As the AI hype train continues barreling down the track, sometimes it’s important to zoom out and highlight some GPT […]
While chatting with my trusty programming partner GPT4, I learned about a newer, faster way to pass data between functions […]
Since the dawn of the mobile web, digital designers have been asking copywriters to shorten their text. “It’s too much […]
The Emergence of Chatbot Designers: A Confluence of Web Development, Conversational Design, and Prompt Engineering
The Dawn of the Chatbot Era Chatbots, those friendly (and often-annoying) digital assistants that pop up on websites and apps, […]
In the rapidly evolving world of technology, chatbots have come a long way from their humble beginnings. They are no […]
TLDR: Find two more heroes and have them find two more heroes. Then have those people find two more heroes. […]
A buddy of mine just gave up on his years-long quest to catch a fox at his house upstate. Last […]
Out of the box, GPT3 isn’t too funny. But with some understanding of how it works, a fair amount of […]
Many people are saying Large Language Models like OpenAI’s GPT3 are the gateway to more advanced artificial general intelligence. And […]
With advancements in AI-generated images happening so quickly these days, this post will probably be outdated the moment it’s published. […]
Here’s a mini-roundup of some fun stuff I’ve been working on lately. Cosmopolitan’s article about how The G-Spot Doesn’t Exist […]
So apparently there’s a new standard for “Web Monetization” so I’m trying it out on this site. There seem to […]
UPDATE: Thanks Petapixel for turning my thread into an article: How to Spot Fake Photos of Fake People Online I […]
I just launched a little web toy called Fake Twitter. I think it’s kinda fun. Maybe check it out. Or […]
What the world needs now is another cis white dude explaining mansplaining. But I made this thread with the goal […]
I recently bought one of these guitar pedals and I’ve been really pleased. But a few days ago it started […]
I wanted to better understand how Tweets get traction, and how that contributes to people’s follower counts. So I wrote […]
(PSSST, if you’re coming here from CSS Tricks, you might enjoy following me on Twitter for other fun and interesting […]
Last week I had the privilege of speaking at Slack’s yearly conference about some of the fun stuff I’ve been […]
TLDR: I made a thing and it got some press. Judging people by their appearance feels icky. Why? Because there’s […]
I’ve been messing around with machine learning lately. It’s cool. Inspired by Dan Hon’s article “I trained an A.I. to […]
Damn. They’re getting pretty good at this.
This is fascinating stuff. watching DGN samples form. they jostle wildly through a generative space until converging on… a cheeseburger […]
For the last few months I’ve been leading games product development at Hearst Digital Media working with some amazing folks […]
I’ve been having way too much fun with these. Last week I made an interactive sharable NYC subway map called […]
I discovered something pretty cool in Photoshop. If you select the inverse of a person’s silhouette and apply a “Content-Aware […]
It’s pretty impressive that 2 people can create such a groove: But it’s less surprising when you learn the drummer […]
I didn’t even know these things existed. I’m sure they’re harmless, but as far as I’m concerned it’s another reason […]
Who knew? “AIRPLANE!” is actually a shot-for-shot remake of the 1957 film, Zero Hour.
This video beautifully symbolizes my experience with Drones.
While most time-lapse videos show things moving, with this one I wanted to capture as little motion as possible. My […]
This is a pretty cool 3d printing demo. It’s fun to extrapolate how fast 3d printing will get in the […]
Hantu Tinggi is a Malaysian mythic demon with a similar vibe to Slender Man. Fine. Nothing too scary there. Every […]
Check out this video of the new Tesla P85D accelerating from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. To get a sense of […]
Meet Lars Andersen. This guy’s talents are amazing. But there’s something about seeing him running around shooting those arrows that […]
Skip to the end…
So apparently this is a thing. The images below are from The Chive in 2009 and you can find more […]
If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they […]
This is a pretty fascinating image. It’s the NOAA-19 weather satellite that accidentally tipped over during manufacture in 2003. Repairs […]
This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”
I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance […]
This guy cracks me up. He takes absurdist comedy to new heights in his Vine videos. Also notable, “The Shrek […]
I saw this great post about how tiny the original Macintosh screen was compared with the current (and enormous) Retina […]
This is a pretty cool example of manually doing some of the math behind Bitcoin. It’s interesting that SHA-256, the […]
At first this video doesn’t seem too special, but skip to 1:48 to see what’s possible. We’re officially *that* much […]
So apparently the Russian Antonov An-2 has such a slow stall speed, it can appear to hover like a helicopter. […]
This video is funny and well-done. But skip to 5:05 and the funny turns into some next-level shit.
I made this with icons from my one of my favorite online resources, The Noun Project. Credits: Can designed by […]
Watch the whole thing.
Because of today’s significance (and because it will be my future office in a few months!) I was reading up […]
This scene popped into my head and I felt compelled to make a poorly drawn comic about it. Enjoy!
It’s been a while since I last messed with an online scammer, but today when I received a known phishing […]
Some pretty amazing flying here.
I know I’m playing into Old Spice’s hands by posting this video, but it genuinely made me laugh out loud.
How is this guy not missing fingers? Via kottke
Someone posted this lovely little poem on Bitcoin Megaphone yesterday. If you know how to use bitcoin, you should support […]
Two of my favorite hobbies collided magnificently this afternoon – bitcoin and cookies. And as a result I’d like to […]
After lots of practice I’m getting more comfortable flying the quadcopter. That’s not to say it’s easy (or not still […]
I find this stuff fascinating. More good urban exploration at http://www.reddit.com/r/urbanexploration
I took the beast out earlier today. Flying the IRIS is a lot more difficult than flying in the simulator […]
As far as I can tell, there’s no word for that thing when a website links a few consecutive words […]
I snuck out onto the roof tonight and took the IRIS up for a spin. This was my first flight […]
A lot of people are excited about a company called Storj. To some, Storj represents the “next-level shit” that bitcoin […]
As alluded to in my previous post, I just picked up a multi-rotor remote controlled vehicle. And it’s awesome. I […]
If you’re just getting into flying multi-rotor aircraft (me, for example) this is one of the most helpful beginner videos […]
I just added a cool new feature to Bitcoin Megaphone. Now, each post’s permalink has an “embed” button, which lets […]
Last week I had a crazy idea for a website. This week I’m proud to announce BitcoinMegaphone.com. Let me explain […]
I just dropped some serious Bitcoin blog action. My goal was to write the missing manual I would have liked […]
Sending money to a paper wallet is the easy part. Getting it out is a little more complicated. So here’s […]
Using Electrum and other Bitcoin wallets is pretty safe (assuming your computer isn't hacked). But if you're serious about security […]
Ok, so at this point you probably have an account at Coinbase or LocalBitcoins.com. Cool. Maybe you even have some […]
Getting started with Bitcoin is a huge pain in the ass. There's so much information out there it's hard to […]
While browsing the fantastic GigaPan image in Time.com’s amazing story about the new World Trade Center, I zoomed into the […]
I’ve been fascinated with bitcoin lately, and this video is the best overview I’ve seen yet. Fascinating stuff.
This is an old story, but it still cracks me up. A classic tale of fail.
Some really great work here. Watching it without audio, I can practically hear the “House of Cards” theme music in […]
This is brilliant. View the source to see what’s happening.
This is an extremely simple yet fiendishly creepy gag to play on a friend. Via Jake Lambert on Twitter: A […]
Here’s the view from the elevator in my new building – from the basement and the first floor. Mesmerizing and […]
I came across this on Reddit. I can’t vouch for the validity, but it seems like a cool idea. Would […]
Granted, this Photoshop dialogue box was probably conceived in the mid-to-late 2000s when mobile devices were barely in their infancies, […]
This is one of the coolest/geekiest things I’ve ever seen. After hearing digital interference in a YouTube video from a […]
I’m posting this for nothing else than my own personal reference. Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | […]
I love this concept. A faceless watch that does nothing but vibrate once every 5 minutes. Counting minutes with Durr, […]
I can’t explain why, but these musicless music videos really crack me up. I guess they’re funny because they shine […]
I’m not sure what I like more, the fact that someone re-imagined Star Wars as a Western (and actually made […]
In advance of yesterday’s snow storm I aimed my webcam out the window and started recording. The accumulation isn’t particularly […]
Vine sensation Zach King has been getting a lot of press lately. And for good reason – his Vines are […]
I want this job.
Also of note, “Breaking Bad Opening Credits (The Wire Style)” Via Reddit
This Reddit thread has a great collection of Yo Momma jokes. They’re all pretty typical, but this one really struck […]
I can’t get enough of this stuff.
You need audio for this. Play this game and it’s impossible not to laugh. findtheinvisiblecow.com
I just love things like this. There are a ton more links to other simulations and visualizations in this Hacker […]
Although I don't fancy myself much of a history buff, I've been totally geeking out on the Hardcore History podcast […]
This is some of the best “robotic” dancing I’ve ever seen. (Essential to watch with audio.) Via Colossal
This Danny Brown story by Complex Magazine is really well done. This feels like the forefront of online publishing to […]
This guy’s Arnold Schwarzenegger is impeccable. And this guy does a phenomenal Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and more. Via Reddit
This New York Times article about Apple’s internal prep for the iPhone is a great read. One of my favorite […]
All done with basic web technologies. Very cool. See the Pen Tear-able Cloth by suffick (@stuffit) on CodePen Via The […]
One of the most annoying parts of the new game Cookie Clicker is the waiting. So I made a little […]
Piece of cake! Check out more pilot videos at golfcharlie232’s YouTube Page.
I have no idea what’s going on here, but it’s awesome.
This is apparently a well documented phenomenon, but when you see a series of faces in rapid succession in your […]
This is simultaneously beautiful, amazing, and hilarious. There’s something about seeing its head move as it looks around… it just […]
Interesting observation from SNL’s creator and long-time producer, Lorne Michaels. It definitely rings true for me, and I’m impressed with […]
A few weeks ago I posted about mechanical movements. Well it turns out for the first time, scientists have found […]
This looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. The full explanation is here. It has something to […]
Earlier today a truck burst into flames on the Queensboro bridge. Luckily nobody was injured. Fast forward to tonight while […]
This great article on Wired features the work of illustrator Mike Wrobel. Here are some of my favorites.
My habit of unconsciously resizing my browser window surprised me when I accidentally resized the Fonts panel in OSX and […]
This book, written in 1896, is a fascinating example of human ingenuity and cleverness. We don’t normally associate technical innovation […]
This is some of the most intense footage of a tornado I’ve ever seen. It’s *inside* the tornado. Can you […]
This frustrated woman is now the inadvertent star of a budding viral video. (Hey, if she didn’t want the attention, […]
I wish they chose a different poster frame for this because the cheap boob shot seriously undermines the quality of […]
This is Rory McCann’s audition tape for Game of Thrones. When he says “Look at me!” at 1:00 you might […]
I’ve been listening to Kanye West’s new album “Yeezus” on and off the last few weeks. It’s clearly an intense […]
Remember “Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey”? I always assumed he was a pseudonym for a group of SNL writers. But […]
Those mask guides look pretty cool as they dance around the flames. I had to manually adjust their position for […]
In addition to being one of the funniest people on Vine, commedian Jacy Catlin has a wonderfully disgusting and bizarre […]
Hot off the presses. You can now embed an Instagram photo into any web page. Just browse to any Instagram […]
Apple is apparently testing a slow motion video feature for its next iPhone. This Petapixel article includes an example video […]
I haven’t seen “World War Z” but some of these effects look amazing.
Earlier this week an unmanned Russian rocket exploded in Kazakhstan. A few spectators managed to record the explosion, but because […]
This is the personal office of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. It’s in the penthouse of One Beacon Court, […]
Whenever I see people using Vine with no hands, I assumed they were doing it with paperclips and sponges or […]
If you’re on a desktop computer, check this out: http://stewd.io/pong/. I could explain but I don’t want to ruin the […]
Wish I’d thought of this. Via Reddit
I spotted this on a drive to upstate New York last weekend and was absolutely floored. It even has the […]
You’ll think this is a joke until you see Mr. Seagal himself at :19. Then you’ll think, woah, is this […]
This website looks amazing: thatsmyface.com. Apparently it can make a 3D model of your face based on photographs, then print […]
This video is pretty amazing. It shows how a bucket full of earrings, watches, and other gold hardware is converted […]
While watching big live televised events over the years, I’d figured something like this was happening behind the scenes. But […]
What happens when you write a Photoshop action that combines hundreds of cartoons from The New Yorker? This!
For the last 6 years or so, every time I’ve added the standard slew of social media buttons to a […]
If you’re in New York this Thursday, check out this event at The Strand with authors Iris Smyles and Dave […]
I just found out about this 2009 art piece called “One Billion Dollar” by conceptual artist Michael Marcovici. It’s described […]
If you’re planning to travel to Portland (the Oregon one, not that lame-ass place in Maine), keep this blog post […]
This is very cool. While browsing the new Flickr, I noticed a share button labeled “Share to WordPress – The […]
Hot off the presses is the first book by Iris Smyles, Iris Has Free Time. Of writers, people often says […]
File this under “so wonderfully unexpected.” The thing that makes this quirky jazz rendition of “Suit & Tie” so amazing […]
Apparently Kanye West hit his head while trying to avoid photographers today. So I thought it would be pretty cool […]
After enlarging the logo of Apple’s manufacturing partner Pegatron, I found a hidden clue about the production of the upcoming […]
An interesting way to think about website usability, created by Squareweave. Basically, if you assume your users are drunk (blurry […]
Too many people are trying to make the web more usable so I thought I’d try the opposite. Below are […]
This video series by the Khan Academy is an extremely informative and approachable high-level overview of Bitcoin and all the […]
This is one of the most entertaining yet simple video game trailers I’ve ever seen. The game itself (Leviathan Warships) […]
Even though this video is from 1949, it’s incredibly well produced and informative. Good if you want to geek out […]
There’s a very special portion of Reddit that I follow called Cringe. It’s amazing. What is cringe? Well according to […]
This KMart ad is pretty much the greatest ad ever. (Via Kottke.org)
I found this great subreddit about those designs on computer screens you see in movies. Some really interesting stuff in […]
To me, Vine is a proving ground for some seriously funny people. Some of these folks you might know, others […]
This blew my mind. Apparently it’s possible to use a photograph of a record and get an audible recording from […]
This is a 100% natural phenomenon. From Wikipedia: Ice discs form on the outer bends in a river where the […]
Geek confession here. Before today I had a sorry understanding of what MD5 hashes were, and how they related to […]
This has me laughing like an idiot. They’re from his Vine account.
This actually looks pretty cool. (Nevermind that the playhouse is the same thing as the picnic table.) This little piece […]
While watching a re-run of Seinfeld tonight, I noticed Jerry saying something that now takes on a whole new meaning […]
Speaking of Barry Lyndon, I came across this clip of Ryan O’Neil showcasing some fine acting.
I re-watched “Barry Lyndon” last weekend and was reminded of how perfectly Stanley Kubrick framed his shots. The opening scene, […]
These are incredibly well done. Via Reddit
Some pretty exciting news from Condé Nast today. The new Entertainment group launched a platform for video delivery which they […]
I’m surprised nobody’s thought of this before, but Jose Canseco’s tweets sound like things Will Ferrell would say while doing […]
Check out this extremely impressive music video. Thinking about all the time involved in creating this makes my head hurt.
This helps guide me daily.
