February 18, 2006
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 9:01 PM
"Mommy, did the president shoot someone?"
"No, that was the vice president."
"You mean Jimmy Carter?"
"No, no he was president a long time ago."
"You mean George Bush?"
"No, he's President. I mean Dick Cheney, he's Vice President, like runner up."
"Did Dick Cheney shoot Jimmy Carter?"
"No, no. Jimmy Carter was President and he's fine. He shot his hunting buddy. They were bird hunting."
"Oh, who was his hunting buddy?"
"Just a man, an older man--pretty old, close to 80."
"Is he okay."
"Sort of--he's in the hospital."
"Well I'm glad Jimmy Carter's okay."
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 1:37 PM
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 1:33 PM
February 17, 2006
so i was recently (like ten minutes ago) in this state, wake-dreaming about a meeting with a bunch of us from some team or other at a client's office, and whatever great idea we had, i forget what it was, we had skinned on our laptop lids.
This kind of neoprene skin slipped over the edges of the top of our laptop screens, and it had a logo i didn't recognize in my sleep-dreamness at the bottom of the skin, with this bold orange and white design (bubbleshare anyone?) and then some slogan in black in the middle, so that when all four? five? (don't quite remember) opened the lids of our laptops in the meeting, they all looked uniform, displaying this quirky message. Then I looked down at my face down blackberry and you know what? same skin. WHOA.
Some people dream about waterfalls.
What about the real estate on the lid of a laptop? Probably too awkward and expensive to bother with--or maybe there are already customizable skins out there?
Me? I think I'm going to go fashion a "for lease" skin now and slip it on my Acer. Right after my nap. ;-)
Technorati Tags: design, skins, laptop, advertising, branding, blogging
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 3:02 PM
February 16, 2006
if i were dr phil and you were a woman i might say: Today is yours; put your phears in check and take what's due you. take everyone else's stuff too.
if i were oprah i might say: every morning is grace, especially when you have my money, and you have to be open to the grace of the universe to make this kind of money, so may your today be all about open grace. integrity. universe. grace. open. grateful. journal. woman. integrity. deeds. grace.
if i were tom cruise i might say: HAAAAA! TODAY!!! MY DAY!!!! WHHOOOOO!!!
if i were al pachino i might say: morning, yes. it's when the sun peels itself from sleep and smacks the moon hello. morning. morning, kid, doesn't come easy. not for the moon or sun. not for the winos in the gutter. not for the hookers slapping their pay in the hands of their johns. no. morning. morning doesn't come easy.
if i were ellen i might say: isn't the best thing about morning finding those little sleep pellets in your eyes? isn't that like--whoo who visited my eyelids in the middle of the night and gave me little fairy birthstones? I mean mine, i like to save mine, have em in a jar actually, which you know doesn't go over so well with guests, i mean i guess that's because i keep the jar in the guest bathroom, well, and I guess because it's not really a jar anymore, it's kind of bigger than a jar, okay I've been doing this since I was seven, so, okay it's actually more of a tin i keep them in--a charlie's chip tin to be...well, it's not like I'm selling them or anything i just started saving my eye sand one day and one thing led to the next....
but i'm me, so, go have a redonkulously good day!!!
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 7:13 AM
Cheney said he had one beer at lunch, but that no alcohol was consumed during the late afternoon outing.
Lie. Only reason he brought it up was that someone saw him drink at lunch, so he had to cover that base. He's had DUIs, he still drinks, he was impaired.
Wonder why it took so long to find out about the story--damage control and verification of who saw him drinking.
Ambulance too crowded to go with the best friend you shot? How about your breath would have given it away.
The white house is run by two active alcoholics whose all-or-nothing thinking is stinking up the entire world.
Ambulance too crowded? Right, Dick.
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 1:26 AM
that and I'm behind on 203 things I simply must do, which includes taking the time to pay bills et al. where are the home apps with web 2.0--where's my "foldr" that folds the laundry and puts it away for me, or "Cookr" that boils the water and sprinkles in the angle hair noodles? Where's "Covr" that makes the beds? I know there's rumba and I want one--that's the little suck-em-up that runs around your house vacumming right? SEE? that's one home 2.0 app that makes it easier for web 2.0 people to keep their lives 2.0 together.
Having offline clients too--those whose business is in tech but whose web presence doesn't matter as much (yes, there are still companies who make stuff that we don't yammer on about here--puts me in a schizophreniconsultative headspace which turns me into a headcase or an edgecase or whatever.
okay, so that's where I've been. More soon.
If you haven't taken ANY KIND OF BUBBLESQUE RELATED PICS YET, please get thee to the contest and win thee some goods. February 20th is right around the corner -- or should I say cornr.
Technorati Tags: dentist, bubbleshare, web2.0, blogging, M2M, rumba
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 1:00 AM
February 14, 2006
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 10:06 AM
I was looking at jotspot, because i know how to use it, but that seems too internal for this effort. We want ya'll to be able to easily access it as we grow our body of findings (oooo!). A blog won't work--the end result isn't chronological in nature. Where can you easily write together, like 10 people or so (with the ability to scale in a wikipedia like fashion), that has an easy user interface and easy admin, that could either be a hosted solution or else hell I'll pay $10 a month to host it somewhere.
i dunno what the business model is. but i know I've had two good ideas in a week and damn i have other jobs. I'd love to build a voiki (maybe we'll have a voiki subsection of the TMA site), and the analyst disintermediation project has legs. These things I know.
or as they say in my neighboring state: That dog DO hunt!
TMA is the working name of the group/site. Stands for.... oh you can guess.
