Friday, April 20, 2007

Wiffiti: file under I wish I'd thought of it

Thanks Jayne for turning me on to this.

From the Wiffiti website:
A new technology called Wiffiti is spreading across the country, enabling people to send text messages to large flat panel displays in social venues such as cafes, bars and clubs. Wiffiti is grounded upon the premise that sending messages to a public screen rather than a private phone will resonate with both the location and its community.

Messages sent to Wiffiti screens are also visible... more

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We Are Virginia Tech

Thanks, Nikki.

"We are better than we think, and not quite what we want to be... we will prevail... we are Virginia Tech."

Monday, April 16, 2007


Our friends at Beyond Madison Avenue have been voted Jaffe's M(ost)V(aluable)B(log). Love the blog, love working on the podcast with Jaynie.K and big ups on the blog bling. All well deserved!

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Recording Skype Calls for Podcasts

I'm going to take a moment to rave about a product some of our clients are using to record their Skype calls for podcasts. It's called Call Recorder ( and what's wonderful about this product is that it records each side of the call in a separate channel, which makes editing, sweetening and cleanup a breeze. The output of the recording sessions is a MOV file, and the good folks at Ecamm also make a few free utilities for extracting the audio so you can work with it in the app of your choice.

So yes, it's a great product - moderately priced, works as promised and is highly effective. What makes it an amazing product, though, is the support you get from folks like Glen (see above). I usually only have time to send my dumb questions to tech support on the weekends, so I was amazed to get such a quick response to my question on a Saturday afternoon (I had fallen into an old habit converting some files and forgot that, yes, one does need to use the Ecamm "Split Tracks" utility to get the call files split as needed).

So Glen, thanks for the great product and the wonderful support. I promised I'd rave about it, and here you go ;-)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Good Experience, Live!

Our latest edit for the Naked Career.


Widely credited for popularizing "customer experience" online, Mark Hurst has worked since the birth of the Web to make Internet technology easier to use. In 2002, Hurst was named "one of the 1,000 most creative individuals in the U.S." in Richard Saul Wurman's book 1000. InfoWorld magazine named Hurst Netrepreneur of the Year in 1999.

Mark Hurst is the founder and host of the Gel conference (Good Experience Live), which was first held on May 2, 2003 in New York City. Gel 2007 will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 2007 in New York City.

Hurst is also known for founding Creative Good, the world's first user experience consulting firm, which he runs with Phil Terry in New York City.

Hurst's Good Experience newsletter has tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide. (Sign up for free.) The Good Experience newsletter and Gel conference are owned by Hurst's and Terry's media company, Good Experience, Inc.