micro-blogging = micro-coding

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There’s a new service out there, Snipt, for Twitter that enables folks to post code quickly. Basically, go to Snipt, cut and paste your code into the box and you get a small URL that people can go back to. Snipt takes your code and puts it into an image with a short URL. I did a quick search to see if anyone was using and found a couple of twits. Someone pointed out the incorrect usage of the alt image tech, I won’t mention on which site:). Here’s the test I threw up with some C# code. Looks like fun, especially if it helps clean up some code. I guess you can use it for more than code as well.

Tweetdeck is helping to identify how services like these could be more usefull, ell, the search feature on tweetdeck. For example, looking for some code to do x, setup a search in tweetdeck for x, go back to it everyone once in a while and wala, there’s your solution. Well, that’s the theory….

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Big CMS news

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Interwoven has been purchased by Autonomy. Interwoven is definitely one of the most common CMS platforms we see at our enterprise 500 clients, interestingly much more than autonomy. Overall, this seems like a great opportunity for the two to grow market share. From a technology architecture perspective, there are a lot of great synergies that could come out of this merger. For example, publish content, update index. Or plug autonomy in to your content repository, interrogate your data and provide insights. I wonder how Metatagger fits in?

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live streaming crashes again

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So, during the historic exciting inaugaration yesterday, many of the big folks seemed to ‘melt’ down as I like to put it. Poor quality video, audio not synced, etc. I am sure there were lots of folks rebooting servers to try and keep up, but it just didn’t seem to work. While Akamai and others streamed millions of streams, up to 5.4 million simultaneous viewers per minute, there were still poor experiences. It really feels like we need to do a better job of peer to peer streaming as a more efficient long term solution. Joost was heading down that route, but it sounds like they pulled their peer to peer when they went to the in browser player. I did watch some of the inaugaraion on Joost and it worked great by the way. I also read a mention of a new technology from a company called RayV which looks promising. The premise being, as more people watch the quality increases. Even though the company is called RayV I have no affiliation:)….

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