Clocky!

February 8, 2007

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I am generally under-slept so I am very prone to sleeping through the insistent beeps of my mobile phone/alarm clock. So I think I need one of these nifty things: Clocky!

“The alarm clock that runs away and hides when you don’t wake up. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you snooze, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand and wheel around your room looking for a place to hide. Clocky is kind of like a misbehaving pet, only he will get up at the right time.”

I can just about see myself chasing it down the hall in the mornings.

(Clocky was first spotted here.)

How to change the world

February 7, 2007

I wanted to find out more about Social Entrepreneurship. A quick sift through at my collection of conference podcasts later and I had my earphones plugged into a Pop!Tech 2004 presentation by David Bornstein. It turns out that he wrote a book called “How to Change the World – Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas”.

 

Here’s what they say about the book:

For anyone seeking to expand their sense of possibility, to pursue a challenging career path, or to discover a vibrant and colorful landscape of activity that remains hidden from view, this book will be both an inspiring read and an invaluable handbook. It will change the way you see the world.”

Bingo! Man, I love Pop!Tech.

Since looking at Phil Borge’s work a couple of days ago, I’ve been thinking about what is a fun photography project where I can take some great portrait shots (basically the only decent thing I can do with my dSLR) and tell a bit of a story. So I took a quick skim through my del.icio.us links to see what other people (professional photographers, not jokers like me) have been doing.

Michael Wolf did this project where he photographed residents in their flats in Hong Kong’s oldest public housing estate. There are 100 rooms. Each room is 100 square feet in size.

Bill Wadman is a New York-based photographer. He did two previous projects: the first one was the 365 Project, and then a weekly 52 Project. In 2007, he is shooting and posting one portrait every day during 2007. The photo will have been taken that day, and each day will be a different person.

 

On a slight side-note, I love the del.icio.us add-on to Firefox, which allows really simple tagging of websites. Starting with this post, I might try to share some of my del.icio.us links on a more regular basis.