Every day I pass by this sign on the way to work. Every day I say “there’s Ze Frank’s sign” in my head. Yesterday he taught me why I did that — it’s the aftertaste that resides in my mouth after memories of his show have faded. He branded “little duckies” in my head. A**hole! He freaking put that freaking stupid “little duckie” song in my freaking head and now I can’t get it out. THAT is branding!
My brand? It’s the aftertaste you have in your mouth when you first wake up in the morning. Sorry. I’ll try to improve upon that.
Anyway, first thing this morning I headed over to the world headquarters of Flock. Will Pate, community ambassador (pictured here pointing to the Flock logo) met me at the front door and gave me a tour.
For the two of you who don’t know what Flock is, it’s a Web browser built using Firefox’s code base but that has integration with some fun Web services built in. Translation: if you add a favorite in Flock it doesn’t store it locally like IE or Firefox does, but it puts that up on del.icio.us so your friends can see all your favorite porn sites. Or whatever you mark as favorite. Also, they have a neato (technical term, sorry) photo bar that lets me see whenever you update your photos. And it’s easy to blog from within Flock.
Basically it’s the new hip cool browser that you can tell your dad to load so he can see your Flickr photo stream.
Anyway, Will introduced me to the engineering team, where I learned that it’s a game of inches in the software business. Joe Krauss used the same term yesterday. I wonder, is there some kind of meme generation machine going? Anyway, because everything is open source you can see all the cool new features before the “release” a new version. They swear they put everything out everyday, no hidden stuff. Takes all the fun out of trying to get a good exclusive or a leak of a new feature they are working on.
How did Will get his job? He blogged that he was looking for a job. People linked to him (I was one) and he had 30 companies contact him. Whew! Maybe I should open a job board!
Anyway, I have more than 1,000 emails now that I haven’t answered. I’m suprised that people haven’t figured out the trick yet. Just leave a darn comment. I always spend time in my comment feed before heading toward my email.
Oh, and Ze Frank, can you tell me how to get the duckies out of my head? Thanks!