Daily Archives: June 27, 2006

Watching the grass grow (Drupal developer needed)

OK, I’ve seen everything now. Alex Komarnitsky has a web site where you can watch the grass grow.┬áHis grass. Is there anything that you can’t do on the Internet?

Well, some of you are Drupal developers. I have a friend who needs some development done. He’s looking for a Drupal developer for a short-term project. Are you one? Leave a note here and a way to be contacted. Thanks.

TED conference releases its video, awesome stuff

Really great video content was just released by the TED conference. I’ve never been to this conference, but it has a huge reputation and if you look at the speakers you’ll see why. Hans Rosling, for instance, has an amazing data visualization talk. Tony Robbins is the world’s leading motivational speaker. I’m watching his talk right now. And those are just the first two I’ve watched.

I was just emailing with Tom Rielly who worked on this project. He said they reedited each talk using the feeds of all five cameras. They discovered that they needed a different editing style for small format video than if you are going to watch this on a huge screen. They also made it available to everyone in all formats, QT, Flash, Google Video, audio podcast on their site, iTunes, and others including on Podzinger.

He thanked BMW which, he says, gave them HUGE support (his emphasis, not mine). He says it was probably the largest underwriting of any podcast series ever.

Oh, and they put everything into Creative Commons. You can republish the talks on your own site!!! He specifically thanked June Cohen and Jason Wishnow, TED producer and editor.

This is awesome content. They dramatically raised the bar we’ll all need to meet with Internet video.