To top things off, I decided to make the app free. I sold a small amount, but honestly – I started to wonder whether I really wanted to charge or not for the app. I’ve spent a lot of time on it, but ultimately I decided that I’d rather have more people see it and use it. Obscurity being the bigger challenge, right?
For those unfamiliar with the event, it gathers 20 creatives together and tasks each of them to answer the same question in 2 minutes or less. Participants can answer the question however they like (some people do presentations, some sing songs, others read poems) – so long as they stick to the 2 minute or less requirement.
“I like my love with a budget, I like my hugs with a scent
You smell like light, gas, water, electricity, rent”
I found out late in the week that my friend Jim was in town, so we made plans to hang out for a bit on Saturday evening. I know Jim from way back when, as we were both students in the MFA program at The Ohio State University. We were both studying poetry (though Jim was a year behind me).
When we encountered some lathe that was a little tricky to remove, we instantly went for the sawzall. Interesting to see how comfortable we are becoming with this tool, versus how timid we were when we first got it.
It is very immersive, and at times the video seemingly pulls you into a building only to them propel you away. Many parts are quite frenetic and fast-paced, which is actually the exact opposite of how I view Paris.
Command Line Power User is a video series, aimed at web developers wanting to learn more about the command line. Created by Wes Bos, I think it’s a very comfortable and easy introduction to the command line – the pacing and topics covered never make you feel like you’re pausing every 5 seconds, running off to Google a new term or concept.
Xoco, which I didn’t realize was situated at the old location for holiday (where I once got to use a breathalyzer). It was a tequila bar after that, and maybe a few other things in the following years. It’s been a long time since I’ve been back to the neighborhood.
Watching this, I got a similar sensation of awe as I did when watching Michelle Erickson working with clay. With skilled creators, their movements seem almost like dance-like. I imagine them performing the same motions, again and again, year after year.
Of the bunch, I have to say I preferred the Flickr extension the most. I’ve had it set up now for a few days, and it just continues to delight me at several turns. While there seem to be a limited number of photos per day (I found that I was seeing some repeats by the end of the first day), the images seem to “refresh” so that a newer set is shown the following day.
On arriving in Frankfort on Easter Sunday, we found (to Liz’s great delight) that there was an egg hunt set up for us, in the backyard. In fact, the area spanned all three sides of the house (minus the front yard).
One interesting thing about this place is the ordering process. Instead of roving carts that you’d call over to the table, there were mostly roving waitstaff. Your table gets a large menu with images of all the items, along with blank box in the corner of each. Fill out the quantities you want, and someone takes your order.
Did I mention they both had a fairly large cookie, prior to this segment of the evening?
I don’t think I know Sufjan Stevens’ music enough to call myself a fan, but when I find a song I like by him… I really fall for it. I heard he had a new album out called Carrie & Lowell, and I’ve been listening to it (the whole album) pretty nonstop, while I’m working on my computer at home….