“Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do. These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely it actually unfolds fairly slowly.… Continue reading Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do.
Obama on PRISM
I very much respect our President, Barack Obama. I watch his speeches and press conferences with great interest. I am impressed by his thoughtfulness around issues and ability to craft language and sentiment that offers digestible feedback for the public on complex civic issues. I’ve voted for him twice and hope to meet him one… Continue reading Obama on PRISM
Yeezus Comes. Into and Out of Kanye West
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
Terrorists Make Mistakes and Bitcoin as a Technological Tour De Force
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
Unlocking a Verizon iPhone 4S for International Travel
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
Producer Zach Saginaw and his Greatest Tour Story
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
New Devendra Banhart Track: “Für Hildegard Von Bingen”
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.
A Tour of the International Space Station
Sunita Williams gives a 25 minute tour of the International Space Station. Amazing!
Happy New Year
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