Friday, February 29, 2008

It's Friday! Let's Beta Test!

I'm not even sure what I'm about to embed but here goes.... Let's play!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fun with Twitter

If there is one thing I like more than Twitter, it is finding useless things to do with Twitter. Here's a great one from Damon Cortesi: TweetStats. Just insert your Twitter user name and presto! You have your very own personalized report based on your usage habits. Very cool.

Here's a challenge: I would love for somebody to develop a script that will analyze all your updates and output a personality profile of sorts... Are you a optimist or pessimist? Is your outlook on life more positive or negative? Do you ask more questions or provide more answers? Do you have good grammar? How strong are your language skills? I can't imagine it would be overly difficult to set up the proper algorithms to determine such things but I'm not geeky enough to figure it out for myself. I've seen very similar things done using your blog posts. Any takers?

Here's what TweetStats had to say about me:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


This post is for Dino. I checked out the NY Times Music section for the first time in a while and stumbled upon these very sexy infographs by artist Andrew Kuo:

Staying on Target...

I wasn't planning to contribute to the shit storm that the marketing blogosphere has created over the Target billboard pictured above, but I couldn't resist a fun contest. If you are unfamiliar with the incident, Gavin provides a nice summary here.

I will agree that Target's reaction to the blogosphere's criticism was really, really dumb and did deserve a discussion. However, to claim that the advertisement was "senselessly subversive", intentionally or not, is completely ridiculous and the amount of time that has been spent on the issue is very embarrassing to me as a member of both the marketing and blogging community. If I were Target, I would have simply sent Amy a text message reading: "G3t a l1f3".

Anyway, here is my submission to Gavin's contest:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Getting Inked? Read this...

When I got my first tattoo this spring, I was told that I could come back for a free touch-up any time within the first year. I never really gave it much more thought until I stumbled across David Allen's tattoo blog. I think my tattoo looks perfect but I'm thinking I should go back for a touch-up now that I've seen the difference it can make:

Click here to read David's post.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fuck The Real World. I'm An Artist: Volume 3

This edition of FTRWIAA was a collaborative effort. I live with two great roommates (Darryl and Lesley) and this was the result of a "quiet" night at home... Hope you enjoy it in all it's random glory!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Introducing Your New Favorite Party Promoter: Me

Thanks to Chroma for pointing out this killer promotion from Adidas and Vice Magazine. The premise is simple: create your own music festival - design your poster - win a trip to Berlin. The site is a wonderful mess of nauseating colours, offensive audio, and shitty graphic design and it's brilliant! I actually spent 20 minutes fooling around with this and I have trouble sitting through a 2 minute YouTube video. So good.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Greatest Album You Will Never Own

Here's a fun little meme courtesy of Diacritical Hit...


1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page is the name of your band.

2. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page is the title of your album.

3. The third picture in Flickr's Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics programme of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

Here's mine:

Source: 1 2 3

Flickr Find - Von Brandis

Check it!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Obligatory Happy New Year Post!

Since this is my very first New Year's Day with a blog, I wasn't quite sure how to tackle the obligatory new year's post. From what I understand, there are two ways to handle the first post of the year: 1) Reflect on the year past or 2) Speculate and/or set goals for the the year to come.

I'm not much for reflection and I won't waste your time with the boring details of my personal resolutions as the image above pretty much sums it up (thanks Ephemerist). So, I decided I would share with you (for both your benefit and my own) my list of 10 new media resolutions... Enjoy!

1) In 2008, I will try learn the difference between pornography and art and stop posting black & white photographs of naked women longingly gazing out of their bedroom windows on FFFFound.

2) In 2008, I will not use Twitter for self promotion unless it is something that makes me look really cool, really smart, or really connected.

3) In 2008, I will not participate in making anything "viral".

4) In 2008, I will not delete cookies so I can be efficiently targeted with advertising and accurately counted through web traffic measurement services.

5) In 2008, I will not un-tag myself in any facebook photos taken of me singing karaoke in my living room at 4am and fully embrace this concept of transparency.

6) In 2008, I will not send text messages during meetings, at the dinner table, or on dates unless I observe something worthy of a cleverly constructed and absolutely hilarious twitter update.

7) In 2008, I will personally meet all of my Internet contacts unless it is too far too travel, too awkward or takes too much time away from being with my real friends.

8) In 2008, I will be honest with myself and my followers and finally "love" all ABBA tracks.

9) In 2008, I will stop talking about my start-up idea and actually start thinking about it.

10) In 2008, I will stop Googlling myself in public places.