Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Old "Twisted Python" Error

No posting on Revver yet today. I guess something's wrong with the uploading, and as far as I can tell the rating functions haven't worked for a week or so.

As the guy said on War Games: "I'd piss on a sparkplug if I thought it would do any good."

Check out the error I got below. The "Twisted Python" error. Sounds serious.

Down the Revver


So I wake up at 3:00 a.m. this morning. Not an ideal start for what will surely be a grueling Saturday. But I figure- I'll have some time to browse Revver without kids screaming in the background. Nope.

Are you guys done yet?
Are you guys done yet?

Friday, March 03, 2006

YouTube blah, blah, blah

Okay... YouTube is getting some good press lately in a variety of publications. The recent Business 2.0 called them out and left Revver.com out.

Here's my beef with YouTube:
a) No ad revenue for creators
b) I'm lost in an ocean of stuff
c) I can't set my thumbnails
d) No ad revenue for creators
e) They do nothing about copyrighted stuff

I do like that you can post comments, though. Hopefully Revver will facilitate that.

I have a few videos up on YouTube.com (search Nalts) but have't posted in a while. I'm thinking the Revver model has bettter legs. From where I sit, the biggest YouTube vs. Revver issue is that there's no reward to post (other than free sharing your stuff).

Revver RSS

Did you know you can create an easy Revver RSS into your Google or Yahoo homepage? RSS stands for "really simple syndication," and it allows you to passively be alerted to an update on a site. Don't have a Google homepage- get one immediately. So friggin cool.

So, for example, if you put http://revver.com/tags/nalts/rss in the field for "add content," you should get a notice when I post new stuff. Thanks to Rob for pointing out that I previously had the www and that killed the feed.

If you want to set up a feed for this Blog, just use:
http://revverberation.blogspot.com/
feed://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/vnQm

P.S. Thanks to Tracy, who works in our office and showed me how to do this!

Nightmare on Rev Street

Woke up at 4:45 a.m. this morning, and had a dream the FBI and FCC shut down Revver because of the porn. I somehow found myself in the lobby of Revver, where management was comforting investors -- with a combination of a fresh shrimp buffet and assurances that they'd be back live within days.

Naturally, it was a disturbing way to wake up. But I felt a bit better when I found this post from AcquaDad* about the clips below. "Pooped on myself. It is hilarious." Now that makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it? Even if my Revver-nue dropped in half because of some accounting issues, I will rest better tonight... knowing my video made someone poop on themself.

Evil Hand

Evil Hand Returns


P.S. I actually submitted this AcquaDad "Ghost Boy" clip two days ago into the Nalts' editor's choice selection. Before he gave me that review, okay? And we don't know each other.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Britney at My House

I think this is my favorite of my Revver videos right now. It's so weird to see Britney Spears on national television in the kitchen I grew up in. I gotta give kudos to the pop star for lending time to help fans in New Orleans (in the wake of Katrina's 6 month anniversary). And credit to my sister who has now solidified her resume of securing talent for her employer... jurors, 911 victims, Britney Spears, the Pope (not a prioritized list).

If Britney's handlers see this, you should let her know that the kitchen floor she stood on is -- each night -- covered with cockroaches. I used to sneak down in the middle of the night and try to catch them. I'll see if I can dig up one of those videos.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Meet the People Behind Revver

So I've exchanged e-mails with some of these folks, and now I get to see them on the little screen. Hats off to this spoof on a Russian Bride delivery. I hope that's royalty free music in the background.

Gold in them Revver Hills? The Geek Show!

Got a call from Revver last week. I'm psyched to learn that I'll get to pick some editor's choice winners. That's been incentive for me to get out my ax, pick and strainer and begin mining for the gold in them Revver Hills.

I found a huge 20 pound nugget this morning. Mark my words... these Canadian guys are going to be household names in the next year... at least in households like mine that are sick of overpacked television. You found 'em here first.



P.S. See more on http://www.thegeekshow.com. They're clearly not realizing that they've got appeal beyond Canada. When you register on the site it doesn't even give you an option to select a region outside that country!