new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas


Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

post twitter, jaiku, tumblr, pownce at the same time


Are you overwhelmed with your miniblogs, presence sites, and social networking sites.  Here’s how to just make one entry and post it to all them.   Thanks to frantic industries for providing 90% of the following instructions and the graphics.

You only have to post to Pownce. If you need a Pownce invite I have a few left. To find your Pownce RSS feed go to the following URL:


Of course you won’t be springnet but someone else.

Next, register with Twitterfeed. If you don’t have an OpenID you can get one over at MyOpenID – you’re going to need it sooner or later anyway. Create a new feed in Twitterfeed and add the Pownce feed to it; make sure to uncheck the “Include description” checkbox, and set the update interval to 30 minutes.


However, Pownce and Twitter aren’t enough for me; I want to add Tumblr and Jaiku into the mix. The problem with Tumblr is that it won’t recognize the Pownce feed. No worries, though, go to the Twitter feed you’ve forwarded your Pownce feed to, click the RSS icon and add that feed to Tumblr (as text).


Finally, open up your Jaiku profile, click on Feeds (Edit) and add an RSS feed. You can use the Pownce feed or the Twitter feed – they both work pretty much the same.


That’s it – by posting on Pownce you now automatically update all four services at the same time. Now, if only someone would create a Miranda Pownce plugin…

Btw, my Pownce/Twitter/Jaiku/Tumblr stream is a lightweight combination of some posts from springnet and some of my personal thoughts. If you’d like to follow any of them, here are the links: Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr.

TwitThis for your blog


What is TwitThis?


Click “TwitThis” to try it out and tell your friends about us on Twitter!

TwitThis is an easy way for people to send Twitter messages about your blog post or website. When visitors to your website click on the TwitThis button or link, it takes the URL of the webpage and creates a shorter URL using TinyURL. Then visitors can send this shortened URL and a description of the web page to all of their friends on Twitter.




So I think I’ll install this on this blog and my other blogs:






I’ll let you know how hard or easy this was.  I run on WordPress.

Given the powerful reach of the internet should political campaigns be required to disclose youtube negative ads?  – Pat Buchanon

“let it rest” – Eleanor Clift

“the internet is being transformed into a toilet” – McLaughlin

Twitter Support



Twitter, says the official website is a “ Whole World in Your Hands”

What is twitter?

“Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own.”

Ok… so how does it work?

“You can send updates in three ways: send a text message from your mobile phone, type a message from the Twitter site, or instant message from Jabber or Gmail chat. (support for AIM and other chat services coming soon!) Start by texting the word help to 40404 if you’re in the United States. For international folks, we have different numbers. Write us and we’ll give you yours.”

I heard about twitter from Cote on his drunkandretired podcast.

You can see the twitter plugin on the lower right column of the austincast blog.

Twitter Support.

Grammys 49


This years love fest of pop culture had the usual ups and downs, highs and lows.  I watching this years show from my palatial estate in Cedar Creek on TiVo.

Here are some impressions I jotted down on my craplet sitting in the rocking chair.

The Police are back and they belted out Roxanne, then it was mostly downhill except for the Dixie Chicks and the “who died last year segment”.

The once shameful Chicks have gone from being scorned as unpatriot to singing their anti-war song in prime time on the big show.

What’s with Justin Timberlake and the “Blair Witch” camera that he did a youtube video with during his performance of “What Goes Around Comes Around”?  Nice nose.

Dylan edged out Neil Young for best solo performance in the night’s most tragic snub.

Shakira shook those hips.

“Gnarls Barkley” dresses as an airline pilot during his rendition of “Crazy”

Ludacris gives special thanks to Oprah and Bill O’Reilly?

Natalie Maines quotes the Simpsons bully upon winning best country album “ha ha!”  Maines, “a lot of people just turned their tvs off right now.  Continuing in the tradition of blurting out whatever’s on her mind, good for her!  Good for Austin!

I didn’t like seeing Ray Benson take a back seat to Carrie Underwood in the Bob Wills.  One blogger said she should get the award for “pretend artist doing something classic to try and prove you’re legit . . . this would be a great time for Jesus to take the wheel and steer her out of here.”

Ornette Coleman is still living.

And finally there was James Brown dancing in the folks who died last year montage. 


Jim Ellinger podcasts from AMARC in Amman Jordan



Jim Ellinger podcast from Amman, Jordan AMARC conference

November 11 – 17 2006

AMARC 9, the 9th World Conference and General Assembly of AMARC, will take place in Amman, Jordan from the 11 to the 17 of November 2006.

The Internet Jordanian pioneer and FM broadcaster Ammannet ( http://www.ammannet.net ) will host the conference in partnership with media and journalists groups from Jordan and Palestine.

AMARC 9 will bring together up to 300 or 400 community broadcasters from more than 110 countries and all regions of the world.

The ninth gathering of community radio broadcasters will take a week and consist first of all in a world conference that will allow participants to analyze and explore the challenges facing community radios. For more information on the going process kindly visit: http://www.evaluation.amarc.org

Voting and associate members of AMARC will then meet for the 9th AMARC World General Assembly to receive the reports of the International Board, to define the Amman Declaration of Community Radio Broadcasters, to adopt the strategic plan 2006-2010, to elect the new international board of Directors and adopt resolutions to tackle the challenges facing the community radio movement.

Web 2.0 Toolbar


Here’s a plugin for both IE and Firefox that I recommend highly – ptw

From the faq at http://web20toolbar.com

What is the Web 2.0 Toolbar?

It’s a small plugin for your browser that contains all of the most popular content from the web 2.0 sphere in one spot…your browser. The best Social Bookmarking, Pictures, Videos and News all one click away.

Does it Work With IE, FireFox & Flock?

Yes – for FireFox & IE…It does not work with Flock (working on it…love Flock) and I have not tried it on other browsers. Check back ofter to see the updates.

How do I “SUBMIT IT” to My Digg, Del.Icio.us or other social linking site?

When you are on a page you like, just click the “SUBMIT IT” button on the toolbar and select the link site you have an account for…you need your own account on each site to use this. I have also inlcuded the “Onlywire” link that will allow you to post to multiple sites at one time.

Where do I get it?

Right here, Right now (Baby). The Web 2.0 toolbar is a small app that resides in your browser – simply install it and go.

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