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Funny app update description. I’d think it’s a feature, not a bug.

Funny app update description. I’d think it’s a feature, not a bug.

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Android, iPhone & gender

So I was on the bus going home from work the other day, and overheard these 2 college-age girls behind me talking about Android & iPhone.

The dialogue went something like this:

girl 1: I think I’ve decided I’m gonna get an Android instead of an iPhone
girl 2: yeah? why?
girl 1: well it can do multitasking thingy
girl 2: I thought iPhone does that too? 

(at this point I was thinking, wow, that’s pretty geekily specific for girls’ talk)

girl 1: well, sorta. Android’s kinda like girls’ multitasking. You know, it’s a real thing. iPhone is kinda like guys’ multitasking. It looks like it, but not really… you know what I mean?
girl 2: gotcha.

Whoa! I was like, wha…??? 
I don’t know if I should be more impressed with their geeky heads, or if I should be offended because I’m a guy? I… yeah… hmm… 

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Quick HDR. Captured by & edited with iPhone. Uptown Art Fair, Aug 2010.

Quick HDR. Captured by & edited with iPhone. Uptown Art Fair, Aug 2010.

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Random Friday: What in the name??

So I’ve been following the news on how that volcano eruption in Iceland has clearly affected many travelers. Well, partly due to a selfish reason because my wife and I are planning to go to England next May.

Now I do realize this is a serious matter, but I can’t help but notice the volcano’s name: Eyjafjallajokull. Try say that 10 times really fast! I seriously feel bad for all those reporters (especially those from outside Europe) trying to pronounce that in front of the camera. Anyway, if that’s not challenging enough for you to utter, consider the following real places. No, I’m not kidding:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Taumata­whakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitanatahu 

Have a great Friday!

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Here’s a new Nike ad featuring Tiger Woods. From branding & advertising perspective, this definitely sparks interesting discussions. Nike has been one of the loyalists in retaining Tiger’s endorsement after his downfall. So is this ad about the Nike brand, trying to justify its stand behind a great athlete? Is it more about Tiger Woods brand—not as the athlete, but as the unfaithful husband who’s coming out and trying to find his place back in the fans’ heart? Your thoughts?

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My first movie review. Posted on the best movie blog ever — my wife’s.

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Downtown Minneapolis at night, shot from the Stone Arch Bridge.

Downtown Minneapolis at night, shot from the Stone Arch Bridge.