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Archive for December 29th, 2006

Bloggers on the road with John Edwards

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

Scobleizer brings up a valid point in his latest entry from Reno; on the road with John Edwards. How will the average every day blogger, such as Rex Dixon be able to under take a week long or more trek with John Edwards and crew? It is a question of ethics and as Robert suggested, perhaps some sort of blogger fund needs to be established.

To be a blogger or reporter you have to watch the fund line. Full disclosure. Kind of reminds me of the whole Ferrari incident. Enough of that though. I think we all have read enough on that for now.

Going on the road with John Edwards and watching the political process and reporting back to the web daily is something that should be the way this election in 2008 is covered. While the mainstream media is catching up, the bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other internet media types have know all along how to effectively get the word out there. It is the power of the people that should decide things. To do that, and to also have an unbiased by any monetary consideration view of the events that transpire around you, the blogger must some how be self funded. It is either self funded or have a blogger fund so that all costs associated with the undertaking will be covered adequately.

Technically Speaking, I can bet Robert Scoble along with the other bloggers out there now are having the experience of a lifetime.

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Amazing!

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

60,000 page views over that darn computer of Marshall’s. That is quite impressive for one post about a Ferrari that became the talk of the internet the past few days. I think the controversy helped Microsoft in the Vista launch. Why do I say this?

Well coming from a rock n’ roll background such as mine, I know that controversy sells. Look for Microsoft’s PR agency to make this whole event come out looking like gold by the time Vista rolls out to the masses.

I predict Vista will be flying off the shelves. Of course as I have stated many times over, Rex Dixon does not have a computer or laptop that can run the new Microsoft OS. It will probably be as I have already said before, around 3rd quarter or later in 2007 before I will have gear good enough to run Vista.

Technically Speaking, unless someone such as Microsoft donates a laptop to Rex Dixon like they did for the bloggers to use, review, and return, or give away, or keep – Rex Dixon is using XP and also Linux for the time being. 🙂

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FCC finally approves the merger

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

ATT and BellSouth merger, the $86 million billion megamerger is now on. It was approved by the FCC this afternoon. I still say this is totally defeating the original monopoly break up that was done in the 1970’s, but hey – 2007 is rolling ever so close, and we may as well finish up this deal this year. Technically Speaking that is.

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BloggerMania I – Rex Dixon feels like the 1-2-3 Kid

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

Yes, good old Sean Waltman, Syxx Pac, X-Pac, and the original 1-2-3 Kid. What am I babbling about? Well it’s BloggerMania I which is being put on by CenterNetworks. I see the 4 teams of 8 bloggers, and quite frankly I’m quite honored to have been included in this event of 32 bloggers.

The names rip off the page like main event stars of the past Mike “Hulkamania” Arrington, Om “Savage” Malik, Robert “The Brain” Scoble, Steve “Stunning” Rubel, and there is more. They have kindly included the lovely ladies, which feature Amanda “Stratisphere” Congdon, the lovely “Miss” Liz Gaines, and others. Yes it is an all star event, and you can read more coincidently enough on the day this site officially comes out of the beta simul-blogging mode – January 1, 2007.

Technically Speaking, I was being a bit of a goofball there I suppose, but it should be a fun tournament of bloggers. Any support you can throw Rex “1-2-3 Kid” Dixon’s way, will be much appreciated. Be sure to keep up with the all the wild tournament action by grabbing their RSS feed.

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YouTube To Throw Kicking Online New Year’s Party

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

Forget about the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Dick Clark, er, Ryan Seacrest. The new generation will be on YouTube. YouTube wants everyone to get in on the New Year’s Eve celebration or

New YouTube Way

of bringing in the new year 2007.  Could this be the start of something new and big? I am hearing all sorts of new 2007 things lately; along with my own predictions, I think this is finally ushering in the 21st Century. Yes, it just so happens to be 7 years late, but still the same, with John Edwards harnessing the internet for the election in 2008 and now this latest tidbit. YouTube rings in the new year 2007 online.  

Technically Speaking, I probably will be conversing with real people, drinking real alcoholic beverages, and playing cards (real game; not the video game type). The only time I will be near a computer is to post the cut over message (blog post) that will officially signal the beginning of the new domain. That will be shortly after midnight, central time of course. 🙂

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Mapping sounds like a fun job!

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

In an SUV crammed with high-tech gear, Dan Donovan and Ben Woodley trolled last week through a new and virtually treeless subdivision in
Troy, Ill. –— Hold on now —- that is from my local newspaper or local online news source – the St. Louis Post Dispatch! Well I’m sure Rex Dixon applied at this company many moons ago. Needless to say, I never was looked at.
 

From what I am reading, it appears to be a great job to have. Ride around in a truck all day and make corrections to maps. Kind of like the people who are the “real” “Can you hear me now people?” for Verizon. That has to be another cool job. Jobs such as the m where you get to ride around all day in a vehicle and you are not just doing the same task over and over again. 

Technically Speaking, I just couldn’t over look an article from the neighborhood that I currently live in and call home!

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NSFW attribute is a great idea

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

The NSFW attribute would be a really good one to have. I can see allot of content owners utilizing this attribute. NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work. I bet allot of you readers can now see a good reason to have that attribute. I believe it would be something that could be used right from the get go if added. There are tons of links that you do not need to click on while you are at work, or even if there are younger people viewing a site with you.  

The article goes on to explain the full reason why there should be a NSFW attribute. Technically Speaking, this would be a great new HTML standard for 2007.  

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When is enough just ENOUGH?

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

On one hand, yes, e-mail is like a postcard that can be viewed by anyone seeing it. There are no envelopes to open so I can see where the government would say that. On the other hand, how do you get into the e-mail? The most obvious scenario is with a username and password.

There is your “envelope”. I think that a search warrant should be required. The Fourth Amendment is still law is it not? Why should the FBI, NSA, FTC, and other 3 letter government authorities have carte blanche on your e-mail? I can see them wanting access to this person’s e-mail, but they should have to go the proper route. I mean, the guy is not a terrorist or anything. He is a con artist. A con artist that is out to make money on the internet should not be treated the same way as what the United States government has termed as an “enemy combatant”.

Technically Speaking, the government here in the United States tries too hard to sometimes to protect our rights, while trampling the rights of others. Two wrongs never make a right.

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EFF to receive nice donation

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

It looks like the Laughing Squid has put his laptop up on eBay; proceeds to go to a worthwhile cause – the EFF (The Electronic Frontier Foundation). Now that is integrity, and from what he says, the bids have already passed $3000 for a $2000 laptop.

Technically Speaking, that is why I have never been a big eBay fan. The prices there never seem “right“. The eBay’r’s drive up the price on anything. I do however hope the laptop story isn’t as big today as it was yesterday!

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ATT Keeps the Internet Free

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

For another 48 months. At first I was happy to read that ATT and Bell South were going to finally settle in to merge. The FCC seemed happy, and ATT seemed to have made enough concessions. Even the writers over at TechDirt seemed happy, as well as everyone else that has followed this merger.

Well this morning, it appears that the TechDirt people did a little digging. It looks like the concessions that were made are really nothing more then fluff on top of your latte. In other words, it isn’t much at all.

The intriguing thing is that I was chatting with my bud over in NYC yesterday and it appears that Verizon is all FIBER where he lives (on LI). He was telling me that it ROCKS, that HD TV has such a sharp picture, the internet speed is lightning fast.

Technically Speaking, the FCC should have never let one of them merge after the big 1970’s break up. I think they should have just remained individual companies. Competition is what sparks innovation. Since I live in the middle of nowhere, it will be another 5-10 years before we see FIBER offered here!

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