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Oct 15 | The other shattered record

When Felix Baumgartner landed back on Earth yesterday after his 24-mile jump from the Zenith capsule, he managed to break three world records: the highest jump from a platform, the longest free fall without a drogue parachute and the highest vertical velocity.

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Oct 4 | Product Diaries: Pay to promote?

One of the more acute results of spending some time in a product-oriented or product management role like the one I spent at Google this past summer is that you suddenly become aware of a lot of the consequences and thought processes that go into rolling out a new feature.

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Sep 23 | Topaz Labs vs. Nik Software

Since I just found out about Google’s acquisition of Nik Software I figured I’d write a quick comparison of the that and the tool I have been using up to now, Topaz Labs.

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Sep 8 | Why you want a circular polarizing filter

Recently I’ve had two opportunities to compare photographs with a circular polarizing filter (C-PL) and without, and they are by far the most indispensable tool in a nature and outdoor photographer’s toolbox.

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Jul 12 | The view from the top

Sometimes the most amazing experiences are the most coincidental, and the most unplanned.

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Apr 2 | Why the Kindle is the traveler’s best friend

Sometimes the best technology is the one most suited for the job it was designed for.

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Jan 26 | Design for the other 90%: Cell phones

The calibre of these Wednesday HCI lunches is pretty high up there from the beginning of this year, and today was no exception, with a fantastic talk by South Africa’s IndabaMobile CEO Ken Venn talking about how his company is trying to improve digital access via cell phones to the market in South Africa.

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Jan 21 | A reflection on Stanford’s AI-class, DB-class

Last quarter I had the opportunity to participate in one of Stanford’s newest education initiatives, db-class and ai-class.

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Jan 6 | The new urban landscape

I had the opportunity to visit the Design With The Other 90% exhibit at the United Nations lobby today and it was a stark reminder about how so much is happening around the world that I must not to lose touch with, and I think one of the more powerful insights I gained was how so many cities around the world are making successful transitions to more efficient people transportation in ways that have so much positive ripple effects.

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Dec 24 | Annotations on the Walled City of Kowloon

About a month ago I came across an interesting article about the walled city of Kowloon, a enclave that had nearly 33,000 inhabitants in an area no more than 6.5 acres.

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