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Friday, May 1st, 2015

Coin: Leave Home Without It.

Coin debuted in November 2013, promising a single credit-card that can replace all of your credit and store cards (well, up to eight). 350,000 people backed the original crowdfunding campaign but it was plagued with delay, after delay, after delay….

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Photos: Los Angeles

We recently travelled to LA for a wedding. We went for a long weekend and packed in a lot: Griffith Observatory, a drive out to Vasquez Rocks, Hollywood and Vine, dinner and drinks with friends, and a day at Universal…

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Photos: Scotland

The bulk of our trip was in Scotland. We packed in a lot over two weeks so it was great to relax and hang-out with friends. Before I left, I debated bringing my camera but I wanted to challenge myself…

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Photos: Dublin

Following Berlin, we spent a few days in Dublin. We stayed a cool little cottage we found on Airbnb that was a short 10 minute walk from the city center. Highlights included seeing Idlewild at the Academy (a band I realized I…

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Photos: The Cliffs of Moher

We took a coach trip out to the Cliffs of Moher. On the bus, I sat next to a guy that smelled really bad. Later on, I noticed he was the owner of a Selfie Stick. Oh well. It was…

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Photos: Germany. Berlin. Oasis. Gallagher.

We kicked the trip off with a few days in Berlin. Everywhere around town we saw Apple billboards promoting their iPhone 6 gallery so this blog is rather fitting. On our first night, we saw Noel Gallagher. There was a…

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Photos: Traveling With An iPhone

Following my recent tips about using an iPhone (or any other phone) to it’s photographic potential, I decided to put it to the test — on my trip home — by traveling sans-DSLR. I wanted the challenge but I’m also going…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Meerkat: For The Social Animal In Us

Paul McCartney somewhere down there at Target Field – summer 2014 Meerkats are small, social animals that live in large underground networks and travel in clans. Sound familiar? Meerkat — the app — lets you tweet live video and blends…

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Macbook is the Future of Computing

My mockup: Is this what using the new Macbook will look like? Following Apple’s “Spring Forward” event, the biggest stand out for me was the introduction of the new Macbook. It truly represents the next generation in computing. It reminded me…

Monday, March 9th, 2015

The Smart Switch Switcheroo

Thanks to SmartThings, pretty much every room in my house is smart: if the living room is too cold, Nest turns on. When my car arrives home, the garage door opens automatically. When the washing machine finishes, my phone notifies me. Most significantly though,…

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Double Dribbble

For years, I’ve resisted blogging. For a while, I photoblogged religiously and I started accompanying blogs with stories attached to the photos because that’s what my contemporaries were doing. I realized quickly I suck at discussing my life: I got up. Went…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The Internet of Hubs

When I moved into my house, I had a goal — beyond successfully failing at small-talk with my neighbors — to automate my home. Two years in and I have control over most rooms in my house, however, the Internet…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

6 Ways To Take Better iPhone 6 Photos

Apple just posted a glorious page highlighting the power of the iPhone 6 camera. The carefully curated gallery is a wonderful example of what such a small camera do. However, it unfortunately promotes every photographer’s annoyance that it’s the camera…

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Broke Shrugs-N-Harmony

21 years ago, I received a “smart” watch for Christmas: the Casio CMD-40. A bulky watch with fiddly buttons that could control your audio and video equipment from your wrist. I often dreamt of messing with the TVs at school…

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Is There An Echo In Here?

IMAGE: Amazon When Amazon gave me the opportunity to purchase their new voice command-activated device, Echo, I very impulsively hit the “buy” button. Three months after I ordered it (I’ve read others were given shipping dates of June or July), it…

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Automatic For The Prius

I purchased Automatic over a year ago. It’s a little gizmo that plugs into the OBD port in your car and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It gathers data that can warn you about issues with your vehicle (like telling…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

New Look

You know that feeling when you wake up on a Sunday morning and you’re like, “I’m gonna redesign my website today”? That was me 3 days ago. The previous site was focused on photography but I’m getting old and I’ve been spending less times…

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Transmission’s New Order

For the past few months The Shinebox has been working closely with The Current’s DJ Jake Rudh to revamp his brand and launch his new company Transmission Music. Check out his new site which I designed and developed. For further…

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Let It Snow

I’ve spent the past few weeks developing a pretty cool game for The Shinebox holiday celebrations. It combines the power of SmartThings, a Dropcam and some hastily written PHP and jQuery to produce a live, interactive, virtual snowball slinging extravaganza. Read…

Friday, November 28th, 2014


The decision to drop Kinect is an admission of failure. When it was first announced in 2013, Kinect 2.0 showed a lot of promise including some pretty neat voice features. The voice commands, however, have been totally hit or miss. Kinect…

Thursday, November 13th, 2014


I just got back from the Liferay Symposium in Boston and I’m delighted to announce that we picked up Website of the Year and Best Mobile Experience for a gigantic, enterprise-level product we’ve been working on for the past 18 months….

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

New York, London, Paris, Munich

Everybody talk about… Poptoberfest. If you’re free on the 24th, stop by The Shinebox for one of our regularly scheduled happy hours. I designed the poster and if you want one, there will be some available. My buddy Jake Rudh…

Sunday, December 1st, 2013


Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Very Small Animal Photoshoot

Sunday, October 27th, 2013


Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The Melismatics

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The Hounds Below

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

B.R.M.C. N.C. S.C.

Sunday, October 6th, 2013


Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Jackson Scott

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The Vaccines

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

A Year Ago Today

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Fair Play

Monday, August 26th, 2013


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Teenage Strangler


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Strange Names

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Smith Westerns

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Strange Names Photoshoot

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Strange Names

Sunday, August 4th, 2013


Friday, July 12th, 2013

Howler House Party

Sunday, May 26th, 2013