Scanning Old Paperbacks

I'm a book addict. I love books, I love people who write books, I love people who publish books, I love other people who love books. My wife and I own a lot of books. (5690 at current count, all cataloged in Delicious Library. And, yes, the shelves are categorized and alphabetized.) But... books are bulky. And heavy. And if you're away … [Read more...]

Twitter Thoughts

I tweet too much. I know, it's not a good use of my time. I should be reading "War and Peace" instead. In the original Russian. But I like Twitter. It feeds my need for serendipity and I've met interesting people in real life that I would not have met without Twitter. So let's examine the idea that Twitter is a way of peering into … [Read more...]

Social Engineering

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an internal lecture at Mailchimp, right across the parking lot from our AMAC team. (If you aren't familiar with Mailchimp, they rock! Great solution for any sort of email marketing or email list management. Better than Constant Contact, and local!) The speaker was Kevin Mitnick. … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert’s Rules for Twitter

In reading the eulogies on Roger Ebert's death (RIP), I encountered his Rules for Twitter. You should read the whole article, but I'm extracting the key paragraph for me and posting it here: … [Read more...]

SpaceUp Atlanta

It's World Space Week! And to celebrate, some Georgia Tech students and friends are sponsoring SpaceUp Atlanta on Saturday, October 6, 2012. You should come! … [Read more...]

Kodak’s “Winds of Change”

This is a six-year-old corporate video developed by Kodak to be played at sales conferences... just a few months before the iPhone was announced. Sad to see that they knew exactly what was coming, and still couldn't adapt. … [Read more...]

Seven Minutes of Terror

I'm taking advantage of my column this month to talk about something that seems completely unrelated to EI2, but I promise to connect it back in the last few paragraphs. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the story! On the evening of Sunday, August 5th, a crowd started gathering in the Hodges Room on the 3rd floor of Centergy. By 6:00 pm, we had … [Read more...]

My Talks at Dragon*Con 2012

So people have been asking me "What are you talking about at Dragon*Con this year?" … [Read more...]

Atlanta Science Tavern Lecture

I've been invited to speak at the Atlanta Science Tavern on 13 June, 2012. I'll be speaking on "Hydrogen Cars, Ethanol, Wind Farms, and other Silly Ideas." You can sign up to attend here. … [Read more...]

Favorite iPhone/iPad Apps: Spring 2012 Update

It surprises people that, as a well-assimilated Apple fanboy, I didn't buy the first generation iPhone. I was in the store on launch day, I had one in my hand, my credit card was burning a hole in my pocket... and I left without one. I used my Treo for nearly another year until the 2nd generation iPhone (confusingly named 3G) was released. I wasn't … [Read more...]