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Feed the Exploratory Need…finding delight in technology

Alan Levine, in his CogDogBlog (which I find a must-read), once again nails it with what I was thinking as well but couldn’t quite squeeze through my pinhole of a blogger brain! I had the same experience as he did with my Google personalized homepage last week. “Hey! Tabs! Cool! What happens if I click….” And so I have gone on and built my own personal portal with RSS and other tools on their own little tab universes. I love it.Β  Alan’s recent entry summarized my own sense of delight and exploration and creating fun in this techy world in… Read More »Feed the Exploratory Need…finding delight in technology

(C)hell Phones – are they good for us?

So, I read this article on Wired News today and it struck a chord. I am always surprised how folks react when I didn’t have a cell phone. (DISCLAIMER: I now own a Virgin Mobile pay as you go phone that sits in my home office way more than anywhere else. The occasional trip out of town and the lack of public phones forced it on me) But, when I didn’t have a cell phone, folks were SO SURPRISED and almost shocked by the fact. In the land of the geeks, cell phone lackluster attitude just doesn’t seem right or… Read More »(C)hell Phones – are they good for us?

A Whole New Mind – book and attitude

Being fresh from a nice vacation, I do feel as if I have a whole new mind! I also spent my airplane time reading Daniel Pink‘s book A Whole New Mind. It was a great read and I’m not usually into reading business and strategy books. The main thesis really lends itself to my whole techy-feely approach to life. He presents six skills or aptitudes that he thinks will be the most useful and highly desired in the future as the business world adapts to major change agents such as automation and outsourcing to Asia. Being able to use empathy,… Read More »A Whole New Mind – book and attitude

Brain-cation

Back from an extended vacation which was very much needed and well received by body, mind and soul. Fun was had in Maine in a cabin that had no phone, no internet, and lots of rustic charm. Spent my time with friends and more time outside than I usually do in a month or two. It was good. If you have never been to Maine, especially the Acadia National Park, Belfast, Camden, Moose Point State Park and Camden Hills State Park, I highly recommend a visit. Truly beautiful and a good fit for this t-f girl.

A Techy-Feely Approach to Photography?

First Impressionism on Flickr – Photo Sharing! I just LOVE this idea. I’ll have to try to recreate some of my favorite paintings as photos. Hmm…now that Munch’s The Scream was recovered, that might be a good one to start with.

International Networks Archive \\ Remapping Our World

I love StumbleUpon..it is one of my favorite Firefox extensions. I usually hit it a few times a weekend just to see what comes up. Today, the International Networks Archive, a project driven by the Princeton University Sociology Department, was on my screen from my click on the StumbleUpon toolbar. I took a dive into it. Fascinating stuff to this little budding info architect. From their About page: Globalization involves a variety of links expanding and tightening a web of political, economic and cultural inter-connections (Mittelman 1997, Hirst and Thompson, 1996). Most attention has been devoted to merchandise trade as… Read More »International Networks Archive \\ Remapping Our World

Oh Yeah – it’s here

It’s finally here! The 1963 MGB sits in the garage and gets taken out for daily romps. If only it would quit raining every afternoon!!!! I’m looking forward to learning more about car mechanics (I’ll have to in order to keep it running!) but from the feely side of things – its a blast to drive and a joy to stare at with the cool lines and details. Whee…I’m giddy like Christmas Day.

Edward Tufte – A Techy-Feely Practitioner

While I didn’t hear this story live, I was glad to find it on the site. I went to Tufte’s workshop last year and was thrilled all day with the experience. Talk about techy-feely!! From the NPR story: They all demonstrate one concept: good design is timeless, while bad design can be a matter of life and death. It’s true. His books are beautiful and his thinking is pretty much online with mine. I think I can abide a bit more eye candy than he will. And, I really don’t work with information that is life and death but I… Read More »Edward Tufte – A Techy-Feely Practitioner

Music Meme

This little “thread” is traveling through the edublogosphere and it is summer (as D’arcy says)..so I want to play as well. Plus, it is lists of things. I LOVE that…and I know that is why High Fidelity is one of my favorite movies. So, here goes (for right now – I call rights to change): 1. Music that changed my life Laurie Anderson – Big Science (and seeing her live) SHE IS THE DEFINITON OF TECHY-FEELY IN MY MIND Bette Midler – Live at Last Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle Rickie Lee Jones – all of it but… Read More »Music Meme

Convergence of the Web Applications

While I have argued before with folks about how I don’t want all of my life to be merged (or converged or mind-melded) into one device (read, cellphone), it does appear that this is the case for all of the new, emerging apps and services that are in the Web 2.0 camp. Just today, I have learned that the Wikispaces site now allows for WAY EASY integration of media from such sources as YouTube, Odeo and MySpace. I was so happy when I figured out how to upload and link to an mp3 in the wiki and now, I can… Read More »Convergence of the Web Applications