Friday, February 25, 2011


The legacy you leave behind is the whole of who you are: the sum of the parts.

Subconciously you live the past of someone else's life. The clothes you choose, the breakfast you eat, the way you travel: these parts were travelled by others and now by you. You are influenced by the past with each and every moment. You are experiencing someone's legacy, known or unknown to you.

And then there are the magical moments of conscious choice. The moments where you choose to live a moment in dedication to your spouse, your friend, your mother, your father, your brother, your sister, your child. You not only continue their legacy, you contribute to your own.

This is immortality. We live it each and every day with the small choices we make. We live it each and every day with the large choices we make. We live it each and every day with our subconcious reactions, with our personalities, with our involvement, with our indifference. We are the sum of our parts, but those parts are rich with legacy. And the person we were, are, and will be: you are immortal.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Facebook: Picture Viewer: Theater

I just noticed a new picture viewer by Facebook.  They label it "theater."  I liken it to the "lightbox" view that Flickr offers.  The utility it offers is a reduction of clutter when viewing images.  Because when I'm looking at pictures I just want to flip through an album or set of pictures.  It's interesting that Facebook keeps functionality on the bottom of the picture.  Also, the URL with the text "&theater" inserted into the URL fails to load this view.  The view appears it is only reachable by clicking on a photo from an album (or profile or whatever).  And when you click the "close" link, it returns you to the action grayed out in the background.

Google Navigation

I just noticed a change in Google Navigation.  Above the top links now appears a blue bar to indicate the selected section of Google.  Also, the sections appear to be in a rail with shading, rather than simple text on a white background.  I wonder where they're going with this.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We Live in Public

Who is Josh Harris?  What was  I am watching We Live in Public on Hulu right now.  Fairly interesting retrospective about an idea for online TV networks.  Hard work, innovation and best ideas: the ingredients for success sometimes lead to failure.  Sometimes you fail despite being right.  It takes more than just intelligence and determination to "make it" or "be successful" in the business world today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fandago: FanMail e-mail Usability Issue

A bit disappointed when I opened this e-mail from Fandago claiming "X-Men Trailer Debut Now Live!"  How exactly do I view the trailer (the subject of this e-mail)?  Why is it buried in the "Entertainment News" section?  You are sending this e-mail promising the trailer for X-Men: First Class, but instead give me a bunch of Justin Bieber information.  If you are going to pitch another movie, you should at least pitch a movie from the same genre.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's New Tonight on TV?

New Shows on TV Tonight

Here is a concise list of new programs airing tonight (prime time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm Eastern Time).  We left off programs without episodes, but for the most part it will cover the program you're looking for.  It's a great place to go when you want to browse for something new to watch on TV tonight, or queue up on your DVR.

For example: tonight's new episode of Nova looks into the IBM supercomputer that will be competing in Jeopardy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Facebook: Facial Recognition

It appears facial recognition will soon be enabled on Facebook.

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