I’m really enjoying Lift. I’ve checked in 82 times.
Read Power of Habit, download this app, and use your amazing human habit forming ability for good more than evil.
1 Jan 2013
30 Dec 2012
The takeaway from Snapchat is that people are aware of the lifetime of web posting and they’re tired of creating things that last a lifetime.
Thus generation aren’t merely conscious of how they’re represented, they’re considering how that representation will age. That’s amazing. It flies in the face of the argument that privacy will shift radically, that embarrassing digital histories will be the norm.
the tumblr iPad app is really great.
22 Dec 2012
Love watching these full building painted billboards go up.
2 Dec 2012
A question I am sometimes asked is: “what’s going on with Muxtape?” Well, here’s what’s going on with Muxtape.
Although the front page has been gone for years, the second version of the site (for bands) has continued to work normally for the two thousand or so privately invited beta users from the initial months of 2009. This is mostly due to sheer luck and the engineering brilliance of Luke Crawford, because other than a few minor interventions neither of us have touched the code or server it’s running on in a long time.
Unfortunately, over the last week the site has been experiencing outages. Like Voyager hurtling into the cold blackness of extrasolar space, Muxtape’s systems are gradually coming offline one by one without the resources for repair. I think it’s finally time to end any lingering uncertainty about the future of the service: Muxtape will shut down forever on Dec 31st.
Thank you everyone for your support, especially Jakob & Luke and all the Muxtape users who were willing to take a risk on a grand experiment. I hope to work with all of you again on something (not music related!) soon.
I will be speaking at Farmhouse Conf in Los Angeles on November 3rd. I plan on this being the last time I comment about Muxtape publicly for a very long time, so if you want to hear some old war stories please come see me there.
Sad to hear, but a long time in the works.
Muxtape was one of the web products I used in college that had the biggest impact on me. It got me excited about the internet and making things. It was an alternative to just about everything else out there in terms of design, simplicity, constraints, and social features. It was also a joy to use.
Updating my list of songs on Muxtape meant the world to me. I even went as far as plugging the RSS feed into a tumblog so I’d have a history of all the changes I made. I haven’t found any social music experience that come close – maybe Rdio or Spotify, but without the constraints it’s not the same.
18 Oct 2012