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visual notes on the iPad

Author’s note: I can’t help but be aware that this post rambles a bit. I have inserted handy headers in bold so that you can skip right down to the bits that interest you. Backstory I’m hanging out in YVR, waiting for my very delayed flight back to SFO, and reflecting on the whirlwind that […]

do what you love, support a good cause

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the Mt. Diablo Chapter Meeting for the ASTD (and I had a great time and a lovely dinner, I might add). Not long after that, I got a note saying that they are doing fundraising for their annual meeting. The thing that caught my eye is the system […]

why I need an iPad

I’ve been asked, and not unreasonably, why I think I need a device that I haven’t even held in my hands yet. Apart from the initial “Because it’s an iPad!” answer, which isn’t really very satisfying, I’ve been thinking about why I do feel I need an iPad, sight unseen. The reasons here are the […]

Urgent EVOKE: Agent Ninmah is Born

This week, I became an agent in a global network of social innovators. Urgent EVOKE: A Crash Course in Saving the World opened on March 3, 2010. It’s a game, a learning experience, a training simulation, and a journey all in one. It was designed and is directed by Jane McGonigal for the World Bank […]

visiting Adobe

I have to start this off with a little disclaimer: I’m an Adobe fan-girl from way back. I mean way back. Like before Photoshop had layers. Adobe’s apps are robust, capable, flexible, and not buggy. I’m proud of the work I’ve done with them, and like Kathy Sierra says, to turn users into passionate fans, […]

one from the cutting room floor

It’s one of my favorite times of year: the last few days before the official release of the 2010 Horizon Report. The writing is done, the excitement is building (okay, that’s probably mostly happening in my head), and I have actually seen it in layout. The cover’s lovely this year, by the way. You have […]

getting ready for the holidays… and sleep

The presents aren’t wrapped. Some of them aren’t even finished (yup, it’s a hand-made gift year). The decorations are up, at least, so that’s something, and I put a smattering of holiday cards in the mail this morning. I haven’t got the grocery shopping squared away for Christmas dinner, I have no planning horizon beyond […]

loving my TuneBand

I’m still happy as a clam with my new shoes, iPhone, and Nike+ combo, and now I have even more to be happy about. After extensive research on Amazon, I selected the TuneBand for iPhone (from Grantwood Technology) as my armband of choice. It wasn’t the most expensive, and it didn’t have the most features […]

got my new shoes on

Ignoring for the moment that I have a Horizon Report and a couple other things to write, I just had to take a moment to giggle about my new shoes. Quite apart from the bouncy, floaty, light-a-fire-under-your-feet feeling of new running shoes, these ones have annother, very geeky attraction: they talk to my iPhone. At […]

turning up in strange places

The default license for my Flickr uploads is set to Creative Commons by-nc (attribution/non-commercial), which means that people are welcome to use my photos for non-commercial purposes, including creating derivative works, so long as they specify that I am the artist/owner of the original. This results in all kinds of interesting connections, including the thrill […]