I was reading an old (1966!) New Yorker interview with Buckminster Fuller when I came across this gem: …”But, of course, the university itself won’t be anything like what it is now. We’ll get rid of all the teachers who are just holding on to their jobs in order to eat—all the deadwood, which is… Continue reading Everything Old Is New Again: Vol. 47
On Driving An Electric Car
I had a new experience: I drove an all-electric car. I come from a yuppified, Prius-driving household, but I’d never actually driven a purely electric car-and I thought I’d share a couple on notes. The first thing I noticed was that I couldn’t initially tell that the car was on. Normally when I’m in a… Continue reading On Driving An Electric Car
One of the joys of owning a smartphone is installing camera apps on it so that you can take crummy photos and then make yourself look like Monet or Chuck Close without having to boot up Photoshop. I’ve been playing with a few apps recently (beyond the granddaddy of ’em all, Instagram), thought I’d share… Continue reading Cameratastic
What Does 1 Month Of Tweets Look Like?
There are no shortage of visualization tools to help you understand your tweet stream. I’d like to add another one: the paper trail. For the past month I’ve been printing my tweets. It’s an experiment and an admittedly narcissistic pursuit. Here’s what makes the magic happen; it’s an Adafruit Internet of Things Printer: It’s a… Continue reading What Does 1 Month Of Tweets Look Like?
My Technology Graveyard
For the past six years or so, I’ve stopped throwing out old technology. Instead all the gadgets go into a box and it’s my self-styled “technology graveyard.” I’m interested in watching how this evolves (and things are finally small enough that I can store them in a box; this wasn’t an option with old computers).… Continue reading My Technology Graveyard