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Blog Profile / Waxy


URL :http://waxy.org/
Filed Under:Technology / Internet
Posts on Regator:164
Posts / Week:0.5
Archived Since:May 15, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Chloe

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

For the second time in 18 months, I've lost a friend to depression—a unique, young talent with their greatest years ahead of them. Chloe Weil tasted words. She was vulnerable to rich emotional experiences in the summertime. She hated her birthday, and she hated surprises. Show More Summary

Every Lonely Sandwich Video At The Same Time

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Adam Lisagor's pioneered a style of promotional video that's changed how startups market themselves. They exude a nerdy cool, clearly showing the product or service, explaining why it matters and why you should use it with a deadpanShow More Summary

The Return of Upcoming.org

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

I don't even know where to start, so I'll just start with the news: In a surprising move, Yahoo sold the Upcoming.org domain back to me. I want to build a new Upcoming. I launched a Kickstarter project to make it happen. I wrote much, much more on the project. Yes, this is insane. More thoughts soon.

Medium Is The Message

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

This month, I joined The Message, a new collaborative writing experiment on Medium with an all-star list of some of my favorite writers--danah boyd, Anil Dash, Craig Mod, Rex Sorgatz, Paul Ford, Joanne McNeil, Virginia Heffernan, Clive...Show More Summary

The Indiepocalypse at Webstock 2014

5 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Last February, I was honored to be invited to speak at Webstock in New Zealand, along with Maciej Ceglowski, Erika Hall, Charlie Todd, Clive Thompson, and a bunch of other neat people. My talk, like New Zealand itself, was a bit of a whirlwind. Show More Summary

Dirty, Fast, and Free Audio Transcription with YouTube

7 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Five years ago, I wrote about how I transcribe audio with Amazon's Mechanical Turk, splitting interviews into small segments and distributing the work among dozens of anonymous people. It ended up as one of my most popular posts ever,...Show More Summary

Ellen DeGeneres' "Walter Mitty" Screener Leaks Online

8 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

It's Oscar piracy season, that time of the year where screeners of newly-released critical darlings are leaked online as DVD and Blu-Ray screeners are sent out around the world to Academy voters and secretly loaned to their friends and...Show More Summary

Goldieblox and the Three MCs

9 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Everyone thinks they know how copyright works, and everyone's usually wrong. Who can blame them? It's often counterintuitive, inconsistent, and riddled with grey areas and edge cases. And no area of copyright law is more confusing than...Show More Summary

Listen to MEEE

10 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Ever wanted to hear me blather on about different subjects for hours? You're in luck! I've been invited on a number of podcasts recently, and for some reason, never mentioned it here. This is just as much for my own records, but hey, here are all the podcasts I've spoken on lately. Show More Summary

Fix Your Boring Slides

10 months agoTechnology / Internet : Waxy

After running XOXO for two years, and doing a bunch of talks myself at various conferences, I've seen my share of presentation slides from non-designers. Way too often, they look something like this: Inevitably, they use one of the two basic Keynote templates — black on white, or white on black. I get it! You're not a designer. Show More Summary

Screens on Screen

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Recently, a site started making the rounds called Kit FUI — a new IMDB-like database of FUIs, fantasy or fictional UIs from TV and film. You know the ones: the virtual-reality Unix filesystem from Jurassic Park, the Terminator 2 HUD,...Show More Summary

How XOXO Works

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

A week ago, we launched XOXO 2013 and the response was ridiculous. We finally closed signups yesterday, with nearly 1,500 people signing up to grab a pass. As of an hour ago, the conference is officially sold out and festival passesShow More Summary

XOXO 2013

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

How could we not do it again? We're rolling out passes over the next couple days. More about what's changing this year, and why, soon. Until then, check out the video and lineup.

These Aren't the PRISMs You're Looking For

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

I'm a little obsessed with the story that broke yesterday about PRISM, the NSA/FBI project to gather information from popular Internet services, including Facebook, Google, and Apple. So, naturally, I've been doing a lot of digging about the story on .gov websites. Show More Summary

The Spelunky Dance

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

First, I tweeted this to Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin. @maxtemkin Still waiting for a Dance project I care about. Someone needs to do an interpretive dance based on Spelunky or something. — Andy Baio (@waxpancake) May...Show More Summary

How You Can Help Save Upcoming.org, Posterous, and More

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

This morning, I woke to the news that Archive Team is working to save Upcoming. This is the Internet equivalent of hearing that Marsellus Wallace is sending The Wolf. For those unfamiliar, Archive Team is a band of rogue archivists and programmers working to rescue dead and dying websites from destruction. Show More Summary

The Death of Upcoming.org

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

So, Yahoo's finally decided to close Upcoming.org, the events community I started nearly ten years ago. And, in Yahoo's typical fuck-off-and-die style, they're doing it with 11 days notice and no way to back up past events. I knew its closure was inevitable after the infamous sunset slide, but never knew when it would happen. Show More Summary

The New Prohibition

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Last month, I spoke at Creative Mornings/Portland about copyright, fair use, and remix culture. It started as a riff on my No Copyright Intended post, and ended up something much bigger. I really like how it came out, I hope you do ...

Real SXSW Headlines Found on Twitter in the Last 15 Minutes

last yearTechnology / Internet : Waxy

Pizza Hut To Hold 140-Second Interviews For Social Media Manager Position at SXSW Meet Nyan Cat's Creator at Mashable House Tweets Will Power Doritos' 62-Foot SXSW Vending Machine Concert Stage Top the Kred SXSW 2013 Leaderboard andShow More Summary

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