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Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:00:49 PDTWhile I have these photos on Facebook and Flickr, the easiest group for me to manage are the ones on Picasa. Just a click here or there and the changes I make on my computer are automagically reflected in the online gallery. I love that convenience.
Sat, 25 Apr 2009 04:11:22 PDT
It's World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. There will be demonstrations at Falls Park in Greenville from 11 am until 2 pm.
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 07:41:21 PDTworld tai chi day
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The Piedmont Blood Center is enabling blood donors with Twitter and Facebook to not just improve their donation experience, but to help them reach out to each other and to other potential donors. It all starts with a bit of free Wi-Fi. Learn more about how The Spartanburg South Carolina's Piedmont Blood Center is using Social Media from their webmaster Dave Smith. (@iamdave)
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:06:46 PDT(image) I was in Mauldin at the Main Street Diner to hear Bob Inglis today and I ended up sitting right next to where he stood. Since I always carry my handy recorder with me and it had both a set of fully charged batteries and some extra space on it's memory card, I thought I'd give a bit of live recording a try. Attached is the entire session and I think the audio is pretty darn listenable. For those of you with critical ears, I'll tell you that it gets better at about two minutes in. (They closed the door next to the kitchen.)
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:52:26 PST
I grabbed Terry Weaver for an ambush interview yesterday to ask him for a preview of next week's GSATC Learning Lunch meeting. Terry is going to use the book Revolutionary Wealth by well known futurists, Alvin and Heidi Toffler as a guide to discuss how to best position yourself and your business to take advantage of the continuing shifts in the world. How and where you make your money is changing. I look forward to spending more time next week thinking about how to take advantage of that shift.
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:30:39 PSTI used to know a guy who had a business card that said he was a UFO Field Investigator. He was, quite literally, a card carrying UFO Field Investigator. As I contemplate all of the things I've done with my life, I can honestly say that I've never spent any serious time investigating UFOs or even thinking about them. Sure, I've thrown a frisbee flying disc or two and wondered how they fly, but that's not the same as pulling out my magnifying glass and checking the back porch for little green footprints.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 04:31:49 PST
Lane Filler, author of Ask Mr. Smartypants , sat down with me for an interview for the Your Day radio show. In the interview he discusses his career as a journalist, how the Golden Girls influence his work, and the contents of then Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's wallet.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:05:48 PSTLane Filler comes to Greenville all of the time, but no one notices. This time he's coming to lunch at Liquid Highway Downtown and he's going to have his book, Ask Mr. Smartpants with him. He'll read. He'll talk. He'll answer questions and generally have a good time. We're at the Liquid Highway downtown Greenville, so you can drop in any time, grab a cup of coffee or lunch and join us. Author Event: Ask Mr Smartypants - The Drop In LunchLane Filler comes to Greenville Event InfoTime and PlaceDate: Thursday, February 26, 2009Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm Location: Liquid Highway DowntownStreet: 220 North Main StreetCity/Town: Greenville, SC No RSVP Required. The event is on Facebook and Google Calendar . Lane Filler comes to Greenville all of the time, but no one notices. This time he's coming to lunch at Liquid Highway Downtown and he's going to have his book, Ask Mr. Smartpants with him. He'll read. He'll talk. He'll answer questions and generally have a good time. We're at the Liquid Highway downtown Greenville, so you can drop in any time, grab a cup of coffee or lunch and join us. About the book Great book! It is packed with laughs, I tell you. In fact, I'll tell anyone who reads the back cover. Lane Filler is so funny, he could write a column about the history of stucco walls and pack it with eight solid laughs. Even better for us, he writes about universal subjects like marriage, religion, email and the evils of houseplants (well, that last one may not be quite universal. But you know what I'm saying). I am happy to report, after reading this incisive, surprisingly touching, and very, very funny collection that the Lane Filler I know is alive and well and writing in Spartanburg. Don't let the good manners fool you; once a wiseass, always a wiseass. - Josh Lieb Co-Executive Producer The Daily Show with Jon Stewart One time, when a reader called in with a tip, Lane writes "I smelled a Pulitzer. Or Camembert. I smelled something." You know what I smell? Comedy. The sweet fragrance of comedic insights into life. I encourage you to breathe deep some Lane Filler. Lane once wrote that he knows "slightly less about cars than a duck-billed platypus of middling intellect knows about early 20th- century dance crazes." Which may be true. But he does know a lot about writing an entertaining book. - AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically About Lane Filler Lane Filler, 37, is a national award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers all over the world, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, San Jose Mercury-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kansas City Star and, well, a lot of other ones but he doesn't keep careful track. Maybe we should ask his mother. He has worked as an embedded reporter in Iraq and Kuwait, covered three presidential elections, and can convert celsius to fahrenheit, and vice versa, in his head. Currently, Filler is a columnist and editor at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, a New York Times-owned newspaper in Upstate South Carolina. Lane Filler is on the world wide interwebs Find out more about Lane at www.AskMrSmartyPants.com. Posted via email from Thinkhammer's Post Posterous [...]
