Back to Field Notes

I’m insanely excited to be using Field Notes again. I switch back and forth between Moleskines and Field Notes notebooks, but I’ve definitely missed the feel and experience of a good ad useful notebook lately since being away from Field Notes. Sure, there are digital ways to capture todos and tasks and thoughts and notes, … Continue reading Back to Field Notes

Indiana Jones, UChicago and an Amazing Tale of Misplaced Mail

So insanely awesome (and yes, I will DRIVE up to Chicago for the Indiana Jones exhibit): UChicago College Admissions, Mischief Managed For those of you who have…: “According to Paul, this package was en route from him in Guam to his intended recipient IN ITALY (registered mail confirmation attached) when it must have fallen out … Continue reading Indiana Jones, UChicago and an Amazing Tale of Misplaced Mail

Social TV Rating from Nielsen and Twitter

Fascinating on many levels but especially the notion of analytics and real-time engagement (something performance marketers have acknowledged for a while but larger brands are slowly realizing): Nielsen and Twitter Establish Social TV Rating: “Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, and Twitter today announced an exclusive … Continue reading Social TV Rating from Nielsen and Twitter

Reminiscing About What the Web Was

From 2008: The vanishing personal site – Jeffrey Zeldman: “Our personal sites, once our primary points of online presence, are becoming sock drawers for displaced first-person content. We are witnessing the disappearance of the all-in-one, carefully designed personal site containing professional information, links, and brief bursts of frequently updated content to which others respond via … Continue reading Reminiscing About What the Web Was

The Hobbit’s Bad Review

One of the best reviews I’ve read in a long while… ‘The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey,’ by Peter Jackson – NYTimes.com: “Over all, though, the shiny hyper-reality robs Middle-earth of some of its misty, archaic atmosphere, turning it into a gaudy high-definition tourist attraction. But of course it will soon be overrun with eager … Continue reading The Hobbit’s Bad Review

Poor Gorgosaurus

Sad tale of a gorgosaurus that has, fortunately, been fossilized to preserve an amazing CSI-esque amount of data: Who knew that brain tumors could show up in the fossil record and be responsible for a scary dino having two broken legs and a busted shoulder? Gotta love science. Continue reading Poor Gorgosaurus

Square and Disruption

Square Gift Cards from Square on Vimeo. We make no secret of our love for Square and the ability to democratize transactions to the point of making our on-the-go clients very very happy. We even gave them out as stocking stuffers to clients. We couldn’t be more excited about Square’s new gift card functionality that … Continue reading Square and Disruption

New in WordPress 3.5

We’re super excited about the upcoming release of WordPress 3.5 as we use the insanely flexible and competent WordPress content management platform for our own blog as well as a a number of client sites (especially in the affiliate and performance marketing world). MediaTemple, who we use for hosting this site and can’t recommend enough … Continue reading New in WordPress 3.5

Analytics, APIs and Mobiles

We’ve been experimenting with Keen’s API-as-analytics platform (simply drop some code into your existing code) on a few of the apps we’re building for clients and have been mightily impressed so far… Keen IO – Analytics APIs: “So many of the devices we use everyday are internet connected and could certainly benefit from great user … Continue reading Analytics, APIs and Mobiles