Technology

Slack, Sweets, and Social Capital

Every morning at work I walk to the coffee cart with a few people that sit near me in the office. I hardly ever purchase coffee, preferring to bring my half-finished mug of tea to keep my hands warm along the way. The ritual, for me at least, is less about the coffee and more about connecting with coworkers. On the walk there and Slack, Sweets, and Social Capital

Stereoscoping with Google Cardboard

Stereoscope with smartphone

I’ve been playing around with Google Cardboard and enjoying the revival of the old school View-Master experience from when I was a kid. Google Cardboard goes beyond the 3-D views you might remember from View-Master and it’s collectible discs with views of the National Parks, Sesame Street, and Disneyland. With Google Cardboard the image is not only in 3-D, it’s panoramic Stereoscoping with Google Cardboard

Learn By Doing: JFDI

Jennifer Dewalt, to teach herself to code, built 180 websites in 180 days. Get an intro to the project in her story for Lean In. The JFDI (Just F-ing Do It) approach is inspiring to me because while I learn best by doing, I often bury myself in books and tutorials. Getting hands on with any new skill early and Learn By Doing: JFDI

If You Enjoyed Powers Of Ten

Here is a ten minute Polaroid commercial made by Charles & Ray Eames titled SX-70. I’m currently reading Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos (IndieBound | LAPL) and I rediscovered this little gem: “You can look at technology as a living tree, a trunk bearing branches, the branches leafing out. Or you can If You Enjoyed Powers Of Ten

Not A Sandbox

I’ve rebooted this website many times, this time I hope it sticks. Perhaps a separate dev site would cause less frustration (of rebuilding headaches) in the long run.