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TedXatx “rejects” party Ted X Austin (plus reviews)

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TedXATX was the hashtag. The event was a “tedxatx rejects” party following TedXAustin held Saturday, Feb 20, 2010 at Conjunctured Coworking Space in East Austin, Texas. Some of the people seen in the video include
Sunni Brown who was a major force behind TedX Austin seen chatting with Charles Knickerbocker, Jon Lebkowski organizer of the monster Plutopia event at SXSW and his coworker Maggie Duval, Dusty Regan (who gave the Austin Blogger a heads up via the #tedxatx twitter stream), David Walker, Sherry Lowry, Kristin Moses, webjournalist Mike Melansun of ReadWriteWeb, Cesar Torres, SparkNight’s Shelly Leonard who can plan your “surprise date from start to finish”, Challenge Games Christian Primozich, Paul Terry Walhus (who shot this video) of Texas Coworking and many more.

If you spot someone we’ve missed be sure to jot something in the comments on this blog post.

Video by Paul Terry Walhus of Texas Coworking and AustinBlogger.

Here are some recaps and reviews of the TedXATX event by some of the attendees/viewers:

N Ducoff

Jon Lebkowsky on “Weblogsky”

Community Matters Blog

Net Impact Austin “Big Ideas”

Social Media Breakfast Videos

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New Videos from austinblogger

Conjunctured First Anniversary Party Video

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Conjunctured Co-Working, 1309 E 7th Street, Austin, TX celebrated their first anniversary with a party on Saturday, August 14, 2009. This is the video taken by @springnet at the party, it’s about 38 minutes long and their are shorter versions available on youtube, metacafe, etc.

You can also see this full video on MySpace, Metacafe, Blip.tv and Veoh

Or you can see shorter episodes at YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Blip.tv and Veoh

drupal group in Austin

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Location

Guadalupe and Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78705

How to find us
“Go to corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton & look for ACT Lab”

Who’s coming?
19 Yes / 5 Maybe

Who’s organizing?
Lauren

Elegant Functionality Requires More Than Hacking Bluemarine

One of the greatest benefits of a Content Management System like Drupal, is the ability to separate the visual presentation (Theme) layer from the site logic. This is accomplished by placing your theme files in site/all/themes. The rest is up to your abilities to write & edit PHP template files, use hooks, and customize CSS for use in customizing the presentation of your site. The callbacks may seem a bit labyrinthine, but by making a sub-theme you can get well on your way.

Sound tough? It is not.

Come out next Month to learn how to get started! Lauren N. Roth will be giving short presentation to get you going and recommends bringing a Localhost installation on your own computer. Even if you are an experienced Drupal developer, write modules, and have been pimping out sites for years, let’s get together, discuss best practices and demystify the design process. If you write modules, some themer needs to handle your output after they enable your module, so it would be fantastic to build a little elegance into the module itself!

Come out, ask questions, share your experiences and help others make some amazing Drupal sites!
In the meantime, go to

Watch Great Tutorials:
Learn By The Drop

Listen to Lullabot Podcasts:
Like this one Overriding Theme Functions

Download the Toolbox:
Ultimate Drupal Toolbox

Read the Drupal.org Theming Guide:
Theming Guide

Check Out These Books:

Pro Drupal Development – Chapter 8 The Theme System
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development – Chapter 3 The Theme System
Using Drupal – Chapter 11 Theming Your Site

See you then!

Yelp party at Copa Jan 9

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yelp.com is hosting an open party with free drinks, food, and swag. The free drinks are Treaty Oak rum and vodka

RSVP to austin@yelp.com.

Features:  pinata, cigar rolling, and salsa lessons.

8-11pm, Friday Jan. 9

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Free day of dance in Austin and then, Carnaval

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Jan 31 Sat 10:00 AM – After you’ve spent 9 hours practicing dance you’ll be ready for Carnaval the same night.  Why not? Dance all day. Dance all night.

Location Austin Uptown Dance

8868 Research Blvd. #706
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 459-5678
(RSVP deadline: January 31, 2009 9:00 AM)

Who’s organizing? Clarke R

From Austin Uptown Dance’s site:

Dance all day, and no pay!

