Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I'd like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you. I hate to admit this, but I'm not sure I'm man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the [...]

By | 2015-08-07T07:45:40+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Autos, Cool Stuff|50 Comments

Test drive: Sony A7R II

Sony brought approximately twenty journalists and reviewers to Portland to try the a7R II and RX-10. I only used the a7R II, mostly with the Sony FE 2.8 35 mm lens (real men use prime lenses). These are samples of my pictures. I'm not a "real" photographer so if you see anything that's sub-optimal, it's [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:08:42+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: Cool Stuff, Photography|13 Comments

APE: How to Publish a Book

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies. Because of this experience, I self-published my next book, What the Plus!, and learned first-hand that self-publishing is a complex, confusing, and idiosyncratic process. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be a better way.” [...]

How to Find Your Lost iPhone

Think about this: How much time, effort, and expense would it take to replace your iPhone if you lost it? You’d have to go to the Apple store, buy a phone, get it hooked up to your number, sync it with iTunes (you did back it up, right?), and then tweak it to just the [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:15:44+00:00 July 19th, 2010|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

See you at CES!

Are you coming to CES in Las Vegas next week? If you are, be sure to drop by the American Express Open Forum booth. Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Anita Campbell (Small Business Trends), John Jantsch (Duct Tape Marketing), Ben Parr and Barbara Dybwad (Mashable), and I will all be at the South Hall booth. This is [...]

By | 2015-03-17T09:18:45+00:00 January 5th, 2010|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

How to Use Evernote

Evernote is a great service to save emails, receipts, web clippings, and pictures. Here’ s a list of fourteen ways that you can use it to organize your life. Basically, whenever I get a significant piece of information, I dump it into Evernote for archival purposes. Check it out.

By | 2015-03-17T09:21:22+00:00 September 21st, 2009|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

How to Be On Time

Over at the American Express Open Forum, I explained how to be on time by installing a cool clock on your computer. Check it out by clicking here. It’s simple application that might help you if you tend to procrastinate.

By | 2015-03-17T09:21:41+00:00 August 12th, 2009|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

How I Tweet: Updated 9/2/10

Update: Holy Kaw By far, the biggest change to my tweeting is the creation of a section of Alltop called Holy Kaw. I started it because of the popularity of my Posterous blog where I uploaded pictures and summaries of interesting stories—basically stuff that was too long for a tweet and too short for a [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:11:34+00:00 July 4th, 2009|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments