March 29, 2024

Down the Rabbithole: An intro to making photorealistic AI photos in 2024

Hey there. If you’re curious about how to generate high resolution photorealistic AI images, then this post is for you. […]

January 5, 2024

Prompts should be called Intern Assignments

I absolutely love the metaphor for AI that Benedict Evans uses; that AI gives you the power of infinite interns. […]

November 12, 2023

Back to the basics: Prompt engineering strategies to get the most out of GPTs

As the AI hype train continues barreling down the track, sometimes it’s important to zoom out and highlight some GPT […]

October 26, 2023

Faster prototyping with javascript’s “Destructuring Assignment” syntax

While chatting with my trusty programming partner GPT4, I learned about a newer, faster way to pass data between functions […]

October 20, 2023

Using ChatGPT for Smart Truncation in Responsive Web Design

Since the dawn of the mobile web, digital designers have been asking copywriters to shorten their text. “It’s too much […]

July 3, 2023

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, […]

Not Your Father’s Chatbots

In the rapidly evolving world of technology, chatbots have come a long way from their humble beginnings. They are no […]

February 12, 2023

How to be the Hero in Your Company’s Digital Transformation

TLDR: Find two more heroes and have them find two more heroes. Then have those people find two more heroes. […]

February 4, 2023

Sheep vs Foxes: A Mindset Shift for Publishers

A buddy of mine just gave up on his years-long quest to catch a fox at his house upstate. Last […]

February 3, 2023

Teaching an AI to Be Funny

Out of the box, GPT3 isn’t too funny. But with some understanding of how it works, a fair amount of […]

February 2, 2023

GPT3 is Just Spicy Autocomplete

Many people are saying Large Language Models like OpenAI’s GPT3 are the gateway to more advanced artificial general intelligence. And […]

August 31, 2022

Using DALL-E 2 for Interior Design

With advancements in AI-generated images happening so quickly these days, this post will probably be outdated the moment it’s published. […]

October 28, 2020

Experimental Storytelling

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 […]

June 24, 2020

Web Monetization

So apparently there’s a new standard for “Web Monetization” so I’m trying it out on this site. There seem to […]

February 26, 2020

How to identify fake photos of fake people

UPDATE: Thanks Petapixel for turning my thread into an article: How to Spot Fake Photos of Fake People Online I […]

January 26, 2020

About Fake Twitter

I just launched a little web toy called Fake Twitter. I think it’s kinda fun. Maybe check it out. Or […]

January 19, 2020

The Great Asshole Purge of 2020 and Beyond

What the world needs now is another cis white dude explaining mansplaining. But I made this thread with the goal […]

January 1, 2020

How to fix a Boss RC-1 Loop Station when it’s not working

I recently bought one of these guitar pedals and I’ve been really pleased. But a few days ago it started […]

December 28, 2019

Storing Time-Series Twitter Engagement Data in a Graph Database

I wanted to better understand how Tweets get traction, and how that contributes to people’s follower counts. So I wrote […]

December 20, 2019

Getting fancy with CSS’s Position Sticky

(PSSST, if you’re coming here from CSS Tricks, you might enjoy following me on Twitter for other fun and interesting […]

April 30, 2019

The Death of Dashboards

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at Slack’s yearly conference about some of the fun stuff I’ve been […]

February 20, 2019

Judging People Who Don’t Exist

TLDR: I made a thing and it got some press. Judging people by their appearance feels icky. Why? Because there’s […]

November 14, 2017

I trained an A.I. to generate alternative band names

I’ve been messing around with machine learning lately. It’s cool. Inspired by Dan Hon’s article “I trained an A.I. to […]

October 20, 2016

Dynamic Projection Mapping

Damn. They’re getting pretty good at this.

August 29, 2016

How neural networks create images

This is fascinating stuff. watching DGN samples form. they jostle wildly through a generative space until converging on… a cheeseburger […]

July 18, 2016

Rockstar Developers

For the last few months I’ve been leading games product development at Hearst Digital Media working with some amazing folks […]

August 21, 2015

Interactive Subway Station Maps

I’ve been having way too much fun with these. Last week I made an interactive sharable NYC subway map called […]

August 17, 2015

How to Make a Fillhouette

I discovered something pretty cool in Photoshop. If you select the inverse of a person’s silhouette and apply a “Content-Aware […]

August 10, 2015

The Best Drummer You’ve Ever Heard But Never Heard Of

It’s pretty impressive that 2 people can create such a groove: But it’s less surprising when you learn the drummer […]

July 29, 2015

Catching Sand Fleas

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 […]

July 16, 2015

Airplane Vs Zero Hour

Who knew? “AIRPLANE!” is actually a shot-for-shot remake of the 1957 film, Zero Hour.

June 13, 2015

Drone Ownership in a Nutshell

This video beautifully symbolizes my experience with Drones.

May 5, 2015

One Week in One Minute

While most time-lapse videos show things moving, with this one I wanted to capture as little motion as possible. My […]

March 17, 2015

Terminator-Inspired 3d Printer

This is a pretty cool 3d printing demo. It’s fun to extrapolate how fast 3d printing will get in the […]

March 3, 2015

Hantu Tinggi, or, The Creepiest Video I’ve Ever Seen

Hantu Tinggi is a Malaysian mythic demon with a similar vibe to Slender Man. Fine. Nothing too scary there. Every […]

January 28, 2015

The New Tesla’s “Insane Mode”

Check out this video of the new Tesla P85D accelerating from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. To get a sense of […]

January 23, 2015

Ridiculous Archer Video

Meet Lars Andersen. This guy’s talents are amazing. But there’s something about seeing him running around shooting those arrows that […]

January 8, 2015

Great Drone Catch

Skip to the end…

December 1, 2014

Dead Fly Art

So apparently this is a thing. The images below are from The Chive in 2009 and you can find more […]

November 28, 2014

Making the 1980s HBO Intro

If you’ve ever seen 1980s HBO, you’ve seen this intro. Enjoy this fascinating (and extremely dated – I mean, they […]

November 17, 2014

The $135 Million Oopsie

This is a pretty fascinating image. It’s the NOAA-19 weather satellite that accidentally tipped over during manufacture in 2003. Repairs […]

Dynamic Target Tracking Camera

This video gives new meaning to “keep your eye on the ball.”

November 11, 2014

First Steps in One World Trade Center

I’ve been literally watching One World Trade Center take shape since construction started. So today when I got the chance […]

October 30, 2014

Connor O’Malley is Funny

This guy cracks me up. He takes absurdist comedy to new heights in his Vine videos. Also notable, “The Shrek […]

October 22, 2014

Retina OSX on the Original Macintosh

I saw this great post about how tiny the original Macintosh screen was compared with the current (and enormous) Retina […]

September 29, 2014

Mining Bitcoin with Pencil and Paper

This is a pretty cool example of manually doing some of the math behind Bitcoin. It’s interesting that SHA-256, the […]

September 23, 2014

Real-time Digital Modeling of a Face

At first this video doesn’t seem too special, but skip to 1:48 to see what’s possible. We’re officially *that* much […]

Slow Flying Airplane That Hovers like a Helicopter

So apparently the Russian Antonov An-2 has such a slow stall speed, it can appear to hover like a helicopter. […]

September 20, 2014

Bane Outtakes

This video is funny and well-done. But skip to 5:05 and the funny turns into some next-level shit.

September 19, 2014

Can Eye Axe Ewe Equestrian

I made this with icons from my one of my favorite online resources, The Noun Project. Credits: Can designed by […]

September 11, 2014

iPhone 6 Size Comparison

Watch the whole thing.

World Trade Center Floorplans

Because of today’s significance (and because it will be my future office in a few months!) I was reading up […]

September 8, 2014

Poorly Drawn Comic

This scene popped into my head and I felt compelled to make a poorly drawn comic about it. Enjoy!

July 29, 2014

Messing With a Bitcoin Scammer

It’s been a while since I last messed with an online scammer, but today when I received a known phishing […]

July 28, 2014

Quadcopter Flying in an IKEA Parking Lot

Some pretty amazing flying here.

July 15, 2014

Old Spice Mandroid Ad

I know I’m playing into Old Spice’s hands by posting this video, but it genuinely made me laugh out loud.

