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Top 5 things I read for the week ending October 30, 2015

Russell, the Creator

As the NBA season tips off, there was a lot of good writing related to basketball, but this deconstruction of Russell Westbrook’s current skills and capabilities was one of the best. I’ve read a lot of things about Oklahoma City being Russ’ team now, but I’m not sure I buy into that. Still, the Westbrook – Durant tag team has the potential to be more potent than ever.

Luke Skywalker, Sith Lord

The Force Awakens is in full hype mode. I’m not completely buying this theory of Luke turning to the Dark Side, but love the extreme dissection performed in that article to come to that conclusion.

The Lonely Death of George Bell

In the dim light, Mr. Bertone emptied his drink. “You know, I miss him,” he said. “I would have liked to see George one more time. He was my friend. One more time.”

Haunted by hackers: A suburban family’s digital ghost story

The systematic destruction of Paul and Amy Strater’s lives began with pizza.

Let’s Redesign Web Design

Sure, its essentially a promotional piece for Webflow, but it makes a compelling case for how the wireframing and information design part of the Web product development cycle needs to evolve.

Steve Jobs Tributes

There’s been a abundance of excellent web pages published giving tribute to the life and legacy of Steve Jobs in addition to the many excellent articles and blog posts.  Here’s a collection of some of the ones I’ve appreciated the most.

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Movies I’ve been watching with Mason recently

It’s pretty great that Mason is getting old enough so his taste in movies creeps closer to some of the films I enjoy watching over and over.  Kung Fu Panda is great, but after 137 viewings, I need some change.   Here’s what we’ve enjoyed together recently

  • Ghostbusters – he actually started quoting lines from the film and singing “Who you gonna call?”.  So. Proud.
  • Tron – unsure if I’ll be taking him to Tron Legacy this December
  • Superman II – actually not yet, but it’s coming to Netflix Instant in a couple weeks so we’ll be watching

A random list of things for October 9

My friend Dave is fond of writing blog posts that have the line “here it is list form, because people like lists.”  That’s probably true, so I’m going to use that writing technique to revive my posting on this site.  Anyway, here’s a random list of thoughts for you.

  • DVD Later – for adding movies currently in theatres to your Netflix Queue – is pretty awesomely convenient.  Especially if you’re lick me and 98% of your annual movie watching happens via Netflix DVDs at your house.
  • October just isn’t the same when the Red Sox aren’t in the playoffs.  It’s nice having the Giants make it, but its no replacement for the Sox.  Prediction: Phillies win it all
  • I’m a bit of data geek. Specifically, a data visualization geek, so I’m pretty excited about playing with Daytum.
  • I’ve launched a couple new sites in the past week.  I’ve fairly obsessed with online curating and determining how much “content creation” online can be pushed to zero effort.  Along those lines, I’ve created two new tumblr sites.  http://phishtank.tumblr.com catalogues great multimedia capture by fans on current Phish tour.  http://gov20.tumblr.com (yes, these sites couldn’t be more different) is a companion to the blog I started at http://nasawebdude.com about Government 2.0 and Open Government topics.
  • Speaking of Phish, the 3 night run I attended at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley this past August was one of my summer highlights.
  • Was in Chicago a couple weeks ago.  I hadn’t been there for over 10 years.  Forgot how great a city that is.  Need to go there for a long weekend with Keturah sometime soon.
  • Finally, yesterday was Keturah’s birthday.  Here’s a pic I took at the pumpkin patch we went to with the boys.  Sorry that its a bit blurry. It came from my iPhone


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