A long time ago people figured out that if you used coins for trading instead of chickens you could build up a complex economy. The coins usually consisted of something precious themselves. Not to long ago society moved towards a more abstract notion of currency and found it was easier to produce dollars out of…
Automatically Geotag Photos
I know that adding GPS to cameras will add cost to the unit but it seems like the perfect marriage. With the GPS data embedded inside the exif data you won’t have to tag your vacation with ‘Yellowstone National Park’. Instead, your photos can show up on a Google map or be set for auto…
Journal Writing Sucks, Blogging is Cool
The LDS cultural has encouraged personal history and journal writing since its inception. Ever since then the vast majority of the members have ignored this council and the overall level of guilt among the LDS faithful has continued to rise as each successive generation followed the example of the previous. Technology now provides some relief…
Turn WordPress Into Social Butterfly
I have been pitching this idea of a distributed social network to everyone that can stand to listen to me. I realize that the conversation around WordPress and the future of social networking is heating up, but as it does I think it is important to begin thinking about implementation. It is fun to philosophize,…
We’re All Gonna Die
In the cosmic scheme of things life is little more than a blip between birth and death. Luckily for us as a species the blips are coming online faster than they are fading out. However, it is terrifying when the universe conspires to silence all the blips at once. The death is aimed at us.
Content Connected to Geography
Marion has been working on this idea of connecting information to a location for quite some idea now. WhereIGo has made some of the technology that is needed to make it happen available. If you haven’t read about where the future of information is headed check it out.
Note to Facebook, Myspace and Other Social Silos: DIE
I wrote three Facebook apps and I have ideas for several more. The most successful was the House Plans application I did for ThePlanCollection.com, but in the Facebook world you can’t count a couple thousand users as especially successful. When Open Social started up I felt like I needed to go sign up for a…
Really Neat Photography
Most of the cool photos you see are manipulated via photoshop these days. Miss Palmen, a 44-year-old Dutch artist, creates her art the old fashion way and the results are amazing.
I saw an ad on TV last night (while learning about the history of drug addiction on the History Channel). It was sponsored by the AMA but highlights the health care crisis in the United States. 1 out of 7 people does not have health insurance. This is bound to be a major topic in…
I am not sure if this is cool or totally freaky, but the Chinese have figured out how to kind of control the weather so that it doesn’t rain on the Olympics this summer. All this time I thought it was the Japanese Mafia that was controlling the weather.