Oh, The Thrill of It All!

You know how it goes: Small things break, get messed up, or otherwise need a bit of attention. But they aren’t that important in the moment. You think, “I’ll fix it when I get around to it.” Well, over the past year or two or three, little things on my blog, small yet annoying things, have broken and needed a… Continue reading

Backlash Gains Real Traction

Social media? Get real. It’s really all marketing machinery! Facebook and Twitter try to keep it quiet, but a backlash against the heavy marketing (exploitation) of user information is annoying a critical mass of people. Remember, if you’re not paying for an online service, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. Eli Pariser nailed it in his book,… Continue reading

Can’t I Change My Mind?

I know I’ve sworn for decades (ok, at least in internet years) that I would never have a Facebook account.  I blogged about it.  I’ve given good reason for why I would never do it.  But, well… Damn! I’m using it as a tool to keep in touch with people I would otherwise never have the opportunity to keep up… Continue reading

Traumatized!

On Saturday, October 23, 2010, I walked nearly 18,000 steps!!  Yes.  Yes, indeed!  I walked all over Atlanta! Tragically, since I didn’t travel with my computer, just my iPad, my Fitbit didn’t report this on Twitter! I was traumatized by the fact that this enormous record (for me anyway) went unknown, uncelebrated, without the ceremonial distinctions it truly deserved!!! But… Continue reading

To Facebook Or Not To Facebook

That is a common question I get.  I recently read another article that sums up well why I do NOT use Facebook. 1.  I think the founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is a jerk.  According to the article in Wired, he “once joked dismissively about the ‘dumb fucks’ who ‘trust me’.”  I don’t trust the self-posessed, immature, opportunist.  He doesn’t have the… Continue reading

Fitbit Activity Report

Image via CrunchBase Well, despite the fact that I’ve had a horrible sinus infection/laryngitis this week, I have been wearing my Fitbit ever since I first got it. The results, even with being sick, are interesting.  I’ve noticed how unbelievably my stats dive when I spend a day working at the computer.  This must change!  And being sick has an… Continue reading

Gorgeous!

I follow @PhilipBloom on Twitter. He does such amazing work. He has been in Dubai for the past several days shooting this video, Sky. This short timelapse beautifully captures the radiance of the city. And the music, Xibalba by Clint Mansell, is perfect for it. I appreciate Philip’s willingness to share how he does this with HD-DSLRs. It’s so helpful… Continue reading

Nicholas Carr on Tweets

Nicholas Carr’s writing over at Rough Type often makes me think. He recently posted “Does My Tweet Look Fat?” I laughed. I’ve grappled with Twitter for some time now. Yet I still don’t know what I think of it. I have no interest in knowing “What are [most people on this planet] doing?” at any particular moment in time. Most… Continue reading