Archive for January, 2006

Digg SimpleTicket

Do Kevin a favor and Digg his project:
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Weblogs Work on the Map!

Fourio created the Web 2.0 Innovation Map and I was happy to see one of our own companies (Weblogs Work) made it. WTG Brian! You are on the map!
 
 
 

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SimpleTicket Stats.

Kevin released SimpleTicket (Architel’s Ruby on Rails based trouble ticket system) on January 28th. Here are the stats from SourceForge:

              Project Rank DownloadsSaturday   56,824             […]

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Too close for comfort . . .

This was a view from an onlooker in east London… 

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Mash Pit project: event in a box mashup

One of the projects that the Mash Pit team worked on yesterday was an ‘event in a box’ mashup. Their idea is to allow attendees (virtual and physical) to see (record) what is going from three perspectives 1) Visual (camera), 2) Dialogue (IRC chat), and 3) Informational (wiki). Here is the design idea:

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BarCamps ARE exploding the conference business!

Jeff Jarvis is blogging about "Exploding the conference business" and Chris Messina is already doing it with his BarCamp un-conference series. We just finished holding our own BarCamp here in Dallas (check out the flickr stream here).
Why give your treasure and mindshare to IDG? (They hold more than 170 conferences like […]

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New VC Model?

Mark Evans posted ‘A New VC Model?‘ this morning on his blog. The concept is simple, the Web 2.0 landscape has helped many of us realize that, "the best services will market themselves virally" and that "development and distribution costs are modest" for most new startups. How can VCs participate in this new reality? He […]

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Mash Pit 2.0 Starts NOW!

It has been a busy weekend (BarCampDallas just wrapped up). Chris Messina is hosting the second Mash Pit at the Architel offices (the first with guys like Matt, Niall, Chris and Josh was held on January 18th) this morning at 10AM. Kevin (of soon to be SimpleTicket fame) will be representing Architel, Brian […]

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Flock is getting better…

Chris from Flock gave a great presentation on the product this evening at BarCampDallas.  I was there for the Web 2.0 launch, it was rough - trainwreck comes to mind.  They should fire their PR agency - keep it real - keep it expectations down.  Keep Chris out showing off the product - it will […]

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BarCampDallas!

We are hosting BarCampDallas today.  Check out my flickr stream here.  Check out the wiki here.  Check out the live video feed here.
 

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So you are going to ignore my advice and raise money. . .

What next? How do you start the fund raising process? Fred Wilson has an interesting post in which he states, “the best way to raise money is to ask for advice and the best way to get advice is to ask for money.”
The advice is sound and the post is enlightening. His […]

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Newsflash! Arson banned in Dallas!

Each time I see this sign (in Dallas, TX) I chuckle.  For some reason TXDOT has a message that reminds motorists that there is an arson/burn ban in effect.  If you were considering an arson, you will have to wait until we get more rainfall.  It is simply to dry to burn down your business.  […]

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Help wanted - someone to clean our house!

Recently our maid took a full-time job and we no longer have anyone to clean our home. If you know of someone please pass my number (214.550.2003) or email address along. Here is the ad I posted on Craigslist:
Family of three seeks a domestic worker to clean our three bedroom house one or […]

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Dallas Startup Watch: Ad Giants

Backed by Texas oil legend, Boone Pickens, Dallas based Ad Giants is lead by Dan Farmer (advertising industry vet who worked on accounts such as Coca-Cola, AMEX, Budweiser, Exxon, IBM, KFC and Motorola).
Ad Giants provides process-management system for marketers and advertisers. Dan’s team has applied traditional asset management to help creative agencies, corporations and […]

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Media powerhouse takes over Dallas CEO Magazine!

This just in, Adam McGill is launching a new ‘long-tail’ (i.e. niche) magazine called Dallas CEO.  The picture to the left was captured by Brian at Green Papaya.  Hopefully I will get a subscription…
 

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