Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Show Me Your Boobs

Saturday Apr 15, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Show Me Your BoobsGet a friend request, then five minutes later comes,“... Show me your tits.” This goes from one request for boobs to an onslaught of begging and pleading. This is not an isolated situation.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Election Math

Monday Jun 23, 2014 - 1:27 AM

Sunday canvassingIn general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.

Garage Sale Types

Saturday Jun 21, 2014 - 11:44 PM

We hit some garage sales today. When I go to a garage sale, I don’t know what I’m going to find, but I go anyways. I was immediately reminded of some archetypes of people who show up for garage sales.

Making It Cowork

Friday Jun 20, 2014 - 9:59 PM

A decade ago, our IT co-op in its last gasps of life tried to open a coworking space. It was a disaster.

So You Wanna Be A Futurist

Friday Jun 20, 2014 - 12:04 AM

I like the idea of the future. The future has cool gadgets! Gadgets and thingees! How could I think the future will pay off and no take the F out of SF? How could I get a job writing about the science to come? Heck, I could become a futurist.

Tom, Dick and Harry

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 - 9:03 PM

In the movie, The Great Escape, the POWs build three tunnels and they code named them “Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry” as escape routes.

Six Sunglasses Later

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 - 1:33 AM

Tim Ferriss had a piece on how you can make $4000 per month and he used the example of a company selling sunglasses. Why isn’t everyone doing this? Why aren’t all of you making a decent income from something this simple? Barriers and the desert.

Blogging for Fun and Profit - Part 3 - Marketing and Exposure

Monday Jun 16, 2014 - 10:04 PM

If a tree blogs in the forest will anyone reblog it? When writers turn to blogging, they often do it to gain a voice and work to attain some popularity. Some bloggers have a pre-built audience when they start. If you’re like me, you have to build that popularity from scratch. You have to prepare for popularity and then push it out there into the respective channels.