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I'm Jake McKee

People call me The Community Guy

Off to Denmark

I’m off to Denmark again. It’s a long weekend, with Monday being a day off – which means I’m working. It’s funny how many long weekends I’ve NOT had in the last 5 years. Oh well, that’s the job. I work with the enthusiasts don’t. I know posting has been light lately, due to the […]

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ME 103

XM Radio has launched a new channel – ME 103. The idea being that users program the content. They’re running a contest to find a person? People? to come in and run the station for a day. They’re even letting you bring 3 friends with you. Not sure what happens after the contest though.

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Lost Productivity

Alright, enough is enough. If I hear one more thing about the $627 million of lost productivity due to the Star Wars movie release, I’m going to scream. Lost productivity is an assumption anyway, but in this case, it’s the wrong thing to focus on. The media, in their desire to negatize absolutely everything for […]

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I'm slow….

…in posting that is. The last few weeks, every moment I’ve had away from work has been dedicated to finishing up my ColdFusion-based blogging application, BlogFusion (as well as the help documentation, quick start guides, and the new blogfusion.com site). It’s been a 10 month project, but the new version 4.0 has launched, and I’m […]

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Inflection Point

Robert Cringley’s newest article is an absoulte must read. The subtitle says it all: This Week Changed the World of High Tech Forever, Though Most of Us Still Don’t Know It. I tried to recap the article, but since a) it’s so short, and b) it’s packed with three BIG points, it was nearly impossible […]

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Podscope – searches audio podcasts

I’m having a hard time believing this one, but apparently, the newly launched Podscope searches the audio content of podcasts for specific keywords. From their FAQs: What is Podscope? Podscope is the first search engine that actually allows you to search for spoken words within any audio or video file. We’re starting with podcasts and […]

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Good idea

Another good idea from the Idea-a-day.com site. Idea A DayWhere Ideas Are Free Welcome to Day 1727 Publish a book containing ‘Second Choice Designs’. The book would contain artists’ impressions of how cities might look had the second placed designer been chosen to create a famous landmark. We would see the Sydney Opera House had […]

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Blingo – it works!

You’ve heard about Blingo – a wrapper around Google search technology that ads their own ads. When you and your friends sign up and use Blingo as your search engine,  you have a chance to win stuff. And when one of you wins something, you all get the prize. Movie tickets, iPods and more are […]

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CivicSpace – More doing it right

How many times have you visited a corporate or “official” site and been told nothing but how wonderful the product/service is. There’s no comparison, no discussion of other competitors. In an old school business mindset, that would be craziness. If someone finds out that there’s competition, they might go elsewhere! News flash: We all know that […]

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Darth Vader is blogging

Darth Vader has, apparently, started blogging! At any rate, the attack on the hidden rebel base began and I had General Veers mount a ground assault. Once his walkers had destroyed the rebel generator I made planetfall and personally supervised our incursion into the base. I must say that the stormtroopers’ new heavy weather gear […]

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