Month: October 2011

One of my favorite dinners

Fall is one of the best times of the year because it is when I get to eat some of my favorite foods. So tonight, Kat and I made one of my favorite dishes for dinner. Baked cod with boiled yellow potatoes and sautéed brussel sprouts. Oh baby! Of course I forgot to snap a

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Life is no longer binary

There was a time when products really had only two modes. Either on or off. But as peoples needs changed so did products and different settings were introduced. You can now dim your lights for example. But we are now again at the point where people want more. Or, less really. Less thought and more

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Rocking the boat

When meaningful change is required, rocking the boat is a critical action. If it’s not important, i.e. no one really cares, the boat will do nothing. It will just continue on its course and ignore your cries. It is when the boat starts to sway lightly that you know you are on the right track.

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Concert videography

Back in high school my good friend Drew and I would film and interview local bands in Chicago. We’d go to places like the Fireside, the 3rd Floor, the Underdog Loft, VFW’s, and several other places all over the Chicagoland area with our Hi-8 camcorders and shoot away. After a set we would sometimes literally

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I have no data

A great way to see if a book may be of interest is to search through Amazon’s list of most highlighted passages on people’s Kindles. A great one being: “It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

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How to tell a great story

If you are looking for a good example of how to tell a story, look no further than Joanna Wiebe’s article entitled How 1 HN post compelled me to leave Intuit and create a new startup for startups.

Trello

Trello will end up being one of my favorite new web apps of the year. It’s a digital version of index cards mixed with a pin board. It is simple, really fun to use and I just cannot help recommending it to everyone I know.

Knowing what you’re working on

Fred Wilson has a great post on how he came to fund SoundCloud, an online network for sound junkies. He was repeatedly approached by the SoundCloud team for funding, but it ended up being a single slide that finally sold him. His post reminded me of what it was like being at art school and

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TV

It’s surprising to me that more people I know have not dropped their cable television service. I’m not really sure why, but I do know that the cable and service provider landscape in five years or so will look nothing like it does today. As online video grows so will its demand and one day

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Photoshop image deblurring

My concentration at University was in photography so I’ve always been fascinated, and sometimes confused, with image manipulation software. Two of my favorite photographers are Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz who were driving forces behind the art of photography as we know it today (at least, that is what I remember). Both were active in

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Information overload

GigaOm has a great article on real-time information, Is more real-time information a dream or a nightmare? in which Mathew Ingram touches a bit on the idea of information filtering. It is not a new topic, but one I have been thinking a lot about lately. Living in an era of information overload, is there

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