Monthly Archives: January 2010

I Think I Suffer From Rick Rubinism

Rick Rubinism:
A hip-hop head who tends to stray away from most (but not all) current hip-hop, in fear of stagnation.

Never question the knowledge of someone afflicted with Rick Rubinism, though. Crooked caps don’t represent knowledge.

Architecture × Digital Geekery = N Building

N Building in Tachikawa, Japan

With all the technological advances we’ve seen in recent years, if there’s ever been a sign that said “welcome to the future”, it’s the N Building.

This commercial building in Tachikawa, Japan, has a QR code designed on the outside panels allowing cell phone users to take a picture of the 2D barcode (similar to Blackberry Messenger & other apps) and be directed to the building’s website.

Furthermore, users with an additional app installed on their device (only available on iPhone right now), can aim their camera towards the building and be greeted with an augmented reality layer over the building, showing a more interactive display of the the building’s stores, their sales/promotions, and even showing tweets from within the building.

If you’re confused – or amazed – just watch the video below.

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You Are Potential

I just watched this video and had to share it with you guys.

Many of us get so caught up in our everyday lifestyle, we take the simplest things for granted, and occupy our lives with the most frivolous issues. Sometimes, it’s those with far greater challenges that end up inspiring us to value what we have and to make the absolute most of it.

Patrick Henry Hughes, and his father, Patrick John Hughes, are two of those great inspirations.

Please take 15 minutes to watch these 2 videos. I promise you, you will be grateful you did.

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Throwing Pebbles & Conquering Mountains

I just wanted to post real quick to wish you guys a happy new year & a happy new decade!

Many times, we get so caught up in routine and habit, we end losing steam on accomplishing the major goals we set out for ourselves.

Wherever the past 10 years have taken you, you now have the next 10 to make it count.

“It isn’t the mountains ahead, to climb, that wear you out – it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

In this next year, and in this next decade, I invite you to join me in a challenge to remove all the pebbles from your life, and conquer that mountain ahead.

Meet you at the top!

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