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:46:55 PSTPalmetto Chapter of PMI, the Project Management Institute February Dinner Meeting Date: Thursday Feb. 19 Time: 6:00 PM Place: Greenville Marriott Speaker: Johann Radcliffe, PMP Johann's topic is "Agile Project Management: What's so new and different? What's not?" Johann Radcliffe has 25 years of project management experience. He has led large DoD systems integration projects as well as complex eCommerce and SAP implementations. He now specializes in helping organizations improve their project management processes. He is a contributing author of Agile Project Management: A Mandate for the 21st Century and the second edition of the Project Management Maturity Model. Johann has been a PMP since 1999 and achieved SSGB certification in 2008. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in Engineering Management and an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. more info: http://www.palmettochapter.com more upstate technology events at: http://www.gsatc.org/calendar Posted via email from Thinkhammer's Post Posterous [...]
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Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:58:26 PST
Congressman Bob Inglis is hosting a Let's Talk lunch at the Handlebar today. It seems like the perfect time to ask some questions about how congress will be working to get the economy moving. I've not been to one of the events before, but plan to go today. He describes the event as follows:
Let's Talk ... Rx for Recovery
Monday, January 26 - The Handlebar, 304 E. Stone Avenue, Greenville, 12:00 noon
Sat, 24 Jan 2009 18:56:05 PST
You may know John Jeter as the proprietor of The Handlebar , the award winning Greenville concert venue named for his mustache. What you might not know that John has been pecking away for years as a newspaper reporter, editor, and aspiring novelist. His 19 years of work have reached a new milestone with the publication The Plunder Room. Coinciding with the novel's release, John was interviewed by Sandy Woodward for the Your Day radio program heard on South Carolina's NPR stations. You can listen to the interview here.
Thu, 15 Jan 2009 21:49:35 PSTGoogle and LIFE have collaborated to bring the entire LIFE photo archive online. These newly-digitized images include photos and etchings produced and owned by LIFE dating back to the 1750s. Simply add "source:life" to any Google image search to restrict your search to the archive.
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Wed, 07 Jan 2009 06:23:24 PSTbeautiful kids fed and clothed before taking them to daycare, I could have packaged it up, entitled it "Birth Control" and single handedly put the brakes on our global population explosion.
Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:08:47 PSTThe Flip Mino software was recently updated. I took the update because I was hoping the software would be a little bit faster and a little bit more stable. It seems faster when loading, but it's got it's own troubles. First off, the software won't let you save videos from the camcorder to any drive other than the C: drive on Windows. frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=philyanovcom-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B0016BXRB6&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=FFFFFF&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr&npa=1" style="height: 240px; width: 120px;">This is a problem because the video files are big and they will quickly fill my drive. In the prior version of the software I'd manually move the files after downloading, but it meant that the Flip editing software couldn't find the files once I had done that. The workaround was to move them back for the editor and then move them to the big drive when done. The new version buries the videos deep in the directory structure, so you won't accidentally delete them (their words.) I decided to see if I could get the problem fixed. I used their online support.I asked:Phil: I'd like to move the FlipShare directory to a drive with more space. How do I do that?They answered:Flip: The Flip Video program does not have any features that allow users to change the default saving location, nor the location where the "video compatibility" software will be installed. You may be able to manually save your video. To do this, please connect your camcorder to your computer and double-click the Flip Video icon either in “My Computer” or on the desktop. Then double-click the DCIM folder, and open the 100VIDEO folder, which is where you will find your videos. Then select the video you wish to save, copy it, and paste it to the location of your choice. Please be aware that your camcorder’s program will not be able to recognize videos saved in this manner.The problem is in the last sentence. I want to use the software that came with the camcorder! I wrote them back:Phil: Ok. Now, I know that there is no menu driven way to make the change. I need to know what other way exists to make the change. I need FlipShare to look at something other than my C: Drive for it's files. How do I do that?They answered with:Flip: There is no way to do this in the Flip program. You can manually save videos to any location you wish, and then try to save them back to your camcorder to use them in the Flip program. But, the Flip program will still save them back to your C drive.Now, I thought it was time to let them know I had a little expertise and was willing to accept a technically challenging solution:Phil: That doesn't work for me. The Flip will fill my C: Drive. How can I manually make the change? It probably involves changing some registry entries.They told me to stop bothering them and return the camera from whence I got it:Flip: We do not provide support for manipulating the Flip program, nor do we know of any way to change the default location the Flip stores videos. If the Flip Share set-up doesn't work for your needs, it may be best to return the device and buy one more suited for your specific needs.Our apologies for any confusion, or inconvenience.I have to wonder if a customer service agent for Pure Digital actually has the authority to send me packing. I am shocked by the answer.As I see it, I can live with it, work around it, try to fix it manually by guessing at[...]
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Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:23:15 PSTThe Red Elvises came to The Handlebar in October and I shot several snippets of video from the audience knowing that I'd make a montage of it later. I shot the video using my Flip Mino, and went about making the montage, but couldn't get the sound right using only the software from Flip. Well, they updated the software to FlipShare and I installed the update which now allows you to replace the audio from your video with something else. The video below is all from the October concert and the audio is an mp3 of one of the Red Elvises songs which I downloaded from their officially sanctioned fan web site.
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 09:41:20 PSTFuture Tense host Jon Gordon recently asked for favorite podcasts via a Twitter request . I dropped in a vote for my favorite long form audio podcast Radio Lab . It is the smartest podcast I've ever found and I make sure to catch every episode. Radio Lab covers science in an approachable, meaningful way that celebrates discovery and the people who are doing the hard work in modern science. Hosts Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad are giddy in their presentations and their love for science shows in every second of the show. Bravo to them and thanks to Jon Gordon for including my comments. Below is a link to the Future Tense podcast which includes my recommendation. I'd also use this time to recommend you add Future Tense to your iTunes list as well. Every weekday Future Tense shines three minutes of light on some area of technology that you quite probably have overlooked. The show airs on many public radio stations, so every edition is broadcast quality and of the highest production value. Take a listen. This Future Tense episode features a few words from yours truly.Good podcasts for your idle time MP3 - iTunes We asked folks on the social network Twitter to share some of their favorite podcasts. Here are some they liked: Onion Radio News MacMost Now In Our Time Radio Lab This American Life Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo's Film Reviews | permalink Don't forget to follow Jon Gordon on Twitter.ps: You already follow me (thinkhammer) on Twitter, right? This repost includes an audio player so you can easily listen to the podcast mentioned. Pretty sweet, eh? Good Podcasts For Your Idle Time by American Public Media Download now or listen on posterous Good podcasts for your idle time.mp3 (1728 KB) Posted via email from Thinkhammer's Post Posterous [...]
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