Saturday, December 19, 2015

If you're thinking about giving or getting a smartwatch

this holiday season, you should check out what Bill has to say on his Tech Everywhere blog.  A lot of people test tech products, but Bill is one of the few who live with them for weeks or months at a time before rendering his opinion.  The difference between a first impression and an analysis that reflects weeks of steady usage is often significant.

Bill and I don't always agree on tech toys, but I do always find his reviews valuable.

Check it out.

(Disclaimer:  Bill and I have worked together for over 30 years, and his blog appears on the site of the company we co-own.  It's still valuable advice, and I'd say that even if I didn't know him.)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Still trying to hide in the cave,

still trying to block the entrance with a rock.

Here's hoping I sleep 14 hours and awake feeling all better.

Hey, a guy's gotta dream, right?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Want to hear a radio show about PT?

Monday early evening, Bill and I appeared on the "Time Out" show on WCOM in Carrboro.  My voice during the discussion is painful to listen to--for which I apologize; I wish it was back to normal, but it's not--but Bill is in fine form.

If you'd like to learn a little more about PT and some of its history, you can listen to or download the show here.

My thanks to show host Bill Hendrickson for having us on his program.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cave, rock, sick, me

Every chance I get, I'm going into my cave, pulling a rock over the door, and crashing in the hopes of feeling better soon.  I know some people prefer lots of attention when they're sick, but I am absolutely a cave-with-a-rock-over-the-door fellow.

I do hope, though, to experience sometime soon an end to the coughing and sinus attacks.

Back to that cave.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Hateful Eight Super 70 roadshow is coming to the Triangle

and I am psyched!  Steve told me about the news tonight; for more on it, check out this page.

The roadshow version is longer, includes a short intermission, and is in glorious 70mm!  I can't wait.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Everything louder than everything else

is not just the name of a song that Jim Steinman wrote and Meat Loaf sang, it's also a good description for much of the Las Vegas strip.

Consider the case of the MGM Grand Hotel's lobby this past Thursday night.  The hotel must push its mascot, the lion.  It's chosen gold for its Christmas main color because nothing says subtle like gold.  A huge UFC fight card is going to take place in its arena in two nights, but right now, the rodeo is in town, and cowboys are everywhere.

What then is a lobby designer to do?

The answer, in Vegas, is simple:  all of it.

Click the image to see a larger version.

Oh, yeah:  everything louder than everything else.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

"Every kid deserves a childhood that's worth remembering"

Davey shares this thought in this video about his sabbatical charity work, and I could not agree more with him.

I'm very proud of Davey and all the other PT staffers who chose to use part of their sabbatical time to help do good in the world.


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