Monday, March 28, 2011

TechTalk Trivia: What classic board game was used by the Allies to help rescue POWs during WWII?

Playing the Shogun (2006) board gameImage via WikipediaAnother of my various and sundry appearance on the TechTalk radio show has been archived online for long-suffering posterity. In this episode, I divulge which classic board game was used by the Allies to help rescue POWs during WWII?

I promise, this is far more useful information in the podcast than my trademarked pedagogical ponderings. I invite you to seek it out.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Louisville could be the startup hub of the Midwest

The indefatigable Terry Boyd over at Insider Louisville spliced together some older quotes from my colleague-friend-boss, Rob May, and myself explaining how Louisville could actually participate in the 21st century economy. There's a lot of wisdom (mostly from Rob) and a lot of criticism (mostly from me). I'd love to hear what other folks think of our fair city and its prospects for growing tech-centric jobs -- and whether the Louisville Digital Association is doing right by its mission.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Is Robert Heinlein still relevant?

The Worlds of Robert A. HeinleinImage via WikipediaRobert A Heinlein is considered one of the most influential writers in the history of science fiction -- but are Heinlein's works still relevant today? Thus is the question posed (and, ostensibly, answered) in my latest SF Signal podcast appearance.

Not to worry, my inane babblings are more than compensated for by contributions from Fred KiescheDerek JohnsonJohn DeNardoJeff PattersonPatrick Hester and the music of John Anealio.

As always, you you can hear my previous SF Signal audiocrimes here.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Podcast: Why I don't (but do) watch 'Fringe'

One of many marketing posters used to promote ...Image via WikipediaHere's my latest SF Signal Podcast appearance, wherein I, Scott ShafferFred KiescheMatthew Sanborn SmithLisa Paitz Spindler and Patrick Hester discuss why we don't (or, in my case, do) watch Fringe.

Listen for the other contributions, which are imminently more useful than my own. If for some reason you think my comments have redeeming value, you can hear my previous Sf Signal audiocrimes here.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

From Twitter 03-05-2011

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

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Friday, March 04, 2011

From Twitter 03-03-2011

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

From Twitter 03-02-2011

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  • From Twitter 03-01-2011
  • Arcade Expo Giveaway
  • 4 Sanity Saving Tricks for Gmail
  • RT @PaulGrahamRaven: Yup, there it is -> RT @Eamonn_Forde: "OMG" – I've been leaked a pack shot of the new iPad #apple #ipad2 http:/ ...
  • Book Publishers Need to Wake Up and Smell the Disruption
  • You’re already dead
  • 2 of my meetings disappeared from my calendar today. Serendipitous as I must write my face off now.
  • MIND MELD: Movie Novelizations That Are Actually Good
  • RT @Greendrv: Get tickets for *free* Steven Levy @wired talk for Tues 4/26 7pm at Lou Free Public Lib
  • Can You Sue Facebook To Restore Your Falsely Taken Down Fan Page?
  • RT @mattstaggs: Sheen Family Circus
  • Give Better Interviews
  • B to B Companies: Social Marketing and A Cautionary Tale
  • Are humans still evolving by Darwin's natural selection? (hat tip @sfsignal)
  • RT @Turner: @Backupify I'm super impressed with your service. Very well done, and way to stay on top with the incredibly elevated volum ...
  • Google Apps customers can now purchase additional storage on the cheap
  • GreenGoose and the gamification of… er, pretty much everything
  • Play Along With Our Apple Event Bingo Card
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

From Twitter 03-01-2011

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

From Twitter 02-28-2011

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  • Workshifting: The Rise Of The Zealot And Fall Of Your Weekend?
  • I Disagree with Fred; Marketing is for Companies that Have Great Products
  • The Responsibility of Running a Business
  • How Social Media Is Pushing the Limits of Legal Ethics
  • What’s The Real Deal With AngelList?
  • Quora: What is considered a significant number of users for a free consumer internet product?
  • Weather change causing major sinus headache. Meds ineffective. Time for the nuclear option: A Qdoba extra spicy burrito.
  • Lunch? Lunch!
  • RT @robmay: Worried about gmail data loss?, Backupify offers a free Pro100 account for the next 24 hrs w/ code "savegmail" http://bit.l ...
  • #Fail, #Fail & #Fail Again
  • Burning Chrome
  • LastPass XSS vulnerability found, website and browser add-ons affected (updated)
  • Humans Are The Routers
  • Digital Literacy Is In Crisis
  • Sorry Entrepreneurs: You’re Probably the Rule, Not the Exception
  • My Post-Oscars Thoughts
  • RT @5tevenw: Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a ...
  • RT @Greendrv: For auction: one slightly used Soviet era Vostok space capsule
  • The Unspoken Evil Of The RFP
  • Dear raging sinus headache. Fuck you. Sincerely, me.
  • You Can’t Finish If You Don’t Start
  • Libyans Using Coded Dating Site Messages To Avoid Government Monitoring
  • Report: Coal costs U.S. $500 billion in ‘hidden costs’
  • Backing up my tweets with @Backupify - Twitter backup is free!
  • Another War Entirely In The Past
  • RT @digiphile: Does anyone see evidence of "Like-building" on Facebook emerging to parallel link building on the Web? SMO folks as the n ...
  • HarperCollins Wants To Limit Library Ebook Lending To 'Protect' Authors From Libraries
  • How to get good at making money
  • Prevent your next Gmail blackout – Get a free year of Backupify
  • Facebook plans to resume address, phone sharing
  • Storm Clouds: Gmail Failure Reinforces Danger Of Becoming Too Cloud-Dependent
  • Douglas Adams on the definition of "natural order"
  • RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: I am a humanist, which mean, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or puni ...
  • Backupify Offering One Year Free In Light Of Gmail Outage
  • RT @Schindizzle: Bat shit must be offended by all the Charlie Sheen comparisons.
  • RT @danfaust: I support Katee Sackhoff as Deena Pilgrim. How do we make this happen?
  • RT @robmay: Wow, over 50K uniques to @backupify website today already. May be our biggest traffic day ever.
  • Got a lot done today, but it was almost all work that was created today. task list didn't shrink near enough for my liking.
  • 4 meetings tomorrow. 3 meetings + 2 flights Wednesday. Then 2 days in Boston. Then home to have my windows replaced #killmenow
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