From March 13th until 17th in the wonderfully non-Texas like mini-state of Austin, geeks from all over the world will converge in one place to talk technology, trends, and make new friends.
All of the awesome people I’ve met in this industry, I’ve met at SXSW.
This year I’ll be moderating a panel on behalf of Strands, to talk about recommendation technology.
Here are the details:
"You may also be interested in…" How recommendation affects our digital lives. An interactive discussion about recommendation technology, implementation and analytics. How can it help your site or app? Come find out. Sponsored by Strands Business Solutions.
Moderating: Moi Panel: Mike Hudack, CEO of Blip.tv, Alex Hillman, Generally Awesome guy and co-founder of IndyHall, and Trevor Legwinski…also of Strands.
It’s going to be on Monday March 16th at 5pm! You should totally be there. We’re going to talk about recommendation technology and how it affects our experience online.
If you’re going to be at SXSW, lets meet up! Email me at drdrew (at) gmail (dot) com!
Example 123123 of why athletes are overpaid dipshits
Two Yankees had their assets frozen because of some investments their brokers made on their behalf.
Here are their REAL quotes:
"I can’t pay bills right now," Damon was quoted as saying by foxsports.com. "That started on Tuesday. I had to pay a trainer for working out during the offseason. I told him, ‘Just hold on for a little bit and hopefully all this stuff gets resolved.’ "
"I didn’t have money with Stanford, but all my credit card accounts are frozen right now because of that situation," Nady was quoted as saying by foxsports.com. "I’m trying to get an apartment in New York. I can’t put a credit card down to hold it."
Thank you everyone for the support during this fun #twittertattoo thing.
A lot of people have said that I’m nuts and have asked me why someone would want their twitter name tattooed on me. I say why not. It’s for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that does amazing things for kids.
Kids who dont use twitter and will never hear about this. Kids who are dealing with such large issues that we can’t even comprehend. Myself included.
All of my tattoos mean something to me. This one will mean the most. Because it will mean that through a very awesome community of friends on twitter, we were able to make a difference in a kids life. A kid who doesn’t get to turn off their issues and obsessively check email and read tech news ;)
Bidding ends at midnight. We’re at $2008 and I know we can get it higher.
Lets step up. Thank you to everyone who has bid, retweeted, and shared the story.
hold me up in the palm of your hand lying to you is a river of sin your metaphores, your silent calls your feelings are too real let them spew, a fall from grace would do us good today
I’ll lift you up, we can love or cry hey, I’m in love, I’ll take you up again oh, oh…
all that to you in a church by the sea we’re late, but not in the same way we’re older today
I’ll lift you up, we can love or cry hey, I’m in love, I’ll take you up again your eyes have too many colours and I can only try your energy could be runnin’ low, now the juice is dry oh, oh…
images we cannot leave behind like two riversides we roll back yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
lift me up in the palm of your hand lying to you is a river of sin, oh… your metaphores, your silent calls your feelings are too real, oh… let them spew, a fall from grace with your love you had today, oh, oh hey…
From Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Greatest love scene in a flick almos ever.
So lets do all 3. Starting now, if you’d like me to permanently tattoo your twitter @ name on my left forearm, place a bid to @drew on twitter and use the hashtag #twittertattoo so I can track it. Highest bid wins and the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You donate directly to them, send me the receipt and off I go for the tattoo.
Why? Because kids deserve awesomeness.
Only rule is: No Foul language/dirty word usernames made up at the last second, it must be an established account. Hey, it’s my body!
Bidding ends end of day Monday February 16th
Update: I will pay for the tattoo, and I will hold bidding open longer if theres enough action.