Use Gowalla? Want a copy of my book? Jeffrey has the details.
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
For those about to spacehack, we salute you. 2009-07-14, the Mojave desert.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
A team competing in NASA's beamed power climber competitionâ€”a race to provide one of the technologies needed for building a space elevator. I doff my hat to these guys.
Monday, November 24th, 2008
The Napoleon Dynamite problem at Netflix: basement hackers and amateur mathematicians are competing to improve the program that Netflix uses to recommend DVDs â€” and to win $1 million in the process.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
Want tickets to dConstruct? If you're a girl geek, here's your chance.
Monday, March 19th, 2007
Manage This » Blog Archive » Helvetica documentary world premier haiku contest - The Extensis Community Blog covering Font Management, Digital Asset Management and info for Creative Professionals
Helvetica poster. It can be yours; Haiku required.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
Web Directions North in Vancouver is shaping up to be the conference highlight of next year. I’m extremely happy that I’ll be speaking. If it’s just half as good as its Australian predecessor it will be awesome in its rockitude.
‘Scuse my usage of words like “awesome” and “rockitude” but I’m trying to get in the mood for the aprés-conference weekend of snowboarding. Sound good? Why don’t you join me.
You’ve got a couple of options for securing a ticket (aside from the obvious option of actually buying one). If you’re quick off the mark, you can just about make the closing deadline for the competition from Digital Web magazine:
To win, submit your very own snowboard design! In the grand tradition of pro snowboarders and classic boardsmiths like Burton, Lib Tech, and Sims, we invite you to put your design skills into the most radical snowboard ever! Make it geeky, make it awesome, make it classic—whatever you want, it’s your design.
There are already some great entries. Even if you don’t win a ticket, there are tons of runner-up prizes.
The other way of earning a ticket is very cool indeed. You can participate in the Web Directions affiliate program:
Join our affiliate program and get 4 people to sign up for the conference and we’ll give you a free ticket for youself.
All you need to do is get your unique affiliate URL from us, and then you can spread the word in whatever way you think is right for you.
This is an excellent idea and something I’d like to see more conferences offer. It’s a great way to ensure that enthusiastic, passionate bloggers get to attend, regardless of their financial situation. Seeing this kind of innovation three months before the event bodes well for the conference itself.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
Send a six word message to Twitter prefixed with "smithmag" and you could win an iPod nano. Go on, give Earnest Hemmingway a run for his money.
Friday, March 17th, 2006
Check out the origami nazgul and alien.
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
If you take a picture of anybody at South by SouthWest, be sure to tag your picture on Flickr with stylemastersxsw. You could win an iPod nano.
Friday, January 27th, 2006
Vote on your favourite Britsh design. It's a tough call but I might plump for the Penguin paperback.