannonpatrick17

Obama landslide winner at first Nebraska Democratic CaucusThousands of Nebraskans came out in droves on Saturday to participate in the state's first Democratic presidential caucus.

At the end of the night, Sen. Barack Obama was declared the landslide winner against Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Obama received 25,887 votes compared to Clinton's 12,347.

The Nebraska victory allowed Obama to walk away with 16 of the state's 24 delegates....

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Buckminster Fuller-World Game Synergy Video


Photogamer: Feb 2, 2008 "Toy"

From My Photogamer Set, follow this link and view the description of the photo to learn all kinds of goodness about what a zome is.