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get back to your happy place 2011

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Posted on March 31, 2011 at 01:53 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

three great design themes 2011

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Posted on March 29, 2011 at 07:16 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

choose your universe 2011

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Posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:38 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Go for the record 2011

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Posted on March 28, 2011 at 02:09 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

FOMO and social media 2011

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Posted on March 25, 2011 at 09:06 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

need to want less 2011

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Posted on March 24, 2011 at 03:20 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

donate some books today 2011

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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Everyday 2011

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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:11 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Let go of that useless fear and denial combo 2011

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Posted on March 22, 2011 at 09:19 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Plan your work. Work your plan. 2011

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Posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:43 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

getting started with Discardia 2011

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Posted on March 20, 2011 at 01:45 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Happy Discardia! 2011

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Posted on March 20, 2011 at 01:43 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

insomnia 2011

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Posted on March 18, 2011 at 01:17 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cast out the snakes! 2011

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Posted on March 17, 2011 at 10:04 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

the no-longer-awesome box 2011

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Posted on March 16, 2011 at 07:05 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

fear and work 2011

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Posted on March 14, 2011 at 02:23 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Notes from Austin—Agile Self Development 2011

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Posted on March 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Getting Closer, Going Later (#SXSW) 2011

I missed morning sessions here at SXSW Interactive today. Partly that was my fault – I set myself up for a bad night's sleep by having caffeine (which I normally don't), drinking at parties and dinner, and reading scary news from Japan – and the spring forward clock switch is always tough, but even in my sleep-deprived state there was a critical moment this morning (8:44am) when I could have rallied, quickly showered, and made it to the first time slot session I wanted to hit.

So why didn't I? I had told my friend doing the session I'd get there, I was excited about the topic, and my first choice for the subsequent time slot was at that same campus.

The problem is that that campus was outside of rallying range.

Unless I paid for a cab it likely would take me about half an hour to get there. With room size now frequently smaller than demand, the risk of arriving late and being unable to get in after a long-range scramble to reach the campus is daunting.

So what would be better?

Instead of spreading out to the Hyatt Regency Austin, over the bridge down on Barton Springs Road, or the seriously distant AT&T campus, I'd rather see 6:30pm sessions at the locations within six blocks of the Brush Park/Hilton/ACC hub.

There are 27 sessions today at the Hyatt campus. If 11am is typical of the number of rooms (and skipping meetup rooms), those sessions could all fit in a 6:30pm slot at ACC, Hilton, Courtyard and Hilton Garden Inn campuses without even needing to stretch out to the Sheraton, Driskill, or Radisson.

I'd like to see SXSW grow in time, not space. Stretching session programming a little bit more into the evening won't cramp people's style in having evening opportunities to connect and have fun. We've had 5pm happy hours competing with last sessions for a long time now and it's worked out fine.

Posted on March 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM in warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (4)

small, incremental changes 2011

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Posted on March 12, 2011 at 02:48 PM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

flight to Austin 2011

United Airlines(UA) #4032
dep SFO 6:10am PST
arr IAH 11:50am CST;
(Operated by Continental Airlines flight 469)

United Airlines(UA) #3895
dep IAH 1:20pm CST
arr AUS 2:12pm CST;
(Operated by Continental Airlines flight 241)

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 06:10 AM in travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bounce onto it 2011

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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 09:55 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jenny clicked it when she saw,

Smiling at the screen she glanced on;

Time, you thief, who like to paw

Sweets into your list, put that on!

Say I'm weary, say I'm sad,

Say of health & wealth I'm cheated,

Say I'm growing old, but add –

She retweeted.

 

(with thanks and apologies to Leigh Hunt)

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 08:32 PM in creativity, writing | Permalink | Comments (0)

Facebook grrr 2011

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Posted on March 6, 2011 at 01:50 PM in Discardia, warnings & kvetches | Permalink | Comments (0)

flight home 2011

Flight number: United 996
Departing: 5:20 PM Lic Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (PVR)
Arriving: 6:30 PM Los Angeles International (LAX)

Flight number: United 712
Departing: 8:30 PM Los Angeles International (LAX)
Arriving: 9:52 PM San Francisco International (SFO)

Posted on March 5, 2011 at 05:20 PM in travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

overspending, underenjoying? 2011

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM in Discardia | Permalink | Comments (0)

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