The Kick-Ass Audi Q7 TDI

My buddies at Audi loaned me a Q7 TDI (turbo diesel injected) for a few months. This is the first diesel that Audi has brought to the United States since the 1980s. It’s a fifty-state car. One of it’s most compelling features is that it looks mean, not like the typical boxy SUVs. The Q7 [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:11:50+00:00May 24th, 2009|Categories: Autos, Cool Stuff|2 Comments

Interested in photography?

At Photography.alltop, all the top photography websites and blogs are in one place. The selection includes sites that review equipment as well as offer tips. It’s Alltop’s second most popular topic. Check it out by clicking here. There’s no easier way to stay on top of photography.

By |2016-10-24T14:11:52+00:00May 23rd, 2009|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

The Inside Scoop on Design

Over at the American Express Open blog, I posted a story called “The Inside Scoop on Design: Ten Questions with Hartmut Esslinger.” Hartmut was instrumental in the design of Macintosh. If you’re into industrial design, you’ll enjoy this interview. Please mark it “found useful” if you did.

By |2016-10-24T14:12:05+00:00April 14th, 2009|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

The Art of the Viral Video

No matter who you support in the upcoming election, you will appreciate the cleverness of customizing videos to get your friends and relatives to vote. Click here to see what I mean. Many companies could use custom, viral videos for their products and services. I would love to do something like this for Alltop. For [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:16+00:00October 26th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff, Marketing and Sales|0 Comments

26 Hours at Sea: The Longest Posting in the History of Blogging

I've been to many interesting places, but nothing compares to my twenty-four hour visit to the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier. I was a guest of the Navy who operates this program in order to bolster recruiting, retention, and overall awareness of what it does. I hope that you enjoy these pictures and [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:22+00:00October 8th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|Tags: , |0 Comments

Alltop Version 2.0: The Art of Aggregation

The proliferation of topics from twenty to 215 made a redesign of Alltop necessary for efficient navigation. The three primary enhancements to the site define version 2.0 of Alltop: Ability to find topics in three ways: searching by keyword, viewing by category (for example, Tech, Sports, People), and viewing by topic name. Addition of 200 [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:35+00:00September 22nd, 2008|Categories: Books, Cool Stuff|Tags: |0 Comments

Pictures from Blogworld Expo

Keynote lunch. On stage with Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion. Brett Tabke of Webmasterworld. James Whatley of SpinVox Gary Vee of Wine Library TV. Line to talk to Gary Vee. Gary Vee and Hawaii contingent. Zach Coelius of Triggit, Jessica Hanson, and Laura Fitton. Laura is the person who brought me to Twitter along with [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:37+00:00September 20th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

My Visit to Google Germany

I recently visited the offices of Google in Munich, and these are some of the pictures I took there. Enjoy! Google in the pretzel font. Front-desk receptionist. Front-desk receptionist trainee. Google-wear collection. I don't know what this lion is about. Google cow-bell bike bell. This is really how Google Maps are created. Cafeteria. Buffet line. [...]

By |2015-03-17T09:26:43+00:00September 18th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

Nikon D90 Video Example

Here's the long-awaited D90 video sample from me. :-) You can watch it on YouTube by clicking here. Or download the original file here (35312.7K). Or watch it on the Posterous platform here. What’s most interesting is how much better the Posterous version is--you've got to love what Posterous is doing. (Here's a higher resolution [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:50+00:00September 8th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

Unboxing a Nikon D90

Nikon just released the D90. This is the first digital SLR that can shoot movies (as far as I know, anyway)--now you don't have to carry a digital SLR and a video camera. How cool is that?! My buddies at Ritz Camera and the 6sight Future of Imaging conference made this possible. Click here to [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:13:52+00:00September 7th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff, Events|1 Comment

The Art of iPhone Battery Life

Some of my buddies have expressed astonishment that I get approximately thirty-six hours of standby with my iPhone, so I'm sharing my settings. Note: this is my second 3G iPhone--I returned the first one because I was getting only five hours of standby time. This is my usage screen. One thing to notice: I don't [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:14:08+00:00August 24th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

On the Nightstands of Famous Scientists

Ever wonder what scientists read when they are not mapping the universe or otherwise changing the world with their discoveries? Hint: They're not all geeky science texts. For example, physicist Freeman Dyson has printouts of 165 emails. Here is a link to the books and other whatnots of a handful of famous scientists like cosmologist [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:14:20+00:00August 10th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

Make Your Life Flash Before Your Eyes

Guy Kawasaki’s life path Kronomy make your own show details God help me, that's my high-school graduation picture that you see in the second frame. Showing you this picture, however, isn't the reason for this posting. The real reason is to tell you about a company called Kronomy that enables you to create a time [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:14:34+00:00July 21st, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|1 Comment

It’s Not Easy Being Me

Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do--for example, host 250 women bloggers at your house. This is a photo from the Kirtsy ("Digg for chicks") and Alltop ("aggregation without aggravation") pre-BlogHer party. If you click here, you can see many more including White Trash Mom lifting her leg, Jenny the Bloggess [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:14:36+00:00July 20th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments

The Cleverest Calendar Ever

I love ideas like this: bubble-wrap calendars. You pop each day when it's done. A company from Brooklyn sells them for $50--$50 for bubble wrap! I love the margins as much as the idea. Put this one in the "why didn't I think of that?" category.

By |2016-10-24T14:14:49+00:00July 9th, 2008|Categories: Cool Stuff|0 Comments