Year: 2012

  • Serendipity in the Strangest of Places

    Serendipity in the Strangest of Places

    It’s gone now but someone that I follow on twitter pointed out that it’s been six years since Adrian Holovaty posted, A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change In this post, Holovaty, the man behind the micro-news site, and, as far as I’m concerned, the original data-journalist, speaks to the new landscape in which newspapers sit […]

  • LinkedIn acquires SlideShare

    Makes sense. The two serve the same audience and already overlap their users quite a bit. Presentations are increasingly an important part of your Resume which, these days with services like is becoming more like a portfolio. As SlideShare CEO Rashmi Sinha says, Today’s news is a natural culmination of this partnership. Congratulations.

  • Giant Steps Visualized by Michal Levy

    You know that sudden panic when something you used to count on is no longer there at the end of a trusty purple link? Like forgotten memories, as the web gets older, the synapses that link to dusty old internet memes crumble and fade. Link rot sucks I recently went looking for an old .swf […]

  • The Modern Luddite’s Prayer

    Sherry Turkle write’s in this week’s Sunday NY Times (The Flight from Conversation) that in the pursuit of connections via technology (email, texting, social media) we are forgetting the slow rhythm and cadence of face-to-face conversations. FACE-TO-FACE conversation unfolds slowly. It teaches patience. When we communicate on our digital devices, we learn different habits. As we ramp […]

  • Scaling to 50M users – OMGPOP’s crazy ride

    Scaling to 50M users – OMGPOP’s crazy ride

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a big gamer. I never got into flash game sites, Farmville, Zynga, or any of the games you can download to your phone. Yeah, I’m kinda boring that way. I first noticed OMGPOP’s Draw Something on the train when I saw someone trying to draw a Monopoly […]

  • Radiohead streamed live from Coachella

    Radiohead streamed live from Coachella

    YouTube is streaming live from Coachella this weekend. I don’t normally watch live concerts on my computer but I was working tonight and had this going on my second screen. As it got late, Radiohead came on and I ended up working less and watching more, captivated by the set which featured a series of […]

  • Tilt Shift, Timelapse Cities

    I think I stumbled across a new genre. Shooting your city in time lapse and giving it the tilt shift treatment. San Francisco New York Tokyo Paris Does your city have a particularly nice timelapse, tilt shift video?

  • The Original Mashup

    Now that Spotify has embedded music, I thought it’d be fun to try out the original mashup. You need to have Spotify running first in the background but once you have that up, Press play on the movie then press play on Dark Side of the Moon album below the movie when you see the third […]

  • Caine’s Arcade

    Caine’s Arcade

    Caine’s Arcade is a charming short film about a 9-year old boy who built a homemade  arcade out of cardboard boxes at his dad’s used auto part store in East LA and how a community rallied to show him some love. One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door […]

  • Speed of Execution

    The Instagram deal came together in record time: A call late last week from Mr. Zuckerberg to Instagram Chief Executive Kevin Systrom led to a weekend powwow at Mr. Zuckerberg’s Palo Alto home and ended in a handshake Sunday night, people familiar with the matter said. The Wall Street Journal on the $1 billion Facebook […]