against outsourcing

Yes! Today Sebastian wrote about the fact that many Bloggers are “outsourcing” their media content, for example photos to flickr. He has the same opinion about that as I have:


“Also ich hab gern alles auf meinem eigenen Server und gebe da ungern was von ab. Allein schon wegen der Langzeitarchivierung. Angenommen, ich poste nun alle meine Fotos bei Flickr. Und irgendwann wird das aufgekauft oder geschlossen. Was ist dann mit meinen Fotos? Weg. Bei nem eigenen Server bin ich dafür selbst verantwortlich und kann dafür sorgen, dass da nix wegkommt.”


I cannot understand why everybody is so excited about flickr and furl and stuff. – Like Sebastian I want to know where my stuff is located and what happens to it. I don’t want to get dependant of such services. As long as no technical or practical reasons clearly speak for these servives I don’t get it why I shall use it.


Source 1: http://blog.hagga.net/archives/blogging/000662-fremdkontrolliert.html
Source 2: http://www.flickr.com

download the complete SXSW festival


“The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE (SXSW) showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. The nineteenth annual SXSW Music And Media Conference and festival will take place March 16 – 20, 2005. “


And you can download the whole thing. It’s 2.6 GB but it’s really worth every single bit.


Source: http://2005.sxsw.com/geekout/fest4pod/

Microsoft Student Partner Summit Video

I finally made it ready to be viewed. Photos by me, Music by Emma’s Mini.


“Emma’s mini is a duo based in Seattle, WA. They first started making music together in March of 2002 and in April of 2003 they self-released their first album, beat generation mad trick. “


Enjoy it.



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(edited entireley in Microsoft Movie Maker 2.1 and Picasa2)

Copy Me Remix Me



NYblog brought this great music to my attention. It’s free and even more important it’s really good.


“Copy Me/Remix Me is the second CD assembled and released by Creative Commons, and is given away at events that feature members of the Creative Commons team. The songs are available for direct download and feature embedded metadata, following our guidelines for placing license information into files.”


Source 1: http://www.nyblog.de
Source 2: http://creativecommons.org/extras/copyremix