July 14, 2014

Lemon Ninja

How is this guy not missing fingers? Via kottke

June 12, 2014

A Bitcoin Haiku

Someone posted this lovely little poem on Bitcoin Megaphone yesterday. If you know how to use bitcoin, you should support […]

May 31, 2014

The Official Cookie of Bitcoin

Two of my favorite hobbies collided magnificently this afternoon – bitcoin and cookies. And as a result I’d like to […]

May 27, 2014

Getting Fancier with the 3DRobotics IRIS

After lots of practice I’m getting more comfortable flying the quadcopter. That’s not to say it’s easy (or not still […]

May 13, 2014

Exploring an Abandoned German WW2 Bunker

I find this stuff fascinating. More good urban exploration at http://www.reddit.com/r/urbanexploration

May 10, 2014

More 3DRobitics IRIS Footage

I took the beast out earlier today. Flying the IRIS is a lot more difficult than flying in the simulator […]

May 5, 2014


As far as I can tell, there’s no word for that thing when a website links a few consecutive words […]

May 1, 2014

More Quadcopter Footage

I snuck out onto the roof tonight and took the IRIS up for a spin. This was my first flight […]

April 30, 2014

Storj – Dropbox for the Future

A lot of people are excited about a company called Storj. To some, Storj represents the “next-level shit” that bitcoin […]

April 27, 2014

My first weekend with the 3D Robotics IRIS

As alluded to in my previous post, I just picked up a multi-rotor remote controlled vehicle. And it’s awesome. I […]

How to fly a quadcopter

If you’re just getting into flying multi-rotor aircraft (me, for example) this is one of the most helpful beginner videos […]

April 4, 2014

Embedding Posts from Bitcoin Megaphone

I just added a cool new feature to Bitcoin Megaphone. Now, each post’s permalink has an “embed” button, which lets […]

March 19, 2014

Bitcoin Megaphone

Last week I had a crazy idea for a website. This week I’m proud to announce BitcoinMegaphone.com. Let me explain […]

March 13, 2014

Getting to know Bitcoin

I just dropped some serious Bitcoin blog action. My goal was to write the missing manual I would have liked […]

March 12, 2014

Importing Bitcoin from a paper wallet into Electrum

Sending money to a paper wallet is the easy part. Getting it out is a little more complicated. So here’s […]

Creating a bitcoin paper wallet for cold storage

Using Electrum and other Bitcoin wallets is pretty safe (assuming your computer isn't hacked). But if you're serious about security […]

Using the Electrum Bitcoin wallet

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

Getting started with Bitcoin is a huge pain in the ass. There's so much information out there it's hard to […]

March 6, 2014

Is that a MacBook charger on the top of the World Trade Center?

While browsing the fantastic GigaPan image in Time.com’s amazing story about the new World Trade Center, I zoomed into the […]

March 1, 2014

How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

I’ve been fascinated with bitcoin lately, and this video is the best overview I’ve seen yet. Fascinating stuff.

February 20, 2014

The Cool To Do Drugs Pencil

This is an old story, but it still cracks me up. A classic tale of fail.

February 14, 2014

Manhattan Time-Lapse Video

Some really great work here. Watching it without audio, I can practically hear the “House of Cards” theme music in […]

February 12, 2014

Javascript “World” Simulation

This is brilliant. View the source to see what’s happening.

February 10, 2014

Creepy Texting Gag

This is an extremely simple yet fiendishly creepy gag to play on a friend. Via Jake Lambert on Twitter: A […]

February 5, 2014

Upstairs Downstairs

Here’s the view from the elevator in my new building – from the basement and the first floor. Mesmerizing and […]

Manhattan’s best coffeehouses by subway stop

I came across this on Reddit. I can’t vouch for the validity, but it seems like a cool idea. Would […]

February 3, 2014

The image exceeds the size Save for Web & Devices was designed for.

Granted, this Photoshop dialogue box was probably conceived in the mid-to-late 2000s when mobile devices were barely in their infancies, […]

Mystery signal from a helicopter

This is one of the coolest/geekiest things I’ve ever seen. After hearing digital interference in a YouTube video from a […]

January 31, 2014

Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | Serious Eats : New York

I’m posting this for nothing else than my own personal reference. Where to Get the Best Nachos in NYC | […]

Faceless Watch

I love this concept. A faceless watch that does nothing but vibrate once every 5 minutes. Counting minutes with Durr, […]

January 30, 2014

Musicless Music Videos

I can’t explain why, but these musicless music videos really crack me up. I guess they’re funny because they shine […]

January 27, 2014

Star Wars Wild West Action Figures

I’m not sure what I like more, the fact that someone re-imagined Star Wars as a Western (and actually made […]

January 22, 2014

Long Island City Snow Time Lapse

In advance of yesterday’s snow storm I aimed my webcam out the window and started recording. The accumulation isn’t particularly […]

January 15, 2014

How Does Zach King Upload His Videos to Vine?

Vine sensation Zach King has been getting a lot of press lately. And for good reason – his Vines are […]

January 5, 2014

Testing Security Glass

I want this job.

January 3, 2014

Breaking Bad, House of Cards Style

Also of note, “Breaking Bad Opening Credits (The Wire Style)” Via Reddit

December 18, 2013

The Best Yo Momma Jokes

This Reddit thread has a great collection of Yo Momma jokes. They’re all pretty typical, but this one really struck […]

Two More Awesome Physics Simulation Videos

I can’t get enough of this stuff.

November 20, 2013

Find The Invisible Cow

You need audio for this. Play this game and it’s impossible not to laugh. findtheinvisiblecow.com

Amazing Fluid Particle Simulator

I just love things like this. There are a ton more links to other simulations and visualizations in this Hacker […]

November 4, 2013

Hardcore History Podcast

Although I don't fancy myself much of a history buff, I've been totally geeking out on the Hardcore History podcast […]

October 25, 2013

Incredible Robotic Dancing

This is some of the best “robotic” dancing I’ve ever seen. (Essential to watch with audio.) Via Colossal

October 8, 2013

Great Parallax Website

This Danny Brown story by Complex Magazine is really well done. This feels like the forefront of online publishing to […]

A Few Good Celebrity Impressions

This guy’s Arnold Schwarzenegger is impeccable. And this guy does a phenomenal Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, and more. Via Reddit

October 7, 2013

Steve Jobs and the Leadup to the iPhone

This New York Times article about Apple’s internal prep for the iPhone is a great read. One of my favorite […]

October 3, 2013

Cool Interactive Cloth Simulation

All done with basic web technologies. Very cool. See the Pen Tear-able Cloth by suffick (@stuffit) on CodePen Via The […]

September 26, 2013

Cookie Clicker Calculator

One of the most annoying parts of the new game Cookie Clicker is the waiting. So I made a little […]

September 20, 2013

How to Start Up a Boeing 737

Piece of cake! Check out more pilot videos at golfcharlie232’s YouTube Page.

Nuclear Reactor Starting Up

I have no idea what’s going on here, but it’s awesome.

September 19, 2013

Celebrity Faces in Peripheral Vision Look Weird

This is apparently a well documented phenomenon, but when you see a series of faces in rapid succession in your […]

September 18, 2013

GoPro Camera Mounted to an Eagle

This is simultaneously beautiful, amazing, and hilarious. There’s something about seeing its head move as it looks around… it just […]

September 16, 2013

Your Favorite Saturday Night Live Cast

Interesting observation from SNL’s creator and long-time producer, Lorne Michaels. It definitely rings true for me, and I’m impressed with […]

September 12, 2013

Gears Found in Nature

A few weeks ago I posted about mechanical movements. Well it turns out for the first time, scientists have found […]

August 29, 2013

Amazing Invisibility Cloak Video

This looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. The full explanation is here. It has something to […]

August 16, 2013

Queensboro Bridge Truck Fire Photos

Earlier today a truck burst into flames on the Queensboro bridge. Luckily nobody was injured. Fast forward to tonight while […]

August 8, 2013

Drawings of Game of Thrones Characters in the 90s

This great article on Wired features the work of illustrator Mike Wrobel. Here are some of my favorites.

