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Phil makes Biz Journal Great

You Go Phil!

Our friend, and patron Phil Gerbyshak (The Make it Great Guy) brightens the July 9th Milwaukee Business Journal with his trademark smile.

What to go Phil! Keeping Social Media real in the Cream city!

Friend in Need

Nikol, Jen, Gabe, and LarryWeb414 Alum Nikol Hasler needs some dental work. Here's a way you can help her out.

The eponymous Matthew Wayne Selznick, author of the sublime "Brave Men Run" novel, puts it this way:

Folks, Nikol Hasler has been educating youth (and making them - and us - laugh) with The Midwest Teen Sex Show since 2007. She's a pioneering podcaster and a real friend of the new media community.
She's also a crazy-talented author and columnist -- in fact, writing is how she pays the bills.
Writing is also something that's very freakin' hard to do when you have a broken molar sending throbbing, continuous pain through the side of your face.

Sure, she's not in the 414 anymore, but she's still one of our own. Chip in, if you can.


If you missed the talk about Tumblr, maybe because you were out havin' fun at SXSW, you can still enjoy the Web414 discussion via this handy recording.

Chaos Out!

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Great show last night. Thanks to all us poor folks who made the March 11, 2010 Web414 show one for the record books. Who needs SXSW? We had the Chaos Show.

As always, photos at The Decemberman's flickr.

Planning for March 11th show

Hey! We got a Web414 comin' up.

I'm proposing the following tweaks for the March 11 meeting:

1. I would like to have the Web414 show start at 7:30 and run to about 9 at the latest. This means that we'll start the welcome and introduction segment at about 7. WHAT?!?! Yeah. that's right. I'd like to move the community building stuff outside of the flow of the show, but not outside of the event. Community building is too important to skip over. But stopping the show to go around and introduce ourselves interrupts the watchability of the show later.

2.This also means that there isn't going to be an intermission. There may be a short break, but I'd like to do away with the 10-minute stop and talk in the middle of the show. Instead, we'll take a 1-2 minute video break, I think.

3. Is the old Web414 set still available? Or do we need a new set? Who wants to take the lead on having a set set up for me?

4. I want to stream the show live, and plan to, but it depends entirely on the venue.

Proposed Agenda
1. Welcome.
2. Creative Commons/Cameras disclaimer.
2.5 Spin the Wheel of Web414 Ideas.
3. We will watch a video together.
3. Discussion and talk with Nate from http://ItStartsWith.Us
3. ???
4. Jason "LittleTinyFish" is using his Tumblr powers for good instead of evil, and will rally the Milwaukee Tumblrs for discussion about tumblr, tumblelogging, and the awesome MKE Tumblr community.
5. We will watch a video together.
5. Informal discussion of your camping plans for 2010. (
6. Web414++

Suggestions, additions and discussion? Post it here.

Rohde Guest Blogging on 37-signals

Go Mike! All Hail Mike Rohde, who's continued commitment to chronicling the process of excellence has landed him a guest slot on the 37-signals Signal Vs. Noise blog.
In this first of two-parts, Mike, a longtime Web414 member and friend of the Milwaukee tech and visual thinking communities, explains how he came to land his recent gig illustrating the 37-signals book REWORK and what the process was for turning ideas into art for the book.
I have especially enjoyed reading the comments (I know! Right?) that follow Mike's article; Love and appreciation for Mike's work is quickly growing beyond a Web414 phenomena.
Spread the love. Tell your friends. Order REWORK.

Remembering Marc Wolfgram

Condolences and compassionate thoughts go out to the family and friends of Marc Wolfgram of MacCetera, LLC in Hartland Wisconsin.
Marc died in a car colision this week. He was a Macintosh resource and a great pioneer of the computing scene in the Lake Country.
I had the privilege of working with Marc on a few small projects and it was joyful surprise when he arrived with his robot kit tucked under his arm at BarCampMilwaukee2.
His collection of essays is currently posted at the "Marc's Notes" page on MacCetera.com.

Marc will be missed.

Everybody's Web.

Since I won't be at tonight's meeting, I wanted to tell you guys something.

I like this comment on Read-Write-Web. It inspired me to write a post at Writelarge.com that pretty much sums up how I feel about Web414. Web414 is for the people who are working together to make The New Web. It's about people who want to build cars, make art, raise families and dance in new ways using the web as a platform.

We do that by learning and using and talking together once a month. That's Web414 at its core. And no amount of tinkering can break that. But let's not try, ok?

I try to remind everyone in the audience at each of our Web414 meetings that it is our community that makes us special. That we are greater than the sum of our parts. That we can make a new web that is better and brighter and more opener for ourselves and our kids and our partners and our friends and our neighbors. That we add value to the world just by showing up and being part of a community that embraces openness and collaboration for the greater good.

Web414 is your party, Milwaukee. Enjoy it!

Web414 January 2010: The FlipVideo Recording

Relive this month's amazing panel and audience discussion about radio. Marvel at things said by representatives from local stations, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Tarik Moody of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Jim Conigliaro of Journal Communications and James Brust of online radio station Limbiq Frequencies.

What? You caught the live stream?! You Lie! There was no live stream! This is the only way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime meeting over and over again.

One in Four Web414 Show viewers actually finish an episode.

The statistics package on Blip.tv is pretty nice. Apparently one out of four of you will actually watch these episodes to completion. That's actually pretty good, in my mind, since we don't do a whole lot to encourage you to finish watching, outside of a few easter eggs hidden in the credit sequence.


You may have alsly noticed that I've switched on pre- and post-roll advertising on the embedded Web414 Shows. It's part of the continued push to make a bit of money for the Web414 crew to give back to our supporters, which, in most cases, means Bucketworks.

We've made approximately 11-cents on the Web414 show so far, and our most watched episode (since adding the preroll) has a CPM of $2. That means every time you watch that episode, Web414 makes $0.002 cents.

Web414 Show: The Year In Review Show

Relive the magic, or watch for the first time, as we hold our first official meeting in the maybe new Bucketworks. Marvel as we talk about meetings we've already had and reminiscing we've done already.

Oh, and this one has _a lot_ of swearing.

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Web414 Dec. 10: Tour de'Bucket

Web414 + Bucketworks = Magic.

Experience it for yourself.
Or Subscribe to the media feed.

First Half of the Nov. 12, 2009 Show.

Embedded here for your viewing pleasure is The Web414 Show from Nov. 12, 2009.

This is the beginning of the show and covers discussion about MilwaukeeDevHouse4, LaLa.com and the perils of sticky tab keys. The "What do you make" segment has been extracted and given a life of its own, and the illegal public performance of copy-written work has been redacted by the thought police.


What do you make? (From Nov. 12, 2009)

One of my favorite segments of each and every Web414 show is the introductions. We try to mix it up a little bit each week and ask our studio audience to tell us something about themselves along with their name and contact info.

On Nov. 12, 2009, we asked people to tell us what they make. They shared. You guys make some cool things. This epsiode of the Web414 show is dedicated to the makers who make. We love you, makers! You make us proud.

Grab other formats and stuff on Blip.tv.

Web414 Prezi for Nov. 12, 2009

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