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Society and Culture

Memory Touchstones

May 20, 2013

Right now I’m unpacking (and sorting) some stuff that was packed away for a bit of construction.  I’ve been slowly going through the process and reached a point I had to stop because of the intensity of memory.  There are many things that provoke memories.  Scents can call up a scene as can certain tastes.  […]

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Trust, Inspiration and Tribes

April 12, 2013

I was on the #joiito channel when Stephanie Booth pointed to her post about her blogging tribe experiment.  I immediately said I was interested…and then in spite of many idaes they never made it from my brain to my fingertips.  After watching (a second time) Amanda Palmer’s amazing TED talk on the Art of Asking […]

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

November 1, 2012

This was going to be a Facebook post, but then I realized I had more than a little to say on the subject and that this blog has been languishing in disrepair…or at least lack of new content so I thought I’d write my thoughts here. Strangely this post starts when I was talking with […]

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Las Fallas

March 17, 2012

The festival is in full swing now. Today all day long there were constantly bands, complete with a retinue of Falleras, marching up one street or another and accompanied by the many explosions as everyone old enough to walk is setting off some firecracker or another. I think the guy at the pyrotechnics store was […]

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Thoughts on Anonymous

April 21, 2011

I was cleaning up my disk and found a small .rtf file from March 2009 labeled “Anon”.  In it I found these words: “We think anonymity exists, but really, except in rare cases, we leave markers to our personality and traits wherever we go.  We can only hide angles not our entire selves.” Is this […]

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The Time is Now

November 28, 2010

A few weeks ago my digital watch went kaput.  It’s a waterproof watch because I put my hands in water on a regular basis, and replacing the battery on those is a pain, because it usually breaks the waterproofness, and most places won’t replace it for you….because they can’t get the seal right either. At […]

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The Socialification of Games

November 19, 2010

I think by this point the idea of “social networking” and “games” being two separate worlds has melted away with the popularity of casual games on Facebook.  Very few people who use social networking sites have not heard of Farmville or Zynga, even if they don’t play the games themselves.  We also have been seeing […]

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QT: Are Touch Devices the New Paper?

November 18, 2010

My friend @alizasherman tweeted: Do you use an iPhone/iPod/iPad? Do you let your kid (under 10) use it? Tell me what you have/what they use & how old! And I was struck by how “current age” this question is. iPads/iPods and other touch devices are still relatively new. Do you give kids a chance to […]

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Seesmic.tv – Hello Goodbye

November 8, 2010

Yesterday I found out that seesmic.tv is going offline. To be honest I haven’t been stopping by there, and the .tv part of seemsic is mostly a vestige of how the company originally started, so its closing makes sense. Nonetheless I find myself greatly saddened (at 2am after my dog woke me up) and so […]

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Playing Video Games Can Boost Your Career?

July 21, 2010

A while ago I wrote about “The Gamer Divide” and how I think we are approaching a time when gaming is viewed as normal or even positive, instead of some thing that you might want to avoid mentioning. Just this week Forbes had an article on How Playing Video Games Can Boost Your Career. It […]

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