Category Archives: Life

TrendMedia, Guide Dogs Fetch Web Award

“Good boy!” TrendMedia and win the Web Marketing Association’s 2007 Non-Profit Standard of Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Bottom line, it was a fun project to work on and at the end of the day one of those projects that really makes you feel good about what […]

Fleet Week in San Francisco

It’s Fleet Week in San Francisco once again and my windows are rattling from the Blue Angels flying overhead. Scott Beale from Laughing Squid says that an Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in the world, will be flying over SF today as well. [tags]fleet week,san francisco,blue angels,mcnitt[/tags]

How To Cook Your Life

In 1283, Zen master Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen School in Japan, wrote a cookbook in which he encouraged readers to cultivate mindfulness through simple kitchen chores like washing rice and kneading dough. How to Cook Your Life is a documentary film filmed at the Scheibbs Buddhist center in Austria and the San Francisco […]

iWoz – And the Personal Computer

Everyone loves a good story. I think that “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”, the autobiography of Steve Wozniak qualifies. (Pictured below: Steve Wozniak’s original Apple I computer. I would say that Apple’s image has come a long way.) Being a […]

So much iPhone controversy…

What other product besides the holiday release of Cabbage Patch Kids back in the 80’s has had so many people act so nuts? People camping in line on the streets, tech and popular press headlines dominated by the iPhone for months, hackers going to war with Apple, people with signs outside of T-Mobile offering to […]

MacBook Pro Update – New Firmware

Why do the scariest computer updates always coincide with the busiest work days? Apple released a new firmware update for the MacBook Pro today. Have to say that Apple does a good job of making even the most serious updates user friendly. Phew! It worked.

Social Bookmarking ( in Plain English

Niki in the Garden

On a recent trip to Chicago I went see “Niki in the Garden“, a show by Niki de Saint Phalle, at the Garfield Park Conservatory with my Mom. Sculptures covered with ceramic mosaics, mirrors, glass, and semi-precious stones depict brilliantly colored animals, mythical creatures, “Nanas”, sports figures, and more. The Niki in the Garden show […]

Microsoft Surface Computing and the Future

Computing is rapidly evolving to encompass every area of our lives. Given this, how do we identify skillful and unskillful relationships with technology? How do we distinguish when technology is improving our experience verses detracting from it? What are the benchmarks? Like Tron, I picture technology marketers as the blue team, the buying public as […]

Vacuum Sounds Like Chewbacca

Excellent. [tags]hoover,vacuum,star wars,chewbacca,youtube,humor,mcnitt[/tags]