Emailed, managing tasks with Evernote

  • March 8th, 2011

Email has and always will be central to how I get personal & work “stuff” done. No matter how many task applications, browser extensions and web services I experiment with, my email inbox consistently stands out as the single repository where all tasks begin their [often long-winded] lifecycle. Maintaining a manageable inbox is an uphill […]

iPad 2: The usual “thinner, faster, lighter”

  • March 2nd, 2011

Did you hear? The new iPad was announced as the iPad 2. Thinner, faster and lighter. Dual core A5 chip, better graphics (for videos & gaming) and the same great battery life. Oh, and one other surprise(?) front and rear facing cameras. You know, so you can get your Facetime, Skype or Fringe on. Black […]

11″ MacBook Air vs. iPad 3G

  • February 23rd, 2011

At one point, I had both an 11.6″ MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 128GB, 4GB) and iPad 3G (16GB) to supplement my main 15″ MacBook Pro. After 30 days, the MacBook Air went back to Apple. Why? In those 30 days, the Air was used for no more than 10 total hours. The rest of the time, […]

Recent Dropbox updates with Smart Folders

  • February 16th, 2011

I love Dropbox. It’s a flexible sync service that does exactly what you expect it to do – reliably. At 47 Degrees, we use Dropbox to share and collaborate on documents, assets and general company resources. The service is completely integrated with each one of our machines (Mac house). Changes happen quickly with the only […]

Earmarked WordPress Theme

  • February 11th, 2011

Before launching the Bespoke WordPress Theme, I was running a custom theme on 5thirtyone.com which I called Earmarked. Over the course of its use, I received a number of inquiries regarding the release of a paid version. It was because of these inquiries that I entertained the idea of a premium theme service of my […]

Volkswagen: The Force 2012 Passat Commercial

  • February 9th, 2011

I heart Volkswagen. Even more so for vehicle commercials like The Force above. Sure beats some of the other commercials other auto manufacturers are pushing. Anyone else have any favorites?

Happy new year, introducing Bespoke for WordPress

  • January 1st, 2011

If you’re reading this update through your feed reader, you’re missing out on the fact that 5thirtyone.com is sporting a new look — I’m eating my own dog food so to speak. I call it the Bespoke theme, and you can grab it for yourself over at Themetie. The decision to release Bespoke (a first), […]

Not going into orbit, just looking for clean clothes

  • July 28th, 2010

Yesterday I spent some time perusing the washer / dryer options at Home Depot. I guess I have never stopped to take notice of advertisements or TV commercials touting the latest & greatest. Home appliances have gone from simple to featured bloated. What happened to loading clothes, setting the temperature and pressing start? That’s too […]

AT&T 3G MicroCell, who is doing who a favor?

  • July 15th, 2010

Syl and I moved into a loft late last year and have had the worst experience imaginable with our AT&T iPhones. I completely understand that concrete structures aren’t exactly known to amplify carrier signals, but no other carrier (T-Mobile, Verizon or Sprint) suffers nearly as much as AT&T Wireless in the apartment. It’s terrible! In […]

Streamd.in project launch, currently Twitter + Google Maps

  • March 24th, 2010

Location, location, location. Anyone who attended or followed the 2010 SXSW festival understood that the hot topic was “geolocation”. Twitter officially enabled geolocation on streams providing users with the option to include their current location with messages, Foursquare is reporting crazy new user numbers and Gowalla is reporting their own activity numbers from SXSW. So […]