Bring your friends and tell everyone to join us for a Free Day of Dance! 9 hours and 20 classes of dancing from beginner to advanced. Shout it out in the streets!
10:00am Two Step 1, Two Step 2
11:00am Jitterbug Swing 1, Two Step 3
12:00pm Cha Cha 1, Cha Cha 2
1:00pm Jitterbug Swing 2, Salsa 2
2:00pm Salsa 1, Salsa 3
3:00pm West Coast Swing 1, West Coast Swing 3
4:00pm Night Club 1, West Coast Swing 2
5:00pm Tango 1, Tango 2
6:00pm Waltz 1, Quickstep 1

Scoble in Austin, BBQ?

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Just dm’ed Robert Scoble on twitter – he’s @scobleizer – about a possible bbq meet up today or tomorrow.

@rocmanusa and I are going to Austin, TX tomorrow. No partying, just videos. Sigh. BBQ? Gotta fit that into our tight schedule. – Scoble

Iron Works? Salt Lick? County Line on Bee Caves? Artz Rib House?

Silona Bonewald interview at GeekAustin party

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Paul Terry Walhus and Kimberlie Dykeman interview folks at the Lynn Bender GeekAustin party on Sept 30, 2008 at the Union Park bar and restaurant on West 6th Street in Austin, Texas. Julie Gomoll of LaunchPad, Silona of the Transparent Federal Budget and Austin Aaron are a few of the people interviewed.  Stay tuned for the entire series of interviews and some commentary on this night and on Lynn Bender’s terrific idea to start a “BarCollege”.  Yes, you heard it right, BarCollege.  It’s an awesome hyper extension of the BarCamp concept that Lynn hopes people will steal.  They should.  It’s an idea whose time has come and one that should spread like the co-working movement.

TechCrunch Austin interviews – Thom Singer

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Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Thom Singer at the Austin TechCrunch party, produced by austinlifestyles.com Paul Terry Walhus. Thom has written three books: “Some Assembly Required: How to Make, Grow and Keep Your Business Relationships”, “The ABC’s of Networking”, and “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women”… which are available at Amazon.com. The books are full of tips to assist business professionals find unique ways to stand out from their competition and to build a network of contacts that will lead to more business.

Thom did a great rundown of the TechCrunch party on his blog.

TechCrunch Austin party interview – iKnowWare.com

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Kimberlie Dykeman interviews Mark Spilitro, CEO of iKnowWare.com which helps connect you to your business resources anytime, anywhere. Paul Terry Walhus produced this for AustinLifestyles.com. You can get a secure web based view of your business in your language on your mobile device.

TechCrunch.com party at Pangea rocks Austin tech scene

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TechCrunch rocked the high style Pangea Lounge in Austin’s trendy 4th Street District on Sept 25, 2008 with a roomful of startups, entrepreneurs and VCs. Kimberlie Dykeman did about 20 interviews, and these are a few of the first to be released. More will be released later.

Interviewees included Troy from PeoplePad.com, Brad from DadLabs.com, Dewey from Mingll.com, Mark Spilotro with iknoware.com, Erick Schonfeld and Heather Harde with TechCrunch.com, Randy Cohen with ticketcity.com, Joshua Baer with otherinbox.com, Jay Hallberg with SpiceWorks.com, Samantha Nebrick with YellowPages.com, Dee Dee Dial with BazaarVoice.com and more.

The video is also appearing at these video sites: MySpace, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Stupid Videos and Sclipo. On itunes, subscribe to austinblogger to get the video on your Apple TV, ipod, or Itunes player.

Here’s the DadLabs video from the TechCrunch party:

And here’s our video which is on austinblogger on itunes:

OneWebDay Austin – Andrew Donoho

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Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist with IBM’s Emerging Internet Technology Team, has a long history working with both web standards and implementations. He was an early participant in crafting XHTML v1.0 and v1.1 and SVG v1.0. He has been creating and pushing implementations of the bi-directional web since 1999 and is extending that idea to building a Co-Web with a scalable UI for the last 18 months. He is trained in experimental physics with a degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He still lives in Austin with his wife.

