Clearspring After Hours

Last night some of the Clearspring gang stayed late to decorate the office walls at Central Command with the logos of some of our partners and photographs.


Yep, these are my co-workers.  I know you’re jealous.


Join Me for Dinner at Top Chef Spike’s Good Stuff Eatery Next Monday?

Over the last few months Top Chef Season 4 contestant Spike Mendelsohn has been working on opening a restaurant in Washington DC’s Capitol Hill. It’s called Good Stuff Eatery.

Well, Good Stuff Eatery opens on Monday, July 7th. I definitely want to go check it out. It’s on the corner of 3rd and Penn SE.

Anyone wanna join me? Would be awesome to have a big posse. We could get a bunch of tables together and chat about Web 2.0, social media, politics, whatever…

Who’s with me?

Just Added “Wine Library Reserve” to My Apple iTunes Podcast List

When my boy Gary V. and Wine Library TV joined the Revision 3 show line up, we all got a bit of a surprise gift.  It is the delivery of Wine Library Reserve.

Wine Library Reserve is a 5 minute summary of two of the shows that Gary does every week.

Gary currently does a show every day and they tend to last 20 to 30 minutes.  I’ve been quite busy lately so these have become hard to stay up with and consume.

I’ve really enjoyed Wine Library Reserve and have added it to my Apple iTunes podcast list.

If you’ve hesitated to get into Wine Library TV before because it’s felt like a fire house, check this out.  If you do subscribe, what do you think?

My Old iPhone

I’m getting pretty excited for July 11th.  It will be the launch of the new iPhone 3g.  Unfortunately, I think I’m going to be in an airplane all day so I won’t be able to stand in line but that’s not a huge deal.

The new word is that you’ll be able to turn your old iPhone into a wifi iPod, which rocks.

Original iPhone owners who prefer not to give away or sell their old iPhones after upgrading to an iPhone 3G can instead keep their devices and use them as WiFi-enabled iPods, AT&T has confirmed.

This expands my choices for what I want do with my old one.

Are you going to get the new iPhone?  Do you have an old one? What are you going to do with it?

Bibliothèque de Toulouse joins the Flickr Commons Project

Auto Béraldi, Luchon, Vallée du Lys, 1904

The Flickr Commons Project is quickly becoming one of my favorite things online.  There are so many amazing photos to look at and more are being added all the time.

For example, Bibliothèque de Toulouse just joined the project and added 300+ photos from the early 20th century.  These are oh so cool.

Enjoy these photos. Tag them. Be inspired by them.

Of this set, which is your favorite?

Blogging is Like Jogging

With work, my life has been REALLY busy and you may have noticed that that there are big gaps between some of my blog posts.  I apologize.

I need to be more faithful to this medium and spend more time using it to explain what’s going in my life and my head.

Sometimes blogging feels like jogging (or physical exercise in general).  It’s so important but at times you’re just feel too tired.  You want to do it but you talk  yourself out of it. That’s no excuse.

For me blogging/writing is a way for me to excercise my ability to think critically about my life.  Writing about my experiences or the issues that creep into my brain forces me to think deeper and harder.

I think it’s the more that we force ourselves to think critically and ask questions the clearer some things will be come.

So… it’s time to get off my butt and write some more.  Check back to this blog often.