Category: Web/Tech

  • 5 Things to Do With a Brand New WordPress Site

    So, you want to get started in blogging? Awesome. If your intended audience is over the age of 18 you are going to want to use WordPress. (Under 18? Use Tumblr.) Also, if you are just getting started I’d recommend spending the first 12 months of blogging on a blog. You’ll have way less […]

  • Revolve: Camera Dolly on Kickstarter

    I love Kickstarter projects. And I especially dig the design stuff which brings great products to the market. Why did I back this project? Well, I love video and want to take my skills to the next level. Plus, I’ve got some big trips planned for the next 12-18 months and I want to have […]

  • Mini-Helicopters are Coming to a Nightmare Near You

    [see the video] First thought? Wow,  that is so flipping cool! Second thought? I’m going to have nightmares about them. Third thought? Alfred Hitchcock. Fourth thought? How much? Fifth thought? They need cameras like this.

  • USB Typewriter

    Feeling sentimental about the days when typing was a ridiculous chore complete with paper and corrective tape? Try this on. Can you imagine bringing your iPad and the typewriter into a coffeeshop and setting up shop? It’d be awesome.  The hipsters may declare you king.  Price: $799

  • iPad 2 vs. Kindle review & comparison

    iPad 2 Pros: Fun to play with. Feel cool in coffee shops. Lots of apps. Perfect for consuming media. Fun for taking short notes, like a giant iPhone. Light, battery lasts a long time, shiny. Lots of apps for kids to play with. (Or entertainment for bored adults on planes) Cons: Not going to pay […]

  • Video Tip: Consider the Background

    Check out what happens at :37. My guess is that something happened or maybe the person filming the piece wanted to change up the subjects angle or the lighting was just a smidge better… but they caught a recycle bin in the background. Drats. I hate it when that happens. You can usually get away […]

  • Reminder: Back-up your blog

    This morning I woke up and my blog was down. With more than 6 years of content here that is scary. It was a healthy reminder to me that it was time to back-up my blog. (After fixing some corrupt tables) This is your reminder: If you haven’t backed-up your self-hosted WordPress blog lately, you […]

  • iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

    The parallels between the iPhone in 2011 and cigarettes in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are stunning. It’s iconic. It’s celebrated as the cool thing. It’s a status symbol. It’s celebrated in the media. It’s manufacturer is getting rich. There are cheap imitations. (Sorry Android users) It’s addicting, but not viewed as a serious […]

  • 5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

    More than 1 billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes app store. Believe it or not, there are lots of people who still don’t think of it as a serious marketplace. A billion is 1,000 million folks. That’s pretty serious. Here are 5 things that the app store has taught me Free is a […]

  • You Will (AT&T ads from 1993)

    Intrigues the conspiracy theorist in me. Imagine how smart I would be if I could go back and make a commercial that everyone thinks they saw 30 years ago predicting everything we are currently doing. Good idea? HT to Gavin