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Vancouver Photographer Kris Krug @kk has a new website

My frequent collaborator and co-conspirator on many adventures Kris Krug has a new website. KK is a Vancouver-area based  photographer (he lives on idyllic Galiano Island) with creds ranging from conferences to rare bird docs on remote islands to sojourns in distant countries spreading goodness.

A friend will bail you out of prison. A good friend will be sitting next to you saying "damn that was fun!".
Kris Krug and Uncle Weed post-swim at Bob Marley’s swimming hole in Little bay, Jamaica

We’ve done many projects together over the years including Frederick Varley Vancouver-address photo essay, trip to Jamaica, several SXSW and Gnomedex geekfests and all sorts of goofing around in unusual circumstances. 

Kris Krug’s Flickr archive is majestic and his new website is a replacement for his previous iterations which were hijacked via an SMS hack in 2018. So frustrating and a reminder to solid up your security (including SSL) and ensure you are working with a reliable host and domain registration provider (i use Laughing Squid and Gandi for the record). 

Dave Olson's 40th Birthday - @uncleweed
Kris Krug + Dave Olson’s at @uncleweed’s 40th Birthday #UW40

There are many posts in this archive under the Kris Krug tag as well including lots of Olympic social documentation stuff around the True North Media House project, TEDx events at which we were the “official” documentation squad, longboard hockey for Heads Magazine and a panel about Rock n Roll photography with legend bev. davies. 

Included are photos of us for the record. 

SXSW 2010
Uncleweed and Kris Krug on Hootbus at SXSW, photo by John Biehler

Dave Olson of HootSuite on Twitter Analytics and SXSW

Lockergnome’s Kelly Clay talks to Dave Olson of HootSuite at the Source Code pre-premiere party. Dave shares insights into the newly announced analytics built in to HootSuite, shares insight into the ability for people to communicate from Egypt during the recent Internet blocking that occurred there, and about how things like Twitter make it easier to make sure your loved ones are okay.

Here’s super-hero Amber Case @caseorganic at #Gnomedex 2009 http://ow.ly/la8I by @stewtopia – She knows the future, just ask her to share

Hazelnut Tech Talk Special Edition | An Interview with Virtual Architect Eric Rice

Hazelnut Tech Talk » Hazelnut Tech Talk Special Edition | An Interview with Virtual Architect Eric Rice

Gnomedex gives, goes Bollywood, and rides the Magic Bus | Dave Delaney – Community Enthusiast, Social Media Strategist and Humorist

Gnomedex gives, goes Bollywood, and rides the Magic Bus | Dave Delaney – Community Enthusiast, Social Media Strategist and Humorist

Talks and Ideas (while waiting for a Key) at Gnomedex06 #2

Unabonger who describes my video artifact thusly:

“Uncleweed guards the stash, and leaves a video diary entry on my recorder while i go back to the garage to get the room key I forgot.”

While waiting for a new key from security, I recap Day 2 of Gnomedex including riffs on:

* Ethan Kaplan (then of Warner Brothers) ideas about the fan and band hierarchy
* Tara Hunt (born in Saskatoon) sharing her ideas about small and social business (note: Chris Messina was not her husband as i stated)
* Dave Winer who got grumpy about the dude from Firefox but laid out his future vision
* Chris Pirillo asking for feedback about his new idea TagJag
* Experience Music Project with an exhibit comparing and contrasting art from different eras
* Singing Oh Canada with the other Canucks on site (Darren Barefoot, Derek K. Miller et al)

Gnomedex Lineup

I may take this year off from Gnomedex. Not that i don’t enjoy it immensely but because i am sick of spending rare sunny summer weekends indoors geeking out. Family and outdoor leisure time is so scant and August is the stretch run before the months of drizzle begin anew. I am always spieling forth for fall/winter confabs instead.

Though i am grateful for Chris Pirillo being a Zhonka Broadband customer, i may not make it this year though i am sure my amigo y amiga will manage to tear it up anyhow.
the crew at EMP

Here’s some flashback videos from previous years:

Plus Darren Barefoot’s “Stacie” speech: Darren Barefoot speaks at Gnomedex, 2007 +
Darren Barefoot speaks at Gnomedex, 2007 – Part 2

and the Canadians take over Gnomedex

## Via Pirillo ##

Here’s the proposed lineup of speakers for this year fresh from Chris Pirillo.

What’s happening at Gnomedex 8.0 this year?

