Systems Upgrade

Posted on April 30, 2008 by Dean Jansen
Categories: Dean, I Like The Web!, Minor Triumph

I’m sorry, but I need to share this with someone, and you (ROFLBlog) happen to be the closest at hand: Jay frickin’ Maynard signed my Tron shoes!


He knew about the design, but when I asked him if he had ever signed a pair, he said no. At this point, I’m not really sure what to do with them. I could: Auction them for charity. Ensconce them in a time-release pod that opens in the year 2199. Wear them to death. So many possibilities here. Thanks Jay!


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The Video Situation

Posted on by Tim Hwang
Categories: Partners and Friends, Tim, Video

(picture courtesy Dave Fisher, photo CC BY NC SA)

We’ve been getting lots of questions about video from the conference. Luckily, the various ROFLCon-Respectably French camera crews swarming around the event doing streaming also were simultaneously capturing the entire conference in hundred and hundred of delicious gigabytes of video for posterity. So if you didn’t catch a few panels you really wanted to, or need to show your lame friend who didn’t go something: rest assured, it’ll be available soon.

The good news: true to our Free Culture stripes, it’s going to be all released on a CC BY SA license, which means you’re free to share it, copy it, remix it, or use it for whatever gawd dang thing you please, so long as you credit it (and let people do the same).

The less exciting news: Dean and our video guys are meeting up over the weekend/next week to discuss the best way of posting this. Needless to say, it’s alot of material, so we’re working out hosting issues. Expect some delays (though we’ll alert everyone when it’s all good to go). There’ll be clips popping up over here in the immediate future, so stay tuned…

[Update: it's also been pointed out to me right now that searching YouTube brings up a bunch of partial video recorded at the event (and almost the entirety of the Anonymous panel. And, of course, there's always the odd clip or two on our flickr pool]

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ROFLPress, Major Bonus!

Posted on April 29, 2008 by Carrie Andersen
Categories: Carrie, Press, Triumph

Hi kiddies. While we are sad that the extravaganza this past weekend has come and gone (tear), all is not lost – articles, blog posts, videos, and more are rolling in. We couldn’t be happier, because now we can relive the experience. Again, and again, and again.

The press page will be updated pretty continuously, so keep your eye on it! There are some really good analyses and discussions of what went on during the weekend.

And do let us know if we left something off! It’s hard to track these things down sometimes.

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Sleeper Hits Session: the Playlist

Posted on April 28, 2008 by Dean Jansen
Categories: Dean, Video

As promised, here is the full compilation of videos Ji and I screened at the Sleeper Hits of the Internet session (in order of presentation). Note to folks who weren’t at the session: some of these videos are far more well known than others, but we estimate most are below 100k views (minus the first video, for sure):

Sleeper Hits of the Internet