Technorati Tags: analyst, idc, gartner, forrester, TMA, wiki, voiki
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 8:17 AM
I thought Dick Cheney was in a mfn coma then I read the news about him shooting someone in the face? IN THE FACE! Who in their right mind goes mfn hunting when theres real things to take care of like a trade deficit? It seems like Mr Chaney would rather be out shooting people in the face than sitting behind a desk at the white house. When will this insanity stop? How is Dick going to justify his actions?
"Uh yeah uh uh uh *studder studder* *drool* I’m so uh uh duh sorry for uh shooting you in your umm face *drool* it was an *drool* accident uh uh I was uh aiming for uh that unicorn *drool* *studder* *shake* *shake*”
You can’t even really blame Dick , you’ve gotta blame the people that actually put the shot gun in his hand because you know with the claws he’s got theres no way he could open any door or cabnet.
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 2:09 AM
February 13, 2006
I'll call the Gman later. When his blood pressure goes down. ;-)
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Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 10:50 PM
The surprise? I've somehow accumulated 65,500+ available audio posts. I've paid for them, hell I could still be paying for them. The service was only $3 a month back in the day. I don't know--does that mean I've been paying for like 120 years, or does it only seem that way?
Anyway, what I'd LIKE to do is give you all the number and let whoever wants to audblog post away here on allied with your own audio posts. The problem is, that would mean giving each and every one of you the login phone number and pin, which in turn would be giving each and every one of you the ability to knock me off of my own account forever.
Did I used to think anyone would do such a thing? Used to be they wouldn't have.
Can I think of folks who are already lining up to snatch away my admin rights? Oh yeah.
SO, what I need, Audblog People at Listen Labs, is a way to let people post to my blog of choice (this one or one I create) while keeping MY admin rights password protected. Let me set up the posting privileges of others. Help us start audio wikis and discussion boards with this technology. FUCK broadcast-model podcasting. Let's get in one place and talk about shit, one at a time, OR, call a buddy or two and record.
Audblog could do this. But who the hell are they now, and would they bother?
I have 65,500 posts available to share.
Give me a way.
[EDIT: I bought the voiki.net domain. now what?]
Technorati Tags: audblog, listen labs, podcasting, audio wiki, voiki, google, blogger
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 4:55 PM
So, instead of aggravating you and raising my own blood pressure talking about cheese and power laws, I made my comment over at Shelley's place.
Technorati Tags: blogging, doc searls, shelley powers, cluetrain, RSS, syndication, power laws, money, conversation, news, hyperlinks, hierarchies, loyalty, why, winer
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 8:52 AM
February 12, 2006
There's been some great discussion on the idea of taking the keys from the big analyst houses who hold their research tight (and charge on both ends) . With good reason, traditional analyst offerings are another of the old-school approaches that have been made vulnerable by the Web.
As more independent new media pros and smallcos are doing the jobs that used to take place INSIDE the enterprise, we find ourselves wishing for some of the tools we had access to while inside the firewalls of the borg. It's really tough for us indies to get to the data we need, especially at the thousand-plus dollar hit we're expected to pay to download a research paper we might use a few times.
I've had some emails from folks asking, aren't we free to use what's already out there from firms like Gartner, Forrester, IDC, etc.? First of all, they don't release the most current, relevant stuff--it's not in keeping their business model because they charge a premium for the most current/relevant findings.
I learned from my old dealings that you're not allowed to cite anything unless you get permission. What I remember the case to be in the 1990s was that you could only cite research of a firm like Gartner if you were a client. Of course we'd get our hands on reports--always with the caveat, "we're not supposed to have this. don't leave it on a bus."
FROM IDC: (Hint: if you've ever used an IDC stat in your powerpoint without getting written permission, you're a violator)
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I would love to be involved in bringing a wikipedia-like analyst unfirm site -- what David Weinberger called an "Open Source Gartner" --onto the net, not because of the long-standing debate over analyst integrity, but because it's a natural evolution of what I need to do my job in a new way.
I AM suggesting that the big analyst business model is all wrong for the net, and that their client base -- or their NEEDS base, we who need the information -- is changing. More and more of us are OUT HERE. And when you add us up, someone among us will have some part of the information that, all combined, equals everything the analysts have and more.
David also notes that Information Week's cover story is on the integrity of big analyst cos -- I'm off to go read that now. But again, I'm not suggesting the undoing of the analyst firms--I'd rather see them make some moves to change their business models in such a way that allows them to more freely share the vast stockpile of information they house.
In the mean time, let's at least start getting what we can together in a centralized, accessible, updatable, collaborative place... No?
Technorati Tags: analysis, idc, gartner, new media, blogging, tech, wikis
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 12:13 AM
But i like Josh Hallett, who designed this cool looking blog, which you'll never see if you're an aggregator junkie, so I'll do my best to tell my fours:
Four Jobs I've Had
- Door Greeter at K-Mart
- Parts Picker at International Harvester
- Senior E-Business Writer for Ketchum
- Tech writer on Kodak's id badging system that ran credentials for the Barcelona Olympic Games
Four TV Shows I Love to Watch
- American Idol
- Judge Hatchett
- The Weather Channel
Four Places I've Been on Vacation
- FDR resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
- Rochester, New York
- Toronto, Ontario Canada
- Pensacola Beach, Florida
Four Favorite Dishes
- Mamasans Vegetarian Coconut Noodle Soup
- Schallers burger on a hard roll, through the garden
- Country Sweet hot wings (sweet, hot, juicy--oh!)
- Pizza at the Pontillos in Batavia, NY
Four Places I'd Rather Be
SEE ALL VACATION SPOTS ABOVE
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 12:08 AM