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I bought a MacBook Air!

I just purchased a MacBook Air, sight unseen. Why?! Because I’m just so excited I can’t contain myself and I need to get my hands on one immediately. It’s funny, I’m not usually an “early adopter.” I still haven’t bought an iPhone because I don’t like AT&T’s service and I’m waiting for more product functionality. [Keep Reading...]

Macworld Expo 2008: Steve Jobs’ Keynote Speech

Here’s my wrap-up on the keynote speech, which just ended: 1- Time Capsule, wireless backup utility. New Airport Extreme base station with an internal server-grade hard drive. 2- Free software upgrade for iPhone includes: location mapping, SMS multiple recipients, customizable home screen, bookmarks sent to home screen 3- $20 software upgrade for iPod Touch includes [Keep Reading...]

Why iHate This iPhone

As told to me by my good friend Leo Campbell of Mount Vernon, NY, a manager of a storage facility and an all-around nice, normal guy. Anything I’ve put in quotes are golden nuggets of truth right out of Leo’s mouth. 1- Touch screen keyboard. He can barely type. His “fat fingers” always hit the [Keep Reading...]

The Locks on My Front Door

I’ve lived in this apartment for almost two years, and yet I still haven’t developed the muscle memory for which way to turn the key to open the locks on my front door. No, I’m not a total dolt. I’m pretty mindful of it actually, and have attempted to come up with a mnemonic. I [Keep Reading...]

NY Tech Meetup – January 2008

Even though my first Meetup experience was mediocre, I decided to give another group a shot — NY Tech Meetup. They’d garnered high reviews for their previous events and drew crowds in the hundreds. Plus I really liked their description: “6 people get 5 minutes each to demo something cool to New York’s tech community [Keep Reading...]

Meetup

I’ve been a member of Meetup.com for years, but it was only last month that I worked up enough courage to actually attend an event. I’d been tooling around on the site one day and found a few groups for web entrepreneurs. I figured I might meet some like-minded people, make a few connections, find [Keep Reading...]

Genesis

As of last month, it’s been three years since I finished grad school. Three years in the real world. Three years into a career, not just a string of jobs to pay the rent. I’ve been called an interaction designer, a user experience architect, and most recently a Design Communicator (a role invented here). Three [Keep Reading...]