Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Baton Bob on CNN video

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Baton Bob is a great character who I used to see occasionally when I worked at 14th Street and Peachtree:

Baton Bob on CNN Video

I’m sure that link won’t work for long because CNN is pretty braindead when it comes to allowing their video to be linked or bookmarked.

Google video content through AdSense

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Google hints that it will soon be offering video content through its AdSense network.

Here’s an example of the new player:
google-video-adsense.png

A few interesting things:

  • The video appears to be higher quality than the typical videos on Google video.
  • In this example, the ad appears after the content (which I think is a good idea)
  • The player has a playlist, in this case with three videos: a logo video, the content video, and an ad video. In this example, the playlist controls let you skip a video instead of forcing you to sit through the logo or the ad.
  • There is no shuttle control for moving to a certain point within the video.

Since this is being offered through AdSense, I assume that Google will be offering some kind of revenue share, but the details have not been revealed at this time.

Stephen Colbert, you’re dead to me

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
Stephen Colbert at the white house correspondents association dinner

How embarrassing: I was not able to attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and in my absence Stephen Colbert insulted me on live TV, and right in front of President Bush!

Patrick Fitzgerald’s not here tonight right?

Okay… dodged a bullet

View the QuickTime Video