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Oct 22 | The problem with the home button

There are some things that become so common to do that it’s easy to forget why there’s a problem to begin with. The design firm OXO is a good example of developers of disruptive design: they are the ones that made the measuring cup that allows you to see the quantity of what you’re measuring […]

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Sep 27 | TechCrunch Hackathon SF Highlights

I found out about TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday and motivated by a way to get in without forking over the $3000 entry fee (or even $200 for students), I found out about the accompanying Hackathon. The Hackathon is an event where people get together and code an entire project from basic idea/conception to final (demonstrable) […]

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Aug 23 | 3530 miles and more to go

The trip across the United States from Massachusetts to San Jose will likely be long and unforgiving, but there are many aspects I’m looking forward to. Being so bone sore and achy I’ll have a hard time getting out of the car. Trying my hand at couchsurfing for the first time Gaining a couple of […]

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Mar 3 | Chile vs. Haiti (infographic)

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Feb 28 | Across the Olympic finish line

It’s great now that video replays are common we can all share in snippets of the wonderful Olympics (never mind the fact that the only US licensed provider of live streaming and video from the Olympics is NBC). I’ve come across the following that I’ve saved for future enjoyment (click for larger versions): Nikita Kriukov […]

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Dec 13 | Quarant-ine?

There are some things about languages that really catches me off guard – the last time I felt this way was when people suggested to me that the Tower of Babel was the origins for the word “babble”: it turns out likely not to be the case, but still it had my head whirling for […]

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Jun 22 | What’s Happening?

“The Happening” lends itself to a series of unfortunate puns (like “what’s happening? There’s something terrible happening!) and the acting falls truly flat on its face: I’m not a big fan of closeups and repeated sequences of Mark Wahlberg telling everyone to shut up, not to mention the fact that Zooey Deschanel, after a pitiful […]

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Mar 14 | 3/14: Pi Day

In honor of π day, listen to comedy/parody musical duo Hard N Phirm’s Pi: When ink and pen in hands of men Inscribe your form, bipedal “P” They draw an altar on which God has slaughtered all stability No eyes could ever soak in all the places you anoint And yet to see you all […]

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Jan 5 | Obama Ron Paul 2008

…because we are not a collection of Red States and Blue States, we are the United States of America; and at this moment, in tthis election, we are ready to believe again. Oh boy. Did you notice the similarity in fonts and colors? I also found, purely by accident, that Ron Paul 2008 uses the […]

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Jan 3 | Mobile edition and hosting

Just a plug – rioleo.org is now available in mobile form for viewing on smaller screens and browsers. Also, if you’re considering hosting, I’m offering an unprecedented promotion: get your setup fee waived (a $49.95 value) or $50.00 free and a free domain (a $9.95 value) when you sign up for DreamHost using promo code […]

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