Daily Life


Lots of things going on now chewing up time. I was back in the Berkshires last weekend, check out some Flickr pics here.

I’ve also gotten sucked into Bioshock on the Xbox 360 which I waited until I could get it used for a reasonable price. The bad news is that it’s good and Bioshock 2 is out soon.

We’ve run some great events at work and Q2 is actually not that bad so perhaps the winds are shifting.

Marketing Over Coffee is looking for sponsors, give us a shout over there if you have any interest.

I’m starting to evaluate where my time is going and I’m thinking that it’s time to re-assess hours put into social media and the payback from it.


Project Natal

Some fanboy stuff for Friday – cutting edge video games, this does have some real world application too.

About 6 months ago I was wondering if anybody was ever going to come up with an answer to the Wii. Yes, it’s revolutionary, but it’s just a wireless controller, you’d think that in over a year somebody would catch up.

This week is E3, the big gaming trade show, and Microsoft showed off project Natal. Rather than read about it it’s much easier if you just watch this:

Project Natal

Now I saw that and thought it was the coolest thing yet, but my friend Steve wisely counseled that I should wait until there’s a working game before I got too excited. Then engadget reported on this – games can be retro-fitted to the system and they were showing off Burnout (argueably the best driving game ever). They had agreed not to show the game, but you can see people playing it so it does work.


Productivity Booster

DSLR and Audio in Film Making

I really liked the look of this session, and the content is great if you are into shooting video.

Advanced Sound for DSLR’s from Steve Weiss, Zacuto USA on Vimeo.

Daily Life

Finally Catching Up

Things have been crazy the past two weeks, the biggest spanner in the works being the flu that knocked me down completely back on Tuesday and I was still sleeping it off on Wednesday. Losing two days from the work week creates a total loss for blogging and podcasting and I’m just now catching up and getting ready for a new Marketing Over Coffee tomorrow. (Wait, maybe not a total loss, I did finally regain my strength to make it on The Beancast this week, complete with Steve Hall telling Microsoft that Bing will suck by default)

Lots of big news though. I had a good time catching up with John Federico last week as he was in town for a project and Steve Garfield was there too for some garlic fries at Flash’s. Steve’s book was announced as part of David Meerman Scott’s book series (as well as MOC sponsor Hubspot!) so that’s been very cool along with him hanging out doing both late night and early morning TV in New York City.

I’ve been checking out Blue Sky Factory and doing a mailing for the Matthew Ebel Show tonight! Check it out…

Also going through notes for the summer upgrade and I even had a chance to talk to the marketing product manager about some other possible new features.

After I got over the flu my wife came down with it and her sister came to town with her two dogs and the 4 dogs in total proceeded to get sick, requiring me to rent a rug steam cleaner on Sunday, damn that was fun.

And if all that wasn’t enough news, we’re expecting a baby!