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More Is Less

There are all of these devices that attempt to let me to do a lot more than I was able to do before they existed. It creates this new normal where now I am a superwoman. I start doing more than I was ever capable of before. Then other people start to get used to [Keep Reading…]

FONC and the Impostor Syndrome

Last week, Caterina Fake wrote about a social observation she made at SXSW which she called FOMO — Fear Of Missing Out: people checking their Twitter and Foursquare feeds to see who was where, doing what, to make sure that they were in the right place at the right time with the right people. And [Keep Reading…]

I am a stencil

This happened five months ago, and I was so stunned by the honor that I think I pushed it somewhere deep into my subconscious until now. In Search Patterns: Design for Discovery by Peter Morville and Jeffrey Callender, there are these cute people icons that accompany various illustrations throughout the book. There was so much [Keep Reading…]

Yet another list of iPad apps (what I use)

I’m pretty obsessed with my iPad. When I first bought it back in April, I didn’t take my laptop out of the house for a good month. I watched movies in the park, showed samples of my work to prospective clients, read my feeds in the bath, and tested out a whole bunch of apps. [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Follow this line

I walked into the Barnes & Noble on 18th Street and Fifth Ave the other day, and found something curious. Lines of colored tape along the floor. As I approached a sales guy for help finding something, I overheard him talking to the gentleman before me: “Just follow the yellow line to the end and [Keep Reading…]

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m a Tweetie fanatic — even if they haven’t updated Tweetie for Mac in ages and probably never will again — so I don’t use the #newtwitter web app very much at all. The other day I just happened to look at the footer and notice a link labeled Shortcuts. It opens the following layer: [Keep Reading…]

My 10 Favorite Tools of 2010

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but think of all the ways my life has gotten even better over the past 12 months. I’ve met incredible new people, I’ve opened myself up to new experiences, I’ve taken new risks, and I’ve found new loves. The most significant behavioral change that comes [Keep Reading…]