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  • Best Of Archives - davidnunez
    a few months I would slowly tie off loose ends get my affairs in order and stockpile required supplies I would cancel all my credit cards telephone accounts or any other electronic means for finding me Except for davidnunez com I d pay the server company upfront for 10 years of service Then one day maybe early springtime maybe summer I would take down the blog and replace it 80 mph is fast 2002 10 24 0535 Best Of Journal I earned an important perspective on life yesterday I picked up my car from Pep Boys and decided I would go looking for the hub cap which I distinctly remember seeing roll off to the side of the road through my rear view mirror when my tire blew I drove by the spot and sure enough it was in the emergency lane on the far left right by the fast lane I figured I would pull Car Tire 2002 10 22 2154 Best Of Journal Front right tire blew out on Highway 183 yesterday on the way to deliver some printed brochures to be folded and stuffed for mailing I pulled over to the side of the road but I only had about a foot of space to try to squeeze in a tire change To make matters worse I was on an elevated part of the freeway going North 183 over Lamar for you Austinites so if I peered over Scorpions Part Deux 2002 08 06 0334 Best Of Essays So It turns out that if you shovel up a bunch of dirt right in front of a forest and plop down a brand new house with delicious wood and dark nooks and crannies you are begging to encounter at least one or two scorpion families Much to my

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  • Essays Archives - davidnunez
    DevHouse Boston It was fantastic exhausting and maybe even inspiring Dev House convenes a group of people who all are working on or wanting to work on interesting projects for one short day At a strict time after the hack session everyone shows off what they ve finished The scope of each project is necessarily small since the emphasis is on completing something Mac demo ing the project we worked on There lifecasting as a digital notebook 2008 12 06 0911 Essays I had a meeting this morning which I think will help seed a nice grand project over the next year We discussed creating an augmented workspace to be used in a laboratory setting This is the brainchild of Jason Morrison and Mac Cowell of diybio org see the Seed Magazine article featuring Mac and his work The concept called SmartLab looks to be a fun way to reapply and improve on some work I have done My grand project 2008 12 05 0335 Essays Personal I moved to Boston right after July 4th of this year and have had the opportunity to introduce myself to lots and lots of new faces I took for granted that Austin was a relatively smaller town and that I could go to just about any tech related meetup and find at least one person that I knew So the question what do you do has had me stumped for a while now When most people Medical Hacking 2007 04 06 0444 Essays PBS Frontline did a moving story about ALS Lou Gehrig s disease It followed Stephen Heywood s 5 year rapid descent into the physically paralyzing effects of the condition the horror of the disease is that you maintain full mental capacity as your body s muscles cease to work This

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  • Events Archives - davidnunez
    san mateo fairgrounds I m here to learn observe and help any way I m needed in anticipation of Maker Faire Austin in the fall October 21 I ve done everything from wiping down whiteboards to rolling up posters to cross checking maker lists for safety waivers Grunt work and face time and positive attitude etc There is a very small team that is running around like mad but STS Forum Notes 2007 03 31 1007 Events Attended in the UT STS forum on Surveillance this morning I came in a few minutes before the program started and they had a group of actors wandering around snapping photos and making some general point of harassing attendees to trade anonymity dollars for masks that would protect the audience from being surveilled I fell for it hook line and sinker I initially declined the thumbprint scan at the front door to get some dollars dorkbot sxsw wrap up 2007 03 23 0916 Events I just posted the dorkbot6 wrapup 4 hour workweek by tim ferriss 2007 03 12 2202 Events This was the panel not to miss Tim argues that our own time is most valuable and that economies of arbitrage allow you to outsource far more than we currently outsource This exports jobs obviously but the hour I free up by delegating fighting with my cell phone company on hold is an hour I can get back to go explore the parts of the world that aren t top 1 economies He would argue that Pre Pre gathering at Cedar Door 2007 03 09 0318 Events sxsw This is going to be a fun sxsw Once dorkbot is over I may be able to relax a bit Technorati Tags sxsw sxsw07 sxswi Nothing like the last minute 2007 03 09 0123