We’re learning about the ReacTable Project with Arick Lindross:

We’re discussing the cult of Internet celebrity with Sarah Lacy:

We’re talking about social search trends with Danny Sullivan

We’re putting the user in control of vendors with Eve Maler

We’re engaging Gen-Y with the young entrepreneur Mark Bao

We’re seeing how social media reaches the third world with Amanda Koster

We’re finding fun and frivolity with Eric Nakagawa

We’re noticing how open source is changing hardware suppliers with Jeremy Toeman

We may (Schedule Permitting) gain insight with Brian Cox of CERN

We’re discovering what went into the Mars Rover mission with Scott Maxwell

We’re creating our own 3D fabricators with Evan Malone

We’re tripping into Internet Black Holes with Ethan Katz-Bassett

…and that’s just the beginning. :)

Rolling the Magic Bus: Seattle, Gnomedex 2008: Geeks Ahoy!

Whilst at Gnomedex conference in Seattle in 2008, with Nat at the wheel, and a batch of geeks aboard, we head out in a propane-powered heavily modified school bus to get some art, have some tokes and share some laughs. Riders included a roster of exceptional humans including Amber Case, Dave Delaney, Marcus Whitney, Jay Stewart and more (see below).

With art acquired, we rolled around town including a stop whilst a draw bridge let a boat through and we goofed around with (at the time) new tech tools like iphones and digital recorders.

Riders aboard included:
Amber C @caseorganic
DaveO @uncleweed
Jay S @theunabonger
Kris K @kk
Dave D @davedelanany
C Suspect @csuspect
Alex W @alexwilliams
Nat T @blarneyrabble
Marcus W @marcuswhitney
+++ other remarkable folks who are forever bound by this ride…

However, this ephemeral video does not properly represent any of the above :( but roll for a moment anyhow.

Heading to Gnomedex 07 – Third timer!

I’m heading to Gnomedex shortly … here’s how you can play along at home with this special board game edition which wou’ll receive along with your year supply of Rice a Roni!

I won’t be doing on-site blogging this time (no laptop) but am taking recorder and camera and plan to document a bit but mostly soak all the fuzzy knowledge in to hone my ability to see into the future of media, communication, activism and efficiency. Excited to hang out with more amazing folsk brewingup crazy goodness and catch up the club at this geekfest summer camp. Fortunately non-A listers like me are able to attend to keep it real ;-).

Maslow take note of all these fufilled and almost actualized people!

photo by KK (of course)

Gnomedex video and audio live: http://live.pirillo.com/

Gnomedex 2007: http://www.gnomedex.com/2007/

always fun to hear what Marc Canter yells aloud (careful sitting next to him!)

Gnomedex attendees aggregator: http://www.gnomedex.com/2007/attendees/

Gnomedex “it’s geeky fun” song by DKM Penmachine: http://www.penmachine.com/2006/06/free-mp3-theme-song-for-gnomedex-for.html

Gnomedex Flickr tag: http://flickr.com/photos/tags/gnomedex/

Uncle Weed tag’d Gnomedex pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncleweed/tags/gnomedex/

Thrasher fan Mark, Cosmo Unabonger and Cap’n Ajax

Gnomedex Technorati tags: http://technorati.com/posts/tag/gnomedex/

Gnomedex 06 posts on Get Elastic:

Gnomedex 2006 Videos:
Kickin’ Back at the Hotel Room
Video Funtime at Gnomedex
Science fiction and Impressionalists
Kickin’ Back at the Hotel Room
Gnomedex Recap with EMP Action

Gnomedex Entomology: http://www.thenameinspector.com/gnomedex/

Gnomedex is a funny name. There’s something absurd about the word gnome, and using it to replace the first syllable of a stuffy, corporate-sounding acronym really makes Gnomedex work. Gnome makes you think of garden gnomes. And the Underpants Gnomes of South Park.They have a three-point business plan that may seem eerily familiar toyou VCs and angels out there, and cut a little close to the bone foryou web entrepreneurs:

  1. Collect Underpants.
  2. ?
  3. Profit!

    by niallkennedy

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Valleywagged and … Wondering uhhh … why?

scoble speaks, chris' dad with mic

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While it is nice that the somewhat-snarky, semi-self-indulgent, gossip-machine Valleywag has picked up on my treasure trove of *high* quality content (art before commerce yo!), I am not sure why they picked this rather substandard pic of the noted blogger Robert Scoble to run with their article on Scoble’s habits (slow news day?).

I know that every conference Scobes is at (at least the ones i make it to) is laden with these “shooters” (think photodudes like Krug, Scales, Beale, Leung) with their fancy lenses and technical prowess, all creeping in for the killer shot with one elbow cocked up sniping the shot – and their collections are probably more flattering and fascinating.

My shot … This one is pure coincidence as he was standing behind me. Shit, even I have better Scoble pics including this softie – and i am even curious how it floated onto vWag’s radar since it wasn’t even tagged.

Anyhow, Scoble at Gnomedex with Chris Pirillo’s pa holding the mic (he looks like the Dad in CBC’s Corner Gas BTW) is my grand entrance to the tech gossip rag world, watch out Silly-conners.

Silent Scoble can’t stop twittering