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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Review: edgeio

I’ve had time to play with a new service called edgeio. Essentially, it’s a service that enables bloggers to post listings (job, help wanted, housing, etc.) to their blogs. Edgeio then crawls the blogs and finds the posts tagged ‘listing’ and will aggregate them. The service is free to use but will also provide publishers with additional paid services (to help increase exposure).

More GMail Features

I’m moving exclusively to Google Talk. Feel free to add devin.reams at gmail dot com. If I were to do the same analysis I did on MySpace ads on an AIM chat window you’d be as frustrated as I am with wasted space. Anyway, Garett has done more source-code investigating. Interesting indeed. I’m even more interested by the fact that nobody really told me about Yahoo’s voicemail capabilities.

Carnival of Marketing

This week’s Carnival of Marketing is up over at Mike’s blog: Simplenomics. I happen to be featured but the other 6 are far more link-worthy than I am.

Market to College Students

Despite what most marketing consulting groups will tell you, marketing something to college students is not that easy. Sure, we have thousands of dollars in disposable income (for the most part). But, here’s the kicker: we don’t want to spend it on you…

Advice for Grads

Scott Adams provides valuable advice for new graduates. Every one a gem. This one we’ve already learned in college though: Preparing a Powerpoint presentation will give you the sweet, sweet illusion of productivity.

NBC Sucks

NBC sucks. The worst thing they could have done is send YouTube a C&D letter. Viral marketing can be defined as:* Marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass along a marketing message*. Without that marketing it wouldn’t have become popular. Which meant it wouldn’t be on iTunes. Does anyone else realize** the material from Lonely Island (the guys who came up with it) was created under a Creative Commons license**? I thought that was what made them so neat in the first place. NBC, you used to be cool…

Friday Fun: Flash Katamari

Katamari Damacy is a great game. The concept -rolling up everything in the world into a ball- is unmatched. I’m so glad to see someone has made a flash game based on it. What a great way to start Friday.

Cheney Close Range?

Here’s an interesting report concluding that Cheney’s shot was between 15 and 18 feet, not the reported 90. My only question is: why would they lie? What difference does the distance make? Either way, as Jon Stewart so eloquently put it, the Vice President shot a 78-year old man in the face.

The Ease of Blogging

I was doing some quality thinking in the shower (my best ideas originate while soaking in hot water). I was reflecting on my blogging experience. Why do I do it? Why do other people do it? Is there an easy way to explain it? I think I figured out the answer to most of these questions. It’s really quite simple. I submit to you the underlying principles of blogging which I like to call The Ease (E’s) of Blogging:

Horizons Day

I did nothing Valentines-y yesterday. It seems like the biggest non-holiday ever celebrated. Why just one day to dedicate to a sweetheart? Make every day special! Anyway, a friend of mine sent me this, in which I participated: