What’s an Analyst?

I figured that since I scribe this blog, I should let you know what I do at CDG Solutions. I have a very interesting role at CDG, and one that is slowly starting to pop up in more and more interactive shops. It’s a multi-disciplinary role that requires the ability to use the same basic skill set across a variety of tasks — and learn the details of each unique way of using these skills. In a nutshell, an Interactive…

Holy Duplicates Batman!

I changed my RSS feeds over from NewsGator to the native reader in Office 2007 Beta. Easy enough process, just export your OPML file, which is standard for RSS readers and import it back into Outlook. Quite a simple process. Okay — except for the 2000 duplicate posts. Now I’m deleting thousands of duplicates. I’ve been assured this only happens once, but it’s hard to tell since I haven’t even been able to get rid of the first batch of…

How Un-Microsoft

How un-Microsoft of Microsoft is this — they are actually offering a full beta-test version of Office 2007 and it lasts until February 2007. What’s more amazing is that I care. Scott, the CDG president, has it running on his computer and I noticed that his Outlook looked different this morning. He showed me what it can do and some of the really interesting new features in the rest of the Office suite. I’m actually floored that it’s different enough…

Gmail Ads

Is it wrong to admit that I love the ads in Gmail? I just love the random stuff that appears in the Web Clips box. It’s a little creapy — but it’s still funny. Part of what I love is trying to figure out what the computers are cueing off of in my email to bring that ad up. Sometimes the ad or article is even something that I need or am looking for at that moment, which is the…

Chess for the Blind

Working with the American Foundation for the Blind has made me very aware of new innovations in products and technology for the visually impaired. That’s why when I saw this chess set designed for the blind, it caught my attention. The chess set was created for a design competition sponsored by the Noguchi Museum. According to the official press release, “the Museum invited full-time students of design and architecture to redesign the classic chess set and board for the twenty-first…

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