I hadn’t seen this warning in years, but came across it today while choosing “Create Layer” on a layer’s blending […]
I can’t explain why, but when this dude opens the container at :09, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve […]
This tweet by singer/songwriter/codewriter pretty much speaks for itself. Hey look, @gleeonfox ripped off my cover of Baby Got Back: […]
I just discovered stabyourself.net, a website with some brilliant custom-made games that meet at the intersection of technology and irony. […]
I’m all for encouraging proficiency in a musical instrument, but if my son grows up and wants to play the […]
Recently on the web these’s been a flurry of news about Sammy Sosa’s Pinterest page. Most of the attention has […]
The Web Developer Checklist is a brilliant and fun way to prep a website for launch. Surprised I’ve never heard […]
After seeing “Zero Dark Thirty” I found myself looking up some terms and found some pretty cool stuff on Wikipedia. […]
If you ever find yourself doubting the determination and ingenuity of the human spirit, just do a Google image search […]
This actual white house petition sounds amazing: WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: authorize the production of a recurring television […]
The steady march toward increasing flash drive storage never ceases to amaze me. Case in point; the newest and highest […]
Apparently this morning one of the PATH train escalators in New Jersey started going in reverse, and fast. The video […]
I thought it would be fun to take a look at this site as it’s developed over the years. Thanks […]
This infomercial has everything you love about infomercials. Definitely worth watching if you haven’t already seen it on TV. But […]
As an active Photoshop user, I usually get this error message a few times a day: Well today I decided […]
As an Apple fan, one of the greatest thrills I’ve ever had was when I emailed Steve Jobs and he […]
Even though this is a promotional video, it’s an amazing promotional video. Sometimes the best advertisements are the ones that […]
If you like to gaze at beautiful homes you can never afford, The Location Department website is for you. What […]
Overall some pretty vanilla stuff. But the weatherman at 6:51 literally had me in tears. Found Via Buzzfeed
I never enjoyed bourbon until I discovered the trick to drinking it; taking it neat with tiny little sips. No […]
It looks like the camera pixel wars are evolving into the video front. Canon’s new 1Dc is aimed at pro […]
We all know about the invaluable Dropbox, but I recently found out that you could download and run your own […]
If you haven’t already, you should check out the Seinfeld Today twitter feed. It’s amazingly well done. So as homage, […]
Comedian / musician / author Dave Hill has been tweeting some erotic short stories. They’re pretty gross, which means they’re […]
This is brutal. Absolutely brutal. Without a doubt one of the most diabolical hidden camera pranks I’ve ever seen. The […]
Seeing this typo is without a doubt my single biggest pet peeve. I literally see it everywhere. Hopefully this post […]
So it turns out that trying to embed a tweet from an iPad is a serious pain in the ass. […]
If you’ve ever wondered how old you’ll be in the future, I have just the tool for you. It’s deceptively […]
As someone who’s stuck it out with an iPhone 3GS for the past two years, my upgrade to the iPhone […]
Just wanted to go on record saying Adam Richman from The Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” looks like MTV/VH1’s Riki […]
Looks like they’re going for two floors every two weeks. Not too shabby.
Looks like more progress in the last two days…
Since it’s official that Condé Nast is moving into 1 World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower, formerly […]
View the whole set on Flickr.
The only thing that makes this closeup of Zack Miller‘s new forearm tattoo by East Side Ink more badass is […]
Clearly I’m not the first dude to weigh in here, but I wanted to get a real-world sense of the […]
Couldn’t decide which photo to use so I used them both. You’re looking at some of artist Michael Sanzone‘s latest […]
Shot and edited this with my trusty new Canon G11 and iMovie this morning (before heading to work, appropriately). Is […]
Slightly more entertaining than watching paint dry….
One of the perks I get from working at the world’s largest wine website is that I get to drink […]
Think I’m finally “getting” the iPad. Here’s why:
This is my cross-to-bear:
John Mayer saves drunk idiot in Boston:
This month I’m donating a banner ad (see above) to Movember – described as “an annual, month-long celebration of the […]
If you combine Radiohead’s “Motion Picture Soundtrack” with the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Got A Feeling”, you get either copyright […]
Roughly $2K worth of wine bling:
Pretty cool comic book generator from Marvel, even though it’s for kids.
After seeing this post at kottke.org I made this quick and dirty mockup below. The takeaway: it’s a tall fucking […]
Long Island City is so hot right now.
Photos from a weekend in the Catskills, with a jaunt to the 123rd Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY.
This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Starting at 40 seconds in, every sentence he says is […]
Let’s take a tour of what it might look like to peer through some of the world’s most powerful and […]
I snapped this out of the back window of Snooth’s new offices in midtown. I highly recommend checking out the […]
They’re not supposed to admit this, right???
I don’t always do impersonations, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Have a listen.
So now Google thinks I’m a malicious website and is blocking some visitors. I may be guilty of posting unfunny […]
Proof positive why I should start carrying my Flip video camera around more often. I have no idea who this […]
Check out my design for the first ever Snooth Cycling Jersey. If you work for a winery or wine merchant, […]
Apparently this video is actually shown to teach people about workplace safety. Who in their right mind would actually want […]
I just finished making an interactive version of the “Boys and Girls” installation mentioned in my previous post. Click the […]
For your viewing pleasure, here are some photos I took of artist Michael Sanzone‘s current exhibition at M55 Art in […]
File this under “would someone please invent this for me?” I already have a few of these types of “squid” […]
As seen in SoHo on my way to work two days ago. As a bizarre complement to this photograph, the […]
This is absolutely amazing. The best way I can think of to honor one of the world’s most epic rock […]
I had a great time on Saturday night at Snooth’s Open That Bottle Night. I got to schmooze with some […]
Amazingly hilarious video. But epic fail on the illegible font in the end.
One of the benefits of using a tripod and a manual camera setting for photographing wine bottles (which I often […]
Want to see me tasting wine from the 1800s? Check out the hot Snooth cross-blogging action…
File this under “wish I’d thought of this”:
I saw this graphic of Rush Limbaugh on the Fox News website and it got me thinking…
I’ve recently been getting a lot of comments about this gem I made ages ago. And I’ve got to say, […]
I met this guy named Mike at a party. He’s a lawyer by day and a painter by night. But […]
The inside of a rental van. I’d say it’s moved its fair share of things with sharp edges over the […]
I saw a filming of “Life on Mars” the other day while on my way to work. I snapped a […]
I’ve gotten pretty quick at blasting through a photoshoot in Lightroom to select my favorites, do some basic color correction, […]
Say it ain’t so! Looks like they’re finally pulling the plug on that aging Sony PSP billboard on Houston Street.
I had a wonderful and totally not-terrifying experience at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.
Among the bevy of things I’ve learned while working Snooth, one that caught me off guard (even though it’s pretty […]
Geeky but fun question – how long has it been since you’ve restarted your computer? (If you’re a Mac user, […]
Do you ever have days when you feel privileged to know people who can make stuff this awesome? Check out […]
Ever wonder how creative professionals at a big ad agency goof off during brainstorming sessions? Check out markercomp.blogspot.com to see […]
Here’s another cross-post with the Snooth blog. I promise I’ll be adding more to this site in the near future, […]
If anyone’s curious, here’s some of the stuff I’ve been up to at Snooth.
Some very encouraging news coming from America these days. There’s not much particularly insightful information I can shed on the […]
When I saw this satellite photo of Mount Everest, I couldn’t not put a tilt-shift effect on it. The result […]
Yesterday was a pretty cool day at Snooth. Among a slew of usability improvements we rolled out, we launched the […]
Exclusive photo of John McCain’s notepad from last night’s debate:
Any street photographer will tell you that one of the most difficult parts of photographing people is building up your […]
It’s no surprise to me that the very same scheming Wall Street financial engineers who masterminded such risky practices as […]
Hold on to your shoes people. Or at least tie your shoelaces very tight. Because what I’m about to tell […]
I just finished creating the website for ID Real Estate Partners, LLC – a New York based real estate company […]
I just finished reading the macabre yet entertaining Wikipedia’s list of unusual deaths. Of the 125 entries mentioned, only 12 […]
This is a pretty cool judge of your visual accuracy – woodgears.ca/eyeball/. If anyone has the time (less than five […]
Today I spotted what looks to be another Banksy painting in SoHo, on Broadway and Howard (it’s facing the green […]
I warned you…
A graphic design announcement
Widgets. Telling it like it is.
I decided to bust out the ‘ol Canon 5D and 100mm macro lens tonight to take a photo of my […]
Testing out Vimeo’s HD content. Didn’t have any HD content to upload, so I made my own. Enjoy watching me […]
I’m curious to hear about the different types of calendars everyone uses. How are people keeping appointments these days? To […]
Here’s a political ad I made. Enjoy!
On Sunday night I was granted the opportunity to attend a glitzy Hollywood party, thanks to my girlfriend Anna who […]
The fact that I can hit 95% accuracy while playing Blitzkrieg Bop on expert level in Rock Band is something […]
If you’re a professional geek like me, making an important home decorating decision is impossible without firing up the ol […]
This a cool observation, but isn’t it a little embarrassing that nobody discovered this sooner?
As the guy who designed the original NYC Condom, my heart sank this afternoon when I saw about a hundred […]
A highly-entertaining activity is feeding random and/or strange snippets of conversation into Google and seeing what you get. Below are […]
Wanna see something gross? You never realize just how dirty your earplugs are until you place them next to a […]
I was going through some old files today and unearthed what looks to be the first web page I ever […]
I spotted this on Broome Street today. For whatever reason, these pieces of wood were covering an open doorway in […]
One of my favorite lenses, if not my absolute favorite, is the Canon 70-200 mm 2.8L IS. I also have […]
Volatile Subject Alert: I’m not taking a side here, just voicing a thought I had today. I think that regardless […]
What’s in your clipboard right now? Go into the comments and paste away!
Regarding that bizarre beheading incident on the bus in Canada (link here), it’s come to light that the passengers were […]
I came across this video, and thought it needed a little more sound design at the end. So I made […]
Every once in a while I click on some spam I’ve received (just for fun) and I’m taken to some […]
Living in Chinatown has been fun so far. But having to watch the butcher deliver pig carcuses to the Chinese […]
Ok, it’s time for another survey. Like all the surveys on this site, this one will be lots of fun. […]
I guess this is why you’re supposed to draw a long horizontal line after the dollar amount, right?
I’ve always gotten a lot of spam, but recently the “subject” fields have taken on a “breaking news” headline style. […]
I spotted this DeLorean on my commute yesterday. Even though it’s a simple design, I still think the LeLorean is […]
Another quick random poll – if you’re reading this you’re obliged to answer. You can be anonymous if you’d like. […]
As if the hipsters in Williamsburg weren’t dirty enough, one of the area’s largest laundrymats just burned down this morning. […]
The Cleverest reader and photographer Salvatore points out that my recent shots of the Brooklyn sky looked manipulated, and that […]
I saw this little bit of high-brow billboard modification while waiting for the B train in Chinatown yesterday, and what […]
It pleases me to say that in the coming weeks I’ll be helping the one and only Dave Hill make […]
Yesterday marked the official launch of our teen-focused social marketing campaign for the NYC Department of Health. The campaign centers […]
I had a pretty exciting adventure yesterday afternoon. While taking pictures for an upcoming project I found myself at one […]
Hi everyone – quick survey. Clasp your hands together like this right now. What’s more comfortable – having your left […]
I wish I’d gotten a better picture of this, but on Saturday I saw a taxi with a digital camera […]
Very interesting how similar “No Country for Old Men” is to “Raising Arizona.” See for yourself… UPDATE – I just […]
Below is a sample of some code I’m working on for work-related project. Have fun!
Came home from work today and the sky scared the crap out of me.
People get the wrong idea when they see an old pair of pants with holes cut into the pockets. It […]
Today I cheered my brother on as he took 4th place at Wiimbledon. Click on the photo above to see […]
Has anyone else noticed the growing trend of businesspeople pissing their pants? From what I’ve heard, it’s like the new […]
I have some serious gripes with Network Solutions’ VPS “service” which I’ll save for another post (basically their VPS service […]
I saw this printer sitting out on the street a few weeks ago. I love the subtle irony here, assuming […]
I don’t care how you spent your Saturday night, because my Saturday night was clearly much more entertaining. I saw […]
This is an actual cake that was spotted in Chinatown last weekend. I shot it from two different angles so […]
I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but if you like wine and have never been to snooth.com you’re a fucking […]
Today marks the launch of our “Marie from the Bronx” anti-smoking campaign for the New York City Health Department. If […]
I’ve stripped away all my site’s CSS styles in honor of CSS Naked Day. It’s a silly attempt to make […]
Creating a progressive and abstract print ad can be a good thing. But creating an ad that’s so abstract that […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Ants are effing amazing. I recently videotaped some of those little […]
Has anyone else noticed that the displays on the new NYC subways seem to use Apple’s Keynote presentation software? If […]
I just had a great idea for a way to teach young children about the dangers of drinking, as well […]
One of the scariest things in the world. One of the funniest things in the world.
Hey everyone – miss me? I don’t know how you survived yesterday without a new caption contest, but I’m back […]
I noticed something pretty annoying while cleaning up my desktop today. The icons for SWFs and PDFs look very similar, […]
I found this weird shopping list on a dollar in my pocket today. Any insights you can offer, my clever […]
Well, I can scratch off another item on my life’s to-do list. Our latest anti-smoking commercials we created at DCF […]
Not sure if too many of you know this, but a crane collapsed in New York City on Saturday. It’s […]
I noticed something extremely creepy in the West Village last night. I gazed into an upscale townhouse and was shocked […]
As far as advertising photography is concerned, there are two main types that stand out for me. The first type […]
It looks like the homeless awareness campaign we did at DCF advertising is finally being posted around the city. And […]
Another reason why I love my Mac. This weekend I needed to edit some video in a pinch. The project […]
Some sweet sweet irony here. Security camera footage of a man falling off a ladder while adjusting that same security […]
A sign of the times.
I spotted this customized Wet Paint sign last night on 14th and 6th. Can anyone offer any insight into just […]
I spent yesterday in Buck’s Country PA and was very impressed the town’s old fashioned flair. It was perfectly summed […]
I spotted this Fandango ticket machine sporting a Windows dialogue box a few weeks ago and my fancy was, as […]
I don’t know what they’re selling at bodegas on the Upper East Side these days, but I’m a little hesitant […]
Ok, thanks for everyone’s input on the caption contests. I’ve given it some thought, and here’s the deal. Caption contests […]
Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to combine some of my Flickr photos with a custom Google map, officially […]
By now, many of us are aware that you can replicate the characteristics of a tilt-shift lens with Photoshop. But […]
Quick informal survey: How many keys are on your keychain? And of those, how many have you used in the […]
While leaving work today I was slightly miffed to discover that the 6 train was out of commission due to […]
As if all the sound effects of the Mac OSX interface weren’t annoying enough, I decided to take things a […]
Hopefully you’ll notice that the site is much faster now. It seems the problem was the Kimili Flash Embed WordPress […]
Here’s a pretty cool idea I wouldn’t mind seeing incorporated into the iPhone: the ability to see where your friends […]
Hate your job as a graphic designer? Don’t forget to do this before you quit.
A cool feature I noticed about the iPhone is that I don’t need to eject it from iTunes before unplugging […]
The web’s newest and most smartest cartoon, Ugbun the Ugly Bunny.
