This will mean nothing to the non-geeks, but last week Dave Winer** introduced a product that he's been hinting about for months: FlickrFan, a Mac-only application that turns your screensaver into a silent Flickrstream slideshow.
I keep Dave on my Google Reader, but didn't read much over the weekend because I was so stacked up with other stuff. So the first word I got about this came via Andy Rhinehart, who -- en route to losing to me yesterday in fantasy football -- retorted that, well, at least HE got a mention on Scripting News.
Well, here's the cool part: the mention was about Dave's visit to Spartanburg on Feb. 15 2005, the date that marked my moment of entry into my modern, geek-centric phase of life. Andy let me come up and hang around with him and Dave, which led to me writing two newspaper stories about blogging and podcasting, which led to my first conversations with Ed Cone and Dave Slusher and others. Those conversations changed my understanding of this medium, made me dissatisfied with my then-blog, and inspired me to create a new kind of blog... which led to the launching of Xark in June 2005.