It’s the bonzo doo dah dog band coming to you live from Las Vegas.
Haven’t been here in 15 years, and man it’s sure changed a lot.
It’s like a cartoon come to life.
Had dinner with the gang: Furrier, Shaw, Gillmor and Scoble.
Tomorrow Scoble is doing a live interview with someone famous.
Gillmor was in rare Bad Sinatra form.
Do be do be do.
Reminds me of a joke. I’ll tell you later.
Still offstage, Crazy Niece Valerie Cunningman, Craza Papa Doc Searls, Future Billionaire Jason Calacanis.
Stay tuned, don’t touch that dial. More to come!
Your faithful stringer…
There’s a preview event tonight for press at the Venetian, and I want to blog it but I’m not sure if I have a press badge (the wonderful people at Podtech are looking into it). So I need a good Plan B.
If you need a stringer, someone with an eye for podcast utilities and players, mobile blogging and news, video on the net, I’m your guy. I’ll blog it for you, no charge. I even take pics.
So if you have a clue on how I can get a press badge at this late hour, send me mail: dave dot winer at gmail dot com.
This morning its 37 degrees in sunny Berkeley. Chilly, but normal for this time of year. In NYC, where it’s supposed to be cold and snowy all day every day this time of year, the forecast high is 71. It hasn’t snowed in NY yet this winter. On the TV they’re grinning and laughing, the idiots. This weather is not cute, it’s political, and dangerous.
In the Spike Lee movie on Katrina, they interviewed native New Orleaneans, who asked, half accusing, half in misery: “Why didn’t someone tell us this could happen?” Someone did. Over and over. It was on 60 Minutes, for crying out loud. No one kept it hidden, everyone who cared who lived in New Orleans knew that someday a storm would arrive that the levees couldn’t handle. It was also commonly known that the levees either broke or were blown in 1927.
Global warming? Same thing. Obviously what’s happening now is not a cute little fluke, it’s part of a major world-level change. To think life will go on as before in this new world would be as naive as believing in the peace dividend after the Soviet Union fell apart (yeah, some people did). An unstable world is a dangerous world. Katrina itself was a warning for all of us.
You deserve a laugh.
Ole and Lena, the wacky, sexy Norweigians from Minnesota.
I followed the instructions here to create an OpenID for myself at MyOpenId, and added the magic bits that associate this weblog with that ID:
<link rel=”openid.server” href=”http://www.myopenid.com/server” />
<link rel=”openid.delegate” href=”http://davew.myopenid.com/” />
If you do a View-Source you’ll see these two link elements in the <head> section of the HTML.
So now I can use any of the services that use OpenID as an identity system, and not have to create a new identity.
It took a few years, but it’s great to see software actually being built around the identities that aren’t vendor controlled.