August 7, 2013

Mac OSX’s Responsive Font Panel

My habit of unconsciously resizing my browser window surprised me when I accidentally resized the Fonts panel in OSX and […]

July 31, 2013

Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements

This book, written in 1896, is a fascinating example of human ingenuity and cleverness. We don’t normally associate technical innovation […]

Insane Tornado Footage

This is some of the most intense footage of a tornado I’ve ever seen. It’s *inside* the tornado. Can you […]

July 24, 2013

I was told by AppleCare that I could walk in the store and get the part

This frustrated woman is now the inadvertent star of a budding viral video. (Hey, if she didn’t want the attention, […]

Badass First Person Russian Music Video is Badass

I wish they chose a different poster frame for this because the cheap boob shot seriously undermines the quality of […]

July 17, 2013

Game of Thrones Audition Tape

This is Rory McCann’s audition tape for Game of Thrones. When he says “Look at me!” at 1:00 you might […]

One of The Most Powerful Musical Moments I Can Recall

I’ve been listening to Kanye West’s new album “Yeezus” on and off the last few weeks. It’s clearly an intense […]

July 15, 2013

Jack Handey’s New Book

Remember “Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey”? I always assumed he was a pseudonym for a group of SNL writers. But […]

July 11, 2013

Cutting Out a Candle in AfterEffects

Those mask guides look pretty cool as they dance around the flames. I had to manually adjust their position for […]

Jacy Catlin is Funny

In addition to being one of the funniest people on Vine, commedian Jacy Catlin has a wonderfully disgusting and bizarre […]

July 10, 2013

Embedding an Instagram Photo

Hot off the presses. You can now embed an Instagram photo into any web page. Just browse to any Instagram […]

The New iPhone and 120FPS Slow Motion Video

Apple is apparently testing a slow motion video feature for its next iPhone. This Petapixel article includes an example video […]

July 8, 2013

Zomies and Fluid Dynamics

I haven’t seen “World War Z” but some of these effects look amazing.

July 3, 2013

Russian Rocket Explosion Videos Without The Sound Delay

Earlier this week an unmanned Russian rocket exploded in Kazakhstan. A few spectators managed to record the explosion, but because […]

July 2, 2013

The Most Powerful Office in Manhattan?

This is the personal office of billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. It’s in the penthouse of One Beacon Court, […]

June 30, 2013

How to Vine With No Hands

Whenever I see people using Vine with no hands, I assumed they were doing it with paperclips and sponges or […]

June 27, 2013

Browser Pong

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 […]

June 26, 2013

Rasterize Layer

Wish I’d thought of this. Via Reddit

Amazing “Back to the Future” DeLorean Replica

I spotted this on a drive to upstate New York last weekend and was absolutely floored. It even has the […]

June 18, 2013

Steven Seagal’s Energy Drink Commercial

You’ll think this is a joke until you see Mr. Seagal himself at :19. Then you’ll think, woah, is this […]

June 17, 2013


This website looks amazing: thatsmyface.com. Apparently it can make a 3D model of your face based on photographs, then print […]

June 13, 2013

Pouring a Gold Brick

This video is pretty amazing. It shows how a bucket full of earrings, watches, and other gold hardware is converted […]

What It’s Like Directing The Emmys

While watching big live televised events over the years, I’d figured something like this was happening behind the scenes. But […]

June 6, 2013

120 New Yorker Cartoons Combined

What happens when you write a Photoshop action that combines hundreds of cartoons from The New Yorker? This!

June 4, 2013

Social Media Button Alignment

For the last 6 years or so, every time I’ve added the standard slew of social media buttons to a […]

June 3, 2013

Iris Smyles and Dave Hill at The Strand

If you’re in New York this Thursday, check out this event at The Strand with authors Iris Smyles and Dave […]

June 2, 2013

A Million Dollars Isn’t Cool…

I just found out about this 2009 art piece called “One Billion Dollar” by conceptual artist Michael Marcovici. It’s described […]

Things To Do In Portland

If you’re planning to travel to Portland (the Oregon one, not that lame-ass place in Maine), keep this blog post […]

May 21, 2013

Sharing Photos From the New Flickr to WordPress

This is very cool. While browsing the new Flickr, I noticed a share button labeled “Share to WordPress – The […]

May 14, 2013

Iris Has Free Time

Hot off the presses is the first book by Iris Smyles, Iris Has Free Time. Of writers, people often says […]

May 13, 2013

The Stepkids Cover “Suit & Tie”

File this under “so wonderfully unexpected.” The thing that makes this quirky jazz rendition of “Suit & Tie” so amazing […]

Kanye West Hitting His Head Ringtone

Apparently Kanye West hit his head while trying to avoid photographers today. So I thought it would be pretty cool […]

May 9, 2013

Pegatron and the iPhone 5s Speculation

After enlarging the logo of Apple’s manufacturing partner Pegatron, I found a hidden clue about the production of the upcoming […]

May 8, 2013

The User is Drunk

An interesting way to think about website usability, created by Squareweave. Basically, if you assume your users are drunk (blurry […]

May 6, 2013

Confusing User Interface Elements

Too many people are trying to make the web more usable so I thought I’d try the opposite. Below are […]

May 3, 2013

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Bitcoin (But Were Afraid To Ask)

This video series by the Khan Academy is an extremely informative and approachable high-level overview of Bitcoin and all the […]

Ship Just Got Real

This is one of the most entertaining yet simple video game trailers I’ve ever seen. The game itself (Leviathan Warships) […]

April 29, 2013

How a Watch Works

Even though this video is from 1949, it’s incredibly well produced and informative. Good if you want to geek out […]

April 20, 2013

Reddit Cringe

There’s a very special portion of Reddit that I follow called Cringe. It’s amazing. What is cringe? Well according to […]

April 12, 2013

Ship Your Pants

This KMart ad is pretty much the greatest ad ever. (Via Kottke.org)

April 11, 2013

Computers and Hollywood

I found this great subreddit about those designs on computer screens you see in movies. Some really interesting stuff in […]

April 6, 2013

The Funniest People on Vine

To me, Vine is a proving ground for some seriously funny people. Some of these folks you might know, others […]

April 5, 2013

Listening to a Record from a Photograph

This blew my mind. Apparently it’s possible to use a photograph of a record and get an audible recording from […]

March 31, 2013

Spinning Ice Circle

This is a 100% natural phenomenon. From Wikipedia: Ice discs form on the outer bends in a river where the […]

March 25, 2013

Understanding MD5 Hashes and Security

Geek confession here. Before today I had a sorry understanding of what MD5 hashes were, and how they related to […]

March 23, 2013

Will Sasso’s Lemon Videos

This has me laughing like an idiot. They’re from his Vine account.

March 22, 2013


This actually looks pretty cool. (Nevermind that the playhouse is the same thing as the picnic table.) This little piece […]

March 18, 2013

Amazingly Prescient Seinfeld Kramer Heckling Remark

While watching a re-run of Seinfeld tonight, I noticed Jerry saying something that now takes on a whole new meaning […]

March 14, 2013

Oh God, Oh Man

Speaking of Barry Lyndon, I came across this clip of Ryan O’Neil showcasing some fine acting.

Barry Lyndon’s Opening Scene and the Golden Ratio

I re-watched “Barry Lyndon” last weekend and was reminded of how perfectly Stanley Kubrick framed his shots. The opening scene, […]

March 13, 2013

Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad – 1995 Style

These are incredibly well done. Via Reddit

March 12, 2013

Condé Nast Entertainment’s Video Play

Some pretty exciting news from Condé Nast today. The new Entertainment group launched a platform for video delivery which they […]

February 20, 2013

Jose Canseco Tweets Sound Like Will Ferrell as Harry Caray

I’m surprised nobody’s thought of this before, but Jose Canseco’s tweets sound like things Will Ferrell would say while doing […]

February 5, 2013

This Clubfeet Music Video is Amazing

Check out this extremely impressive music video. Thinking about all the time involved in creating this makes my head hurt.

February 3, 2013


This helps guide me daily.

