“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”—Charles Darwin
Every time I suggest Twitter or Tumblr to friends, colleagues, family or anyone that isn’t on either of them; they hate it. Always. Even though they don’t completely understand what it is, how it works or what it can give them. Social media is here to stay and is clearly the way of the future. We’re going to see a rapid increase in its integration in our lifetime. How do I know? Because our culture is social and technology is an exponential upward trend. This is why America, birthplace of the internet, is what it is. We embrace progress and progress doesn’t wait.
So the other day I posted some code and said don’t get used to it. People seemed to like that little snippet though. Flash Builder, ActionScript 3 & data integration are my specialties. Anyone want more? Twitter API authentication examples? Want to know how to get data into your application? Mobile app example?
Yeah, the dude with the rock. He just landed at La Guardia.
Chad builds satellites (yes the ones that go to space) and he’s also on Team RWB - Red, White & Blue and they’ve organized a 9/11 10th anniversary 100 mile run. Starting at 8pm tomorrow night they’re leaving West Point on foot and running all the way to Liberty State Park, across the Hudson from the WTC, where they’ll run laps around the park until sunset. They do this to raise money with the goal of enriching the lives of wounded veterans and their families. I’m going to be at the finish. It’s the least I can do. Chad has still to reach his donation goal. If you would like to contribute, you can do so here.
“Evolution moves towards greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love.”—Ray Kurzweil