Friday, March 16, 2007

msb-0125 Kayuda

msb-0125 Kayuda

intro

Again with the offers.

"Alors les Francophones, vous attendez apres quoi exactement? L'offre est encore bonne. Joignez vous a MSBPodcast.com et creez un podcast en Francais"

"Dann die Deutschen warten Sie, nach denen genau? Das Angebot ist noch gut. Verbinden Sie hat Ihnen MSBPodcast.com und Verursachen Sie ein podcast auf Deutsch."

Well, when Homer gets on, maybe you'll be more interested. (He can't sound worse than I do. :-)

(Translation courtesy of Babel Fish [ http://world.altavista.com/ ]) speech courtesy of AT&T research [http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php ]

---- "Dangerous Things" by: "George Fletcher's Bourbon Renewal" http://www.bourbonrenewal.com/

Feedback comes first, so...

My wife's cousin has just died and she's going to be away this week-end to comfort the widow, her daughter and to attend the funeral. It was not unexpected, he had been ill for a long time, but its still a real bummer.

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Is there anything worse than waiting for paperwork? I'm stuck here with a boss who's also wondering: "What the [expletive deleted] is taking them so [expletive deleted] long?" I know exactly how he feels and I share both the sentiment and the expletives...

With my luck, it will finally come and I won't be able to attend POD Camp NY [ http://www.podcampnyc.org/ ] because I'll be off in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

That would be too bad because it looks, [ http://www.podcampnyc.org/ ] or make that sounds, it is about podcasting, like its going to be really interesting.

Right now, I'm just about to disconnect every cable in my office and lay out everything all over again because its an absolute cable-strewn mess.

---- "dangerous" by: 'Guardian Mind Mix" http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=119991771

Feed forward comes next, so...

I'm just about ready to put my ad in Inside MS. [ http://www.nationalmssociety.org/insidems.asp ]

The delays are as much about me getting ready for any new listeners as they are about getting the message right, and as they are about the publication time lag between getting an ad prepared and actually getting it into print.

I'm basically an infotainment podcast with a much more immediate reach, like twice or more weekly podcasts, than the six issues yearly that they are running.

I am focused on "coping" with MS, as I do it every day (and as I have been doing for decades [okay, a great deal of that was by getting healthy, getting extremely busy and burying myself in head in the sand with the collusion of the normal media, where things like MS don't ever happen except extremely rarely as a tragic subplot to some minor character, {in fact I can't ever really recall it coming up. IMDB [ http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=ms+OR+Multiple+sclerosis ] shows exactly "one" tv show, and no movies characters, dealing with multiple sclerosis. (There are and have been millions of hours of media produced. You'd think there would be more than "one" show dealing with the subject. But No. We have ONE show: "But You Still Look So Well...: Living with Multiple Sclerosis")}])

Meanwhile I can show that that MS is an international problem.

My stats scroll down my blog [http://multiplesclerosisblog.blogspot.com/ ] and my podcast [ http://www.MSBPodcast.com ] sites every time you go there. I am completely open.

I'd hate to have to find a "dead tree" issue of the "insideMS" magazine anywhere else than in the United States. As of this writing, I have listeners or readers in 65 countries on every continent except Antarctica, (and maybe penguins get some form of MS but they don't have any ISPs.)

And I'm addressing the multi-lingual and multi-cultural issues that this raises by offering my site and even some equipment for others who want to speak in their own languages about living with MS while lifting the spirits of their fellow MSers.

Like the "dead tree" issues of the magazines, the 'casts have persistence, but unlike them, I try to play some interesting music.

---- "Dangerous" by: "Panda and Angel" http://www.jadetree.com/

Feed Me! come third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at) MSBPodcast.com

---- "Dangerous" by: "Pippa Roger" http://www.feelypurr.com/

Main topic: Kayuda

A 'wiki' is a self-organizing data/fact/knowledge base.

At its root is the atomic concept of a node, a single data object (which can be a compound object consisting of embedded text, picture elements, audio or video.)

I just found out about one called Kayuda [ http://www.kayuda.com/ ] while reading one of my favorite web comics: Schlock Mercenary [ http://www.schlockmercenary.com/ ] by Howard Tayler.

It seems to be unusual in that it presents things visually as a network of nodes (fully searchable, as all wikis are) but its only planar. It needs to go through a few evolutions befors they finish with a product.

I've been in touch with them and after a few emails back and forth, I'm pretty sure that they'll end up in the right place because that seems to be where their development road map is taking them.

---- "Dangerous Toy" by: "Quinn" http://www.myspace.com/abandcalledquinn

Main topic, part "deux":

I've been interested in wikis and I have been actively using then for year, ever since I read the book "The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web (Paperback)" by Bo Leuf (Author), Ward Cunningham (Author) back in 1991 or '92, ISBN-13: 978-0201714999.

A wiki is an extremely simple and extremely easy to use front-end to a database of wiki pages the content of which can be, well, anything.

The first wikis were simple things based on the Perl programming language using flat files for storage. They grew to become very sophisticated and to use just about any database engine out there. But they have kept their simplicity even while they spawned things like the wikipedia [ http://wikipedia.org/ ] and other Web2.0 collaborative projects.

I am currently using PHPWiki [ http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/ ] on my home server but I am still wondering what else might be out there.

The metaphor has been extended far beyond what Ward Cunningham, the originator of wikis, ever thought of.

I have, well not reviewed but instead, told you about the book Wikinomics, back on msb-0102, msb-0103 and msb-0105.

---- "Dangerous " by: "Stavia" http://www.stavia.co.uk/

Outro

3 comments:

homer said...

Hi Charles.
I've been really busy lately trying to reach some conventional doctors to do some "paperwork"...
I'm also trying to get liver extract which is a basic element according the protocol and I must try. Also I'm trying to convince some people who have usedthe protocol to finally speak up!
Of course Dale helps with this. I will have info soon...
I would like to have more time. I haven't prepared my first show and I will try to have my first episode ready before the 1st of April because I will go to my parents for the Easter time.

homer said...

Your last podcast was great!
You're making a good work with the multilanguage service...
Thanks

Rob Kinyon said...

How would you like to do navigation within a 3D workspace? We really want to provide a 3D workspace, but we're stuck on how people would interact with it.

Please let us know at discuss.kayuda.com or support@kayuda.com

Thanks,
Rob (Kayuda developer)