KozCast1 : Introramble

Just trying the mp3 button in here to see if this works. If it does, hey I’m podcasting again! Hurrah!


Wa hey!! I’m alive!

The podcast will not show up in the enclosure here, so use this feed link to subscribe

Just a welcome back from me really. A bit of a ramble on about what I have been up to with no format or preparation at all. But better than not doing one at all though, eh? In fact – don’t answer that πŸ˜‰ More to come! Podcasting by the seat of my pants!!

The Rewinds

Download “Ghostriders” (mp3)
from “The Rewinds”
by The Rewinds
Livewire Recordings

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Yes Yes To You
Download “Left At the Party” (mp3)
from “Yes Yes To You”
by The Affair
Absolutely Kosher

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OK. Now I can see how this mp3 player works here, I think I should be able to hook it up to my mobile publishing system. The things is – does it show up in m y rss feed as an enclosure? Hmm. πŸ˜‰

Answer: no.

β€œWoke Up, Fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head”

..said The Beatles. This article about How To Become an Early Riser is pretty good. Although I’m hardly the earliest riser, I totally agree with the feeling of goodness and productivity when I do. I get alot done in the evenings too (currently pulling about 14 hour working days – at least) and as I am in London, and the rest if the guys are (mostly) in Boston, I find myself living an odd timezone. But it’s OK. When it gets warmer here, I’ll sit outside on the wifi in the sun πŸ™‚

Flash Beauties

Check out the finalists and winners of the FlashForward conference. Some AMAZING stuff here. My Flash skills are nothing compared to these guys. These are the sorts of people I want to work with to help build some great products.

These past few weeks, I have been switching back and forth from PHP to Flash Actionscript, out to Javascript, back again, out to MySql, etc, etc ,etc. Sometimes you have to be able to understand how all parts and ingredients work together through experience. It really helps. Actually it’s quite good fun. It feels rather like a game with different play modes. I think (and hope) this will help me to translate workable ideas and concepts to super talented people who can build them AS WELL AS add their own creative flair and deeper understanding of the particular scripting language and client.

I would say that Flash developers are able to do alot of ‘thinking outside the box’ while actually ‘in’ it. There’s something great about the images, objects, code and connections in Flash that help the ideas flow from within the interface and out to the external world and its feast of code and data.

Another great thing about Flash and Actionscript, I would say, is that when you learn to code scripts based around actual ‘things/shapes/components’ you can see, and you go go and throw functions and properties at these ‘things’, you really begin to get a hold of the concepts in Object Oriented programming. Becuase you can actually ‘see’ them and interact with them.

It’s a great way to help learn coding in most languages, IMHO.


Great post over here from Chris Pirillo about OPML. I think there’s going to be a whole lot of new info emerging to explain OPML to the masses. I’m putting together some info over here too, as it happens.
Another VERY COOL thing is that the OPML output from Chris’ Gada.be metasearch site works in the OPML and RSS system I have cooking here. Veeeery nice πŸ˜‰

I think maybe I’ll drop Chris a line and ask if I could incorporate a gada.be search into ‘treedia’ πŸ˜‰ That would be cool. I can’t imagine he’d mind.
BTW: I think I must have some kind of cyber-mind-meld going on with Chris at the moment, as the other day I was thinking about adding favicons to the output pages of treedia/podcast.com searches, after realising that the browsers supported them in html (when did that happen? was I asleep?). Then, lo and behold, Chris posts to his blog about the very same thing. Weird. Cool!

Do all browsers support a .ico image in the html as an img tag? If so, this makes life very cool, because people (was it MS?) decided to make sure that to have an icon in the address bar of a browser, while on a webiste, the image MUST be called favicon.ico, and stored in the wbe root. Therefore it’s a cinch to find them πŸ™‚ Hurrah!

Day One

Well, here we go! It’s day one here at the kozcave! Lots to organise here, then lots to explain and talk about, then lots to play with and share with you! I’m working hard to get you something to play with, instead of just look at πŸ˜‰ It should be worth the wait! Heh.


I’ll be setting up a new blog very soon…