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Wednesday, December 19, 2021

The other day, I got an email from Michael Duggan, co-founder of Oosah. On the strength of this quizzical post I wrote about the undercover media storage/access site in August, he wanted to give me an early peek at the public beta.

My first reaction? I actually thought this was about similarly-named Ooma, the Web telephony startup involving actor Ashton Kutcher — which combination warranted a bloggy reaction from me back in September.

So when I realized that Duggan’s offer probably wouldn’t result in my getting introduced to a bunch of Hollywood types, I was predictably bummed out.

But I’ll recover. I’ll be taking a look at Oosah’s suite of digital media manipulation capabilities, including what they can and can’t do, and giving my impressions sometime over the weekend.

And in the meantime, I’ll contemplate this seeming trend in Web-based business ventures adopting a double-o moniker.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/19/2007 11:50:34 PM
Category: Celebrity, Internet
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One of the persistent challenges of blogging is coming up with a reliable supply of material to write about.

Unfortunately, there’s little danger of Los Angeles Times crime reporter/blogger Jill Leovy coming up dry. She maintains The Homicide Report, where she’s attempting to create a running permalinked chronicle of each murder committed in Los Angeles County to date.

The bulk of the postings consist of simple police-blotter reports noting a random killing. But it looks like Leovy contributes some follow-up reporting, as in this look at a family’s lingering grief six months after a death.

It’s not exactly a revelation to see the steady stream and sheer volume of homicides in LA, but viewing it in this format is certainly sobering.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 12/19/2007 11:15:33 PM
Category: Bloggin', Society, True Crime
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