Archive for 2010

Conan O’Brien and City Lights Records: A eulogy?

I’ve been tweeting about these things for a few days now, but I haven’t posted anything here for a month, so let me collect and plagiarize some of my recent thoughts.
I’m feeling sadness for Haiti (text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti) . . . and also [...]

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Someone must stop Pay-Per-Click Caveman Jesus

Why are advertisers using this guy’s photo? Caveman Jesus (as I like to call him) is apparently becoming the ShamWow! Guy of pay-per-click ads.

Yesterday I disabled Greasemonkey to unblock Facebook ads for a few minutes because I wanted to test something. Guess whose face I saw in the Sponsored area? You got it. This guy’s, [...]

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Three 8tracks mixtapes

I used to create mixtapes and CD compilations all the time, but in this era of streaming music and MP3s I had gotten out of the habit. However, since sharing user-crafted mixes online keeps getting easier (and legal) with new service providers, I thought it would be fun to start making mixtapes again.
(That reminds [...]

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Hip-hop mixtapes at 8tracks

On the heels of my first three 8tracks mixtapes, I created a couple of hip-hop mixes at 8tracks. One is an alternative hip-hop mix with a sci-fi/samurai theme using songs from my college days (1995-2000). The other is a Definitive Jux label retrospective (2001-2009).
12 Memories: Futuristic Flow 2000
Twelve tracks including music by Del Tha Funky [...]

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SearchFest 2010 in review

Today I am at The Governor Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I had to leave at the crack of dawn to make it to SearchFest 2010 on time. Which means I was awake at dark o’clock. This also means I got to see the sunrise. That almost never happens.
This is the fourth annual SearchFest, which is [...]

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Corvallis restaurant reviews at Yelp

I recently/finally created a Yelp account and started posting reviews of restaurants in the Corvallis/Albany, Oregon area.
In the past week, I have written nine reviews. You can read them at iancavalier.yelp.com.
Will I be motivated enough to continue contributing? Will I join Urbanspoon as well? Who knows.

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WebVisions 2010 in review: Part one

On Wednesday through Friday, May 19-21, I am attending the WebVisions 2010 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of the workshop I attended on Wednesday, with links. Many of the slides from these sessions and others are available at SlideShare. See Twitter updates using #wv2010.
(Also see my [...]

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WebVisions 2010 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2010 in review: Part one.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 19-21, I attended the WebVisions 2010 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of all five sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. Many of the slides from these sessions and others are [...]

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WebVisions 2010 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2010 in review: Part two.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 19-21, I attended the WebVisions 2010 conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Below is a quick overview of all five sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. Many of the slides from these sessions and others are [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments

Community tennis tournaments
Summer tennis tournament season is fast approaching and I’ve been trying to figure out which summer weekends to schedule vacations and trips to concerts and so on. But I always try to play at least four tennis tournaments over the summer. However, sometimes OregonTennis.com doesn’t have information about these tournaments (at least [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part one

I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the five sessions I attended on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday, June 6, 2010
6:30 pm-7:45 pm – Opening Keynote – 1. Design Inspiration – Andy Stefanovich
Andy Stefanovich, a nationally recognized innovative thinker, kicks off the Conference with a jolt of [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2010 in review: Part one.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the four sessions I attended on Tuesday.

9:00 am-10:15 am – 19. Why We Brand, Why We Buy – Debbie Millman
Dive deep into the influence branding has on [...]

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HOW Design 2010 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of HOW Design 2010 in review: Part two.
I am attending the HOW Design Conference 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Below is a quick overview of the two sessions I attended on Wednesday.

9:45 am-11:00 am – 38. Refining Yourself as a Designer in the Multi-Media World – Patrick McNeil, Cameron Moll & Matthew [...]

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On hiatus, with parting links

On this first day of July, I am officially putting this blog on hiatus until 2011.
But you can still follow @iancavalier on Twitter or Flickr or 8tracks or Yelp or blah blah social media blah whatever.
(The hiatus monkey is courtesy of Squidsicle.)
Below is a large dump of random, interesting and useful links I had [...]

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