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  • Fiction Archives - davidnunez
    multitude of unconverged expensive and fragile contents scratching and curmudgeoning like war beaten cats in an asinine lover s quarrel Yet with the care of an ostrich turning its eggs she used the tips of her fingers to coax her surplus refurbished gently used 5 dollars or less fur lined coat onto the foam padded clothes hanger in the entryway closet Priorities The answering machine winked like a lighthouse from across the room She kicked off her Blind Date 2004 01 29 0557 Fiction There was a strange incense burning smelling of lemon dishwashing soap mixed with marijuana She surveyed the room s statues of many armed creatures these she assumed were part of an exotic middle eastern religion she had no idea that India was a country in South Asia you see the foreigners all look the same First one then another potential dinner date arrived each adding to her anxious disappointment and one even shaking his head with Gone 2004 01 14 2055 Best Of Fiction I have this fantasy Over the course of a few months I would slowly tie off loose ends get my affairs in order and stockpile required supplies I would cancel all my credit cards telephone accounts or any other electronic means for finding me Except for davidnunez com I d pay the server company upfront for 10 years of service Then one day maybe early springtime maybe summer I would take down the blog and replace it My Eyes are Going to Explode 2003 01 23 0459 Fiction Personal I thought I ought to warn you That my Eyes are About to Explode I ve not found a way to relieve them They grow from behind Pulse and pound Pulse and pound Like kettle drums for my brains I really ought to

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  • Link List Archives - davidnunez
    About Archives Microblog Portfolio davidnunez All posts filed under Link List Hybrid naysayers 2006 02 10 0154 Link List This link was posted in 2006 when I owned a Prius

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  • Opinion Archives - davidnunez
    newspaper which has some editorial oversight and liability That s not to say that blogs and bloggers cannot provide valuable timely and important information However FINDING that information in the sea of noise is very difficult I know the urge and trend is to bemoan the Big Bad Media companies but the truth is that there are economies of information scale that are Wild blog counts by Technorati are dangerous and don t show real value 2006 08 17 0039 Opinion About a month ago I spoke on a panel about blogging at the Texas Writer s League annual conference I spent some time talking about how people i e David Sifry uber smart founder of Technorati were claiming millions and millions of blogs were being created and talked about the exponential growth of blogging Then I put up this slide Here is why putting numbers in perspective is important When large numbers are thrown around that gets investors Get a little anxious information overload tagging 2006 01 22 2259 Essays Opinion This is a braindump of something I would like to think about and possibly approach some solutions this year Information overload makes me more than a little anxious I find it amusing and also sad that a search for information overload on google yields over 11 2 million results The problem is that there is so much good stuff out there but no really useful tools to help sift through this meme avalanche How does one News Flash Rita in Austin is not The Endtimes 2005 09 22 0007 Opinion Maybe I m a jerk for saying so and maybe this makes me the guy that plays the fiddle as his city burns down However For crying out loud take a long deep breath and settle down people

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  • Personal Archives - davidnunez
    and wires They stare at this device mesmerized by the motion and peering all around it to see how it fits together Meeting edict and energy vacuums 2007 11 13 0424 Personal I have a new meeting edict I had 2 rather inspiring back to back meetings this morning I wish I could have spent the entire day with the two people I met this morning one a friend who s work I admire and I feel comfortable BS ing with and the other a stranger soon to be friend w similar interests and demonstrating good ideas I d rather have 2 of these people in my address book than 200 people who I friended on Robot Marionette Got 3 Blue Ribbons at Maker Faire 2007 11 02 0450 Personal art maker making robot My Robot Marionette at Maker Faire was awarded 3 Editor s Choice Ribbons This was a big surprise this plus the feedback I was receiving from passerby who stopped dead in their tracks with gaping maws really made it all worthwhile I had a lot of fun building him lost enormous amounts of sleep growled a lot and gained some really valuable personal insight probably worth a blog post actually I ll be showing him off again Bold experiments 2007 03 19 0701 Opinion Personal creativity creativityframework gtd making This is going to be one of those things that seems all grand and grandiose today and it only gains power and momentum if I actually go through with it This is dangerously close to reinforcing negative behavior since in a month this may all be a massive failure negative self talk cycle So I ve often pointed to Mark s stretch daily as a source of inspiration he documents one creative act per day The The

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  • Productivity Archives - davidnunez
    it is difficult if not impossible to be 100 committed to more than one endeavor at any time Furthermore the more stuff you have on your plate the more everything simultaneously suffers In an opportunity dense world not everything has equal value Indeed I can relate to having spent too much time on value poor Applescript to import articles into devonthink pro and del icio us from incoming NetNewsWire RSS streams 2007 08 01 0250 Productivity The applescript in this post will take the currently selected headline or tabbed article in NetNewsWire prompt the user for tags about the article and then create an HTML copy of the article in DEVONThink in a sub group If the first tag is not the word private then the link is also posted via cocoalicious to my del icio us account This was based on my prior script and Ethan s attempt to deal with info overload Plans are easy Starting is hard 2006 08 08 2211 Productivity Starting is always the hardest part dont you think I definitely have a deep infection of plan it out syndrome studentl inc Think About Planning Ahead 5x5s 5 Start now Do something Some people are

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