January 29, 2013

Photoshop Warning Dialogue With An Exclamation Point

I hadn’t seen this warning in years, but came across it today while choosing “Create Layer” on a layer’s blending […]

January 25, 2013

Nuts in Space Video

I can’t explain why, but when this dude opens the container at :09, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve […]

January 18, 2013

Glee Ripped off Jonathan Coulton’s “Baby Got Back”

This tweet by singer/songwriter/codewriter pretty much speaks for itself. Hey look, @gleeonfox ripped off my cover of Baby Got Back: […]

January 15, 2013

Not Games Games

I just discovered stabyourself.net, a website with some brilliant custom-made games that meet at the intersection of technology and irony. […]

January 13, 2013

The Scariest Musical Instrument Ever

I’m all for encouraging proficiency in a musical instrument, but if my son grows up and wants to play the […]

January 11, 2013

Sammy Sosa Flickr Tags

Recently on the web these’s been a flurry of news about Sammy Sosa’s Pinterest page. Most of the attention has […]

January 10, 2013

Web Developer Checklist

The Web Developer Checklist is a brilliant and fun way to prep a website for launch. Surprised I’ve never heard […]

January 9, 2013

Badass intelligence and counter-terrorism terms

After seeing “Zero Dark Thirty” I found myself looking up some terms and found some pretty cool stuff on Wikipedia. […]

January 8, 2013

Hidden Flasks

If you ever find yourself doubting the determination and ingenuity of the human spirit, just do a Google image search […]

The Joe Biden Reality Show

This actual white house petition sounds amazing: WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: authorize the production of a recurring television […]

January 7, 2013

The Highest Capacity Thumb Drive

The steady march toward increasing flash drive storage never ceases to amaze me. Case in point; the newest and highest […]

Crazy PATH Train Escalator Malfunction

Apparently this morning one of the PATH train escalators in New Jersey started going in reverse, and fast. The video […]

January 4, 2013

A Brief History of This Website

I thought it would be fun to take a look at this site as it’s developed over the years. Thanks […]

Ear Vacuum Infomercial Video

This infomercial has everything you love about infomercials. Definitely worth watching if you haven’t already seen it on TV. But […]

January 2, 2013

Disabling the “Could not export the clipboard because it is too big to export” Photoshop Warning

As an active Photoshop user, I usually get this error message a few times a day: Well today I decided […]

December 30, 2012

My Steve Jobs Email Story

As an Apple fan, one of the greatest thrills I’ve ever had was when I emailed Steve Jobs and he […]

December 29, 2012

Windproof Umbrella Video

Even though this is a promotional video, it’s an amazing promotional video. Sometimes the best advertisements are the ones that […]

December 28, 2012

The Greatest Architecture Porn Website of All Time

If you like to gaze at beautiful homes you can never afford, The Location Department website is for you. What […]

December 27, 2012

Funniest News Bloopers of 2012

Overall some pretty vanilla stuff. But the weatherman at 6:51 literally had me in tears. Found Via Buzzfeed

December 26, 2012

Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon Review

I never enjoyed bourbon until I discovered the trick to drinking it; taking it neat with tiny little sips. No […]

December 25, 2012

Comparing Canon’s 1Dc 4K Pixel Resolution

It looks like the camera pixel wars are evolving into the video front. Canon’s new 1Dc is aimed at pro […]

December 19, 2012

Downloading Dropbox – The FTP Killer?

We all know about the invaluable Dropbox, but I recently found out that you could download and run your own […]

December 14, 2012

The Modern Seinfeld Generator

If you haven’t already, you should check out the Seinfeld Today twitter feed. It’s amazingly well done. So as homage, […]

December 6, 2012

Dave Hill’s Erotic Short Stories

Comedian / musician / author Dave Hill has been tweeting some erotic short stories. They’re pretty gross, which means they’re […]

November 26, 2012

Brutal “Ghost in Elevator” Prank

This is brutal. Absolutely brutal. Without a doubt one of the most diabolical hidden camera pranks I’ve ever seen. The […]

November 6, 2012

The difference between “Its and It’s”

Seeing this typo is without a doubt my single biggest pet peeve. I literally see it everywhere. Hopefully this post […]

October 30, 2012

Embedding a Tweet from an iPad

So it turns out that trying to embed a tweet from an iPad is a serious pain in the ass. […]

October 19, 2012

Simple age calculator

If you’ve ever wondered how old you’ll be in the future, I have just the tool for you. It’s deceptively […]

October 15, 2011

iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS Camera Comparison

As someone who’s stuck it out with an iPhone 3GS for the past two years, my upgrade to the iPhone […]

July 4, 2011

Adam Richman Looks Like Riki Rachtman

Just wanted to go on record saying Adam Richman from The Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” looks like MTV/VH1’s Riki […]

June 3, 2011

One Week of WTC Construction Progress

Looks like they’re going for two floors every two weeks. Not too shabby.

May 27, 2011

World Trade Center Construction Update

Looks like more progress in the last two days…

May 25, 2011

1 World Trade Center Construction Progress

Since it’s official that Condé Nast is moving into 1 World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower, formerly […]

November 7, 2010

Leo enjoying his Sunday

View the whole set on Flickr.

October 17, 2010

The Olsen Twins’ Pizza Song, Slowed Down


August 23, 2010

The Gulls of Montauk

August 18, 2010

Zack Miller’s World of Jenks

The only thing that makes this closeup of Zack Miller‘s new forearm tattoo by East Side Ink more badass is […]

July 23, 2010

Pixel density comparison: iPhone 3 and iPhone 4

Clearly I’m not the first dude to weigh in here, but I wanted to get a real-world sense of the […]

July 18, 2010

Michael Sanzone Revisited

Couldn’t decide which photo to use so I used them both. You’re looking at some of artist Michael Sanzone‘s latest […]

July 9, 2010

A Taste Odyssey

Shot and edited this with my trusty new Canon G11 and iMovie this morning (before heading to work, appropriately). Is […]

July 1, 2010

Hot Stripping Action

Slightly more entertaining than watching paint dry….

June 30, 2010

Chef’s Technique: Proper Knife Grip

June 22, 2010

Wine Review Tag Cloud

One of the perks I get from working at the world’s largest wine website is that I get to drink […]

June 20, 2010

Using iPad as a: Google search

Think I’m finally “getting” the iPad. Here’s why:

February 4, 2010


This is my cross-to-bear:

November 10, 2009

John Mayer saves drunk idiot in Boston

John Mayer saves drunk idiot in Boston:

November 1, 2009


This month I’m donating a banner ad (see above) to Movember – described as “an annual, month-long celebration of the […]

October 29, 2009

Did the Black Eyed Peas Rip Off Radiohead?

If you combine Radiohead’s “Motion Picture Soundtrack” with the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Got A Feeling”, you get either copyright […]

October 27, 2009

Veive Cliquot Yellowboam

Roughly $2K worth of wine bling:

October 22, 2009

Marvel Comic Book Generator

Pretty cool comic book generator from Marvel, even though it’s for kids.

October 17, 2009

Dubai in LIC

After seeing this post at kottke.org I made this quick and dirty mockup below. The takeaway: it’s a tall fucking […]

September 8, 2009

Long Island City Fire

Long Island City is so hot right now.

August 28, 2009

iPhone’s Artist Icon Looks Like Bono

August 23, 2009

City Slicker

Photos from a weekend in the Catskills, with a jaunt to the 123rd Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY.

August 9, 2009

Ice-T: Mac User, Comedic Genius

This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Starting at 40 seconds in, every sentence he says is […]

June 26, 2009

RIP Sting

June 13, 2009

All I wanna do is zooma zoom zoom zoom.

Let’s take a tour of what it might look like to peer through some of the world’s most powerful and […]

June 5, 2009

Empire State Building Photo

I snapped this out of the back window of Snooth’s new offices in midtown. I highly recommend checking out the […]

May 23, 2009

Network Solutions Upsell

They’re not supposed to admit this, right???

May 14, 2009

Dos Equis

I don’t always do impersonations, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis. Have a listen.

