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    April 28 2003 Reality Bites I like Survivor Blind Date The Bachelorette etc as much as the next Joe Millionare but do we really need a whole channel devoted to reality TV Posted at 02 23 PM comments 1 trackback 0 link Friday April 25 2003 Sinéad Note it s hard to remember how to put that é symbol in Sinéad O Connor says she s quitting the music business Which is a shame Sure she s out there Ok I haven t bought an album of hers in oh 13 years But those first two albums are brilliant and I vividly recall seeing her tear up that picture of the Pope and it was shocking riveting irreverent In short the spirit of rock n roll I wish her well Posted at 09 12 PM comments 1 trackback 0 link Thursday April 24 2003 Hot Chicks I m not a fan of the Dixie Chicks but they re brave Posted at 11 52 AM comments 1 trackback 0 link Tuesday April 15 2003 Piling My desk is a mess There are always piles of paper everywhere Thus it is pretty natural given what I do for a living to think about how this translates to the digital world and how to replicate a similar experience what Donald Norman calls a pile cabinet I d been even thinking about doing my grad school thesis and project on it Of course the good people at Apple headed up by Gitta Solomon have already done quite a bit of research pdf on the matter and even hold a patent on the idea And now there s rumors it ll be included in Mac OS X 10 3 Posted at 02 57 PM comments 1 trackback 0 link Not so Good Friday Is there

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    0 trackback 0 link Tuesday March 11 2003 Elementary Wow a while since I have blogged Work has been intense lately with a big project going on Sean and I are in the middle of a large set of complicated wireframes so my blogging time is curtailed On a personal note Rachael and I bought a Honda Element a very weird but wonderful SUV like vehicle It s a lot

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    30 My letter from Carnegie Mellon arrived yesterday June 30th is the day I start grad school in Interaction Design I am freaking out about it So much to do to prepare to have my life totally changed Posted at 11 03 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday February 20 2003 Let the Revolution Begin Finally the masses are rising up Lowe s is being sued to stop those commercials before a movie Posted at 03 42 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Monday February 17 2003 You say it s your birthday It s my birthday too yah actually it was yesterday 33 years old As is always the case snow on my birthday in this case the Blizzard of 03 Posted at 02 53 PM comments 2 trackback 0 link Monday February 10 2003 WTC Design Debate Finally getting around to reading Herbert Muschamp s New York Times article in praise of the THINK team s design which I also favor Although I hardly think the Daniel Libeskind design is kitsch Lots of stuff on this topic on Archlog Posted at 10 13 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Friday February 7 2003 Take It Off I think I m developing a crush on The Donnas Posted at 11 55 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Tuesday February 4 2003 WTC Designs They ve picked the two finalists for the World Trade Center site I m a big fan of the THINK entry I can t imagine anything more thrilling than seeing those double helix strands rising up from downtown Manhattan especially after seeing the interactive display they had in the Winter Garden a few weeks ago It would be a bold and appropriate choice Plus no one would have to work 100 stories in the air

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    And it s only getting worse Posted at 01 16 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Back and to the Left Like most of you I love a good JFK assassination conspiracy theory The new cleaned up Muchmore Film featuring Umbrella Man 2 should bring out a host of new ones Posted at 09 55 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Tuesday January 21 2003 File Under Bad Ideas The Iraq Human Shields I admire their convictions and bravery but aren t there other ways to work against the war machine than standing in front of it Posted at 02 30 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday January 15 2003 Moshe Safdie I m starting to enjoy reading about architects and how they derive their vision for buildings I am woefully underinformed The New Yorker has an interesting article unfortunately not online about Moshe Safdie whom I d never heard of before but whose philosophy of design to paraphrase Nothing that isn t functional can be beautiful matches up well with interaction design Posted at 12 03 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Friday January 10 2003 Get Back to Where You Once Belonged I think I smell a new Beatles boxed set coming Posted at 04 07 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday January 9 2003 Far Away So Close Newark NJ is about five miles from my house But stories like this one about the abused kids make me realize that it is a totally different world from mine So incredibly sad Posted at 04 43 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Tuesday January 7 2003 The Black Album I m still digesting Joan Didion s speech article about the state of politics and thought And Andrew Sullivan s shrill rebuttal Posted at 01 40 PM

