Three weeks ago, I bought a Jawbone UP. It’s a movement-tracking bracelet that can be plugged into your iPhone (or Android device) once or twice a day to transmit your activity to a mobile app. (You can also download your tracking data as a CSV spreadsheet by logging into the UP website and ‘crunch’ it [...]
I had read about the i-20 iPod dock a few months ago. It seemed like a very exciting proposition: a dock that could extract the digital signal of the music stored on an iPod without relying on the iPod’s own digital-to-analogue circuitry, and pass the music to an external DAC (digital to analogue converter) for [...]
In Part 2 of this post, I discuss my mobile tech (smartphones, tablets and such) as well as my music reproduction hardware. Part 1 (Hardware and Software) is here. On the mobile front, I’m a happy iPhone 3GS user and have been for a while. It’s still a great device, and even though I’ve checked [...]
“One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.” — G. Weilacher “It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” — Albert Maslow As I’ve mentioned before, I love reading every new post [...]
Nerds get a bad rap. We are being made fun of for our love of, and intimate ways with, our gear. When I say ‘gear,’ I mean computers, musical instruments, stereo equipment, cameras… anything that only reveals its depth when engaged with properly, and anything where there’s always a ‘step up,’ a better version that [...]
[Direct link for non-Flash devices] I like some of Don Norman‘s (now slightly older) theses about complexity and emotion in design. In an online essay entitled Emotional Design: People and Things he writes, Products differ in their appeal on the three design dimensions, but so too do people and situations. Some people are behavioral, emphasizing [...]
Sometimes, the prevailing discourse on the Internet makes one want to despair. Blog post after blog post of the same drivel. It often feels as though the ‘blogosphere’ is a little like The Island, a 2005 movie where Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johannson wear futuristic clothes and live in a hermetically sealed underground compound. Everyone [...]
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- Freestyle's kickin' in the house tonight, move your body from left to right. May 17, 2013 11:55 pm
- RT @remarkk: Holy crap, the Gawker journo's "Rob Ford Crackstarter" campaign is up to $33k. This is actually happening. http://t.co/02fwUUl… May 17, 2013 9:04 pm
- Blast from the past. Didn't know they still made/sold these. http://t.co/wMsLfVnGPB May 16, 2013 11:23 am
- @Daryl_Woods Good article, excellent presentation. Thx. May 16, 2013 12:28 am in reply to Daryl_Woods
- The new Daft Punk reminds me of Beastie Boys' The In Sound from Way Out. May 15, 2013 11:04 am
- At #sp_summit listening to @brianlala mesmerize the room with His SharePoint chops. May 13, 2013 1:13 pm
- This "Zuckerberg dabbles in politics" thing is both sad and somehow amusing... http://t.co/YyhG4ISJZi May 12, 2013 12:42 pm
- Anyone need a stock Intel LGA 1155 cooler/fan? Probably not but wanted to offer just in case. May 12, 2013 12:38 pm