May 11, 2009

Argh, Google

So now Google thinks I’m a malicious website and is blocking some visitors. I may be guilty of posting unfunny […]

May 1, 2009


Proof positive why I should start carrying my Flip video camera around more often. I have no idea who this […]

April 14, 2009

Snooth Cycling Jersey

Check out my design for the first ever Snooth Cycling Jersey. If you work for a winery or wine merchant, […]

April 12, 2009

Workplace Safety Video

Apparently this video is actually shown to teach people about workplace safety. Who in their right mind would actually want […]

March 21, 2009

Boys and Girls

I just finished making an interactive version of the “Boys and Girls” installation mentioned in my previous post. Click the […]

Sanzone-Holloway Photos from M55 Art

For your viewing pleasure, here are some photos I took of artist Michael Sanzone‘s current exhibition at M55 Art in […]

March 16, 2009

PowerSquid + iPhone App = WANT

File this under “would someone please invent this for me?” I already have a few of these types of “squid” […]

March 6, 2009

Soho Photo

As seen in SoHo on my way to work two days ago. As a bizarre complement to this photograph, the […]

Paranoid Android with Mario Composer

This is absolutely amazing. The best way I can think of to honor one of the world’s most epic rock […]

March 3, 2009

High Society, High ISO

I had a great time on Saturday night at Snooth’s Open That Bottle Night. I got to schmooze with some […]

March 1, 2009

Shamwow Overdub

Amazingly hilarious video. But epic fail on the illegible font in the end.

February 20, 2009

Shooting Wine

One of the benefits of using a tripod and a manual camera setting for photographing wine bottles (which I often […]

February 18, 2009

Rats Staring Contest

February 17, 2009

Old-ass wines

Want to see me tasting wine from the 1800s? Check out the hot Snooth cross-blogging action…

January 28, 2009

Missing Cat

File this under “wish I’d thought of this”:

January 25, 2009

Wishful Thinking…

I saw this graphic of Rush Limbaugh on the Fox News website and it got me thinking…

January 14, 2009

Don’t try this at home

I’ve recently been getting a lot of comments about this gem I made ages ago. And I’ve got to say, […]

January 5, 2009

Mike Draw

I met this guy named Mike at a party. He’s a lawyer by day and a painter by night. But […]

December 29, 2008

Moving Van

The inside of a rental van. I’d say it’s moved its fair share of things with sharp edges over the […]

December 21, 2008

Life on Mars

I saw a filming of “Life on Mars” the other day while on my way to work. I snapped a […]

December 15, 2008

Decisive Action Fail

December 11, 2008

Lightroom in Overdrive

I’ve gotten pretty quick at blasting through a photoshoot in Lightroom to select my favorites, do some basic color correction, […]

December 1, 2008

Sony PSP Billboard Coming Down

Say it ain’t so! Looks like they’re finally pulling the plug on that aging Sony PSP billboard on Houston Street.

November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Parade Video

I had a wonderful and totally not-terrifying experience at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

November 22, 2008

Geeking out on Wine

Among the bevy of things I’ve learned while working Snooth, one that caught me off guard (even though it’s pretty […]

November 20, 2008


Geeky but fun question – how long has it been since you’ve restarted your computer? (If you’re a Mac user, […]

November 18, 2008

The Youngest Candidate Trailer

Do you ever have days when you feel privileged to know people who can make stuff this awesome? Check out […]

November 14, 2008

Marker Comp Blog

Ever wonder how creative professionals at a big ad agency goof off during brainstorming sessions? Check out markercomp.blogspot.com to see […]

November 9, 2008

Personal Fail

November 8, 2008

Snooth’s Wine Friday Photos

Here’s another cross-post with the Snooth blog. I promise I’ll be adding more to this site in the near future, […]

November 6, 2008

Snooth Corkscrew

If anyone’s curious, here’s some of the stuff I’ve been up to at Snooth.

November 5, 2008

Obama Logo

Some very encouraging news coming from America these days. There’s not much particularly insightful information I can shed on the […]

November 1, 2008

Mount Everest Tilt-Shift

When I saw this satellite photo of Mount Everest, I couldn’t not put a tilt-shift effect on it. The result […]

October 30, 2008

Palin Failin

Palin Failin:

Get your Snooth on

Yesterday was a pretty cool day at Snooth. Among a slew of usability improvements we rolled out, we launched the […]

October 16, 2008

John McCain’s Debate Notepad

Exclusive photo of John McCain’s notepad from last night’s debate:

I Showed Vincent DonOfrio My Balls

Any street photographer will tell you that one of the most difficult parts of photographing people is building up your […]

A Good ‘ol Triple Fisting

It’s no surprise to me that the very same scheming Wall Street financial engineers who masterminded such risky practices as […]

October 14, 2008

Out with the old, in with the Snooth

Hold on to your shoes people. Or at least tie your shoelaces very tight. Because what I’m about to tell […]

ID Real Estate Partners, LLC Website Launch

I just finished creating the website for ID Real Estate Partners, LLC – a New York based real estate company […]

October 13, 2008

Unusual Deaths

I just finished reading the macabre yet entertaining Wikipedia’s list of unusual deaths. Of the 125 entries mentioned, only 12 […]

October 8, 2008

The Eyeball Game

This is a pretty cool judge of your visual accuracy – woodgears.ca/eyeball/. If anyone has the time (less than five […]

October 3, 2008

Banksy in SoHo

Today I spotted what looks to be another Banksy painting in SoHo, on Broadway and Howard (it’s facing the green […]

October 1, 2008

McCain Ad

I warned you…

Graphic Design Announcement

A graphic design announcement

September 26, 2008

Widgets don’t lie

Widgets. Telling it like it is.

September 23, 2008

Shred This

I decided to bust out the ‘ol Canon 5D and 100mm macro lens tonight to take a photo of my […]

September 19, 2008

Vimeo in HD

Testing out Vimeo’s HD content. Didn’t have any HD content to upload, so I made my own. Enjoy watching me […]

September 17, 2008


I’m curious to hear about the different types of calendars everyone uses. How are people keeping appointments these days? To […]

September 15, 2008

Political Ad

Here’s a political ad I made. Enjoy!

September 8, 2008

InTouch Party Photos

On Sunday night I was granted the opportunity to attend a glitzy Hollywood party, thanks to my girlfriend Anna who […]

September 4, 2008

Rock Bland

The fact that I can hit 95% accuracy while playing Blitzkrieg Bop on expert level in Rock Band is something […]

September 3, 2008

Rug Addict

If you’re a professional geek like me, making an important home decorating decision is impossible without firing up the ol […]

August 27, 2008


This a cool observation, but isn’t it a little embarrassing that nobody discovered this sooner?

August 22, 2008

Why don’t we do it in the road?

As the guy who designed the original NYC Condom, my heart sank this afternoon when I saw about a hundred […]

August 19, 2008

Funny Google Searches

A highly-entertaining activity is feeding random and/or strange snippets of conversation into Google and seeing what you get. Below are […]

August 15, 2008

Ear Plugd

Wanna see something gross? You never realize just how dirty your earplugs are until you place them next to a […]

August 14, 2008

My Very First Web Page – Seriously

I was going through some old files today and unearthed what looks to be the first web page I ever […]

August 11, 2008

Death Trap

I spotted this on Broome Street today. For whatever reason, these pieces of wood were covering an open doorway in […]

Canon 2X Extender Comparison

One of my favorite lenses, if not my absolute favorite, is the Canon 70-200 mm 2.8L IS. I also have […]

August 8, 2008

A thought on conspiracy theories and the November 2008 elections

Volatile Subject Alert: I’m not taking a side here, just voicing a thought I had today. I think that regardless […]

August 6, 2008

What’s in your clipboard?

What’s in your clipboard right now? Go into the comments and paste away!

August 1, 2008

Heads will roll

Regarding that bizarre beheading incident on the bus in Canada (link here), it’s come to light that the passengers were […]

July 31, 2008

We all fall down

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 […]

A pig’s eye!

Living in Chinatown has been fun so far. But having to watch the butcher deliver pig carcuses to the Chinese […]

July 29, 2008

This post socks

Ok, it’s time for another survey. Like all the surveys on this site, this one will be lots of fun. […]

Check Yourself

I guess this is why you’re supposed to draw a long horizontal line after the dollar amount, right?

