[BAD SIGNAL] Just Notes Today

September 3rd, 2007 | FeedWordPress

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WARREN ELLIS

I have a couple of important things
to finish today, so just notes:

*  Tweetr: best desktop app for
Twitter I've found so far.

*  8hands: very interesting desktop
app.  Windows-only right now, as it's
in early Alpha, and generally Not
Right Yet: but it's a desktop app that
monitors multiple social networks
for you.  I have mine watching
MySpace, Flickr and Facebook
simultaneously, reporting new
events and messages in realtime.
Could be massively useful in the
long term.  At least for me.

*  Very into desktop apps right
now.  Pownce's desktop app finally
started working properly the other
day; its most interesting use is as
a system to push files between a
group of friends, much more
smoothly than regular IM achieves
it.  I'm there as

http://www.pownce.com/ellis

right now, so if there's anyone I
know who's still using it, ping me.

*  (My eyesight still gives out when
scanning the list of people following
me on Twitter to see if there's 
anyone I know there.)

*  Am still amazed at how busy The
Club Of Mars is.  Glad to see 800-odd
of you having fun with it.  

http://clubofmars.ning.com

*  I'm at the pub and don't have URLs,
google the things.

*  Trying to stop myself from
buying a bunch of domain names --
I don't have time for new projects.

*  Except that Ariana and I spent
the weekend (across 8 hrs time
difference) testing a new idea I
specced out the other week, and
we might get that up on its feet
for private testing in another week
or so.  And I need to come up with
a name for that today, too.  Gah.

*  (She basically smashed three or
four systems together to create
a slowchat: asynchronous rolling
group conversation -- like a super-
charged version of the old IRC
always-open channels people used
to live in.  Anyone remember that?
Where you used to sign in when you
got up and sign out when you
crashed?  Or, of course, the old
chat room on WEF, which served
the same purpose for many.)


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warrenellis: Someone stop me from buying another domain name before it’s too laaaaate

September 3rd, 2007 | FeedWordPress

warrenellis: Someone stop me from buying another domain name before it’s too laaaaate


warrenellis: Siege, of all people, is now sending me mail from an iPhone. There is something indefinably Wrong about this.

September 2nd, 2007 | FeedWordPress

warrenellis: Siege, of all people, is now sending me mail from an iPhone. There is something indefinably Wrong about this.


warrenellis: Website re-skin for the new season progresses. Having some ideas for web stuff. Would like them to stop now.

September 1st, 2007 | FeedWordPress

warrenellis: Website re-skin for the new season progresses. Having some ideas for web stuff. Would like them to stop now.


[BAD SIGNAL] Oh, This One’s Weird

August 31st, 2007 | FeedWordPress

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WARREN ELLIS

If you happen to stay in the Drake
Hotel in Toronto during the month
of September, you will be presented
with a copy of CROOKED LITTLE
VEIN.  All month.  Anyone who checks
in.  Whether you want it or not.
And, when you retire to your room,
you will find on your phone there
a recorded message.  From me.
Talking about CROOKED LITTLE 
VEIN.

How bizarre is that?

Of all the promotional stunts I've
been involved with, this one is by
far the oddest.

*   *   *   *   *

In other news: THE ENGINE closes
around midnight UK time tonight.

Now, I did say that I had other plans
for online stuff following the closure
of The Engine.   They go like this:

*  I'm being poked and prodded by
a few people about maybe starting
(again) a private community space
for friends and fellow travellers,
but I don't know about that.

* However, when FREAKANGELS
starts later this year, it will come
with its own state-of-the-art(ish)
community space, built on the very
accessible Vanilla system.  It will
be unlike the Engine in almost every
way, and very much a fresh start.
Like FREAKANGELS the comic, the
community will be funded and
hosted by Avatar Press.

Obviously, we'll do the major
announcement when the comic
itself launches in a couple of months
or so.  But I said I'd mention what
was next before the Engine closes,
and so I have.

iForward!


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