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    Eat World 18 Moby Heathen David Bowie musicforthemorningafter Pete Yorn Summer Teeth Wilco Lapalco Brendan Benson Posted at 09 55 AM comments 2 trackback 0 link Wednesday December 18 2002 New WTC Architecture The Lower Manhattan Development Corp unveiled more proposed designs for the World Trade Center Site today some of which features buildings taller than the previous WTC I can understand the reasoning for it We ll show them but the danger of providing another high profile target like The Tallest Building s In The World really weighs heavily on my mind As it should on anyone who watched the planes crash into the original buildings That said I do like some of these designs especially United Architect s Blade Runner esque one and THINK Team s off beat double helix Eiffel Towers Posted at 02 41 PM comments 3 trackback 0 link I Believe in Yesterday As if I needed another reason to hate Yoko Ono she s trying to stop Paul from swapping his name with John s on Yesterday A song he wrote alone with no help from Lennon At times Yoko has been paid more than Paul for the royalties on the song and that s just wrong Posted at 02 18 PM comments 1 trackback 0 link Tuesday December 17 2002 Books of the Year It s that time again when everyone does their best of lists and I m no exception I ll start with books since I don t think I ll get through many more of them by year s end In no particular order The Little Friend Donna Tartt Shogun James Cavell The Lovely Bones Alice Seybold Desolation Island The Fortune of War and The Far Side of the World by Patrick O Brian Emergence Steven Johnson Our Band Could Be Your Life Michael Azzerad Posted at 05 53 PM comments 1 trackback 0 link Comments Working Again Wow comments are working again Every time I get them working within two days they disappear We ll see how long they last this time Posted at 11 01 AM comments 1 trackback 0 link Monday December 16 2002 Al We Hardly Knew Ye Gore stepping aside pretty much guarantees Bush another four years IMHO None of the other current Democratic candidates stands a chance against him so characterless or annoying or both are they Posted at 04 59 PM comments 2 trackback 0 link Nobel Peace Prize Winner Sean Penn What I want to know is Did Sean Penn punch out any photographers on his peace trip to Iraq Posted at 09 46 AM comments 1 trackback 0 link Thursday December 12 2002 It was the best of times it was the worst of times Articles like this one about heating subsidies make me ashamed of how we treat the poor and disadvantaged in this country It s sick how rich we are as a country and how wide the growing gap is between our rich and our poor Posted at

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    in what and how things are displayed Posted at 05 15 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Friday November 22 2002 Building the World s Tallest Building Are they INSANE Why not just paint a giant target on lower Manhattan Posted at 03 14 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Monday November 18 2002 Why it still sucks to be born between 1960 1980 Fortune just came out with a neo Gen X story Generation Wrecked As if we needed more bad news these days Posted at 04 46 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday November 14 2002 IA Conference I should also report that I went to an advanced information architecture seminar last week led by Lou Rosenfeld and Margaret Hanley although Lou is identified on the handout sleeve as Lois Resenfeld LOL And while it was interesting to learn about metadata controlled vocabularies synonym rings etc I m glad my interests and current job lie much more on the interactive design side of things But it was nice to be in a group of people all talking about IA related things that I seldom get to expound upon except to Sean Posted at 02 07 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Just so I am not Just so I am not totally off balance I will give props to Bush for doing something right Posted at 01 56 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday November 6 2002 Get out your bibles guns Get out your bibles guns and cash Get ready for war and crazy unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy Get ready for more recessions conservative supreme court justices and rollbacks on environmental protections It s all bad Posted at 10 25 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Tuesday November 5 2002 I spent all

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    are going to break them anyway It amazes me that every day I find something more to hate this administration about I now understand how the right wingers felt about Clinton Posted at 10 15 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Monday October 14 2002 More trouble in Northern Ireland More trouble in Northern Ireland What a mess it is up there Posted at 10 24 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Friday October 11 2002 America does not go abroad America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force She might become the dictatress of the world she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit John Quincy Adams July 4th 1821 full text Obviously no one is listening to Old Man Eloquent And this in the week Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize Posted at 11 07 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday October 10 2002 There are days when I There are days when I want to vanish dissolve into a haze of clove cigarette smoke It would be the perfect day for it today the sky is gray the wind blows off the Hudson river and rain clouds hover close Arts and Letters Daily has shut down War seems just around the corner A sniper hunts people for fun in my home state of Maryland And winter approaches Posted at 01 37 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Friday October 4 2002 I m not sure who is I m not sure who is writing Bill Clinton s speeches these days but this one is pretty inspiring Come back Bill All is forgiven Posted at 04 07 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link It s been a

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    Posted at 10 23 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday September 19 2002 Every time I try to Every time I try to put comments on this page via a 3rd party provider within days that 3rd party goes under Thus no more comments I get to rant in silence until I can get something server side to work Posted at 11 19 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday September 18 2002 Got on the train this Got on the train this morning and sat next to a backpack No one seemed to claim it and when I picked it up it was heavy I opened it to find a big piece of machinery with wires Needless to say I was nearly having a panic attack right then Long story short I figured out it was just some sort of broken thing from the door of the train and the backpack was the engineer s Such wonderful times we live in Posted at 09 28 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Monday September 16 2002 Back from Baltimore and painting Back from Baltimore and painting my parents foyer The white trim had faded to an off white cream so Rachael and I repainted it brightening up the room A reminder that subtle color changes in bulk can make a big difference Posted at 12 04 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Thursday September 12 2002 Riding in our corporate shuttle Riding in our corporate shuttle bus this morning the driver was blaring Christian music hymns over the bus speakers I found it unbelievably obnoxious especially considering the number of non Christian people who work here I am marginally a Christian myself and even I found it offensive to have to endure 20 minutes of preaching and singing about Jesus in a corporate space Posted at 09 27 AM comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday September 11 2002 The day is finally here The day is finally here I ve been dreading it for months now It s worse than I thought I wanted this to be a Glad to be alive Day but it is awfully hard to do that when the televised rollcall of the dead takes almost two hours It stunned me staggering in its length and depth causing me to sob The names names names names A litany of loss Fathers and sons the peoples of all backgrounds and nationalities all now ashes dust It is unbearable and my chest aches I cannot imagine what this day must be like for the families nor do I want to Posted at 01 35 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Tuesday September 10 2002 It s official I no longer It s official I no longer work for Datek We have been swallowed up by Ameritrade Lots of big IA ID challenges up ahead I m sure as the companies integrate Posted at 03 40 PM comments 0 trackback 0 link Monday September 9 2002 September 11th

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