Month: October 2011

  • Halloween: Candy Overload

    See this image in my Flickr Photostream.

  • Staying In Touch on Halloween with GroupMe

    Staying In Touch on Halloween with GroupMe

    This year for Halloween, a group of about 15 of us got together for a massive Halloween party crawl. With the crazy Snowtober 2011 snow storm in NYC, and the packed party schedule of 5 different parties across town, it was important that we all stayed in contact throughout the night – both to collaborate…

  • Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween!

    Happy Halloween 2011 – Went out last night and had a great time. Thanks go GroupMe, we all stayed in touch! Thanks to Nick McGlynn for the photo.

  • The Deleted City: My Original Website on Geocities

    The Deleted City: My Original Website on Geocities

    Geocities, home of my original Jamfan2:Web website. Back in the year 2000, I had just gotten to college at The University of Colorado at Boulder. The web was just really beginning to hit the mainstream, and everyday users were just starting to get into publishing their own webpages. One of the first major platforms for…

  • UI Considerations for Effective Indoor Navigation

    UI Considerations for Effective Indoor Navigation

    In OReilly Radar this week, author Nick Farina has a great piece outlining the unique requirements for designing an effective indoor navigation interface. Indoor navigation is different than outdoor navigation, and approaching the design of an interface for it needs to be done differently than for outdoor navigation. “an effective mobile UI should be more…

  • Infographic: Mapping Flickr

    Infographic: Mapping Flickr

    Today’s infographic is from the Oxford Internet Institute. My own contribution to this project is through my own set of geotagged photos on my Flickr Photostream. Additionally, I did a writeup a while ago on real world field trials of geotagging photos while backpacking in Alaska. Images are an important form of knowledge that allow…

  • The Elegant Universe: Waves and Particles

    Randall Munroe, thanks for this great cartoon, which I now understand after finishing Brian Greene’s book “The Elegant Universe“. After sitting in Greene’s class last semester at Columbia University, I have a new appreciation for his voice, passion, and writing style when it comes to quantum physics.

  • Video: GoPro HD Hero 2 Demo

    Yet another video.. but they’re all great. This new promo for the GoPro HD Hero 2 action camera highlights the full capability of the new camera. I’m yet to get one, but hopefully will be able to pick one up before going into the backcountry in the Tetons in January! Previously, I shot a few…

  • Video: Living In The Future: Saab Rapid 3d Mapping

    Today, a video from Saab highlighting the powerful uses of highly accurate 3d mapping technology. Pretty soon, I’m hoping we see mapping technology like this combined with photo and street level toplology databases like Google Street View to create an interactive real world 3d environment. Pair that up with the sophisticated rendering engine from the…

  • Tiny Living: My Top 5 Super Small Japanese Living Arrangements

    Tiny Living: My Top 5 Super Small Japanese Living Arrangements

    After living in NYC for about 7 years, I thought I was fairly well accustomed to living in small quarters – studio apartment, storage everywhere, continuously optimizing my use of space. But of course, the Japanese have us New Yorkers beat when it comes to efficiently using space. After a bit of digging around on the…

  • Video: The City

    Video: The City

    Yet another super cool example of the power of the Canon 5D mk2 to make stunning videos, here is photographer Wesley Townsend Kitten’s series of stills turned into a movie called “The City”. He shot it on a 5D mk2 all around San Francisco, capturing the stunning beauty of the city. Kitten used Boards of…

  • Referral Key Spammed My LinkedIn Contacts!

    Referral Key Spammed My LinkedIn Contacts!

    Lately business networking site Referral Key has been making some headway in building its userbase, and connecting people to build business relationships. However, after my most recent round of updating my Referral Key profile, I believe that their workflow for adding new account contacts based on existing friend lists from 3rd party sites like LinkedIn…

  • The Creators Project

    Last weekend I went with a friend to check out The Creators Project in DUMBO, Brooklyn. A few shots:

  • Occupy Wall Street, and Look Good Doing It: Occupy Design

    Occupy Wall Street, and Look Good Doing It: Occupy Design

    In order for any project, campaign, or protest to be effective, it needs people to support it. And that means appealing to people in an interesting, engaging way, through marketing. One of the most powerful ways of connecting people in an effective marketing campaign is through visuals. Recently at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and…

  • How good is the video from the iPhone 4S? Pretty Damn Good.

    One of the key new features of the iPhone 4S is its upgraded 8 megapixel camera. The new camera module, coupled with Apple’s powerful A5 processor now has the ability to take very good looking 8MP still photos, as well as full 1080p video. But how good really is that 1080p video? Very good, according…

  • A Weekend in the Hamptons

    Last weekend I spend time with family out in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Here are a few shots from the weekend. Email me for a link to the full private photo set.

  • How To Enable Geofenced Notifications in Apple iOS 5

    How To Enable Geofenced Notifications in Apple iOS 5

    Over the past few days after the release of iOS5, I’ve been eagerly trying to set up geofenced notifications. Previously I wrote about the release of geofencing in iOS5, and now I’ve had a bit of time to test geofenced notifications. It seems that the process is not quite as smooth as it could be,…

  • iStopOver Says I’m a Certified Marathon Host!

    iStopOver Says I’m a Certified Marathon Host!

    Lately, as I’ve written about many times before, I’ve been using emerging vacation rental site AirBnB – both as a Host and as a Guest. I’ve used them all over the United States, and have hosted people from all over the world. AirBnB has risen to capture a huge section of the industry very quickly,…

  • Apples’s iOS 5 Finally Adds Geofencing

    Apples’s iOS 5 Finally Adds Geofencing

    New post for iOS 6 – Geofencing in iOS 6 == As I’ve been discussing for literally years, the concept of “Geofencing” – creating virtual fences around geographic points in order to trigger certain events when the barrier is crossed – is getting ready to change the way we’re productive, and the way we run…

  • Megainfographic: Earthscraper

    Megainfographic: Earthscraper

    This one comes from architecture and design site eVolo, and is by far one of the most outlandish subterranean building ideas I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure which I’d rather live in, this upside down underground building, or one of those decommissioned nuclear missile silos for sale on eBay. Anyway, very interesting infographic… “The Earthscraper…

  • Andrew Wonder Explores Hidden NYC in UNDERCITY

    Amazing. That is all. UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

  • VideoInfographic: The Value Of Data Visualization

    VideoInfographic: The Value Of Data Visualization

    Column Five media consistently produces great infographics, many of which I’ve reblogged on my site. Their latest kickass data presentation is this video illustrating the power and value of infographics, in motion infographic form. Enjoy!

  • The Yellow Table: Q&A with Jill Donenfeld + A New Cookbook!

    The Yellow Table: Q&A with Jill Donenfeld + A New Cookbook!

    Congrats Jill on a super writeup in The Yellow Table! It’s tough to describe my friend Jill Donenfeld in just a few words. (Though impressive does come to mind…) By age 22, the personal chef and entrepreneur had already started her own business (The Culinistas) and written a cookbook (Mankafy Sakofo: Delicious Meals from Madagascar).…