Numbers from my life in 2011
I posted 4,014 entries, photos, tweets, etc for a total of 23,038 words Most of my actual wordy blogging happened on Tumblr (12,833 words) I did my 8:36pm photo 356 out of 365 days (here they are) I posted 73 things to Tumblr, 2,389 tweets, 237 Foursquare checkins, and 517 photos to Flickr. I checked in with 165 different people. Top 13: Kellianne (580 times), Niko (382 times),...
A Note From HBO, But Not From The Future →
parislemon: Jeremy Toeman responds to my letter to HBO (to let me pay for HBO Go without requiring that I pay for cable). He makes a number of solid points as to why the economics simply will not work right now. But the keywords are “right now”. I have no doubt that HBO is in no hurry to walk away from their cable partners who not only send them billions, but handle all the logistics...
habitlabs: Jump on in the Budge waiting room if you’re not already! We’re going to be letting a bunch of people in right after Christmahanukwanza.
The best case I can think of against the existence of God is that the universe doesn’t seem to have very many other examples of a single point of failure, top-down, authority. Even “queen bees” and ants and those things are not so much in charge as specialized to a particular task (which isn’t management). In general, queens and kings are just too vulnerable to survive very...
The interface to our subconscious
You know how sometimes you’re hungry and you start wondering to yourself, “What am I in the mood for?” This process of one part of the brain asking another part of the brain a question is something we all do a lot, and it struck me the other day that there was actually something really interesting and beautiful about how it works. What’s happening here, anyway? Let me try...
Chris DeVore: Software With Soul →
habitlabs: The explicit goal of the creative minds behind these projects is to develop an authentic, sustained, empathetic relationship with the end-user — to make their customers feel powerful, magical and cared for by their software. Caring As A Service. In a way, it seems so obvious, and yet, still so very rare. This is the tiny dent I hope to make in the universe.
Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributions...– Joi Ito, “The Internet, Innovation, and Learning” Relevant to my interests on multiple levels.