Sep 28, 2002
Livia and I participated in the Walk for Farm Animals today in Boston. I was thinking it was going to be more of a walk (t-shirts, sneakers, bottled water, chatting) and less of an protest (signs, pamphlets, police, hecklers). So yes fellow Bostonians, if you thought you recognized the guy in the red sox cap holding a Go Vegan poster and walking with a group of suspicious characters (including a very dedicated woman in a cow costume) you were right; that was me. Biz Stone: Fringe Activist.
Sep 27, 2002
Sep 25, 2002
My friend Marc just emailed to say he bought my book at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square in Manhattan. Of course, as co-creator of Xanga.com, Marc already knows a thing or two about blogs. Still, it's out there and it's filled with how-to's (and wacky goodness) about blogs and blogging.
Sep 23, 2002
Sep 21, 2002
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Sep 17, 2002
Sep 16, 2002
Note to self: Items left in front of an apartment building in Manhattan, NY is not the same as stuff left in front of an apartment building in Wellesley, MA. In other words, Manhattan: it's junk, take it. Wellesley: it's rare, imported Japaneese pottery and the neighbor will introduce himself to you by asking for his dishware back. Genius Labs is not known for tact.
The Art Speaks Volumes "We have a fraction of a second to catch their attention. Then all we can hope to do is get them to pick the book up," said Steve Snider, creative director for St. Martin's Press, who runs an art department that designs 600 book jackets a year. "Then they read the flaps and they either like it or they don't."
Sep 15, 2002
Sep 13, 2002
Are you ready to buy? My book is published and available for anyone who has an interest in blogging or existing bloggers who want to dig a little more into it. Only twenty-one bucks from Amazon! Special thanks to the fantastic tech duo of Monsur and Matthew for all their contributions and help.
Sep 12, 2002
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Sep 6, 2002
We just got the color proofs of Livia's latest book, Stained Glass: Exploring New Techniques & New Material that she wrote together with her mom, Giorgetta McRee. It's beautiful, maybe even the best yet. And it actually makes working with glass seem approachable.
Sep 5, 2002
CrashBonsai is the creation of John Rooney, an artist who is torn between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create "CrashBonsai," little living car crash sculptures. (via)
Sep 4, 2002
Powell was shipped off to the last day of World Summit where he was repeatedly interrupted by jeers and protests as he attempted to defend the US environmental record. "As Powell spoke, delegates from US and Australian environmental groups repeatedly interrupted him, shouting "Shame on Bush." Thirteen people were forcibly removed from the hall by security. Even other Americans say: "Bush is moving us in the opposite direction we need to go."
Sep 3, 2002
Overheard at Design for Community: Community software that supports paid membership. I have long thought that a Blogger-in-a-Box™, a Mini-Xanga™, or a DIY Metafilter™ would be great products for non-profits, companies, and especially magazines who want to kick their online community action up a few notches. Complete with paid membership, full reporting, built in text ads and the ability to turn these things on or off as needed. Hey, the product could even double as a game: SimEv™.