Send Keynote to YouTube

One of the features of Keynote that I have always liked is the ability to save a presentation as a movie file. As once a movie file it can be converted in many different ways.

In version 4.0 of Keynote (part of iWork ’08) you can now send your presentation direct to YouTube.

Send Keynote to YouTube

This avoids the need to export the file and then upload to YouTube, you can upload direct to YouTube quickly and easily.

I’ve not yet tried it, but I can see after attending a conference I could upload my presentation and then embed it into my blog or the organisers could embed into their website. It also avoids the problems that you can have with Keynote files as not everyone has Keynote and even if you export as PowerPoint, not everyone has PowerPoint.

GPS for the PSP

Interested to read that you can use GPS with your PSP.

So as well as browsing the net, watching video, looking at photographs and listening to audio, you can now use your PSP to find out where you are and where you need to go.

You know one day they’re going to makes games for this excellent device.

How low can you go…

When the Sony VAIO UX1XN was released in the UK it commanded a £2,000 price tag. This is a lot of money for a device the size of a PDA (even if it can run Windows Vista).

In July I noticed my local Sony Centre had reduced the price to £1,600. Still expensive, but 20% off is quite a reduction. Such reductions usually imply that a new model is just around the corner.

On Amazon in August you could get the UX1XN for just £1,199 which considering the features of the UX1XN (the cameras, flash hdd) makes the UX1XN seem like a reasonable proposition.

Now it is just £999 at the Sony story and only £899 on Amazon.

UX1XN

It will be interesting to see when, what and how Sony update this model with, with the next revision.

Have an airport named after you…

There are many benefits of being part of the Hood 2.0 phenomena. One that is (quite rare) but is been reported is having an airport named after you.

Steve Wheeler who chaired the Web 2.0 slam session which lead to the formation and creation of Hood 2.0 as recently pleased to read in a (high profile) blog that an airport had been named after him.

You can read more about his fame in his blog.

Ssshhh, Wispa

 

Oh what’s this?

Wispa

Yes it is a Cadbury Wispa!

I thought these had been discarded to the litter bin in the sky where all old chocolate bars go when they are replaced by new funky chocolate bars.

Probably a limited edition.

Buy hey it’s a Wispa bar!

Remember this…

Technorati

Well according to Technorati, the Hood 2.0 Blog is the 2,522,252th most popular blog on the planet.

Earth

I’m not really impressed, but with 70m odd blogs this means that Hood 2.0 is the top 4% of blogs. However how long can this position be maintained if a new blog is created every second (well 1.4 blogs every second according to Technorati).

Dealing with all that e-mail

An excellent presentation from Merlin Mann on how to deal with e-mail and have an inbox with zero e-mail in it!

One of the key messages, is don’t check your e-mail, deal with your e-mail.

  • Delete or Archive
  • Delegate
  • Respond
  • Defer
  • Do

Well worth a watch especially if you have more than fifty unread e-mail in your inbox.

Hood 2.0 on the web

Quite a few blogs have mentioned Hood 2.0, here is a selection.

eFoundations – Reflections on ALT-C 2007

I have the performance art skills of a brick and a creative imagination to match, especially at 9.00 in the morning. Fortunately, the rest of my group (James, Kathy and Agnes) came up with our offering – Hood 2.0 (a play on the locally relevant theme of Robin Hood (Web 2.0) stealing from the rich (the big corporations) to give to the poor (the individual)). The resulting Hood 2.0 Facebook group already has 19 members – I have no idea why.

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blogging alt-c – Hood 2.0

We came up with Hood 2.0, to refelct the area we are in (ie Nottingham). Web 2.0 is taking from the rich and giving to the poor, or a more modern version, taking from the commerical enterprises and experts (all us html-ers) and giving to everyone. From Commerical to Community is the call of Hood 2.0. (we didn’t get as far as hugging any hoodies, but you never know…)

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Hood 2.0 is moving forward.