Jon Lebkowsky at OneWebDay Austin

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Jon Lebkowsky takes us on a trip down Internet memory lane and recalls how a couple of guys from the Farm in Tennessee (fig and tex) – who I know well – landed at Stewart Brands Whole Earth Catalog in Sausalito and started the WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link) which turned out to be a seminal incubating ground for many of the ideas of the modern day Internet. He also traces the beginnings of blogging with BoingBoing and fringeware in Austin, Texas. It’s a fascinating story about the beginnings and evolution of blogging and social networking. This event was a special jelly coworking event at Cafe Caffeine in Austin, Texas on Monday, September 22, 2008. Maggie Duval was a chief instigator of this event (http://livelyhoods.com)

David Armistead at OneWebDay Austin

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The Internet as key enabling technology for the emergence of the new global sustainability economy

David’s Bio: David Armistead has been involved in business and organization development, strategic planning, and future studies projects since the early 1980s, and has worked directly with major culture leaders, multinational firms and state and federal government, and also high tech manufacturing and small business.

CJ Romberger talks at OneWebDayAustin

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The Web – Returning to Its Roots: It isn’t Just for Marketing Anymore

CJ’s Bio: CJ Romberger founded Wildwood Interactive, a premier web development firm, in 2000. Her experience includes systems analysis, website and database development, computer programming and training, quality assurance, and product and application development. She’s worked at companies like Fisher-Rosemont, BMC Software, and Human Code, and has led development teams for large eCommerce sites like RX.com and Leapfrog.com. CJ graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Texas State University and holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. She writes a column called “Gadget Girl” for Austin Woman Magazine and in her spare time plays music in her recording studio and plays with new technology.

Video by Paul Terry Walhus of austinblogger.com

sxsw del.icio.us network starting, join up!

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Were you at SXSW and want to keep the experience going and stay in touch with others you met there? Here’s how! I put out a tweet to request that anyone in our “network” who has a del.icio.us account and is willing to share their del.icio.us “name,” to please send it my way and I will compile the list. This way, we can add each other to our del.icio.us networks. One of the drawbacks of all these social networking sites, is the separate interfaces, usernames and such. We are all hoping for the ultimate Mashup of social networking one day.

I’m very excited to get this ball rolling and even more excited to explore all the great bookmarks that our friends who are hot on sxsw are sharing. If you would like to be included, just post a comment here with your del.icio.us “name” and I will add you to our network or send a direct message to http://twitter.com/sxswtwit . Then, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to del.icio.us (sign up for an account if you don’t have one already)
  2. Click on Your Network (top left)
  3. On the right-hand side, in the text box, type in sxswtwit
  4. Click ADD
  5. Now sxswtwit will appear in your network beneath in blue
  6. Click on sxswtwit
  7. You are now in sxswtwit’s bookmarks, but there are none… BUT WAIT
  8. In the gray box at the top, it reads:

    All sxswtwit’s items (0)
    sxswtwit is in your network, view sxswtwit’s network

  9. Click on VIEW sxswtwit’s network

That’s where the magic happens. There you see all the bookmarks shared by everyone in the network, which can be a little messy OR you can look over at the right. There you can click on each member’s name and look at his/her individual bookmarks. You can even add each member to your own del.icio.us network. As more members join this sxswtwit del.icio.us network, you’ll see them added.

Right now, the only member is http://del.icio.us/springnet (me) but that will hopefully change soon. Join now!

Great idea you say? Well, all the credit goes to GeekyMomma who thought it up for her edtech network and the above is practically word for word from her blog post.

