Drinking Scotch while watching Diggnation

Have you ever noticed that Diggnation gets better if you’re drinking hard-core alcohol? I can’t believe 200,000+ people watch that show. John Batelle told me that FM Media is selling tens of thousands of dollars of ads on it every week. UPDATE: I must have misheard him, cause I learned that FM Media sells ads on Digg, not Diggnation, sorry about that.

Actually, the fact that Diggnation is bringing in the ad dollars means I’m aiming too high. What a brilliant idea. Get together on a couch. Drink some beer. Tell people what you think. And collect cash.

I’m jealous.

That said, I’d rather watch Photoshop Online. Heck, mix Photoshop Online with good Scotch and you’ll end up with nicer photos while getting drunk. Beats listening to Kevin Rose while HE gets drunk on cheap expensive beer.

OK, I gotta fess up. Thomas Hawk and Jan Kabili, the guru behind Photoshop Online, will be here in the morning filming a Photowalking session.

I think I’ll show her the new Paint.NET, which is looking pretty good.

Comments

  1. [...] If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here). It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. It’s free, and even better it loads in just a couple of seconds on a newish Windows PC. I tested it, and it does everything that I need – if it was usable on a Mac I’d switch from Photoshop based on the speed of the application alone. Earlier versions of Paint.NET were apparently very sluggish – but I can confirm that version 3.0 is very quick to load and very responsive in basic testing. Robert Scoble gives it a thumbs up, too, although he’s clearly been drinking all night. [...]

  2. I should really truly hate Diggnation. Someone in Ireland listening to two west coast geeks who say “doooood” every few minutes drinking beers talking about tech stories on a US web-site.

    But god help me, they are two funny funny doooooods and I just can’t help loving every minute. Top class entertainment. Humour and Tech both travel very well.

  3. I should really truly hate Diggnation. Someone in Ireland listening to two west coast geeks who say “doooood” every few minutes drinking beers talking about tech stories on a US web-site.

    But god help me, they are two funny funny doooooods and I just can’t help loving every minute. Top class entertainment. Humour and Tech both travel very well.

  4. [...] Si vous utilisez Photoshop régulièrement, alors essayez la nouvelle version 3.0 de Paint.NET (à télécharger ici). C’est un logiciel qui ne pèse que 3.6 MB qui possède la plupart des fonctionnalités de bases (et certaines avancées même) de PhotoShop. C’est gratuit et même meilleur en vitesse de chargement (quelques secondes seulement). Nous l’avons essayé et permet de répondre aux besoins essentiels (pas encore sous Mac). Les versions précédentes de Paint.NET étaient plutôt lentes, mais nous pouvons confirmer que la version 3.0 est très rapide au chargement et rapide d’une manière générale. Robert Scoble l’aime beaucoup également. [...]

  5. These comments (and this video) were fueled by Laphroig…

    http://markdaycomedy.wordpress.com/2006/10/20/george-bush-addresses-recent-tragic-events/

    Being Scottish while pretending to deliver a message from the President of the United States of America is the kind of post-Zefrank make-your-own-media way forward that should have everyone reaching for their own video cameras.

    That said, can I just mention how annoying the title feature is in iMovie compared to frumpy but less second-guessy Windows Movie Maker…

  6. These comments (and this video) were fueled by Laphroig…

    http://markdaycomedy.wordpress.com/2006/10/20/george-bush-addresses-recent-tragic-events/

    Being Scottish while pretending to deliver a message from the President of the United States of America is the kind of post-Zefrank make-your-own-media way forward that should have everyone reaching for their own video cameras.

    That said, can I just mention how annoying the title feature is in iMovie compared to frumpy but less second-guessy Windows Movie Maker…

  7. Well there are 2 inaccuracies in there. First of all FM Media sells ads on digg.com, not diggnation. Ads on diggnation are sold by revision3 staff. Second, Kevin nearly always drinks expensive beer :-).

  8. Well there are 2 inaccuracies in there. First of all FM Media sells ads on digg.com, not diggnation. Ads on diggnation are sold by revision3 staff. Second, Kevin nearly always drinks expensive beer :-).

  9. [...] If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here). It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. It’s free, and even better it loads in just a couple of seconds on a newish Windows PC. I tested it, and it does everything that I need – if it was usable on a Mac I’d switch from Photoshop based on the speed of the application alone. Earlier versions of Paint.NET were apparently very sluggish – but I can confirm that version 3.0 is very quick to load and very responsive in basic testing. Robert Scoble gives it a thumbs up, too, although he’s clearly been drinking all night. In fact, after reading his post I’m going to open a bottle of scotch, too. [...]

  10. Seriously I agree with you, the people of diggnation are brilliant. But I enjoy diggnation completely even when I am sober. I should try watching it your way sometime though.

    ps-I’m jealous of them too.

  11. Seriously I agree with you, the people of diggnation are brilliant. But I enjoy diggnation completely even when I am sober. I should try watching it your way sometime though.

    ps-I’m jealous of them too.

  12. [...] もし読者がPhotoshop をよく使っているなら、最近リリースされた Paint.NET 3.0 (ダウンロードはここから) をチェックしてみよう。ダウンロードサイズはわずか3.6 MB だが、Photoshopの基本的な (それとかなりの数の高度な)機能をほとんどすべて備えている。これはフリーウェアで、さらに良いことに、新しいWindowsマシンならほんの数秒で ロードされる。私は自分でテストしてみたが、必要なことはすべて出来た。もしMac版があったら、Paint.netのスピードだけでも Photoshop からの乗り換えを考えるところだ。以前のバージョンのPaint.NETはどうやら動作が遅くて不安定だったようだ。しかし3.0版については非常にロードが速く、基本的なテストでは動作も速くなっていると保証する。Robert Scobleも褒めていた―もっとも彼は明らかに一晩中飲んでいたらしいが。実際、彼の記事を読んだ後、私もスコッチのボトルを開けたくなった! [...]

  13. [...] If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here). It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. It’s free, and even better it loads in just a couple of seconds on a newish Windows PC. I tested it, and it does everything that I need – if it was usable on a Mac I’d switch from Photoshop based on the speed of the application alone. Earlier versions of Paint.NET were apparently very sluggish – but I can confirm that version 3.0 is very quick to load and very responsive in basic testing. Robert Scoble gives it a thumbs up, too, although he’s clearly been drinking all night. In fact, after reading his post I’m going to open a bottle of scotch, too. [...]