Posts filed under “Anecdotes”
Tell a Compelling Story, Dammit
Colin Lee for Medium: I have learned that people decide what they think based upon narratives. A good story always has better results than merely listing out facts. Every good narrative has both characters and a plot. Edward Snowden has been releasing shreds of a story without characters while his opponents have created a complete […]
Naming Stuff is Hard
Don Melton, describing the brainstorming meeting when trying to name the browser now known as Safari: As I remember, Steve just started saying some names out loud…I don’t recall all the names, but one that stands out is “Freedom.” Steve spent some time trying that one out on all of us. He may have liked […]
Writing My First Code and Mastering the TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator
My high school math classes all required a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. This calculator didn’t just help with calculus, the TI-83 Plus was a pre-smartphone smartphone. I’d spend hours in class playing games like Falldown, Block Dude, Tetris 1, and most importantly Drugwars2. While I didn’t clock […]
Sometimes I use Google calendar to set gentle reminders for myself. Diana got back into town today!
The Vagina in the Window
There is a vagina on display in a window in NoHo. People bustling up and down Broadway may not notice, but it’s there. Looking at you.
High School Urban Exploring Part 2
I am given the rare opportunity to see the Secret Room for myself. Would the truth live up to the legend?