Update On Life, The Universe, and Everything

As you can see by the big jump between post dates, I haven’t been tending to my personal site. Apologies for that. My blogging and social media efforts have been spread across many separate platforms and without a plan for keeping them all synchronized; not a strategy I would recommend.

Recently, however, I was pointed to a content curation platform called Scoop.it. (Thanks Anne-Marie!) This platform shifts the goal from authoring to curation; the task is not to write an article, but to share a link and (perhaps) add insight. The difference between writing a blog article and “scooping” with added commentary may not be obvious right away, but I can tell you that it is psychologically very different. I may even write an article describing the experience…

For now, though, I’ll invite you to view my UX-related topic on Scoop.it:

UX Wins, Fails, and WTFs

TV’s Miles O’Brien: Real Person!

Miles O'Brien headshot from PBS

A real person.

You may know Miles from segments on CNN or PBS – he’s the go-to Science Guy (other than Bill Nye) for stories about rocket launches and other fun stuff.  Having only been exposed to his talking head role, I never envisioned that he was a “real person”… you know, able to drop pop culture references, use naughty language, etc.

Well, check this out:

Miles O’Brien.  Science guy.  Using the word “douchebag”, referencing Spın̈al Tap, discussing a show about meth cooks.

Excelsior to you, sir!

Video source:  boingboingPhoto source:  PBS