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More kinds of blogs? ughhhh….

While I’ve been sort of moderately fascinated by Twitter, I’ve never really gotten into it. It seems like a site/service more suited to someone more mobile than me. I hate cell phones. I’m guess I’m old.

Anyway, I decided to look Twitter up on Wikipedia and see if the entry there had any interesting insights about it. Not really, but it did point me to Pownce, which it describes as “Twitter on steroids”. Pownce is apparently useful for not only micro-blogging but also file sharing. Kind of a cool idea, actually.

I also learned about Tumblelogs. OK — this is just getting ridiculous. I quote the mighty Wiki:

A tumblelog “favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.”

Ok, I actually think that is kind of cool, and it’s probably what a lot of people use blogs for in the first place. I still find that I don’t really want to read, or even use RSS to monitor, most such sites. I’m sure very few people regularly read this blog, and I even sometimes post useful stuff.

Not sure where I’m going with this…just wanted to blabber about it.


Two weekends ago I went on a skateboarding trip to North Carolina. It was a jam for Small School Skateboards, with whom I am now affiliated (which means I begged Jeremy to put me on his team, so I could say I was sponsored before I croak).

Anyway, here’s a pic of my hotel room’s desk in the middle of the visit. MacBook, iPod, digital camcorder, digital camera, USB cables, high-speed interwebs connection,¬†battery chargers, coffee, etc, etc. The only thing missing is an iPhone. I have a cell phone, but it is a cheap one. I’m just not a cellphone guy.

I felt like such a nerd/road-warrior. But having everything small and portable enough to just set up in the hotel is great.

Not much blogging

Well, we bought a house about a week and a half ago, so I’ve not had much time for skateboarding, Aikido, blogging, or anything else. I did get Dish Network TV, and I think I may be hooked on the Star Trek “Enterprise” show. It’s pretty good, and is on the Sci Fi channel. Anyway, I’m hoping to get back to Aikido on Wednesday.

Web-based video editing application — free — cool

Here’s a story from’s techie section, about Flektor, a new web-based video/media editing application (free). Pretty neat. Watch his little movie to really see it work.

Thanks to my supercool wife for this link.

Bob’s Tricktips is back up

For those of you who have been using the BTT videos here on, I have got working again. Check it.

I decided to¬† use the Moveable Type blogging system for BTT, running on my rented server space at While I like WordPress a lot, I find Moveable Type to be a bit easier to format, and I like the way it handles categories. I’m still working on modifying a nice black, white, and gray theme I found, and I’ve still got to fix the pages with the videos on them, but everything is there and it works.