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Where’s Whit

The New York tech scene is bustling and I’m out and about almost every night of the week. Gary’s Guide, run by the lovely Gary Sharma a.k.a. Guy with Red Tie, is a great way to keep an eye out for what’s happening around town. But wanna know where I’ll be? Now I’ve embedded my [Keep Reading...]

Final Round of Mashable’s Open Web Awards

As I’ve mentioned before, Pleasure and Pain is a blog partner for Mashable’s Open Web Awards. The final voting round started yesterday at noon ET. You can vote anytime until 11:59pm ET on Sunday, December 14. Mashable Open Web Awards Final Voting Round – Top 3 Mainstream & Large Scale Social Networks Name: URL: Netlog [Keep Reading...]

Pleasure and Pain is #1 on Google

Yeah, so sometimes I Google myself. And for some reason tonight I Googled “pleasure and pain.” Imagine my shock when I saw that this measly 11-month-old blog, my pride and joy, is the #1 search result (when in quotes — #3 when not in quotes). Thank you for your continued support. I really love this [Keep Reading...]

I’m Quoted in the New York Observer

Out of the blue this weekend I received an e-mail from Gillian Reagan, a reporter for the New York Observer, asking if she could interview me for a story on profile pictures. She mentioned that she’s been following this little ol’ blog for a while (which was very exciting) and knows that I write a [Keep Reading...]

Why I Work at New Work City

New Work City, a new coworking space in New York City (get the name?!), opened its doors on Monday, November 3, and I’m pleased to say that I am a part-time member. What’s “coworking,” you ask? It’s a new movement for freelancers and small business owners of all kinds to stop working at home or [Keep Reading...]

“Web Navigation Design” Workshop with James Kalbach

On Tuesday I attended James Kalbach‘s one-day workshop on “Web Navigation Design” organized by Smart Experience, a small independent design school run by Victor Lombardi. The workshop took place in a conference room at the lovely Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in Manhattan. Victor invited me to attend the sold out workshop, and I’m [Keep Reading...]

My UX Bookshelf on Flashlight Worthy Books

In July I posted the books on my UX bookshelf. Then a couple months ago I received an email from Peter Steinberg, a product development guy with a lot of cool experience who reads and enjoys this little blog. He recently launched a site called Flashlight Worthy — a hand-picked book recommendation site — and [Keep Reading...]