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Video (via Make the Logo Bigger Blog) I’ve always been interested in the source of creativity and how it works.  “Sleeping” on a problem has frequently worked for me too. – Dave

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Link (via Treehugger) Do people actually buy this stuff? -Dave

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02 Oct, 2007

Maker Faire 2007, Auston TX

Posted by: Dave In: Design|DIY|Productivity|Science

I will be attending the Maker Faire in Austin, TX later this month.  I’m most excited by the catapult competition as well as the vast concentration of nerdery that will no doubt overpower my senses with bad science jokes. I plan on taking my laptop and camera so I can post some photos of the […]

02 Jul, 2007

You’ve just won a servant

Posted by: Dave In: Misc|Productivity

You’ve just won a servant to do ONE household chore for you for free for the rest of your life. What do you choose? (post your comment below) I’m leaning toward laundry or bartender. -Dave

A gym in Hong Kong has come up with a brilliant idea.  Hook up all those treadmills, stairmasters and bicycles to generators and store all of that “free” energy that people are creating in the gym to help power the building. Link to Treehugger article. “Mr Chang, can you please pick up the pace?  The […]

I’m not sure this will be interesting to anyone, but I felt compelled to describe my love-hate relationship with email as a form of communication in the workplace. I hate email. You see, I get around 300-500 emails every day at work. About a third of these are generated by automated server processes and are […]

29 May, 2007

Become a little more zen

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy|Productivity

Here is an interesting blog post from Zen Habits. Not sure I agree with everything on the list, but a lot of them make sense. I happen to clash with large gaping sections, especially “lose weight” and “rise early.”  Wasn’t Buddha fat…er jolly? Read the post here. -Dave

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What’s that line about the one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest? Or was it the long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs? Regardless of the cheesy analogy, I’ve been slammed at work over the past few days. My boss is out of town and so is one of my designers. Funny enough, this […]

17 Apr, 2007

RSS bloat

Posted by: Dave In: Productivity|Web

It’s dawned on me that I can’t possibly keep up with all the RSS feeds in my Google Reader. I subscribe to 192 feeds. The refresh rate on them varies from multiple times a day (Lifehacker=16 posts per day) to maybe once a month. My account looks like someone shoved a grenade into a watermelon […]


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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