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Entries from May 2006

CSI: Nor Cal Lake Special Unit

May 30th, 2006 · No Comments

This week while walking in the woods near a large fresh-water lake in the middle of no where Northern California, after climbing up a lava boulder field, and scratching through overgrown foliage, we stumbled into a strange tableau. First, I noticed what looked like a t-shirt wadded up under a tree. I used a stick […]

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Tags: Life · Travel

Whatcha Gonna Do With All Those Trunks?

May 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

The week before SIMA #9 I had no trunks to surf in. Yes, I had some old trunks. But you can’t roll into Cabo in front of 400 surf industry titans in an old pair of trunks or people will think you’ve stopped caring. Or worse yet, that you’ve been shut down by all your […]

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Tags: Fashion · Surfing

Cabo San SIMA: Revolution #9 #9 #9 . . .

May 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Tomorrow morning we are off to the annual SIMA Conference in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Six hundred of the action sports industry’s finest invade the loving arms of the Royal Solaris Hotel. Things I’m looking forward to this year: body whomping in the pounding shore break in front of the hotel, surfing the East Cape […]

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Tags: Business · Surfing

The End of the Linear

May 15th, 2006 · No Comments

In a recent USA Today survey almost 80 percent of 16-18 year olds interviewed were unable to name the big four TV broadcast networks. In the total survey (16-34) 66 percent couldn’t do it. They could not come up with ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Why? Because in this era of ubiquitous content, the network […]

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Tags: Technology · Video

The ASRbucks Show

May 12th, 2006 · No Comments

Usually we can sneak down to the corner Starbucks for a cup of morning coffee without seeing anyone we know. Today that was not the case. While waiting in line for my decaf I noticed, sitting at a little table with a tiny Apple Powerbook, The Skateboard Magazine’s Kevin Wilkins tapping away on his keyboard. […]

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Tags: Life

DVR Epiphany: Tina Fey Is Not Funny

May 7th, 2006 · No Comments

Having a DVR is a god send for our TV viewing habits. I realize I was probably the last person in the world to get a “Tivo.” (We have Adelphia so ours’ is called Moxi.) We don’t watch TV anymore. We just schedule it to record all our favorite shows and then look every couple […]

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Tags: Video

Half Dome, Whole Photos

May 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Each evening, about a hour before the sun goes down over the dirty central California town of Fresno, photographers of all shapes, sizes, and probably skills congregate at the apex of Yosemite Valley’s Sentinal Bridge. Tonight, there are eleven tripoded single lens reflexers cued up and ready to fire. Below them, the snowmelt swollen Merced […]

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Tags: Life · Travel

IGN.com Waves Off Banners

May 3rd, 2006 · No Comments

In an article on Forbes.com titled Death Of The Banner Ad? IGN.com, the online video gaming site (former Transworld Marketing person Jack Spilberg’s new employer), has announced that they are doing away with banner ads. “These consumers are more and more savvy, we can’t offer a cookie-cutter solution to reaching users, it’s not effective,” said […]

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Tags: Media · Technology

AIM Pages: Something Useful from AOL?

May 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

I was talking to Colonies.com owner/creator Rick Godwin yesterday and he reminded me that AOL’s newest, greatest social networking offering was rumored to be launching soon. Rick thought May 1. The new product is called AIM Pages and is a Myspace-like platform based entirely around AOL’s Instant Messager. According to the story AOL: A Punching […]

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Tags: Technology