Regular readers know the drill: After the jump, the monthly mixtape from a ragtag band of music aficionados.
Want a glimpse of the future of advertising? If you’ve got an iPhone, a thorough understanding of the new game, The Heist, may change the way you think about media. Now sticking an ad in a game is nothing new — and there are no apparent ads in The Heist. So what’s the biggie? Shell [...]
We had a BIG storm last night here in the DFW area. While there were tornadoes and hail damage and some injuries, our area managed to come out fairly well. That said, it was the scariest storm situation I can remember in the last ten years in Dallas. It was the first time we’d ever [...]
At yesterday’s TechCrunch Disrupt, mobile payments purveyor Square announced a pilot product with two key components: Square Register as a POS replacement for merchants and Square Card Case as a mobile payments wallet for consumers. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time — how mobile payments finally fuse online and offline [...]
Sad news today, as federal Weed & Seed funding is running out for the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) and numerous other communities around the country. FRI holds a special place in my heart, partly because of the good work it does to improve my neighborhood, but largely because it was a major inspiration for the neighborhood [...]
Been fun knowing ya’. As we all know, the Holy Billboard of Religious Cults with Poor Design Aesthetic has spoken, and the jig is up on Saturday. It’s a shame, because I had so much more that I wanted to procrastinate around writing here. Anyway, I’ve responded to this calamity the way I do most [...]
This month’s Feel Bad For You Mixtape is out, with a focus on killer basslines. Since I knew it would be a rock-heavy affair, I made my contribution a bass-driven country ode by Dallas’ own Eleven Hundred Springs. Listen below, or download here.
Although we’ve occasionally indulged in some luxury travel (usually when I was on a YPO-sponsored trip), in general I try to find a balance between being extraordinarily cheap and not being in danger of robbery, vermin or disease. I’m known to stay in a nearby hotel to avoid an inflated conference rate and to spend [...]
One of the all-time most popular posts on this blog was lengthy discussion of the tools I used to manage information overload, circa 2009. Obviously there are lots of new services since then, and hardware like the iPad yielded changes in my workflow. I’ve been meaning to do an updated version of that post, but [...]
I went to yesterday’s Schieffer Symposium on the News at TCU and found myself involuntarily Tweeting. So, I thought I’d see how it looked to cover an event (mostly) by Tweet. After the jump, a Storify embed: