Archive for January, 2010

This post is not about Religion or God

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fish

It’s about a book recently published in the wake of David Foster Wallace’s death.  The book is essentially an edited and bound version of a speech that Wallace gave at Kenyon College commencement in 2005, called “This is Water.”  I originally saw it on the web in the days after his death and apparently it’s resonated with a lot of people because it’s no longer posted on the web where I originally saw the words – since they made it a book – to buy.  Anyway, that’s another story entirely.

As I mentioned before, this post isn’t about  religion, it is about a speech, a death, perceived societal woes, and the reverberant explosion of attention all these things received after the fact.  The speech, centers on the value of a liberal arts education, learning how to think, and living life consciously and aware, or more accurately, how NOT to live life in a way that eats your soul.

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January 13th, 2010 at 10:52 am

Color Me Impressed

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panattone
Single serving websites are super hot right now – partially because they’re cheap, easy to put up, and tend to be devilishly clever, and partially because the internet needs a place where you can get a sad trombone sound or the correct spelling of “definitely.”

Coworker Jamie Templeton filled another need this weekend when he launched www.panettone-color.com. So now if you want to see a loaf of Italian sweet bread in a cornicopia of vibrant colors there’s a place for that.

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January 11th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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The Running Community According to Google

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Great article earlier this week on The Biz Runner about the most searched terms on Google for the last year as it pertains to the sport of running. Being that I’m a people who know people in the NYC running community,  none of this comes as a surprise. Except the fact “Apple running slow” is one of the search terms with the highest increase. Huh? What’s up with that Justin Long?

Running ala Google

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January 7th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Signs, Signs, Everywhere There’s Signs

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It seems odd that there are stop signs, and yeild signs, but there are no go signs. Why not? There’s green and red lights. It just seems like such a negative way to regulate vehicle traffic. The fine folks in the link below are leading the revolution against that kind of bad energy. Are they heroes? Probably some of the greatest heroes in American history.

Hacked Stop Signs

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January 6th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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Play 2009 out Keyboard Cat

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I don’t like to brag, but outside the two or three hours of sleep I manage a night, and the 20 minutes it takes me to get to work, the remainder of my existence is utterly consumed by various prepositional phrases followed by the word “internet”.

That commitment to the web means that by the time an average human comes across something like the kid flipping out because his mom canceled his WoW account, I’ve already seen two remixes with Kanye telling him that his freak-out was good, but the Angry German Kid was the best freak out of all time.

This commitment to nerd is why I’m astounded how many videos from Gawker’s 100 best viral videos 2009 totally slipped past my watchful eye this year. It’s really a testiment to the super information web’s awesome bountiful bounty of awesome. Thank you Al Gore.

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January 5th, 2010 at 1:51 pm