Skype Journal Test

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

garbled skies

garbled skies by you.

"Report from 40,000 ft on AA's new WiFi service: It's very fast (YouTube works great) but Skype is blocked (calls are garbled)." - Philip Kaplan

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Monday, October 20, 2008

oom pah pah

pine creek high school band by you.

by David Yack

(is this a good thing?)

(the world is getting smaller)

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

but skype is working

My sister can't use her browser, but Skype is working. She gets a message saying the firewall may be blocking http, https, and ftp. Help?

by Eva

(how cool is that? skype finds a way)

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wishlist: sharable emoticon sets

I just told the plot of Brokeback Mountain using Skype emoticons. Some undocumented instances were included.

Clearly we need larger, more varied, more topic-specific visual vocabularies. James Bridle is a visual guy and I'm sure he could have come up with emoticons specific to cowboy romance cinema. The better to share stories with friends.

For me, I sooo want a bunch of Jewish emoticons, like: 

    (borscht)
    (bagel)
    (matzoh)
    (2candles)
    (feh)
    (oy)
    (minyan)
    (lox)
    (kvel)
    (tzitzit)
    (dancingchasid)
    (chelm)
    (kosher)
    (treif)
    (bris)
    (guilt)
    (crushingglass)
    (daven)
    (dreydl)
    (megillah)
    (lchaim)
    (shofar)

These have meaning for me, are part of my social vocabulary. Glad to provide translations if anyone cares.

But this list is specific to me and my tribe.

It would be enormous fun to have additional emoticon sets to freely, easily and safely share and trade. If you don't have a set, you see the text. If you do, you see the art. Inherently viral, social, meaningful.

And fun.

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Plip! Ploop! Nreeeerrrr

The sounds Skype makes are amazing. They just... make me soo happy. Shweeeeewwww- woop. Plip! Ploop! Nreeeeerrrr..

by casi

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Friday, October 17, 2008

testing

wow. something goes here

is there a setting for this?

feeling uncomfortable. hearing inlaws on Skype.

by totally_anon

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