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Jan
27th
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Yay! The iPad is coming! The iPad is coming!!
Jan
20th
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Technology Serving Haiti

Ever loving technology & how it can be used to help, here’s some interesting technology-enabled resources I’ve stumbled across:

-       I got a minute long voicemail from World Vision, an organization who specializes in sponsoring children, to let their sponsors know about their emergency response & their process of notification on the whereabouts of the kids sponsored in Haiti

-       The widely communicated “text to donate” programs are awesome. I won’t miss the $10. It could very well just be extra fees that month on my cell bill. Text “HAITI” to 90999 to give $10 automatically to the Red Cross

-       Through CNN’s iReport site, those looking to find missing loved ones or help others to know someone is safe, can do so here

-       If you want to see the latest reports on areas of contaminated water, power outages, where food is being distributed, or even areas of looting, you can find them on the Crisis Map of Haiti, a map students from Tufts’ Fletcher School are working on with Ushahidi, a company who uses data from email, web or SMS to map info for use in crisis response

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Jan
16th
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A little while ago, I watched a press conference from the White House with President Obama, former President George W. Bush & former President Bill Clinton all together, to talk about their initiative to collectively help provide relief & aid to post-earthquake Haiti. Upon Obama’s request, the prior two presidents agreed to help lead the efforts to raise funds for Haiti & formed the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Bush & Clinton went on to describe that their immediate goal is to provide resources to save lives & to help provide for immediate needs of food, water, shelter & first-aid supplies. For more information on this, go to ClintonBushHaitiFund.org.

Watching the current & last two presidents of the United States standing together, leading together, it dawned on me… what if the US were to become a nation known as a nation of service?

I know the US provides more money, goods & human capital throughout the world than most others by all factors & measures, but what if, when people heard “The United States”, they thought of a country full of compassionate, caring, giving & loving people? More than the rich & powerful country of the West, more than a military powerhouse?… What if they thought of us as a people of action, in service?

This is absolutely idealistic. But, what would that look like & how would that affect our country, both in the US & in the rest of the world?

Food for thought. Happy Saturday :)

Oct
26th
Mon
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Ahhhh Mondays… why aren’t you the third weekend day instead? I’ve discovered something that can help. Starbucks VIA. It’s their new instant coffee. I’m officially a fan. Had a sample of the Italian Roast flavor over the weekend. Deeelicious. Their website describes a variety of uses from the red-eye, to a hotel stay, to great if you’re a superhero. I would also like to add, perfect if you’re feeling lazy on a Saturday morning and don’t want to leave your apartment :)

Check out more dets here: http://www.starbucks.com/via

Happy Monday!

Ahhhh Mondays… why aren’t you the third weekend day instead? I’ve discovered something that can help. Starbucks VIA. It’s their new instant coffee. I’m officially a fan. Had a sample of the Italian Roast flavor over the weekend. Deeelicious. Their website describes a variety of uses from the red-eye, to a hotel stay, to great if you’re a superhero. I would also like to add, perfect if you’re feeling lazy on a Saturday morning and don’t want to leave your apartment :)

Check out more dets here: http://www.starbucks.com/via

Happy Monday!

Oct
21st
Wed
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forthebeat presents!: CMJ party for ABC News Amplified
Up & coming music events company, forthebeat, is bringing an awesome, FREE!, party tonight with sets as follows:
9pm: Sleigh Bells 
10 pm:Phantogram 
11pm: X-Wife 
12am: We Have Band 
1am: Electric Tickle Machine
TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 21st @ 8pm @ Public Assembly, Williamsburg
RSVP to forthebeat@gmail.com
I’m told there has been HEAVY response so come early to avoid getting stuck in any lines & missing out on the partay!!
I love CMJ & I love free shows. See u there!

forthebeat presents!: CMJ party for ABC News Amplified

Up & coming music events company, forthebeat, is bringing an awesome, FREE!, party tonight with sets as follows:

9pm: Sleigh Bells 

10 pm:Phantogram 

11pm: X-Wife 

12am: We Have Band 

1am: Electric Tickle Machine

TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 21st @ 8pm @ Public Assembly, Williamsburg

RSVP to forthebeat@gmail.com

I’m told there has been HEAVY response so come early to avoid getting stuck in any lines & missing out on the partay!!

I love CMJ & I love free shows. See u there!

Sep
30th
Wed
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