Monthly Archives: August 2008

Capt. Von Krosigk – This Week in Library of Congress Photos

This week the Library of Congress has uploaded another batch of great photos to their Flickr account.  The one above of Capt. Von Krosigk especially caught my eye.

What else is cool is that someone has already commented that the photo might match up with a 1901 New York Times article.

This is kind of stuff that makes me REALLY excited about the Web.

Wednesday Meetup at Peregrine Espresso in Capitol Hill, Washington DC

So in place of Murky Coffee’s Capitol Hill location, we’ve gotten Peregrine Espresso, which opened to the world this weekend.

I’m in Michigan this weekend, so this week sometime when I’m back in DC I’m going to make the trek over there to check it out.  If I go on Wednesday night to Peregrine Espresso around 7:30pm, anybody want to meetup?

The location is – 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington DC 20003. Hopefully I’ll see ya there.

If you want to see some initial thoughts, check out the review from my buddy Jon Tilley.

Donate to Help Those Who’ll be Hurt by Hurricane Gustav

Friends, Hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the Southeast United States.   It’s a massive storm with winds currently around 115 mph.  This is scary stuff and has the potential to do a lot of harm

It’s time to come together.  It’s time to do something.

Instead of getting your daily latte at Starbucks, give some money to an organization like the American Red Cross.  I will be.

TechCrunch Redesigned – Who Knew?

Wednesday, TechCrunch wrote a blog post say essentially, “as most of you have already seen, TechCrunch launched a redesign.”  Well, I didn’t notice.  I read TechCrunch in my RSS reader.

The TechCrunch audience is pretty technically savvy.  I can imagine a majority of their readers use RSS.

I wonder how many noticed the redesign before they said something.

Washington DC’s JamLegend Featured in TechCrunch

Congrats to Andrew, Arjun, and Ryan, from Washington DC-based Web start-up JamLegend.  Yesterday, their company was featured in leading Web 2.0 blog TechCrunch.

One of the most promising startups to come out of the LaunchBox incubator is JamLegend, a music site with mass appeal. JamLegend takes the familiar anyone-can-be-a-rockstar model made popular by videogames like Guitar Hero and Rock Band and puts it on the Web.

These guys rock!  They have an incredibly contagious passion for what they’re doing.  I’m confident they’ll go far.

Shel Israel’s “7 Tips for new Twitter Users”

A lot of my friends and co-workers have been dipping their toe in the Twitter pool.  They hear me and others talk about it and want to give it a whirl.  Some stay and some don’t.

My friend Shel Israel provides some AWESOME advice for anyone who’s new to Twitter.  It’s a recommended read.  Check it out:

So, if you are new to Twitterville, it is a friendly place. But people need to know a bit about you in order to want to spend time in conversation with you. This will not happen if you simply start and account, reveal nothing about yourself and your interests and then go around collecting follows. Some people may follow you back automatically, but it seems to me that will matter very little if the two of yo have nothing to talk about, other than how many new follows you’ve added.

There are a few things yo might consider doing first.