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Isaac Pigott
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Today, in my Bonza puzzle, a reminder that my Gitmo Slave dinner is waiting for me to add water. #macandcheese 
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Several people have asked about my Twitter flow. So I finally wrote it up.

http://ike4.me/tweetflow
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
A man says in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Urology Centers of Alabama and two doctors filed this week that he went in for a circumcision last month at Princeton and awoke to find his penis had instead been amputated.
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LOL - "to ensure they work on the correct limb".  Because a willy and a leg are so similar!  
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I love Reason, but they got duped by the FauxCarolla issue.
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Lucas -- the company that is suing might have spurious grounds for the patent, but there are some key points you are missing. Chief of which is the definition of a Patent Troll.

1) To be a troll, this would have to be a lawyer, a legal firm, or a spec firm that purchased the patent with the sole intent of strongarming people into deals.

This is NOT the case here... the patent holder is the guy who filed for it. He is not a Troll, he is the originator.

Now you are welcome to argue prior art, but that should have been brought up as he went through the process. We can argue that he should not have been granted it, AND I AGREE WITH YOU. But that does not make him a Troll. He is the guy who did it. Period.

2) Many other companies, including Apple, have gone ahead and struck deals with this guy. Reasonable deals under the circumstances.

3) In no way does the patent in question infringe upon podcasting. It has nothing to do with distribution of files or codecs, nor RSS feeds. Podcasting is not in danger, period.

For Adam Carolla to lie to people, and make them believe that all podcasts are at stake -- THAT is sleazy as hell. He is throwing around bombastic language, trying to get people like YOU to pony up $5 or $25 to support his legal defense. And any money that you are contributing to it to Save The Podcast is wasted, because PODCASTS ARE NOT IN JEOPARDY.

-- Should this guy have a patent on the idea of "allowing the playback of episodic content through a list of past episodes on a website" in the first place? NO.

-- Was there prior art? Maybe -- but no one made the case, and he was awarded the patent anyway.

-- Is he a Patent Troll?  NO. He is the original petitioner, who actually works in the field of technology related to the patent. He does not make a living looking up opportunities to sue - he does not collect patents with the idea of enforcing them - he does not buy or sell patents based on speculative value. He was awarded a patent, and he has the right to defend it.

-- Is Adam Carolla a Douchebag? Generally, no... and usually only to people who are deserving. But in this case, he is exercising the High Wizardry Arts of Douchebaggery. He is using inflammatory language, calling someone a Patent Troll who clearly is not a Troll. He is claiming that Podcasting is at stake, when it clearly is not. And he is shaking down his listeners (and encouraging other hosts to shake down THEIR listeners) to pay his legal costs.

Maybe +Adam Curry or +John C. Dvorak can correct me on any of the above. But I don't think I have any of this wrong.
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Hey guys --

Just went to your actual web page (I know, so archaic) and was checking out the links to your mobile apps for FIR.

The link you share for Windows is for the actual operating system, not for Mobile.

The Windows Phone app is published by Libsyn, and I don't know if you're getting a cut of the $2.99 fee, but in any case you really ought to link to it in your list.

http://ike4.me/firwp8
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Thanks +Shel Holtz - I won a Lumia Icon in a Twitter contest, and the WP8 is sweet!
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Now I'm thirsty. And maybe a little tipsy. Good thing I'm not driving today.
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Catchy.
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15,000 years from now, as the next civilization reaches critical mass after the Ice Age, scientists and archaeologists will discover our internet archives, and conclude that sunsets suddenly exploded in frequency after 2012 because now there are so many photographs.

Oh, and like the Egyptians, we worship cats. Because, photos.
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Nigeria may collapse in 2030, say US military experts Nigeria would be engaged in multipartite civil war like it happened in Lebanon in 1975 and Somalia...
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Is it just me, or does Google+ "forget" my preferences for the visibility of posts?
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Citizen, you are not allowed to fly that thing up here...

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- An Alabama man said Wednesday that he is keeping his drone aircraft closer to the ground after a high-altitude flight prompted a warning to pilots at Birmingham's airport. Michael Mayhew posted a video on YouTube in late...
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If you fly one of these, and I do, please don't be stupid. There are limits set for safety like a max ceiling of 400ft and a limited distance from airports of 3 or 5 miles - can't remember which one. The FAA just recently released some sort of bullshit interpretive "rule" - not law - about RC aircraft that could seriously damage future commercial use of these RC craft. You can find out more here, if interested http://www.modelaircraft.org/aboutama/gov.aspx
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Are the Barons playing?

Why, there is a site that answers that very question!
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The most honest ad in Pay-Per-Click Spam history: get paid Weakly.
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For a split second, I thought you had a virus.  :-)
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  • Alabama Power
    Spokesman, 2008 - present
    Spokesman, Strategist and Social Media Wrangler
  • Positive Position Media Consulting
    Owner, 2001 - present
    Media trainer and Crisis coach
  • American Red Cross
    Communications Director, 2006 - 2008
  • American Red Cross
    Public Affairs, 2004 - 2006
  • ABC 33/40
    Senior Reporter, 1996 - 2004
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Leeds, AL
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Enterprise, AL - Coker, AL - Tuscaloosa, AL - Twin Falls, ID
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A former TV news reporter who now helps businesses tell their stories to the people who need to hear them.
Introduction
I spent 16 years in TV news, with a smattering of awards (and an Emmy) for my troubles. Along the way, I fell in love with helping other people better communicate. I founded my consultancy, Positive Position, and went to work for the American Red Cross.

After a few years there, having a blast with crisis communications, disasters, and social media, my position was wiped out in a huge layoff. I landed at Alabama Power, where I currently work as a spokesman and strategist for the Birmingham Division, and lead the company's efforts in social media and digital relations. 
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Won an Emmy. Used to teach Kung Fu. Authored the greatest pickup line ever. Chaired a professional conference in London.
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  • University of Alabama
    Broadcast Journalism, 1986 - 1991
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