Monthly Archives: November 2012

No one is coming for Christmas: The lonely life of a sad-sack Santa at the EmptyCenter Mall.

“Can I go ho-ho-home now?” Oh, yes. That’s Santa Claus sitting all alone — and not just for a little while — at the MetroCenter Mall in northwest Phoenix. MetroCenter is a super-regional mall, 1.4 million square feet of retail … Continue reading

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Start the day dancing: Seven Year Ache by Rosanne Cash

Don’t you know heartaches are heroes when their pockets are full?

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Big duh technology tip: Film that testimonial, YouTube it, then share the link with your client.

A while back, I wrote a post on BloodhoundBlog about using pocket-sized video cameras to record and propagate video testimonials. That kind of job is now better done by smartphone video cameras, but you can still buy a Flip camera … Continue reading

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Start the day dancing: Sex and Gasoline by Rodney Crowell.

This mean old world runs on sex and gasoline…

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Guerrillas in our midst: An anthropologist studies the hacker movement — and goes native.

From Wired magazine: When you’re starting off as an anthropologist, you aim is to explore a subculture your peers have yet to uncover, spending years living with the locals and learning their ways. That’s what Gabriella Coleman did. She went … Continue reading

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Start the day dancing: Run Right Back by The Black Keys

I’ll run right back to her…

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Salman Khan talks to Charlie Rose about the founding of the Khan Academy.

Commenting on this post on the Khan Academy, Joe Brady fingered this YouTube video, Salman Khan talking to Charlie Rose about the origins of the Khan Academy:  Further notice: Salman Khan’s book on the Khan Academy experience: The One World … Continue reading

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