While spending some time with my girlfriend and her grandfather this weekend, I spotted a self-portrait of him from the […]
While the web is buzzing with reports about how much faster Photoshop CS3 is on Intel Macs, there’s nary an […]
I discovered this morning that the iPhone is so hip, it’ll auto-suggest the proper spelling of TriBeCa. But interestingly (that […]
I noticed something funny in the window at St. Vincent’s hospital this evening. View it large…you’ll find it.
Some geek talk ahead. Non-technophiles beware… Has anyone seen a high-end TV displaying 1080p? Last weekend I saw a couple […]
Hey Everyone – thanks for taking such good care of the site while I was away. As promised, here’s the […]
Hey Everyone – I’m headed out for a week-long vacation. Upon my return, the highest-rated comment for this post will […]
If you’ve ever wanted to hear me co-host a radio show, then this Wednesday is your chance. I’ll be co-hosting […]
Here’s another time-lapse video of Brooklyn from the webcam. It shows 24 hours – from 4AM to 4AM. Enjoy!
This picture has some new interactive advertising-related features embedded in it. Does anyone think this is the next big thing, […]
Thanks one more time Google! (For more fun “Thanks Google!” examples, search for “Thanks Google” in the search bar to […]
If you’ve ever wondered what 48 hours of apple rot looks like in ten seconds, look no further. And for […]
Here’s a time-lapse video from the webcam today. One second from the video equals 15 minutes of real time.
Well, it looks like I can scratch another item off my lifetime to-do list: • Start a Russian Flame War
With all the negative reactions this site has been garnering lately (I’m talking to YOU, Russians), I thought I’d make […]
Well, I think enough time has passed and it seems the Russians have forgiven me. I can’t thank everyone enough […]
Dear Russians, I’m sorry for making up a fake quiz that was only supposed to make you feel stupid, and […]
Since the Russians aren’t making much progress on the riddle below, here’s a hint.
Alright Russians. If you’re so clever, solve this: (Click to view full)
Hi everyone – as you can see, I’ve just enabled the ability to rate people’s comments all throughout the site. […]
Every once in a while I get curious as to who’s visiting The Cleverest. So I fired up the geographic […]
Being somewhat of a photography nut, I recently set out to buy a second camera to carry around for those […]
Recently at a work-related shoot at Shea Stadium, I noticed something that seemed a little out of place in the […]
A proposed redneck bumper sticker…
Hopefully the knowledge that I almost died on multiple occasions taking the following photographs will make them that much more […]
Back by popular demand, here’s my vintage 2001 email correspondence with one of the first actual Nigerian email scammers. It’s […]
I came across this photo gallery I made a while ago and thought it deserved some attention. Enjoy, “Politicians With […]
What rhymes with “fart” but doesn’t have an “f” in it? Right. Art!!! Writer, filmmaker, artist, and former roommate Michael […]
Freak Out TapeWatch me bicker with my roommate Mike about web design. This is the video I DON’T want you […]
An unfortunate pairing of headlines on my Google News page this morning.
Anyone else find CNN’s coverage of Gerald Ford’s death a little insensitive? (Click to view large)
Tonight’s the night! This evening brings the official launch of Smyles & Fish, the highly anticipated literary magazine I’ve been […]
I took tons of photos at the marathon today. Click on the thumbnail to view the images large and help […]
Gawker may have gotten the scoop on Yesterday’s Kitchen Shitter story, but at least I got the original flyer. It […]
I found this glorious flyer affixed brazenly to a streetlamp in my neighborhood last night. My gut tells me this […]
Looks like I’ve been Digged again!
**BREAKING NEWS** JAKARTA, Indonesia — A major earthquake off the coast of Java and a tsunami that followed has killed […]
A New York City cop left his receipt at an ATM in front of me today. I couldn’t help my […]
A re-post from last year:
Hopefully this will brighten your day.
In case you’re bored with playing the guitar the traditional way (ie, how Dan Smith would teach you) check out […]
I’ve finally created the one and only BoingBoing.net Headline Generator!
It’s not every day that one gets to see a Mercedes on fire. But for me, Friday was that day. […]
A while back I made these little flash games that was designed to be nothing more than a time waster. […]
Breaking News: Oil pipeline explosion on Snake Island, Nigeria Hordes of punners and satirists convene in The Cleverest Dot Com’s […]
What could this be an ad for?
My brother once pointed out that a well-placed hyperlink in a sentence is hilarious. So here are some examples. (The […]
I have the domain. Now what do I do with it? Suggestions are welcome.
I wish there were an Academy Awards for short films on the Web, because the Ice Cream Dance would make […]
Friday’s “An Evening with Smyles & Fish” was a hoot! We were able to raise tens of tens of dollars, […]
Stop what you’re doing right now and check out the new & improved Smyles & Fish website. Guaranteed to be […]
This Friday you’re invited to what will go down in history as the most thrilling literary reading of all time. […]
Not too many of you know this, but I used to do lots of voiceover work for movies and commercials. […]
For the next installment of Smyles&Fish, we’re developing a list of unspeakable acts of depravity such as The Rusty Trombone, […]
Anyone who sends text messages on their phone knows the value of pre-programed generic responses. The default set includes “Thanks”, […]
This Friday, in addition to being St. Paddy’s Day, will mark the most rockingist day in all of history, as […]
All credit goes to Jordan for this gem:
So the gallery opening went well last night. Comments on my photographic retrospective of Gabe Silva entitled “Cry Me A […]
I just read that Yahoo has done a 180º and is now allowing people to use “Allah” in a Yahoo […]
Anyone else a little concerned about these?
