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I’ve been busy of late as every man and his dog seems to want a machinima. Here’s a couple of recent ones that have gone public:
Another set of videos I was really pleased with that shows the quick and easy potential for creating video content using virtual worlds for real business is here (on Facebook no less!):
Agile Software Development Series with Grady Booch – 7 short tech chats
As my Twitter followers will know I’ve been dabbling with Linux this week. I’ve never really had the need before, but a friend kindly gave me a dead laptop, to which I attached an old external LCD screen, keyboard and mouse and installed “crunchbang Linux” on a 4GB thumbdrive. This has given our house a new kitchen “info-station”. Kinda like the smart fridge idea everyone talked about a few years ago only smarter cos rather than knowing what’s in your fridge, you can facebook easily on it! So… gone is the paper calendar by the phone… now we have google calendar, which we can access from our PCs / devices, including my shiny newish iPod touch. Finally, one version of the truth and less To Do lists around the place too!
After a quiet start to the year, it’s suddenly got very busy here in IBM land. We have been working on a couple of new ideas for supporting IBM’s sales and marketing efforts and the world and his blue dog are beating a path to our door. The credit cruch has meant that people are spending less on things like events and so are looking at what they can do – things like smart marketing and online / virtual events. Some highlights so far:
- Made a Smarter Planet trailer for IBM using Second Life.
- Have been working on a proposal for doing some new (hush hush) 3D internety things.
- Have been pitching our machinima and events capabilities around IBM with lots of interest.
- Have been developing a new internal video hosting and streaming offering for IBM which I am getting a LOT of interest in. Practially getting my hand bitten off!
Here’s to a great rest of Q1!