I first got into Kanye West in 2005 with the release of Late Registration. There is a Grammy winning track on that album called Diamonds from Sierra Leone. It was originally a solo recording for Kanye but Jay-Z extended the track with his own verse and it was included as the final track as a “remix” of… Continue reading Yeezus Comes. Into and Out of Kanye West
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen have a new book coming out called The New Digital Age. They did an interview with CNBC on the book and at one point it focused on Illicit networks. In the book it reads, “The real challenge will be a combination of virtual currency with anonymous networks that hide the… Continue reading Terrorists Make Mistakes and Bitcoin as a Technological Tour De Force
Are you planning to travel internationally and want to unlock your iPhone? This post explains steps related to unlocking an iPhone 4S using the United States carrier, Verizon. It may also work for Android phones on the service, but my experience is with the iPhone. The process takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete.… Continue reading Unlocking a Verizon iPhone 4S for International Travel
I’ve been enjoying Sun Glitters’ most recent EP Mouth / Tight and was drawn into Zach Saginaw’s remix of the song “Mouth”. I’m writing to offer some more visibility to Zach and his work. Zach goes by the pseudonym “Shigeto,” which is both his middle name and the first name of his grandfather. This bit of background… Continue reading Producer Zach Saginaw and his Greatest Tour Story
I’ve been a fan of Devendra Banhart’s since I saw him open for Joanna Newsom at Berbati’s Pan in 2004. The new album is titled Mala and is coming out on March 12th on Nonesuch Records.
Sunita Williams gives a 25 minute tour of the International Space Station. Amazing!
I’m pleased to wish the world a very Happy New Year. I believe 2013 will be a year of limitless possibility. I look forward to helping fulfill its potential as a year where society makes progress in demonstrating greater love and compassion for each other.
I’ve been working throughout the year on my startup, Gliph. This has kept me away from updating my personal blog here. I write the Gliph company blog and remain active on Twitter @jetsetter. rob
I returned from my second Rainbow Gathering last night. Once again, it was a life-changing experience. The Gathering is a community event that takes place in national forest land around the 4th of July each year. The idea is that every person on the planet should love each other as members of a giant family.… Continue reading Rainbow Gathering, Counter Culture in 2012
Coming up in the game of Hip Hop is often described as a hustle, which is to obtain something through energetic activities. Entrepreneurship is most certainly a hustle, and if there ever was a time where hustling is a factor in success, it is right now. We are in the depths of the worst… Continue reading Four Inspirational Hip Hop Songs for Entrepreneurs