For some reason I felt compelled to visit StarJones.com to see what I’d find. And I’m happy to report that […]
The Official Dick Cheney Hunting Accident Joke/Pun Roundup To the comments!
While Jordan and I were discussing the brilliance of Predator 2’s tagline, “He’s in town with a few days to […]
I took quite a few photos the other night while figuring out how to use my new camera. So what […]
Thanks again, Google!
You don’t have to sample obscure B movies or scientific instructional videos from the fifties to make a groove so […]
Like The Strokes’ new album? Well allow me to ruin the first track for you!
Here’s to wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! All the best,Gabe, Mike, and Mike
This is a real ad. Seriously. Oh how I wish I’d made it…
This little device is amazing. I wish I’d thought of it.
Stop the presses! Stop em, goddammit! Gabe has published his first podcast so go to his site right now and […]
In the same vein as Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” I took it upon myself to […]
Display this animation full-screen when they ask you to open your laptop during a security check on the subway. **Under […]
I KNEW he was involved in this…
This headline is hilarious.Yes, the story is tragic (full story) but I’m sorry, that headline is just hilarious.
Did you know they use dead babies in advertising because they’re cheaper and easier to work with than alive babies? […]
I love that new Pope smell!
With all the high-brow humor on this site, I thought I’d include something slightly more accessible for you people who […]
Just in case anyone’s interested, the following domain names are available. vadgezilla.com testiballs.com ourvagina.com letshearitforhitler.com allnudeapes.com ohgrandma.com getintomyvan.com thatwasntcreamcheese.com itsinmyhairitsinmyhair.com […]
This is real.
This guy asked me to make him a full-page ad for the New York Times. He offered to pay me […]
Is it normal? You tell me. An old friend of mine just launched this great site, www.isitnormal.com. It’s highly entertaining […]
Next time you’re looking at an NYC subway map, look really (I mean really) closely at the City Hall stop […]
While watching Ghostbusters this weekend, it occurred to me that “Holy crap – the Ghostbusters’ fire house is right by […]
This is my contribution to the field of armchair mathematics: Demonstrating Benford’s Law with Google
I’m not quite sure what to say about this one. It was a funny idea that got out of hand, […]
I’m a little shocked that Bill Cosby’s act is so forward and brash, but apparently in his old age he’s […]
I won’t say this is my favorite song that I’ve made but I will say that it is without a […]
I’ve recently achieved one of my long-standing goals – to build a mini digital recording studio. I think it’s every […]
Photos from before and after a big snowstorm.
It just doesn’t get any better than this:DANDee Child Safety Harness
How do all these spammers know I have a tiny penis?!?!
Over the weekend, Gabe and I (HI GABE!!!!!!!!) received one of the coolest presents ever. Our friend Amanda produced a […]
Quick anonymous survey: Have you ever peed and brushed your teeth at the same time?
First, I let Todd Barry have it. Now Crossy: it’s YOUR turn!!!!! Compare these two “fan photos” of David Cross. […]
Been to Google lately? Very insensitive…
Can I go off on a little rant here? I want to talk about something that really pisses me off, […]
This website here is an amazing tool to create anagrams. My favorite anagram I’ve found so far is the following: […]
Wet paint? I’ll be the judge of that!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I noticed something very strange on my morning commute the other day. On page 15 of AMNewYork (a second-tier morning […]
Here’s a little something I made a few months back. One day at work I saw a piece of paper […]
Speaking of blogs, Google can help you dive headfirst into some pretty strange and random ones. It’s easy, just search […]
There’s gone be some changes round these parts. I know I used to harp on blogs but the time came […]
Tonight as I got off the subway I was greeted with thick black smoke, blazing sirens, and thousands of people […]
I think that blaming one of your less desirable genetic traits on the parent that passed it down to you […]
Product Recalls! !! You asked for it, you got it.
I just finished a year-long pet project of mine – software that converts written text into speech. I decided to […]
I’ve found that having a unique and pleasant ring tone on my cellular telephone is a great way to make […]
Here are the photos from the legendary Tinkle Booze Cruise Click here
Gravity – A Love Story Hey, let’s throw stuff off the roof and tape it!
Scary Movie Perhaps not the scariest film ever produced. Written, shot, edited, and uploaded in a day.
My Room An introduction to my old room in Allston, MA
Thank God – You Da Man A high five to our mighty mighty lord above.
Ryan Dedicated to a dear dear friend. Shot in London.
The News A spoof on the news. Highly unsuccessful.
How to Become AirborneThe most fun I had in London.
Public Service Announcement Please, do whatever you can to help..
Fear and Loathing The quintessential Vegas vacation.
Lost in Translation An afternoon attempt to make a movie that makes no sense, but still has a storyline.
One for the RoadStraight, no chaser.
MilkI had to gain 20 pounds for this role.
Card TowerI put em up fast.
LaForge – The MovieThe first (and unfortunately not the last) video I ever attempted to create.
LaForge – The TrailerMy first trailer for my first movie. Epic.
These are some really old, immature, and often bizarre flash animations I made while at college. Ahhhh, to be young […]