Scott Hanselman

Another dasBlog Slashdot, this time Greg Hughes' CopsOnTop Charity...audioblogging in Kilimanjaro

January 17, '05 Comments [4] Posted in DasBlog | Diabetes
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Any moment now, the blog that Greg Hughes setup for CopsOnTop is going to get Slashdotted. I was chatting with Greg, and he was telling me how cool it is that the cops are climbing Kilimanjaro as a memorial to a fallen officer. They are blogging via Satellite Telephone to AudioBlog.com and the posts are being posted to their Climbing Blog (running dasBlog 1.6). I was just submitting the story to get him some traffic. I didn't think it'd be accepted within 4 minutes of posting it! Greg didn't have time to upgrade to dasBlog 1.7 (RC this week) so we'll see what happens.

GlucoPilot writes "Apparently a charity called Cops On Top" is climbing Kilimanjaro as a memorial to the late Officer Isaac Espinoza of the SFPD. That in itself is pretty amazing, but the ./ amazing thing is that they are AudioBlogging the whole thing via Satellite Phone by calling to an audioblogging site and having their MP3s automatically posted to their dasBlog (open source blogging system) at http://www.copsontop.com/climblog. Cool stuff. Their latest blog post is at 15,500 ft."

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, 17 January 2005 04:45:39 UTC
Very cool idea. I climbed Kili back in October - it's a heck of an experience. The funny this is that once you get about half way up the mountain, regular cell phones works - no special satellite phone required. I'll be interested to see how their audioblog compares to our experience.
Monday, 17 January 2005 08:40:22 UTC
Hm...strangely the site says the story has been accepted but it's not appeared yet. I wonder if there's a queue.
Monday, 17 January 2005 12:28:50 UTC
Well, we will see - I did get dasBlog v1.7 up there before it hit, so we'll get to see how the new version does under the slashdot effect if the traffic gets crazy...

And to think I thought you were *joking* when you said you were going to do this... Heh...
Monday, 17 January 2005 16:14:06 UTC
There it is...
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/17/0049207&tid=95
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