A gravity-defying, shark-inducing experience!scuba

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 are more likely to catch what I’m thinking about or doing via my Facebook (which is connected with Twitter) feed.  As the song goes (name that band!), “Time is the measure before it’s begun, Slips away like running water…” and I’m just out of time to write down at-length prose on all of the various topics I’m interested in.

So, if you know me (and by know I mean more than just we met once and/or we’ve communicated more than once since we were in highschool), have a look for me on Facebook.  Better yet, rather than pseudo-conversationalism through blogs, tweets, and the like, just pick up the phone and call.  Cheers.


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
  • Stanza

To date, apps used most often (AUMO):

  • Facebook
  • Twitterific
  • Simplify
  • Pandora

Interesting article in the NYTimes about private jet interlopers…those who are the passengers in the lap of other people’s luxury travel.


Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

What goes up, must come down.

Yahoo was kind enough to provide me with a pass to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday the 25th.  Unfortunately client work got in the way of my ability to jet out of the office and rub elbows with anyone remotely famous at the activities during the day, but I did huff it across town Friday night to see Fighter (www.fighter-filmen.dk), a girl-power movie about an Copenhagen émigré Turkish high-school girl (Aicha) who secretly trains in Kung fu under the nose of her traditional parents, and the overt and covert strains that pursuit puts on her and her family.  The Film Festival site has a much more detailed write-up.  Suffice to say, it was thoroughly enjoyable.  The director, one of the actors, and the actor/choreographer Xian Gao (same guy who trained the folks for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) were in attendance to do the Q&A afterwards.  I hope this shows up for distribution somewhere so that I can see the first 20 minutes…I hate missing any parts of a film!

I’m not sure who developed this site, but it is chock full of stats about Blu-ray discs, sales, etc.  And ooh, Step Into Liquid, one of the seminal movie/documentaries ever made on surfing, is coming out in Blu-ray!

Porn meets audiobooks in this latest mashup:

Porn for the Blind, a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Mass., was established for the sole purpose of making the millions of free porn clips available online accessible to people with visual impairments.

From the granddaughter who works at NASA of a friend of friend of a friend:


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