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Over on Kickstarter is a project called Crackerjack, which happens to be a comedy that will (possibly) be shot here in southern Wisconsin.

I should have mentioned it a few weeks back, because now there are only 19 days left to fund it.

They’ve raised only a small portion of their goal, and if they don’t reach it, the fallback is to fund the film on credit cards and go into debt, which is pretty common with low-budget films…

The most interesting thing to me has been the approach they’ve taken in their campaign, as well as the management of it. I’ve looked at a lot of Kickstarter campaigns in the last year. Some I’ve funded, and many I haven’t. It’s interesting to see which succeed and which fail, and try to come up with a formula that will work… if such a thing exists.

(Disclaimer: While I do know one person involved in this project, I had nothing to do with this campaign. I was told that they may want me to do some “technical consulting” though, which will probably just involve talking about the RED DIT workflow.)


Waiting for PhotoCamp

As of my writing this post, just a little over 24 hours before PhotoCampMilwaukee starts… we have 170 people registered…

I am officially freaking out.


Snow Day!

Still snowing in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. I will attempt to move some of the snow using my “snow flapper” but it’s electric and the long extension cord is in Maritime’s practice space in downtown Milwaukee. Also, the dentist called and canceled my appointment for today. Bummer. I still need to get to the bank, but may have to postpone that. Office Holiday Party is tonight, roads should be cleared up by then, and tomorrow shooting another interview for the documentary.

For all you people who like to freak out when it snow… now is the time to do it.


I’ve been using Flickr for a few years now, as well as publishing but a loose binding occurred in January 2007 when the Oconomowoc Group on Flickr was born.

It took quite some time, but it looks like we’ll actually have a real life event. We’ve scheduled a photowalk for Sunday, November 18th, 2007. We plan to meet at 10AM at the gazebo on Fowler Lake, and then do a walk around the lake, taking many photos. Join us, it’ll be a fun time, and you’ll get to walk past my house. I might even tell you which one it is.

River West #1

Maybe we’ll see some photos of Oconomowoc that aren’t taken by myself or the few other members who regularly post. I’m even bringing the kids along, and each will have a camera with them to capture things from the “kid point of view.”

Gabe Wollenburg (friend of managed to get some press in the local papers about the event, so who knows? We might have some newcomers show up. If all goes well, we can try to do this more often, maybe every month or so, until we run out of cool places in Oconomowoc to walk around and snap pictures of. (Like that will happen!)


The folks over at the Oconomowoc Focus got in touch with me to ask a few questions about the popularity of stories on the interweb, all in relation to the crazy man threatens neighbor with sword after watching porn movie story…

The follow-up story, Nine-hour gap from ‘sounds’ to sword has a few bits from me mentioning page views and how news travels around the net.

I managed to mention Technorati, Boing Boing, and my old pal James Romenesko.

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