From the category archives:

quick thoughts

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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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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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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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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Pleasures of Food

July 6, 2010

Going from non-observant to an observant Jew has all sorts of challenges along the way.  One of the challenges is that the comfortable routines often go away as the places you hung out at become “not an option” due to reasons of kashrut.   Back when I lived in Santa Cruz my favorite way to begin […]

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QT: Twitter as Content

November 23, 2009

A friend of mine tweeted about signing up for Ad.ly.  I went over to see what it was. Basically, for a twitterer, you sign up, select what types of ads you approve and once a day it will tweet an ad in your stream and pay you for that tweet. (The example they gave on […]

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QT: The Translation of Significance

October 13, 2009

I was just letting my dogs out and I was amused at how the “go outside” ritual has evolved. Back when boydog was a puppy we decided that plushy toys stay inside.  Every time he trotted to the door with one, when he got there we would tell him “out” and he would spit out […]

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The Daily Blog – Me Today

October 9, 2009

Once again it is quite late to be going to bed, and I am writing up my post for the day.  A couple of years ago I did a month of “Me Today” videos.  Each day I would record something on video and post it up to Viddler.   With the me todays the idea was […]

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QT: Augmented Reality

August 14, 2009

When I hear (or read) discussions on augmented reality usually it involves various devices – cool glasses that project data over physical reality, cameras that map physical and virtual onto a screen, and other devices that augment input. The other day I was watching the below TED talk on the Design Genius of Charles + […]

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