July 24, 2008

“Breaking News” Style Spam

I’ve always gotten a lot of spam, but recently the “subject” fields have taken on a “breaking news” headline style. […]

DeLorean Dreaming

I spotted this DeLorean on my commute yesterday. Even though it’s a simple design, I still think the LeLorean is […]

July 18, 2008

Beverage Poll

Another quick random poll – if you’re reading this you’re obliged to answer. You can be anonymous if you’d like. […]

July 13, 2008

Williamsburg’s Mercury Dry Cleaners burns down

As if the hipsters in Williamsburg weren’t dirty enough, one of the area’s largest laundrymats just burned down this morning. […]

July 12, 2008

Shooting for the sky

The Cleverest reader and photographer Salvatore points out that my recent shots of the Brooklyn sky looked manipulated, and that […]

July 9, 2008

Slim Shots

I saw this little bit of high-brow billboard modification while waiting for the B train in Chinatown yesterday, and what […]

Dave Hill – A Renaissance Man for the 21st Century

It pleases me to say that in the coming weeks I’ll be helping the one and only Dave Hill make […]

July 8, 2008

DCF Advertising’s NYC Teen Mindspace Campaign

Yesterday marked the official launch of our teen-focused social marketing campaign for the NYC Department of Health. The campaign centers […]

July 1, 2008

The journey to and view from Manhattan’s Nelson Tower

I had a pretty exciting adventure yesterday afternoon. While taking pictures for an upcoming project I found myself at one […]

June 30, 2008

Everybody clasp your hands!

Hi everyone – quick survey. Clasp your hands together like this right now. What’s more comfortable – having your left […]

June 29, 2008

Is that a camera on your taxi or are you just happy to see me?

I wish I’d gotten a better picture of this, but on Saturday I saw a taxi with a digital camera […]

June 27, 2008

No Country for Raising Arizona

Very interesting how similar “No Country for Old Men” is to “Raising Arizona.” See for yourself… UPDATE – I just […]

June 17, 2008


Below is a sample of some code I’m working on for work-related project. Have fun!

The Sky is Falling

Came home from work today and the sky scared the crap out of me.

June 13, 2008

Pocket Pool

People get the wrong idea when they see an old pair of pants with holes cut into the pockets. It […]

June 8, 2008

Wiimbledon 208

Today I cheered my brother on as he took 4th place at Wiimbledon. Click on the photo above to see […]

June 1, 2008

Businesspeople who have pissed their pants

Has anyone else noticed the growing trend of businesspeople pissing their pants? From what I’ve heard, it’s like the new […]

May 20, 2008

Network Solutions is HORRIBLE.

I have some serious gripes with Network Solutions’ VPS “service” which I’ll save for another post (basically their VPS service […]

May 9, 2008

Yes it works!

I saw this printer sitting out on the street a few weeks ago. I love the subtle irony here, assuming […]

May 4, 2008

Elvis Impersonator in Queens

I don’t care how you spent your Saturday night, because my Saturday night was clearly much more entertaining. I saw […]

April 29, 2008

One of these cakes is not like the other…

This is an actual cake that was spotted in Chinatown last weekend. I shot it from two different angles so […]

April 21, 2008


I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but if you like wine and have never been to snooth.com you’re a fucking […]

April 16, 2008

DCF Advertising’s Marie Anti-Smoking Campaign

Today marks the launch of our “Marie from the Bronx” anti-smoking campaign for the New York City Health Department. If […]

April 8, 2008

Why does the site look ugly(er than usual)?

I’ve stripped away all my site’s CSS styles in honor of CSS Naked Day. It’s a silly attempt to make […]

April 3, 2008

Upside-down freelancer union ad

Creating a progressive and abstract print ad can be a good thing. But creating an ad that’s so abstract that […]

April 1, 2008


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Ants are effing amazing. I recently videotaped some of those little […]

March 29, 2008

NYC Subways Use Apple’s Keynote Software

Has anyone else noticed that the displays on the new NYC subways seem to use Apple’s Keynote presentation software? If […]

March 27, 2008

Uncle Rick Died

I just had a great idea for a way to teach young children about the dangers of drinking, as well […]

March 26, 2008

Big Dog Videos

One of the scariest things in the world. One of the funniest things in the world.

March 25, 2008

Time Machine and Photoshop Preferences

Hey everyone – miss me? I don’t know how you survived yesterday without a new caption contest, but I’m back […]

March 20, 2008

SWF and PDF icons look similar in OSX

I noticed something pretty annoying while cleaning up my desktop today. The icons for SWFs and PDFs look very similar, […]

March 19, 2008

The Buck Shops Here

I found this weird shopping list on a dollar in my pocket today. Any insights you can offer, my clever […]

March 18, 2008

Our anti-smoking commercials pissed of Andrea Peyser

Well, I can scratch off another item on my life’s to-do list. Our latest anti-smoking commercials we created at DCF […]

March 17, 2008

NYC Crane Collapse Simulation

Not sure if too many of you know this, but a crane collapsed in New York City on Saturday. It’s […]

March 16, 2008

Garish West Village Portrait

I noticed something extremely creepy in the West Village last night. I gazed into an upscale townhouse and was shocked […]

March 14, 2008

“It” photos and DCF Advertising’s Homeless Campaign

As far as advertising photography is concerned, there are two main types that stand out for me. The first type […]

March 13, 2008

Homeless Campaign

It looks like the homeless awareness campaign we did at DCF advertising is finally being posted around the city. And […]

March 10, 2008

Balls of steel: Intentionally erasing my iTunes Music Library

Another reason why I love my Mac. This weekend I needed to edit some video in a pinch. The project […]

March 1, 2008

Security Camera Irony

Some sweet sweet irony here. Security camera footage of a man falling off a ladder while adjusting that same security […]

February 27, 2008

A Sign of the Times

A sign of the times.

February 25, 2008

I free ur gender. I free it up!

I spotted this customized Wet Paint sign last night on 14th and 6th. Can anyone offer any insight into just […]

Burglars Beware

I spent yesterday in Buck’s Country PA and was very impressed the town’s old fashioned flair. It was perfectly summed […]

February 23, 2008

Why no Mac or UNIX errors on billboards and kiosks?

I spotted this Fandango ticket machine sporting a Windows dialogue box a few weeks ago and my fancy was, as […]

February 17, 2008

Asses & Balls

I don’t know what they’re selling at bodegas on the Upper East Side these days, but I’m a little hesitant […]

February 15, 2008

Caption Contest Rules

Ok, thanks for everyone’s input on the caption contests. I’ve given it some thought, and here’s the deal. Caption contests […]

February 10, 2008

My Flickr Photos + Google Maps = Scrumptulescent Mashup

Thanks to this tutorial, I was able to combine some of my Flickr photos with a custom Google map, officially […]

February 9, 2008

Comparing Photoshop’s Lens Blur Filter to a Real Tilt-Shift Lens

By now, many of us are aware that you can replicate the characteristics of a tilt-shift lens with Photoshop. But […]

February 5, 2008

Keys Survey

Quick informal survey: How many keys are on your keychain? And of those, how many have you used in the […]

January 28, 2008

A River of Tears for Heath Ledger

While leaving work today I was slightly miffed to discover that the 6 train was out of commission due to […]

January 27, 2008

Apple Soundtrack

As if all the sound effects of the Mac OSX interface weren’t annoying enough, I decided to take things a […]

Stronger, Faster

Hopefully you’ll notice that the site is much faster now. It seems the problem was the Kimili Flash Embed WordPress […]

January 24, 2008

iPhone Friend Locator – Kinda Proof of Concept

Here’s a pretty cool idea I wouldn’t mind seeing incorporated into the iPhone: the ability to see where your friends […]

January 22, 2008

Graphic Designer Prank

Hate your job as a graphic designer? Don’t forget to do this before you quit.

January 18, 2008

iPhone Gripe

A cool feature I noticed about the iPhone is that I don’t need to eject it from iTunes before unplugging […]

January 15, 2008


The web’s newest and most smartest cartoon, Ugbun the Ugly Bunny.

