Weeknotes

 
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People: Jeff Crouse
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Last week was probably one of the least productive weeks I’ve had in recent history. I had planned on making something Olympic-torch-related for the Mixer last weekend.  I spent all week working on it, but none of it panned out.

Note: This part if basically me complaining, so if you don’t want to hear me complain, skip to the bottom.

Part I

I managed to collect about 10 videos of people running with a torch in my crowdsourcing effort, but only 3 of them came from the Eyebeam call.  The rest came from Mechanical Turk workers, and they all sucked.

 
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Crowded: Episode 1 is finally released!

 
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I realized that I never explained the new version of Earthify that uses Google Maps.  In this version, rather than having to install Google Earth and all of that crap, you can just use it right in your browser.  It still scrapes Craigslist and plots the posts for geographical consumption.  It is now also AJAX-ified, meaning that you don’t have to wait until my poor server loads and scrapes every page.  It plots them one at a time so you can look at the results while it is working.  I feel like the Ted Nelson of the Craiglist mashup world.  Will my creation never be fully appreciated like HousingMaps was?

 
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The past two weeks have been extremely hectic.

Aaron and I are just finishing nailing down our plans to go to San Francisco for the TV of Tomorrow festival.  After some initial confusion, we have decided that our presentation will be on March 4th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street (Corner of 3rd & Mission).

I have been working with wunderkind Michael Schieben on the Laborers of Love project, trying to install FFMPEG-PHP on my server.  Eventually I gave up and contacted the creator, who has been very helpful.

 
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A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the site weeknotes.com, and the concept struck to me as a great, low-commitment way of journaling without the pretense of pretending to have some super deep insights  that need to be written down.

Weeknotes are “about reflecting on your work, your achievements, and what’s on deck.“   Simple.

It has been 145 weeks since I started as a fellow at Eyebeam – arguably the beginning of my professional career.  So, what happened on this 145th week?

 
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