Archive for category: Professional Auteurism

Traveling Abroad: A Pre- Pre-Flight Checklist

06 Jul 2008
July 6, 2008 Boat house with concrete lighthouse for sale. A photo from my last trip to a Spanish-speaking land: Puerto Rico. Ok, true confession: I am a neurotic traveler. Well, to be more specific: I am a neurotic pre-traveler. With one week to go before heading off to Aranjuez, Spain to give my first international talk (El uso de los blogs dentro de los museos de corte tradicional/New World Blogging in a Traditional Museum Setting), I'd sleep much better if I was entirely packed and ready to go. I'm always Read more [...]

Upgrading the DC Metro’s Identity

13 Jan 2008
January 13, 2008 When DC's Metro unveiled a new concept car last week this logo identity mysteriously appeared. Local officials first billed DC's proposed transit system as "America's" subway when it went to Congress for financial backing. Last week the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) unveiled designs for new subway cars that could make their appearance as early as 2013. Here in DC we've been debating seating designs for years. Should we continue with the traditional 2x2 seats? Or should Read more [...]

Shipping by Dolce & Gabbana

11 Oct 2007
October 11, 2007 The price is right but shipping's a bear. View larger image. I love my iPhone. But I was disappointed when my Sennheiser headphone plug wouldn't fit into the iPhone's recessed receptacle. Nothing but the earphones that came with the phone would. (And those didn't even fit in my ears!) So I waited patiently as Griffin rollout their headphone adapter. It looked to be the perfect attachment for me: small and unobtrusive. And the price seemed right: $9.99. But I think the shipping is just a tad too Read more [...]

iPhone Lust-O-Meter Bursts!

07 Jul 2007
July 7, 2007 Life Outtacontext's iPhone Lust-O-Meter Bursts It was too much to bear. The pressure, as you know, has been building for a week. The outcome seemed inevitable. Yesterday, my neighbor, Mike, offered to "show me his." And, as we sat in his living room, festooned with techno-goodness, he let me take his iPhone for a spin (the irony of demo'ing that little thing as we sat in front of his large-screen LCD hi-def TV did not escape me). Jeff demo's his Lust-O-Meter to the Mac Genius. Photo by Mike Lee. When Read more [...]

A Modern Father Knows the Code

17 Jun 2007
June 17, 2007 The kids are not afraid to ask questions, but the adults feel an absolute need to provide answers... Rather than say, "I don't know; let's find out," parents feel like they have to make something up to seem smart. We really need to embrace not knowing it all. Kathleen McLean, former Director, Exploratorium Father Knows Best?, Washington Post I'm not afraid to say "I don't know" when my daughters ask the tough questions. Despite the typical timing of these important queries (like when my eldest Read more [...]

My Own Wheel of Fortune

07 Apr 2007
April 7, 2007 You know your job is secure when you make it on Wheel of Fortune. Click the image above to start. (Quicktime, 5.5 MB) Last night: the end of a very busy week. I'm preparing for my first back-to-back business trip (DC-SF-NY-DC) to give a talk and attend some meetings. So I've been in pre-flight high gear the entire week, making sure all my projects are where they need to be before my long hiatus. You know how it is, you want everything in order before taking off. I'm tired as I sit down Read more [...]
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