January 14, 2008

Radiohead Grandpa

While spending some time with my girlfriend and her grandfather this weekend, I spotted a self-portrait of him from the […]

January 9, 2008

InDesign CS3 Benchmarks

While the web is buzzing with reports about how much faster Photoshop CS3 is on Intel Macs, there’s nary an […]

The iPhone auto-suggests TriBeCa but not SoHo

I discovered this morning that the iPhone is so hip, it’ll auto-suggest the proper spelling of TriBeCa. But interestingly (that […]

January 7, 2008

St. Vincent’s

I noticed something funny in the window at St. Vincent’s hospital this evening. View it large…you’ll find it.

January 4, 2008

1080p Looks Weird

Some geek talk ahead. Non-technophiles beware… Has anyone seen a high-end TV displaying 1080p? Last weekend I saw a couple […]

December 27, 2007

I’m Back

Hey Everyone – thanks for taking such good care of the site while I was away. As promised, here’s the […]

December 15, 2007


Hey Everyone – I’m headed out for a week-long vacation. Upon my return, the highest-rated comment for this post will […]

December 10, 2007

Washington Heights Free Radio

If you’ve ever wanted to hear me co-host a radio show, then this Wednesday is your chance. I’ll be co-hosting […]

December 7, 2007

Brooklyn Time Lapse

Here’s another time-lapse video of Brooklyn from the webcam. It shows 24 hours – from 4AM to 4AM. Enjoy!

December 6, 2007

BritePic Test

This picture has some new interactive advertising-related features embedded in it. Does anyone think this is the next big thing, […]

December 4, 2007

Thanks Google!

Thanks one more time Google! (For more fun “Thanks Google!” examples, search for “Thanks Google” in the search bar to […]

November 18, 2007

Apple Time Lapse

If you’ve ever wondered what 48 hours of apple rot looks like in ten seconds, look no further. And for […]

November 15, 2007

A Day in Brooklyn

Here’s a time-lapse video from the webcam today. One second from the video equals 15 minutes of real time.

November 12, 2007


November 7, 2007

Life Goal #23

Well, it looks like I can scratch another item off my lifetime to-do list: • Start a Russian Flame War

November 6, 2007

Cleverest Reaction Video

With all the negative reactions this site has been garnering lately (I’m talking to YOU, Russians), I thought I’d make […]

November 5, 2007

Can’t we all just get along?

Well, I think enough time has passed and it seems the Russians have forgiven me. I can’t thank everyone enough […]

November 1, 2007

I’m sorry, Russia.

Dear Russians, I’m sorry for making up a fake quiz that was only supposed to make you feel stupid, and […]

October 31, 2007

So close…

Since the Russians aren’t making much progress on the riddle below, here’s a hint.

October 30, 2007

Russian Matrix Quiz Puzzle

Alright Russians. If you’re so clever, solve this: (Click to view full)

October 25, 2007

Rate Comments!

Hi everyone – as you can see, I’ve just enabled the ability to rate people’s comments all throughout the site. […]

This war is so cold…

Every once in a while I get curious as to who’s visiting The Cleverest. So I fired up the geographic […]

October 21, 2007

Canon Powershot G9 and Canon 5D Comparison

Being somewhat of a photography nut, I recently set out to buy a second camera to carry around for those […]

October 19, 2007

Turd at Shea Stadium

Recently at a work-related shoot at Shea Stadium, I noticed something that seemed a little out of place in the […]

October 9, 2007

Bestiality Slogan

A proposed redneck bumper sticker…

October 6, 2007

Brooklyn & Queens Photos from a Bike

Hopefully the knowledge that I almost died on multiple occasions taking the following photographs will make them that much more […]

October 2, 2007

Vintage 2001 Scam Baiting

Back by popular demand, here’s my vintage 2001 email correspondence with one of the first actual Nigerian email scammers. It’s […]

Politicians with Dongs [NSFW]

I came across this photo gallery I made a while ago and thought it deserved some attention. Enjoy, “Politicians With […]

February 27, 2007

Michael Sanzone Gallery Show

What rhymes with “fart” but doesn’t have an “f” in it? Right. Art!!! Writer, filmmaker, artist, and former roommate Michael […]

February 19, 2007

Freakout Tape

Freak Out TapeWatch me bicker with my roommate Mike about web design. This is the video I DON’T want you […]

January 16, 2007

Unfortunate Google Ad Pairing

An unfortunate pairing of headlines on my Google News page this morning.

January 2, 2007

Gerald Ford Saddam Hussein Death Mashup

Anyone else find CNN’s coverage of Gerald Ford’s death a little insensitive? (Click to view large)

November 30, 2006

This Day in Irony

November 13, 2006

Smyles & Fish Launch Announcement

Tonight’s the night! This evening brings the official launch of Smyles & Fish, the highly anticipated literary magazine I’ve been […]

November 6, 2006

Faces of the New York City Marathon

I took tons of photos at the marathon today. Click on the thumbnail to view the images large and help […]

November 1, 2006

I Stole the Brooklyn Kitchen Shitter Flyer

Gawker may have gotten the scoop on Yesterday’s Kitchen Shitter story, but at least I got the original flyer. It […]

October 31, 2006

The Brooklyn Kitchen Shitter

I found this glorious flyer affixed brazenly to a streetlamp in my neighborhood last night. My gut tells me this […]

September 21, 2006

I Was Digged

Looks like I’ve been Digged again!

August 1, 2006

Ketel One Mel Gibson Ad Spoof

July 17, 2006

Tsunami Alert

**BREAKING NEWS** JAKARTA, Indonesia — A major earthquake off the coast of Java and a tsunami that followed has killed […]

July 12, 2006

New York City Cop’s ATM Receipt

A New York City cop left his receipt at an ATM in front of me today. I couldn’t help my […]

July 5, 2006

Terrorism Mystery

A re-post from last year:

July 2, 2006

Interactive Flying Shit Animation

Hopefully this will brighten your day.

July 1, 2006

Matt Nichols Guitar Video

In case you’re bored with playing the guitar the traditional way (ie, how Dan Smith would teach you) check out […]

June 28, 2006

Boingboing Headline Generator

I’ve finally created the one and only BoingBoing.net Headline Generator!

June 19, 2006

Photos of a Burning Mercedes in New York City

It’s not every day that one gets to see a Mercedes on fire. But for me, Friday was that day. […]

June 13, 2006

Flash Attractors Game

A while back I made these little flash games that was designed to be nothing more than a time waster. […]

May 12, 2006

Nigerian Explosion Alert

Breaking News: Oil pipeline explosion on Snake Island, Nigeria Hordes of punners and satirists convene in The Cleverest Dot Com’s […]

May 11, 2006

Before, During, After

What could this be an ad for?

May 9, 2006

Hyperlink Placement for Humor

My brother once pointed out that a well-placed hyperlink in a sentence is hilarious. So here are some examples. (The […]

May 7, 2006


I have the domain. Now what do I do with it? Suggestions are welcome.

May 5, 2006

Treblenka Film Festival

May 2, 2006

Ice Cream Dance Video

I wish there were an Academy Awards for short films on the Web, because the Ice Cream Dance would make […]

May 1, 2006

An Evening with Smyles & Fish

Friday’s “An Evening with Smyles & Fish” was a hoot! We were able to raise tens of tens of dollars, […]

April 27, 2006

Smyles & Fish Website Launch

Stop what you’re doing right now and check out the new & improved Smyles & Fish website. Guaranteed to be […]

April 26, 2006

Smyles & Fish Live Announcement

This Friday you’re invited to what will go down in history as the most thrilling literary reading of all time. […]

April 17, 2006

My Voiceover Demo Reel

Not too many of you know this, but I used to do lots of voiceover work for movies and commercials. […]

April 10, 2006

Sex Act Names

For the next installment of Smyles&Fish, we’re developing a list of unspeakable acts of depravity such as The Rusty Trombone, […]

March 21, 2006

Mace Ad

Dan Smith Poster

March 16, 2006

Pre-Programmed Generic Text Message Responses

Anyone who sends text messages on their phone knows the value of pre-programed generic responses. The default set includes “Thanks”, […]

March 13, 2006

I’m Playing Drums

This Friday, in addition to being St. Paddy’s Day, will mark the most rockingist day in all of history, as […]

March 12, 2006

Travel Sign GIF

March 10, 2006

Chimay: She Will

All credit goes to Jordan for this gem:

March 7, 2006

Gabe Silva Art Gallery Showing

So the gallery opening went well last night. Comments on my photographic retrospective of Gabe Silva entitled “Cry Me A […]

March 1, 2006

George W. Bush Blowing a Smoke Ring

Mr. President!

