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dsandler / Daniel Sandler

Graduate student and binaural consumer of compressed air pulses.

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  1. MaxFunCon Podcast Episode 11: Merlin Mann

    Merlin Mann shared his thoughts on creativity and producing creative work in a very popular talk at last year’s MaxFunCon.

    Maybe you couldn’t make it in 2009. Well, luckily enough for you, Merlin will be joining us again this year. In anticipation of next week’s podcast, in which Jesse will be talking to him about his upcoming book, we’re sharing the advice he gave at MaxFunCon 2009.

    Merlin is great at breaking down the process of making art, or writing, or however you choose to be awesome and helping you think clearly about how you can stop stalling and just get started. So what are you waiting for?

    —Huffduffed by dsandler

  2. SXSW 2011: 15 Slides, Three Writers, Three Ways

    "In this presentation, you will see the same set of 15 slides — three times. Three different writers will walk through the same set of slides and explain their approaches to getting started, editing ideas, figuring out how to get unstuck, and understanding when they’re done. Part improv and part preparation, this presentation will give you three totally different and unexpected perspectives regarding the art of writing."

    —Huffduffed by dsandler

  3. DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2010

    Yet another installment in what has become an annual New Year’s tradition. It’s the United State of Pop, which mashes up the Top 25 songs of the year, according to Billboard magazine.

    In 2010, pop has gone into serious all-out party mode. In 2009 the music was encouraging us to pick ourselves back up after being knocked down again, and to rock out to some great dance music while you’re at it. This year’s music tells us to keep going now that we’re up and having fun. In fact, the fun seems to be in such overdrive that it borders on recklessness. Usher urges us to ‘dance like it’s the last night of your life”, and Katy Perry wants us to “run away and don’t ever look back”. Even the songs that aren’t about parties have parties in their videos, like this year’s entries from Mike Posner and Lady Antebellum.

    It’s a great thing about music that you can leave your worries and lose yourself in the moment. In our current world of dance pop culture fantasy, this takes place at a club, where you can drink, meet the most amazing person you’ve ever met, and where as Ke$ha says, “the party don’t stop”.

    Personally, as a DJ performing mostly at raging party-ish events, I can relate. My career path has been crazy lately, and I’m definitely not ready for the party to stop!

    So with that in mind I urge you all please……

    DON’T STOP THE POP

    Ke$ha - Tik Tok Lady Antebellum - Need You Now Train - Hey, Soul Sister Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls Usher Featuring will.i.am - OMG B.O.B. Featuring Hayley Williams - Airplanes Eminem Featuring Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Taio Cruz - Dynamite Taio Cruz Featuring Ludacris - Break Your Heart B.O.B. Featuring Bruno Mars - Nothin’ On You Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull - I Like It Young Money Featuring Lloyd - Bedrock Jason Derulo - In My Head Rihanna - Rude Boy Lady Gaga Featuring Beyonce - Telephone Katy Perry - Teenage Dream Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be Jay-Z + Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Usher Featuring Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Travie McCoy Featuring Bruno Mars - Billionaire Eminem - Not Afraid Iyaz - Replay

    —Huffduffed by dsandler

  4. Gruber, Engst, Moren on the Mac’s future live on stage with moderator Jason Snell

    John Gruber, Adam Engst, and Dan Moren join Jason Snell for a discussion of the Mac’s future, on stage at Macworld 2011 in San Francisco.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/157507/2011/01/mwpodcast228.html

    —Huffduffed by dsandler

  5. Resolved: Stop Blaming the Pancake | 43 Folders

    http://www.43folders.com/2011/01/07/first-pancake

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  6. Kerning, Orgasms And Those Goddamned Japanese Toothpicks

    Freud popularised the term, “The Narcissism of Minor Differences”, to describe how adjacent villages—identical for all practical purposes—would struggle to amplify their tiniest distinctions in order to justify how much they despised one other. So you have to guess how much he would have enjoyed design mailing lists. And, Perl.

    Truth is, to the untrained (un-washed, un-nuanced, un-Paul-Rand’d, and un-Helvetica’d) outsider, discourse in the design community can sometimes look a lot like a cluster of tightly-wound Freudian villages.

    So, how is the role of design perceived by the people who are using the stuff you make? What role (if any) should users expect in the process of how their world is made and remade? What contexts might be useful in helping us turn all of our obsessions into useful and beautiful work?

    Can an Aeron chair ever be truly ‘Black’? Will there ever be a way to get Marketing people to stop calling typefaces ‘fonts’? And, when, at last, will the international community finally speak as one regarding the overuse of Mistral and stock photos of foreshortened Asian women?

    By leveraging his uniquely unqualified understanding of design, Merlin will propose some promising patterns for fording the gap between end-users and the unhappy-looking people in costly European eyeglasses who are designing their world.

    Is there hope? Come to Brighton, pull up a flawlessly-executed mid-century-Modern seating affordance, and we’ll see what we can figure out together. One village to another.

    http://2010.dconstruct.org/speakers/merlin-mann

    Merlin Mann is best known as the creator of 43folders.com, a popular American website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

    —Huffduffed by dsandler

  7. comp314 2007: project 1 postmortem

    Audio from lecture #13 in comp314, Rice University’s sophomore-year software engineering (plus a few algorithms) course, 2007 (the year I taught it). We’re debriefing the first project, ADVENTURE, a gentle introduction to big-ass programs and team coding.

    2007 course syllabus http://sys.cs.rice.edu/course/comp314/07/schedule.html

    —Huffduffed by dsandler