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Last night, I was walking down the sidewalk and brushed against a woman carrying a cake.
The Twitter Uncertainty Principle: How Tweeting Changes Us
The moment we decide to relay a personal experience to others, the experience itself changes.
Marathons, Makers, and Surviving the Dark Middle
In the dark middle of the race, runners need encouragement, reminders that they’re strong, that the finish is ahead: plausible, real, within reach.
Message from Beyond
A missive from quite another big medium arrives in my mailbox.
David Byrne Never Stops Making Sense
David Byrne’s concert in Paris was an inspiring reminder of the simple pleasure of sharing the amazing stuff you make.
Winning the Uphill Battle
Paris solves a problem with its bike-sharing program by turning hill-climbing into a game.
“Go Into Space”
Every day I climb into a rocket ship of my own invention.
Follow the Grid, Skip the Lines
My post office features a clever heat-map grid to announce slow and busy hours. A perfect idea for the web.
C’est la Beach
As Paris morphs into the Riviera, some clever icon design works its own transformation.
Will Work for Magic: Creativity and Play at SXSW
My latest scheme to improve productivity and creative flow: Screw around. Waste time. Make stuff. Banter. Play.
Long Road Ahead: Motivation, Ambition and Daunting Projects
The Paris Marathon prompts your correspondent to ponder what makes creative people tick in adversity.
Magic Boxes, Canned Chaos and Creative Totems
A creative totem distracts you from the mundane and everyday just long enough for your mojo to kick in and save the day.
Inspiration, Far from the Computer
When designer’s block strikes, hit up Mother Nature. You’ll be surprised what you might learn.
I’m giving myself a new challenge: Take a day off.
Artist in His Studio
A Rembrandt painting captures the odd psychology of software development.
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