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Halloween music mix

A bunch of free indie rock and dance mp3s with Halloween-themed content. Now with streamable Spotify playlist.

On creating and making things

The artist, the designer, the musician, the craftsperson — the person who makes things is never bored. Your conflict is not making something. You are driven by the need to express yourself.

Morrissey – Heavy words are…

I visually played around with the brilliant lyrics “Heavy words are so lightly thrown” from the Smiths song “What difference does it make?” Grab some tunes in honor of Morrissey’s Birthday as well.

Web 2.0 Expo SF sketchnotes and more

I attended Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2010 for a few hours this year. My sketchnotes from the session “Hit It (Hard) with the Pretty Stick” from Jenny Lam, as well as some photos.

Ada Lovelace Day 2010

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. I chose to profile Mary Spio with a portrait.

Moving beyond “click here”

We’ve moved beyond the early days of the web, and it’s time to give readers more credit for understanding call to actions. Linking action words provides people with the context of your message.

Favorite Music of 2009

Indie/alternative rock and pop fused with electronica, musical brain candy. Songs you can dance to, sing along with, and sounds with feeling and emotion. Song streams and free mp3s.