Add your name to the comments below and you’ll be good to go or just send a direct message to http://twitter.com/sxswtwit

My del.icio.us bookmarks for February 13th through February 14th

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These are my links for February 13th through February 14th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for February 4th through February 9th

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These are my links for February 4th through February 9th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for February 1st

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These are my links for February 1st:

  • Marshall Kirkpatrick – The highlights of the post are the link to this Wired article about the economy of screen scraping (great article) and this screencast about how to use Dapper that I finally recorded.
  • agentgenius.com- national real estate opinion column » G-Spot – collaborative real estate blog
  • wordTube at alex.rabe – playlist demo of several media files. wordTube supports streaming video format (Format .flv or .swf), sound files as MP3 and JPG, GIF or PNG grafic files. With wordTube you insert it into your blog with the tag [MEDIA=ID] or as playlist [MYPLAYLIST=ID].
  • Contact Form 7 1.7.3 « iDeasilo – I released Contact Form 7 1.7.3 last week. I added two options for dropdown menu, checkboxes and radio buttons. default: option allows you to set initially selected or checked items. label-first option is for checkboxes and radio buttons; this makes check
  • Building a Container House – We’re starting a container sales company and container home builder in Austin Texas so we’re looking for inspirational websites like this one by Bob Vila. http://cargotown.com http://cargosolar.com are our sites but they need content!

My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 29th through January 30th

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These are my links for January 29th through January 30th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 28th

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 26th

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These are my links for January 26th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 2nd through January 7th

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These are my links for January 2nd through January 7th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for December 26th

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These are my links for December 26th:

My del.icio.us bookmarks for December 1st through December 8th

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These are my links for December 1st through December 8th:

  • Ultimate Boot CD – Overview – Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn’t you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!
  • Mod My Life Has Control Issues « NewTeeVee – Is Subservient Chicken a business model? That?s what the team behind startup Mod My Life will find out as they attempt to take lifecasting to the next level by letting the audience be in control of the lifecaster.
  • Submit Multiple URLs to del.icio.us Bookmarks as a Batch at Digital Inspiration – Imagine you have hundreds (or even thousands) of webpage URLs that you want to upload to your del.icio.us account. How would do this bulk submit when the delicious system allows you to bookmark web pages one at a time ?
  • door64.com | Austin High-Tech Online – door64 is all about building an online community of high-tech professionals in Austin, Texas. We’re just starting out, but growing each day.
  • SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards – Our team reviewed hundreds of sites in the Web 2.0 sphere to uncover the best in each of 41 categories. From there, we assembled a team of 25 of the most knowledgeable, well-respected experts in the field to vote on the winners.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 22nd through November 25th

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These are my links for November 22nd through November 25th:

  • Niall Corbet’s slideshow on Flickr – A wonderful slide show of images from Niall Corbet, Thailand
  • Spiritual Activism – These key values are guiding forces on the path of spiritual activism. They have been used to result in tremendous power and change for the world.
  • http://chrisbrogan.com/rockstars/ – Here?s a list of blogs, podcasts, and videoblogs of people. People who come here, or who I love, or who make the story better when you get into it all. If you?re part of [chrisbrogan.com], then you should be on this page. Email me : blog [at] chrisbro
  • HDtv film Thailand » Archive » Theo Van Gogh and the Golden Age of Hollywood – The author, former Playboy bunny and activist Susan Dusty ALDOUS joins us. Dusty delivers a birthday cake to celebrate, as my mum would say, Virginias 19th birthday.
  • Videoguys – Focus FS-4 on sale $699.95 – Weighing about one pound and only 1.5 inches thick, the FS-4 Portable DTE Recorder brings Direct To Edit® Technology to your DV or HDV handheld camcorder is what Cali Lewis uses.
  • J. LeRoy’s Evolving Web – I’m Living In My Tabset I noticed today that Windows XP pretty much confirms that I no longer use desktop applications like I used to. This is http://twitter.com/ourfounder
  • iSmi
  • Austin – Mahalo – This search result is for information on Austin, Texas. We also have results for Austin Restaurants, Austin Vacation, Austin Tours, and Austin Hotels.
  • HDtv film Thailand » Archive » Surfer rock legend is now Thai expat with new memoir – once upon a time, in the California Inland Empire outside of Los Angeles, garage rock ruled. A young surfer dude dreamed of escape from the provincial ticky tacky of Riverside. Little did Rick Brown know his fate was to be the lead singer of one of the gr
  • PickyPirate – A Metacritic-Bittorrent mashup – This is a mashup between Metacritic and leading bittorrent search engines Mininova and The Pirate Bay. It displays the most highly rated items from the last month, and does its best to match it automatically with the healthiest public torrent available.
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