Archive for the ‘Interesting Stuff’ Category

4.74 Degrees of Separation on Facebook

Apparently, 6 degrees of separation has been shrunk down considerably. This is interesting to me, as lately I have been connecting with people I have met because they know disparate groups of folks I know. Also, I have abandoned Google Reader because of their stupid G+ end-run, and am now using NetNewsWire on my MacBook. […]

November 24, 2011 • Tags:  • Posted in: Interesting Stuff, Life • 970 Comments

GMail Inbox Zero. Dear Merlin- Thanks!

I have toyed with this concept before, and thanks in equal parts to Merlin Manns Inbox Zero, GMail, and my own epic laziness and lack of desire to wade through, well, crap, I have finally succeeded.  I bragged on Facebook and got a few people expressing an astonished brand of envy, so I thought I’d […]

TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.

Geeking out /dev/car – QR codes and plastic widgets

A few months back, I bought a new car. It’s a 2010 Kia Forte SX. In black. In Phoenix. Hey, pimpin’ ain’t easy! It starts out geeky, with a 6 speaker stereo that supports MP3 CDs, audio input jack, and a USB input (for USB sticks or, less elegantly, iPods). It has Bluetooth speakerphone/voice dial […]

DROID

So I finally bit the bullet and bought a Motorolla Droid. It’s an Android 2.0 phone, meaning it has a ton of functionality. Frankly put, it’s the best damn phone I ghave ever had. I loved my Blackberry 8830… I loved my Treo 650 in its day. But this phone easily blows them all away- […]