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happy towel day

Today is Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams. Do you know where your towel is? As a miserable high school student in the late 1980s, I memorized the HHGG series. I built an electronic thumb, with some help from my dad and a bunch of spare computer parts. I desperately hoped I could hitch […]

into the fray

This is not a rant about men. It’s not even a rant about men who rant about women. It’s a rant about one particular blog post, and I don’t really plan to draw any generalizations about either gender from it. In fact, in general I admire and respect the work of the author of the […]

confessions of a morning twitter lurker

I really don’t like getting up early. I used to; I can remember the hushed, private feeling of being the only one awake in the early dawn, watching the world change with the arrival of the day. I remember being filled with peace, and with wonder about what the day would hold. That was ages […]

um… what?

My mom just tipped me off to the new search engine that was released Monday (yes, I’ll admit it, my mom got the drop on me) called Cuil. Say: cool. Yeah, that’s a problem right there for those of us who don’t speak Gaelic (sorry, Dad). There’s a neat little story in the FAQ that […]

I’m in Schmap!

Stone Lion by Rachel Smith posted 2 Oct ’07, 1.09pm PDT PST on flickr Outside the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art – one of two lions on guard at the entrance. Update: This photo was selected for inclusion in the second edition of the Schmap Texas Guide! It’s one of two photos […]

16 years ago today

april fool by Rachel Smith posted 1 Apr ’08, 8.31am PDT PST on flickr 16 years ago today… I was in Libreville, Gabon, wrapping up four months as an intern with the Peace Corps. My job was to set up the computer network (Appletalk) in the main office, help the staff convert from a paper-based […]

SXSW Interactive 2008

A week ago today I was wrapping up a delightful three-day soak in the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival… what a treat! I’m putting it on my list for next year’s professional development opportunities. Highlights for me were seeing one of my idols, Kathy Sierra, give a knockout talk that made me want to take up […]

dragon pumpkin

My pumpkin this year features a Chinese dragon. As I was carving it I got some ideas for how to do it better next time (naturally) so I might do a similar one next year, but with more detail.

Bandelier video

The short story video I created about our visit to Bandelier is up on YouTube. The astute observer will notice that I left out the bit where I sprained my ankle.

IFVP 2007 rocked my world

I have just returned from the IFVP 2007 Annual Conference (International Forum of Visual Practitioners) — the theme this year was Growing Visual Language. Wow! is all I can say. And more wow! (and I don’t mean the online game, for once, either, although naturally it did come up once or twice in conversation during […]