Monthly Archives: March 2005

Gawker Party at SXSW

Among my key responsibilities at Gawker: hosting parties in Texas. Just back from four days at SXSW Interactive, highlighted by the Gawker Media party Monday night at the Side Bar that we hosted with David Galbraith and Wists, his new visual bookmarking tool. Thanks to all who came out; we hope to make it an annual affair.

· Cox Blocked [Austinist]
· Austin 2 [BlueJake]
· Bloggie Nights at SXSW [SFist]
· 10 Reasons the Gawker Party Rocked [Tony Pierce]
· SXSW Interactive Afterparties [TheDeputy]

· Gawker Party Overhead View [Flickr]

Sitting in my apartment, waiting for delivery from Moustache, and listening to yesterday’s Daily Source Code. Having recently tested the podcasting waters, I’ve been won over. The February 22 episode of Daily Source Code, Adam Curry’s show, is an excellent introduction to the genre, as Curry refutes some of the standard arguments (“who wants to listen to unprofessionally produced audio?”) thrown against the format. Plus, mashups! I’m using iPodder, a free Mac/PC download that transfers podcasts right into iTunes.
Giving some thought to reviving Below 14th as a podcast. How hot would an exclusive Wylie Dufresne interview be?

Bummer. Fodor’s folded its travel blog, Right This Way, which I always enjoyed (though posts were infrequent). The link to the blog now redirects to a drab news feed. And they torpedoed the blog archives, too—ouch.