The 9:20 Special A promo piece on one of the longest-running swing dance/Lindy Hop venues in San Francisco, the 9:20 Special.

By | June 12th, 2013|video|Comments Off on The 9:20 Special

What I’ve been Up to…

Wow, a blink of an eye and it's already May 2010. Seemed like it was just yesterday that I "finished" my NaNoWriMo novel -- of course, I only got to the 50K mark. It doesn't mean it's anywhere near complete. Since then, I've been shooting some weddings -- check the SweetSmile blog And been trying [...]

By | May 5th, 2010|uncategorized|1 Comment

NaNoWriMo: I Did It! 50K+ Words in a Month!

Okay, so you may have been following me (@DWongster) on Twitter and seen my updates about my progress on National Novel Writing Month, or maybe you read my earlier posts, but here I am, at the other end of November, and I can say proudly that yes, I wrote my 50,000 word "novel".  I did [...]

By | November 30th, 2009|productivity, writing|1 Comment

NaNoWriMo: Halfway There

Day 16: 15 Days of Writing Discipline, 15 More to Go So today marks the beginning of the second half of my NaNoWriMo journey. I really never expected to make it this far. My experience thus far is that my writing is a series of stops and gos, spurts of inspiration followed by long pauses [...]

By | November 16th, 2009|writing|Comments Off on NaNoWriMo: Halfway There

Write a Novel this November

One Day... "One day I'm going to write a novel." Have you ever said anything like that? What are the normal excuses? Mine were always: I don't have the time I need to work on an idea first I'll talk plot with one of my buddies first I need to do some more research etc., [...]

By | October 20th, 2009|writing|1 Comment

Witricity on TEDTalk

Now here's a cool technology demo'ed at TED. It's based on the idea that electricity can be converted to a magnetic field that vibrates at a certain frequency. Anything that contains a corresponding electronics can be brought into that field, which causes that objects circuitry to also resonate with a matching magnetic field, which is [...]

By | August 25th, 2009|productivity, video|Comments Off on Witricity on TEDTalk

Fake or Real?

See these images above? Today's digital technology is so good that sometimes it's hard to tell whether an image is real or computer-generated (CG). Of course, we've been exposed to CG imagery in movies (and recently TV) for years now, and oftentimes for me, I can instinctively know something is not "right" about an image [...]

By | May 14th, 2009|art, photography|Comments Off on Fake or Real?

Website Revamp: Down Home Blues Festival

I'm pleased to announce a recent revamp of Down Home Blues Festival is an annual workshop dedicated to blues dancing, and is sponsored by the Northern California Lindy Society. Here's the final look: Here's the before image: The Initial Problem Two things jumped out at me with the old site: It took up a [...]

By | May 7th, 2009|productivity, web|Comments Off on Website Revamp: Down Home Blues Festival

Shai Agassi’s plan for electric cars

When a TED Talk results in a standing ovation, you know it's just resonated with the audience in a big way. Shai Agassi's idea resonates with me. I think he had me when he pointed out how American car companies (car 1.0) have always insulated themselves as an industry from what's happening on the entire [...]

By | April 14th, 2009|video|Comments Off on Shai Agassi’s plan for electric cars

My Top iPhone/iPod Touch Apps

A Kazillion Apps! Well, not quite. At last count, there were some 30,000+ apps in Apple's App Store. It's getting to the point where there are almost too many choices -- I mean, how many of you have bought an app that's now relegated to the last page, or even *GASP* removed? *RAISES HAND* Well, [...]

By | April 6th, 2009|productivity|2 Comments