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American history around the time of the Revolution, figuring out how to marry top-down task-based information architecture processes with bottom-up document-based ones, finding a good dentist in San Francisco Oakland
Designing the user experience (interaction design, information architecture, user research, etc.), cognitive science, ice cream, films and film theory, girls, commuter bicycling, coffee, travel, theoretical physics for laypeople, single malt scotch, fresh salmon nigiri, hanging out, comics formalism, applied complexity theory, Krispy Kreme donuts.

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This Month's Entries
01/18/2003: Mothballs.
01/13/2003: It's Getting Easier to Be Green.
01/12/2003: Good on Governor Ryan.
01/12/2003: I don't get it.
01/08/2003: Listening to Lenny.
01/07/2003: WATCH ME IF YOU CAN.
01/06/2003: Irrigation Irritation.
01/06/2003: "State" is an anagram of "Taste."
01/01/2003: For the citizens, by the citizens.
01/30/2002: JJG Speaks!
01/30/2002: ...Boxes...boxes....boxes everywhere!
01/28/2002: From the Recurring Patterns of Complex Systems Department.
01/27/2002: Heading Into the Heart of the Beast.
01/25/2002: Inner Peace through Economics.
01/25/2002: One sign of the weblog phenomenon.
01/25/2002: Our Blogs, Ourselves.
01/25/2002: Make Way For Progress!
01/23/2002: Be True To Your (Public) School.
01/23/2002: Lights... Camera... Design!
01/16/2002: iPod IA and design.
01/14/2002: I read the news today, and yesterday, and the day before, oh boy....
01/11/2002: Interaction Design, Meet User Experience.
01/10/2002: Special to the kids on SIGIA-L.
01/09/2002: All glowy and white.
01/09/2002: Tsssss! Getcher Brand Right Here!
01/08/2002: Juicy Comments Alert.
01/08/2002: Words, words, words.
01/08/2002: User-centered design... in the SF Chronicle?
01/03/2002: It's Biopic Madness!
01/01/2002: So, like, you know...

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