On Monday, as I was having breakfast, I thought about @Twithaca, a cool bot that retweets anything tagged with #Twithaca (stuff happening/related to Ithaca, NY—where I now live). Bots are great but are subject to some very strict Twitter guidelines. But if they provide a “a community benefit,” they’re […]
I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking about the 10,000 hours rule, described at length in Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers: How long would it take me to master a new skill if I started from scratch?
I made a quick (depressing) calculation and thought that other people might want […]
I have a couple of active Twitter accounts that I manage through Tweetdeck, the Twitter mobile app for iOS (on my phone), and the Twitter mobile app for Android (on a tablet).
I recently noticed that on iOS, the UI changed when I switched account:
Can you see the difference? When I use the app […]
I seem to be getting more of them, these days. I’m talking about emails that (finally) get to the point. The email marketing equivalent of an app: Something that does one thing, but does it well.
Apparently, the average attention span in 2015 (so far!) is 8.25 seconds. If that’s all we […]
The July 2015 Monthly Music Hackathon NYC was about new musical instruments. I wrote about why build new instruments and where to start.
For some weird reason, Hemingway’s name has popped up a lot this week. I have been reading The Old Man and the Sea, but that’s not really what this post is about.
Even though it looks like it was released back in August, I only learned about a web app called […]
Author Mason Currey wrote about artists and their rituals. We talked about starting a routine, unhealthy habits, and more.
The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based organization presenting classical and new music in multidisciplinary projects that connect emerging composers with diverse audiences. Lead by pianist Sugar Vendil, NCP collaborates with composers to create music for live fashion shows—including those of CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project […]
I have finally installed iOS 7 (beta 5—haven’t had time to follow up with the latest builds) and I am extremely enthusiastic about the whole thing: Same but very different, very gracious gestures and clever shortcuts, slimmer typography, play on transparencies, parallax, etc.
Well, I was actually really excited until I tried to change a […]
On Tuesday, June 18, and after months of hard work with TypeEngine, the contributors, and French photographer Axel Dupeux, I finally released I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine in the Apple Newsstand.
Even though the launch was quite successful (the Guardian featured us as one of the […]