lmorchard / l.m.orchard

serially enthusiastic caffeine addict, {web,mad,computer} scientist, and {tech,scifi} writer

There are four people in lmorchard’s collective.

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  1. WorkAwesome Podcast: Episode 13 - Gina Trapani

    WorkAwesome editor Mike Vardy had the pleasure to interview Lifehacker founding editor and highly-regarded developer Gina Trapani on this week’s episode of the podcast. Gina’s got a ton of projects on the go on the web, all of which are awesome in scope and in nature. She’s regarded as one of the top productivity experts on the web today (one could go as for to say that her reach expands well beyond the Internet realm as well), and it was truly a privilege to have her on as a guest. Show Notes Gina discusses the reason behind starting started Lifehacker and the reason for eventually leaving the site. Why Gina believes that productivity has had (and still does have) such an appeal to so many on the Internet. Todo.txt app, Gina’s self-developed task list application, is discussed. Gina gives a rundown of her daily workflow, including IRC, email and other tools she uses. What is ThinkUp? Gina spills the beans. Mike and Gina offer a requiem for the late, lamented Google Wave. The status of Gina’s standing desk experiment. Apparently, Gina occasionally dances while she works. So what’s on her playlist? Gina digs Gmail…she explains her reasons, what aspects of Gmail’s features she uses and some of the other apps she has to keep tabs on things.

    There was a lot more that went down in this brief — yet informative and entertaining — discussion, including Gina’s drink of choice and sleep habits. Check out this episode by subscribing through your favorite podcast aggregator or by listening to it right here on the website. Please note that there were some slight issues with Skype on occasion during the interview. There wasn’t much that could be done about that, and since Gina’s time is at a premium, there was little choice but to let these rare imperfections slide. If you enjoy the podcast, please let us know. Leave us a rating and review in iTunes; it’ll help people find us and build up our listenership. We’re working hard to bring some great guests on — and we’ve already had some great ones — so if you have any suggestions on guests or what you’d like to hear, let us know in the comments. We’re starting to roll out some of the suggestions we’ve received as of this week’s podcast, such as the expanded show notes. There’s more improvements to come. Our goal…to be the podcast destination for those who want to do (and are doing) awesome work.

    Huffduffed from http://workawesome.com/podcast/podcast-gina-trapani/

    —Huffduffed by lmorchard

  2. The Pipeline 10: Gina Trapani

    Dan Benjamin interviews Gina Trapani. Gina is an author, blogger, programmer. We discuss the story and inspiration that lead to the creation Lifehacker (and the “persona” behind it), making the transition from code to writing, the daily grind, deadlines, and posting quotas, Smarterware, Think Tank, her self-publishing experiment, consistency and building traffic, and the importance of having a launchpad.

    From: http://5by5.tv/pipeline/10

    —Huffduffed by lmorchard

  3. Clay Shirky at O’Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Summit

    In 2009, Apps For Democracy invited people to freely create applications using raw data generated by the federal government. Within 30 days there were over 40 working applications produced, and Apps For Democracy continues to be a success. However the 2005 L.A. Times wikitorial regarding the War in Iraq ended up at the opposite extreme in less than 48 hours, as debates turned into "flame wars" and indecent disrespect.

    Clay Shirky discusses the difference between these efforts to engage the public, and briefly unpacks three important points to keep in mind when attempting to harness collaborative participation: The nature of the "Contract with the Users"; the need to accomodate the unpredictability of the users; and the danger of "Heisenberg's press release".

    Shirky also weaves in an experiment by Uri Gneezy and Aldo Rustichini published in The Journal of Legal Studies on how the absence of clarity or firmness of clarity affects users behavior.

    From: http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4411.html

    —Huffduffed by lmorchard