Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself in Triple Revenge 4


I’m paying homage to living legend (and perhaps the greatest film actor of our time) Jean-Claude Van Damme by putting my old Jean-Claude Van Damme movie title generator online. You can find it here.


(This post is the third in’s ongoing series, “Getting the News.” In our efforts to understand everything about social news, we’re reaching out to writers and thinkers we like to ask them how they get their daily news. Read the first post here. See all of the posts here.)


Political Campaigning: Old & New


Political Campaigning: Old & New

With 175,000 people projected to vote for Mayor of San Francisco in 2011, it’s likely that just 75,000 votes will decide the race. With hundreds of thousands of social media enthusiasts based in San Francisco, an effective Virtual Precinct Walk campaign could easily make the difference in determining the outcome.

Finally, Paper Lions Have Come Back to the Wave


By Josh Dixon

Walking into The Wave is unlike entering any other establishment, I find. Your eyes are met by an array of security guards, all the while attempting to adjust to the harsh fluorescent light. Keep in mind you’re probably already drunk at this point… right? Suddenly, you turn the corner and find yourself in a dimly lit den. Students mingle in their respective groups. It really is like something out of a movie. I can see the ultimate Frisbee tournament on the quad now. While your brain becomes familiar with its new environment, you suddenly remember one of the best reasons to go to The Wave - cheap sauce. Whisky sours for $2.50?! It might be served in a glass a bit taller than a shot glass, but a drink is a drink.

While a few drinks were purchased to ease the awkward silence and tension of arriving alone to a quiet room, the night’s main purpose was not forgotten. That was to see the return of hometown heroes Paper Lions to The Wave. Fun fact: according to the band, it’s been seven years since their last show at The Wave, which they played with Two Hours Traffic. When the band strutted onstage, the first thing I noticed was how nice their outfits were. Decked to the nines in premium denim and plaid shirts, these guys weren’t messing around. 

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VMWare Fusion 4 Shipped today. Some of my icon work made it in there as part of the app. 


VMWare Fusion 4 Shipped today. Some of my icon work made it in there as part of the app. 


Taking a look at your Jumo top stories is not always the most uplifting of experiences. There are stories of families scraping to get by, people in need of vaccinations or access to education, women struggling for their basic rights—there is no shortage of challenges across our world.



Mark Evans at the JumpIn! developer’s camp organized by Microsoft in Switzerland on April 7-9, 2010

Picture a full-screen Facebook news feed filled with all the beautifully designed items that all your aesthetically inclined friends have purchased. Now clean up the user interface so there’s no spammy news ticker. Got it? Then you have arrived at, the Web’s fastest growing flash sales site specializing in design.

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.

President Barack Obama (via votizen)

Our good friends at HiiDef just launched a new app that has been in beta for awhile, This is an excellent tool that has a great, simple, and usable design.

What’s the value preposition of It’s to unify your various “online identities” into a single,…