Visiting Twilio HQ. Encountered a “Cloud Puking A Rainbow” :P #win
Not really a question, but thanks!
Q:what's a good insight about doing things alone and/or with friends?
Always work with people you can trust with your life. It’s the most important assest in any venture you start.
For most of us reading this, clean clothes, food, and shelter are life essentials we take for granted. Either because of apathy, lack of understanding, or too many other pressing issues that face us, we often ignore those voices in need. We’re talking of course about those on the street; the…
In the face of disaster, there’s one organization out there that has consistently heeded the call of duty for more than thirty years. We’re referring to the humanitarian non-profit, Operation USA, our Charity Spotlight for this month. Headquartered in Culver City, CA, they help communities…
No seriously, we live in the future. Iron Man and The Minority Report are here.
Doctors at Sunnybrook hospital in Toronto, Canada have taken interactive gaming to the next level when they hooked up a Kinect console to their medical imaging computer. Now when in the operating room, doctors can have direct access to MRI scans, without having to disinfect, leave the operating room, consult the scans, and then scrub back in. This hack allows them to virtually manipulate the scans and retrieve the necessary information by pulling it up on screen with a wave of their hand. (via PSFK)
Update: Obviously, this isn’t an actual image of a real doctor actually doing this. Also, keep in mind, while this is cool, it is simply a matter of convenience and time. Now surgeons, in real time, while scrubbed in, can move through the air to interact with an image while operating. That’s nice and convenient, not a game changer.
Oh MySpace: Why I Hate Thee / Shady Reengagement Tactics
I went to MySpace.com today to update my profile (I have pictures / messages on there from the college days that are not so appropriate…don’t ask). Having not used it for years, I had to reset my password. The captcha was so terrible (took at least 10 tries to get it right; I’m convinced I was entering the right letters), that it reminded me why I never got on in the first place for so long and triggered me to cancel my account.
The cancellation process seemed pretty straightforward. Go to your account settings, hit cancel account, tell them why your canceling, and they would send a confirmation email to verify your cancelation. I followed all of the steps, then MySpace told me it would take 48 hours to cancel the account (wtf??). Okay fine. Two minutes later, I open up my inbox, and I start receiving messages from women wanting me to go to MySpace to talk to them. I’m certain if I click and try to login to my account, I’ll have to go through cancelation process again. No matter how hard I want to see what Chelsy or Mariska want to tell me, I will resist.
Coincidence or shady reengagement techniques? Oh MySpace, you’re falling on your own sword. Hopefully in 48 hours, my account will be no more.
I really love mPowering’s approach: fusing mobile tech + game mechanics + tangible basic rewards to incentive the people to make real change in their life and community. One to watch, and one I’m really looking forward to working with. This model can be applied in so many different ways, amazing possibilities. Check out their website to learn more.