Testing Drupal 7

January 30, 2011 Technology

The content management system Drupal recently came out with their latest version which is supposed to make it easier than ever to get started. It may be easier than ever, but it is still over my head after playing around with it for a while. Step 1. Watch the Getting Started with Drupal 7 Video [...]


Technology and Education, Sitting in a Tree…

November 22, 2010 Technology

B.O.R.I.N.G. Nothing gets me more fired up than talking about the current state of our education system. My childhood should not be spent regretting every minute, sitting at a desk while my mind wanders further away. “There is a world of difference between the modern home environment of integrated electric information and the classroom. Today’s [...]


What If Life Were More Like A Video Game – Part 2

September 21, 2010 Technology

God, I love TED videos! Watch Seth Priebatsch, of SCVNGR, bring about the age of the game layer. Last decade was the social layer, where we built connections, and this decade is about influencing behavior using game dynamics. He lays out 4 examples of gaming framework that can be applied to calls-to-action, marketing, applications, and [...]


Introducing WINE.O

September 5, 2010 Design

I hope you enjoyed this little experiment. If you are with a vineyard or a winery please feel free to take this idea and crush it. Here is a PDF you can download and show your boss. I’m sure this can be applied to more products then just wine. Stickybits is a fun app and [...]


Imagining Apps for the Plane, Bus, and Subway

August 26, 2010 Ideas

While traveling back from D.C. last week, I sat on the plane trying to think up a perfect in-flight iPhone app. While in D.C. I spent a good share of time looking up bus schedules and waited for the Metro. I also spent time thinking up some app ideas for the city’s bus and subway [...]


Ideas for the Future of QR Codes

August 24, 2010 Ideas

The latest episode of Thinking and Driving had me pondering other possibilities for QR codes. For those who don’t know, a QR code is like a barcode that can be read by smart-phones and QR code scanners. The QR code can contain and initiate text, contact information, or most importantly, website URLs. Let’s dive in to some ideas. I [...]