My Cassette Collection (Project Blog)

My Cassette Collection feed mashup


Much the same as my last project on tagging with Anthony, I feel compelled to set up a unique blog to present information about my masters thesis research project. This time I’m using blogger. The My Cassette Collection web presence now consists of the flickr group, the blog, and some explanatory google pages.

I really needed to start using this blog, because many of the images of peoples tape cassette on flickr, have not been added to the pool. By using the “blog this” feature, I can collate these disparate images into one place for review, and I dont have to rely on using my “favorites” to save them. Of course this also gives me a place to make links to other bloggers I am finding that have made references to their cassettes. One in a nostalgic way, the other is a bit more of a collector.

Another interesting note. So far, the services that I have employed for this project include; blogger,, flickr, feedburner, google pages, rssmix, rsstojavascript, technorati, zoomclouds,

parkour video


tom green feed

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irinas feed


getv feed


The internet is SO into video this year. Brian inspired me with this thoughtful post last week, which I had to link to in my new edublog, education building, since the online delivery of ‘media’ is so vitally important to educators. I am following up here also because, well, I wanted to quote Tom Green, and this is now my ‘swearing’ blog.

The quote…

Ya fuck the old media man,… i was never part of that shit,… bunch of bullshit.

I began following Toms online exploits a couple of weeks ago thanks to geekentertainmenttv, “an emerging global media empire“, which I am also enjoying very much. Big ups to Irina and the GETV team…
Eddie Codel
Irina Slutsky – from russia with love
Jennifer Myronuk – Authorization Required
Sarah Pullman – vancouvers own
Violet Blue

Irinas interview with tom was great. I have never been his biggest fan, but I have respected his innovative style and approach to comedy, namely, really fuckin weird. This interview I find quite funny in itself, but its also hints at a new wave of entertainment postioned to challenge the so called, “old media”, namely television.

Tom is launching the first ever (?), live, online, internet call in show, THIS THURSDAY June 15th. There is a fairly funny recording on his site right now, (no permalink? ) which shows some of the set up he has got going on in his living room, which all looks quite professional actually. He is apparently going to be doing at least 50 shows this year, in what looks to be a ‘traditional’ talk show format (with guests and everything) except for the fact that it is online, and that its Tom. I’ll be tuning in to that for sure, or watching on friday, or whatever.

Now for the big finish, to make a connection between the recent rise of video blogging, and a new sport called Parkour… from the wikipedia entry

Parkour is an art form of human movement, focusing on uninterrupted, efficient forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and natural) in one’s environment.

K, so maybe the connection is a bit of a stretch, I dont know, can you see a connection?

It seems crazy, but I have seen kids doing this around vancity, and wondered what the hell they were up to. The earliest story I could find on this was from The Daily Item Sept 2004, and more recently the story was picked up by the Totonto Star. There is an ‘official’ parkour site with some amazing videos, an official community site , and of course in canada here, we were subjected to this ad for about 4 months straight.

This post was inspired today when, tom pointed to an amazing video on his blog (tsk tsk.. no permalink here either) which brings this whole post full circle… from russia, this is a video of parkour in full effect. Totally unbelievable, and beats the crap out of American Idol any day of the week. Why watch TV when stuff like this is available online?

Alas my own days of doing backflips off of second story buildings is well behind me, but perhaps I can innovate some kind of parkour for midlifers… sort of… thing…

Online Interaction – NV trails

monday, feb 10, 2006,
Moosecamp Mashup ~ An early morning edublogger fiesta. monday, feb 10, 2006,

Updated: February 19th:
Its done. The recording of last weeks moosecamp discussion amongst; brian, alan, d’arcy, scott, and a room filled with bright eyed and bushy tailed edubloggers is now available on this post. A few caveats. I have edited down the talk to a managable 10 min of highlights. Apologies if i lost a few pearls along the way. Due to the severe poor quality the original recording,(my bad, but im getting better) I was forced to overlay some background ‘textural elements‘ , so its sounds like we were having one big party in there. and we were! 🙂
I dont know if its worth it for someone transcribes this talk like beverly has done below, but this format does still demand a fairly captive 10 min of your life, where as a text summary can be skimmed in a minute. I will be releasing the original entire talk to the talented speakers, at which point it may all become available, but not on my servers.

We’ll see if this post ends up getting aggregated in technorati or not.

Thanks to beverly for taking notes on alan’s recording of nancy’s talk.   I had intended to listen to it myself, (all 52 min of it) , but since it is transcribed so nicely, it’s much easier to digest. The power of internets. sweet. I discovered her post by the fact that I have aggregated the NV technorati feed into my own post below.  One thing i do not get is why that post is not yet part of the NV feed even though I have clearly tagged it northern voice, and northernvoice.  I am using the Ultimate tag warrior plug-in for wordpress which D’Arcy recently told me was not working out so well for him.  I’m going to have to contact him somehow to find out what he switched to again as I have forgotten.