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I love HD because it shatters facades

I love HD because it shatters facades

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Every once in a while I spend a few minutes of down time searching Google Images with random words. Then I crank up the resolution filter to see if I can find any interesting photos or infographics that are “70 MP or larger”. I love high resolution photos for many reasons, but I have to […]

Speaking at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Several months ago I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society being held at University of Wollongong in Australia. The symposium is part of IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology, and since being asked I have been working on a paper to be reviewed and […]

I -knew- I was doing something productive!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

When I posted about how playing games wasn’t wasting time it was giving myself an odd sense of accomplishment… turns out I wasn’t wrong about just how useful and even therapeutic that can be: Jane McGonigal says “games allow us to experience epic wins, incentivizing us to give them millions of hours to them in […]

I just lost The Game

I just lost The Game

Monday, January 25th, 2010

It’s easy to lose The Game. In fact, you can lose The Game the very same second you understand exactly how to play it. I did. The Game is everywhere, and some people are so upset by constantly losing, they write angry emails to bloggers detailing how hurt they are over people even posting anything […]

I’m not playing games here… I’m meditating.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The last year and a half has been quite stressful for me. Too many projects both personal and professional have overlapped and are slowly sapping my will to live. When I start to feel that old familiar burn-out feeling and productivity starts hitting rock bottom, the one thing I do to get by (aside from […]

Who thinks this is hot?

Who thinks this is hot?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

I was searching Google images the other day with SafeSearch turned off (I know, I know). I was looking for a picture of a medical stretcher to include in an email to help illustrate a point I was making, when this curious image popped up in the results: When I first saw it, I couldn’t […]

Why the "internal customer" really shouldn't be

Why the “internal customer” really shouldn’t be

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Something that has always bothered me about working a “corporate job” is the idea of treating your co-workers like customers. The idea of an “internal customer” is everywhere, and is commonly taught at colleges and business schools. Just as satisfied external customers lead to financial success, satisfied employees can also lead to long-term success of […]

Leaked email reveals future of digital storage

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

In the wake of the CRU hack and subsequent email release, I decided to leak one of my own emails that could very well reveal the future of digital storage. Amal, As you know, units of weight and measure are only as effective as their levels of accepted standardization. As such, I have been put […]

The best "terrorists win" quote I've seen

The best “terrorists win” quote I’ve seen

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Over at BoingBoing, Cory Doctrow points out a BBC article detailing how a professional photographer was stopped by police from taking a photo of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, a building that’s probably being photographed by several cameras at any given time, 24 hours a day. What I really like about his post is the […]

A ray of hope in the parental wasteland

A ray of hope in the parental wasteland

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Something that has really gotten on my nerves lately has been the absolute insanity when it comes to cleanliness. It’s like everyone became OCD just because they could. By that, I mean the following: 1) As the tools of society constantly evolve, they reduce the need for a person to think for themselves and increase […]

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