Absolutely fascinating article

Anyone who has ever thought about the meaning of music, art, and/or contextual relevance should immediately put aside 45 minutes to ingest and ponder the experiment that The Washington Post conducted (Jan, 2007) in the DC Metro.  I don’t want to give it away, as it needs to unfold on its own: Pearls Before Breakfast….

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

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A gravity-defying, shark-inducing experience!

Beyonce – Single Ladies

Damn, that’s a fine video…terrifically catchy tune: Curiously, YouTube has disabled external links/embeds (??? I’m using a plug-in to turn links from videos into views from my site), so here’s the direct link to the video for Single Ladies. I hope that SNL posts the skit from this past weekend with Beyonce, Paul Rudd (as….

Wine Podder of the Month – Me!

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It has been a most interesting and enjoyable experience attempting to create wine with the WinePod so far.  You can read more about my adventures here: WinePodder of the Month – Eric Porres

The best intentions for this site

Over the past couple of months I’ve been taking inventory of the various ways in which I communicate, whether is be for myself to keep track of news and information (on NetVibes), externally through tweets, Facebook updates, NYGrapes updates, dojo updates, or this blog.  In short, while I hope to keep this site fresh, you….

My iPhone apps

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Now that I’m a iPhone-toter, a number of folks have asked what apps I’ve purchased/installed.  They are as follows: Simplify Media Pandora AOL Radio WeatherBug Twitterific Facebook Loopt WordPress Starmap Clinometer Recorder iTalk MyLite NYTimes Restaurants PointAbout Tris Enigmo Cube Runner BubbleWrap Italian (from Lastminute.com) Translator vSNAX Google Earth TrackThing iMapMyRide GPSLite Epocrates Rx Shakespeare….

The Tera Era or Peta is Better?

Here are some fascinating stats about data storage (thanks to my friend Glenn Rempe for finding some), spawned in part by my purchase of an Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB device: From an article in Computer Technology Review: In terms of raw numbers, IDC, a leading market intelligence and research firm, estimates the volume of digital….

Quoted today in AdWeek – and further explanation

Earlier today I went to Yahoo’s unveiling of it’s APT platform.  Brian Morrissey, digital editor at AdWeek, was in attendance and his write-up is here.  I was quoted: Eric Porres, chief operating officer at Underscore Marketing, said Apt could help make finding targeted audiences easier for agencies, but the advances will mostly be felt on….

Jason Fried at Web 2.0

Just saw Jason Fried, the founder of 37 Signals (I use Basecamp and also am a regular reader of their blog) give one of the micro-keynotes at the Web 2.0 conference.  Here are a few quick notes: Building Software requires… – no raw materials – can build anywhere Challenges with building software – Doesn’t have….