Queen’s Day fun in Amsterdam

Today is Queen’s Day in The Netherlands (Koninginnedag in Dutch), the day that celebrates the birthday of Queen Juliana, the current Queen’s mother. As this day falls on a Sunday, the day of celebrations – flea markets and street parties everywhere – took place yesterday, the 29th. As has been the case in previous years, my wife Laura and I were out and about in Amsterdam with a group of friends enjoying the sights, sounds and atmosphere. I took some…

Converting Skype voicemail to MP3

I discovered a neat trick with Skype voicemail – how to convert a phone message from Skype’s proprietary audio format into an MP3 file which you can then use in other applications or share it with others. Skype does not offer a way that you can export a voicemail message to a universal file format such as MP3 or WAV. From the Skype Knowledgebase: Can I export my messages to .mp3 or .wav files?Not at this time, but it is…

New intranet report includes social media

Melcrum Publishing has just published a research report entitled ‘Transforming Your Intranet.’ I got an email about it yesterday and my first thought was: yet another expensive report about intranets with the same old late-90s view about them and the org-chart approach on how to use them. But then I read the synopsis (PDF). And then I looked at who the authors are. And I concluded: this one looks very different. This is the first report of its type I’ve seen…

The Hobson & Holtz Report – Podcast #132: April 27, 2006

Content summary: FIR Listener Survey update; IABC/Dallas podcast survey; communication conferences; connections and recording equipment; Southwest Airlines starts a blog; Lee Hopkins reports; BBC 2.0; Dan York reports; Waggener Edstrom blogging index; Jonathan Schwartz the first Fortune 500 CEO blogger; crisis communication and blogs; the FIR Schwag Shop opens; David Philips reports; listeners’ comments discussion; the music, and more. Show notes for April 27, 2006 Welcome to For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, a 95-minute podcast recorded live…

Stock blogs network launched by AOL/Weblogs

AOL/Weblogs has launched a set of eight blogs that will include commentary and opinion about the stock of eight listed US companies – Apple, eBay, General Electric, Google, Microsoft, Time-Warner, Wal-Mart, and Yahoo. If you want to read about all the eight companies in one place, the aggregated blog BloggingStocks is the place to go. Why these companies? Here’s why, from Weblogs’ Jason Calacanis: […] Today we launch the top eight most widely held stocks by AOL members (i.e. what…

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