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Dan York
I've been blogging since May 2000 on a variety of blogs. Check out my most recent blogs in the links below or at http://danyork.com/
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Philipp, Many thanks for pointing out that XSF post. I've now updated the article to have a link. While I agree that it may not be the end of "XMPP for Google Talk", it seems to me that we're getting closer to the end for "Google Talk", i.e. the product Google has focused on for the future is Hangouts. Anyway, thanks for pointing out the post. Dan
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Monday will represent a big change for me at the Internet Society. Effective on that day I will be moving out of the Technology area into the Communications team with a broader charter to help in the creation of content... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
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Friends don't understand why I'm not jumping for joy after the FCC's "Network Neutrality" decision yesterday. After all, they've been hearing me passionately argue for years about how we need to wake up and pay attention to the choices we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Disruptive Telephony
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Writing blog posts for a WordPress site on an iPad or iPhone just got a whole lot easier! Or... at least, a whole lot prettier! With the new version 4.8 out this week, Automattic included a new visual editor that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
Philipp - Ah, that makes sense. Yes, Jabber.org added that requirement as part of the Ubiquitous Encryption Manifesto within the XMPP community last year and so as of May 2014 the connection with Google would have dropped. Thanks for adding that point. Dan
Andrew, Sadly, no ... we are collectively continuing our descent into closed, proprietary walled gardens of messaging. The GoogleTalk XMPP API was officially killed off just one day (Feb 23) before you wrote this comment. Read more here: http://www.disruptivetelephony.com/2015/02/google-finally-kills-off-googletalk-and-xmpp-jabber-integration.html Dan
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GoogleTalk is dead, Jim! By way of a comment to a post I wrote back in May 2013 about Google seeming to kill off XMPP/Jabber support in Google+ Hangouts (spoiler: They did!), I learned from a friend that the GoogleTalk... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Disruptive Telephony
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Today the team at Wire rolled out a new version 1.4 of their iOS app. As they say in the release notes visible in the AppStore, the changes are: Added avatars and blurred background in conversations for improved readability. Added... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Last Friday's VUC conference call / podcast / hangout provided some interesting updates about the ongoing work at Matrix.org to build services for scalable, distributed and federated collaboration systems as well as some discussion of Wire, the app I've written... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Do you want to turn off / disable the sounds that Facebook just added to the latest version of their iOS app for iPhone and iPad? If you are like me and find these kind of sounds associated with actions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Anyone having trouble with TweetDeck not showing results for some columns? Today 5 of my 12 columns are failing to load with this error: No recent Tweets. New Tweets will appear here. You can see part of what I'm seeing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Is it finally time to suck it up and dump Google's Feedburner for RSS feeds? The writing has been on the wall for quite a long time that Google doesn't really care about Feedburner. There haven't been any substantive updates... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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I'm sitting in Newark airport (EWR) right now in the midst of a 5-hour layover waiting for a United flight that will take me to the other side of the world... quite literally! UA 179 flies directly from Newark to Hong Kong... for 16 hours in the air! After that I'll have another 4 hours of travel time from Hong Kong down to Singapore... getting me in there about 1:40am Sunday morning, February 8, 2015. With the funky aspects of timezones, I will be losing "Saturday" almost completely except for the hour or so I will be on the ground... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Dan York
We don't know how much time we have left in our lives. We don't know when the lives of those around us may end. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be twenty years from now. It could be in some dramatic fashion such as an explosion or an airplane crash. Or it could be in some more mundane way like slipping on ice and hitting one's head... or being in a car accident... or being hit by a car while crossing a street... or just... simply... having... one's... heart... s..t..o..p..... We don't know. We will never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Dan York
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What is the Markdown language all about? How is it being used on sites like Ello, Github and in the Jetpack plugin for WordPress? Why should communicators and others involved in PR or marketing careabout Markdown? How can it help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Congratulations to Alec Saunders on his new role working with Microsoft Ventures in Canada! Alec's been a long-time friend and fellow blogger dating way back to the mid-2000's when he was proposing his "Voice 2.0 Manifesto". When he was leading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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We're hiring! The Internet Society, my employer, is hiring for a range of positions, but the one I want to highlight here is the "Senior Manager, Media Relations". As the job posting states: The Senior Manager Media Relations will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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What would you like in a "community hub" website that would help local WordPress groups? What would you like to see for helping publicize events? Connecting groups to each other? If you are involved with a local WordPress group, or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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As I have done for the past several years now, I like to start off on January 1 with a post about a few "words" that represent aspirations I have for the year. As I did last year for 2014, I'm going to write about four words for 2015, as compared to the three words I wrote about in 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. And while I've been doing this for my own reasons, I should credit Chris Brogan for starting the idea of writing in this way publicly many years ago. So here is my current thinking for 2015...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Dan York
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On this final day of 2014, I thought I should reflect back on my "four words" for 2014. They were: Running Religion Audio Strategy How did I do? Let's take them one by one... RUNNING The good news is that I did make running more a regular part of my life. By adding up the monthly totals in my iPhone app I see that I ran over 288 miles this year. It was spotty, though. I only ran 6.2 miles in September yet I ran over 56 miles in July! I finished the year doing 26 miles in December... which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Dan York
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What do the number of podcast downloads, listens and listeners really mean? Which statistics can you really believe? And what do they mean? Back on December 12, Pete Davis published a great article on Medium titled "Downloads, listens, listeners, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Disruptive Conversations
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"Hey, that's a Mitel IP phone... I remember when that handset was introduced. It was very different from the previous one but had better 'shoulderability' ... it created a bit of a stir among customers, though. Hmmm... I wonder what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony
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Today was an amazing testament to the power of today's mobile Internet. We traveled to Connecticut today to visit some friends and family, but we also wanted to watch the live video stream of one of the youth in our Petersham Curling Club youth program playing in the national Playdowns up in Rochester, NY. So, while my wife drove I set up my iPhone as a personal hot spot and used my iPad to display the live video stream from the Playdowns. It worked out great... and was just amazing to think about! Some thoughts via audio: https://soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-207-an-amazing-day-of-the Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Dan York
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As a follow-up to my post yesterday about how Indian telcos are complaining to the the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) about WhatsApp's plans to launch VoIP, long-time VoIP blogger Aswath Rao took issue on Twitter with one particular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at Disruptive Telephony