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December Flickr Updates

Not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but there’s a My Photos link in the top nav of this blog that links to my Flickr account. Just spent some time organizing recently uploaded photos into sets. Here are some you might wanna check out: Fly on my window pane From the set: Fly on my window [Keep Reading…]

Sixth Photo Meme

Sometimes people do things for no reason other than to see the outcome. That’s what I think of memes. Someone gets a random ideas, follows through, and then convinces other people to reenact the randomness. Shelley Greenberg a.k.a. The Spotted Duck tagged me in a meme on her blog. This one is called the “sixth [Keep Reading…]

The User Experience Designer’s Anthem

One of my favorite songs popped up on Pandora tonight. Singing along as I have hundreds of times before, I heard something new in it for the first time. I now declare it The User Experience Designer’s Anthem. I’m convinced it was written for us. A love letter to our users. “Fix You” by Coldplay [Keep Reading…]

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The Experience of Giving

I was just reading through some old e-mails when I happened upon something I wrote on November 4, 2004. I was about to finish grad school and move back to New York. President George W. Bush had just been re-elected. This e-mail is particularly apropos given my recent trip to Israel, the 2008 Presidential race, [Keep Reading…]

Leaving for Israel

Pleasure and Pain is going on vacation If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that I leave tonight for Birthright, a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jews between the ages of 18 and 26. I will be traveling with 40 or so other people through URJ KESHER, one of Taglit-Birthright‘s 30 [Keep Reading…]

Pacific Northwest Roadtrip 2008

I’ve been absent from the blog for a while because I’ve been on vacation (one of many this summer). First I spent the weekend in San Francisco visiting friends from college, wandering around the city and hanging with my “community of practice” peeps (thanks to Josh Williams for organizing brunch and Lorri Nault for putting [Keep Reading…]