Knowing some of you go to the same places as me...
I believe there are two types of people in this world: those who accept any (Facebook) friend with the ability to push a friend request button, and those who say “heck no creep, I don’t know you.” At the expense of my social media career, I’m in that later category. If I don’t know you, I don’t particularly want you skeezing around my friends, photos and...
We’ve seen plenty of art created WITH iPhones, and plenty of art inspired BY iPhones..but this is some of the first art I’ve seen created with the iPhone box. And it is lovely.
Stylus with style
I can’t imagine why in the world I would ever use this stylus… When I could be using this stylus, I mean, it’s a maimed disembodied finger!
Do utility apps have to look utilitarian?
We are most definitely in a period I like to call “The Second Wave of the App Store,” a time when plopping an app on the market (whether it be good or bad) is no longer a guarantee of at least recouping costs and where making profit means spending good amounts of both design and marketing. One of the other trends I see rearing its head in this second wave is the rise of high design and...
I'm a connoisseur of undead literature
I probably read an excessive amount of zombie literature. I’ll be very prepared come the armageddon. Feel free to call me for tips, assuming we still have power. You can see my other favorite books about the undead (including corpses and vampires) on (GoodReads.)
Miso, like the app, not the soup
I’ve been renting a lot of Redbox lately and recording it on (Miso). You can see the rest of the crap I like to watch here.
What vast data lies in our apps?
In the July issue of Wired is an interesting interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin and how he is extending the ideas of Google’s information harnessing in order to solve a problem close to his heart: Parkinson’s Disease. The illness is coded in his genes and he believes that by taking vast amount of information from Parkinson’s sufferers and those at risk for the disease...
Stop what you're doing..there's a whole site...
Has there ever been an app so good, you actually wanted to put it inside you? Like you just love Shazam so much you want to put it in your belly? Did you know there is a whole site dedicated to JUST this phenomena? Meet App Cakes: where apps go to become confections. It’s like Cake Wrecks, but instead of wrecks, these are all AWESOME. Some of my personal favorites include: Dotty Shapes ...
I social network..you know, IRL
I do a lot of networking (the in-the-flesh kind, as well as the interweb kind) around the Austin tech spaces. Here’s a little glimpse at it using none other than Austin tech company (Gowalla.)
Futurama is back, with a storyline straight out of...