"Murphy was an optimist!"
R.I.P. Qik February 15, 2014 8:04 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Communications, Technology, Video
Qik is being shuttered on April 30, 2014. Qik was undoubtedly one of my favorite video sharing sites. None of its competitors made is as easy to take a video and upload it from your phone. Qik encouraged vidcasting. Bamuser and ustream have never had the same feel for me.
Crunchbase shows Qik’s competitors as Kyte, Flixwagon, Livecast, Next2Friends, Bambuser, Ustream, Justin.TV, and Streamup.
So, what happened to Qik? Skype bought them in 2011. We saw Qik Premium and Qik Desktop with great promise. There was growth. And then silence. The last Twitter post was January 2012. In May of 2011, Microsoft bought Skype. Qik had ben borg’d.
From the Qik service retiring FAQ:
Why are you retiring Qik?
We are retiring Qik as the Qik video messaging technology has now been incorporated into Skype. Users can now enjoy a great experience on Skype with features such as audio and video calling, instant messaging and video messaging with contacts in their Skype and Microsoft networks.
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At the barber shop June 25, 2012 12:33 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Publishing, Video
WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters – Modifying the Publish function January 4, 2012 10:38 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Blog, Communications, PHP, Programming, Publishing, Software, Technology, WordPress
I’m writing a child theme to twentyeleven and want to modify the administrative post "Publish" function to do some additional processing during the saving of a new post. Does anyone know if there is a hook, action or filter that will allow me to extend the Publish function?add a comment
RIP No Silence Here December 7, 2011 12:26 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Blog, Of Interest, Publishing
I cannot seem to get a comment to post on the Knoxnews blog No Silence Here.
"I’m told it will cease to exist." That’s a terrible shame. Blogs, content, are history. Like newspapers of old were archived on microfiche, so should blogs such as No Silence Here be forever archived.
Good luck to you Michael! Thank you for the years of inspiration, links, and ideas.add a comment
Why do we blog? November 29, 2011 10:52 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Blog, Publishing
I’m a stream-of-consciousness blogger. That is, I journal at Reality Me. I make political commentary. And inappropriate jokes. And document my family’s escapades, adventures, trills and tribulations. But to believe my site statistics (the traffic search engines send this way), I blog at Reality Me to answer "Who is Chuck Testa?," to explain "The Realtek 8201CL does not require a driver!," to debate the safety of putting family stickers on cars, and to explore the fetish of naked women yielding chain saws.
So, why does my wife, Cathy, blog at Domestic Psychology? To believe the search engines, specifically Google, Cathy is the authority on "Why is Caillou bald? Well, at least until yesterday when the publisher generously answered the question in a comment. As a web developer, I recognize the effort by the publisher to regain control of the number one search engine result for the question "Why is Caillou bald?" Whoever was hired to do Chouette Publishing’s SEO did their job very well. As of yesterday, Cathy dropped from number one to number two in Google’s results.add a comment
The future of video November 16, 2011 8:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Publishing, Technology, Video
Click and drag in any direction. This is awesome.add a comment
Weekend Project – Brakes July 11, 2011 10:40 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Interest, Publishing, Travel, Video
Listen toward the end of the video for the cicadas. That’s a slight sampling of the cacophony we hear in our yard every evening.
n.b. The "discs" I refer to are actually called rotors.add a comment
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! April 7, 2011 3:39 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Publishing, Video
This looks like something that belongs on Adult Swim.add a comment
Heard in 5 states! April 6, 2011 11:26 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Publishing, Radio
What was I doing this morning between 9am and 10am? Hanging out with Bob Thomas, Ed Brantley, Mike Howard, and Brian Hornback on WNOX‘s The Ed and Bob Show! I had a blast! I hope they do this segment again. I think we could have talked for 8 hours on various blogging topics. Shoot, privacy and safety could be an entire show.
- Brian blogs at http://brianhornback.blogspot.com/ and tweets as @brianhornback.
- Bob Thomas tweets as @BobThomasWNOX
- Ed Brantley tweets as @edbrantley
- WNOX is online at http://www.wnoxfm.com/ and can be found on Twitter as @WNOX1003 and the studio is live streamed for video through Justin.tv
- The Ed and Bob show has a webpage, a Facebook page and can be found on Twitter as @ed_and_bob. The show accepts callers at +1-865-243-TALK (8255) or text messages to 41513
- Shameless plug: Cathy McCaughan blogs at http://domesticpsychology.com
Tune in tomorrow 9-10am April 5, 2011 1:01 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Blog, Communications, Of Interest, Publishing, Technology
Tomorrow, April 6, 2011 from 9am to 10am, I’ll be discussing blogging with Brian Hornback (Twitter: @brianhornback), Ed Brantley and Bob Thomas on WNOX‘s 100.3 The Ed & Bob Show (listen live online). You can interact with Ed and Bob on Facebook and Twitter. I suspect you can call in with questions or feel free to use twitter to send messages to @djuggler or post in comments here. This will be a blast!add a comment
Dogboarding March 28, 2011 4:36 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Pets, Publishing, Video
So wrong, yet so right.add a comment
This should happen in every traffic jam February 19, 2011 10:38 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Of Interest, Transportation, Travel, Video
When the roads slow to a crawl..DANCE!add a comment
Angry Birds Peace Treaty November 22, 2010 12:11 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Video
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A historic moment for birds and pigs everywhere.
Talking to your kids about Star Wars November 18, 2010 8:50 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Video
Thank God I’m a Country Boy August 26, 2010 9:39 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Humor, Publishing, Video
You’re about to see a blurry man buttocks. It’s okay. It’s not bad and I wouldn’t even call it "not safe for work" It’s worth it to watch this whole thing!add a comment