February 24, 2006

Yahoo Email Addresses Using “Allah”

I just read that Yahoo has done a 180º and is now allowing people to use “Allah” in a Yahoo […]

February 20, 2006

NYC Zombie Awareness Signs

Anyone else a little concerned about these?

February 16, 2006

A Sphincter Says What

Thanks Google!


For some reason I felt compelled to visit StarJones.com to see what I’d find. And I’m happy to report that […]

February 14, 2006

Dick Cheney Hunting Accident Jokes

The Official Dick Cheney Hunting Accident Joke/Pun Roundup To the comments!

January 28, 2006

“Crazy Doctor Movie” Taglines

While Jordan and I were discussing the brilliance of Predator 2’s tagline, “He’s in town with a few days to […]

January 26, 2006

Homemade Aphex Twin Video

I took quite a few photos the other night while figuring out how to use my new camera. So what […]

Meth Aficionado

Thanks again, Google!

January 16, 2006

“Keys” Song, Made With Garageband

You don’t have to sample obscure B movies or scientific instructional videos from the fifties to make a groove so […]

January 13, 2006

Riffing on the Strokes

Like The Strokes’ new album? Well allow me to ruin the first track for you!

January 6, 2006

Gabe Silva’s Lightning Testicles

January 3, 2006

Happy Holidays Light Drawings

Here’s to wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year! All the best,Gabe, Mike, and Mike

December 21, 2005


November 8, 2005

Drugs and Alcohol Have No Place in the Mines

This is a real ad. Seriously. Oh how I wish I’d made it…

October 5, 2005

The Annoyatron

This little device is amazing. I wish I’d thought of it.

September 26, 2005

Gabe Silva’s Podcast

Stop the presses! Stop em, goddammit! Gabe has published his first podcast so go to his site right now and […]

September 23, 2005

American Gothic

September 21, 2005

This Day in Irony

August 18, 2005

Beverly Hills Cop Themesong Remake

In the same vein as Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” I took it upon myself to […]

August 11, 2005

Who Doesn’t Belong?

August 4, 2005

This Day in Irony

July 30, 2005

Thanks Google!

Thanks Google!

July 25, 2005

Terrorist Countdown Clock

Display this animation full-screen when they ask you to open your laptop during a security check on the subway. **Under […]

July 6, 2005

On NYC’s Failed 2012 Olympic Bid

May 26, 2005

Thomas Vadge on the Declaration of Independence

I KNEW he was involved in this…

May 25, 2005

“A Series of Errors”

This headline is hilarious.Yes, the story is tragic (full story) but I’m sorry, that headline is just hilarious.

May 24, 2005

They Use Dead Babies in Advertising

Did you know they use dead babies in advertising because they’re cheaper and easier to work with than alive babies? […]

April 19, 2005

New Pope

I love that new Pope smell!

April 4, 2005

Little Red Arrow

With all the high-brow humor on this site, I thought I’d include something slightly more accessible for you people who […]

March 28, 2005

Available Domain Names

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 […]

March 24, 2005


This is real.

March 16, 2005

Thomas Vadge Ad, Part 2


March 10, 2005

Thomas Vadge Ad, Part 1

This guy asked me to make him a full-page ad for the New York Times. He offered to pay me […]

March 8, 2005

Is it Normal?

Is it normal? You tell me. An old friend of mine just launched this great site, www.isitnormal.com. It’s highly entertaining […]

March 4, 2005

Cropping a NYC Subway Map

Next time you’re looking at an NYC subway map, look really (I mean really) closely at the City Hall stop […]

February 28, 2005

The Ghostbusters Firehouse in Tribeca

While watching Ghostbusters this weekend, it occurred to me that “Holy crap – the Ghostbusters’ fire house is right by […]

February 22, 2005

Demonstrating Benford’s Law with Google

This is my contribution to the field of armchair mathematics: Demonstrating Benford’s Law with Google

February 17, 2005

Radiohead’s “No Surprises” Remake with Garageband

I’m not quite sure what to say about this one. It was a funny idea that got out of hand, […]

February 10, 2005

Offensive Bill Cosby Routine – SECRET RECORDING

I’m a little shocked that Bill Cosby’s act is so forward and brash, but apparently in his old age he’s […]

February 6, 2005

Delorean Dreams Song Made with Garageband

I won’t say this is my favorite song that I’ve made but I will say that it is without a […]

January 24, 2005

Self-Indulgent Blues Jam

I’ve recently achieved one of my long-standing goals – to build a mini digital recording studio. I think it’s every […]

January 23, 2005

Before and After Snowstorm Photos

Photos from before and after a big snowstorm.

January 21, 2005

DANDee Child Safety Harness

It just doesn’t get any better than this:DANDee Child Safety Harness

January 11, 2005

Spam Question

How do all these spammers know I have a tiny penis?!?!

January 10, 2005

Tsumani Playlist

Over the weekend, Gabe and I (HI GABE!!!!!!!!) received one of the coolest presents ever. Our friend Amanda produced a […]

January 4, 2005

Hygiene Question

Quick anonymous survey: Have you ever peed and brushed your teeth at the same time?

January 2, 2005

BREAKING – David Cross Repeats His Smile in Fan Photos

First, I let Todd Barry have it. Now Crossy: it’s YOUR turn!!!!! Compare these two “fan photos” of David Cross. […]

December 29, 2004

The Google Doodle After the Tsunami

Been to Google lately? Very insensitive…

Original iPod Ad

December 5, 2004

The “Clear” Button on Web Forms is Bullshit

Can I go off on a little rant here? I want to talk about something that really pisses me off, […]

December 2, 2004

Anagram Generator

This website here is an amazing tool to create anagrams. My favorite anagram I’ve found so far is the following: […]

December 1, 2004

Wet Paint?

Wet paint? I’ll be the judge of that!

November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 22, 2004


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 […]

November 21, 2004

Diving into Google

Speaking of blogs, Google can help you dive headfirst into some pretty strange and random ones. It’s easy, just search […]

WordPress Update

There’s gone be some changes round these parts. I know I used to harp on blogs but the time came […]

August 10, 2004

Washington Heights Fire

Tonight as I got off the subway I was greeted with thick black smoke, blazing sirens, and thousands of people […]

December 29, 2003

Thoughts on Genes

I think that blaming one of your less desirable genetic traits on the parent that passed it down to you […]

November 13, 2003

Funny Product Recalls

Product Recalls! !! You asked for it, you got it.

Actual Items – Conan O’Brian Ripoff

November 12, 2003

Dating Application

November 4, 2003

Text to Speech Software

I just finished a year-long pet project of mine – software that converts written text into speech. I decided to […]

October 26, 2003

Most Annoying Ringtone Ever

I’ve found that having a unique and pleasant ring tone on my cellular telephone is a great way to make […]

October 21, 2003

Tinkle Booze Cruise Photos

Here are the photos from the legendary Tinkle Booze Cruise Click here

May 17, 2003

Gravity – A Love Story

Gravity – A Love Story Hey, let’s throw stuff off the roof and tape it!

May 13, 2003

Scary Movie

Scary Movie Perhaps not the scariest film ever produced. Written, shot, edited, and uploaded in a day.

April 10, 2003

My Room

My Room An introduction to my old room in Allston, MA

October 24, 2002

High Five

Thank God – You Da Man A high five to our mighty mighty lord above.

August 4, 2002

Ryan, The Movie

Ryan Dedicated to a dear dear friend. Shot in London.

July 8, 2002


The News A spoof on the news. Highly unsuccessful.

April 17, 2002

How to Become Airborne

How to Become AirborneThe most fun I had in London.

April 4, 2002

Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement Please, do whatever you can to help..

March 17, 2002

Fear and Loathing

Fear and Loathing The quintessential Vegas vacation.

August 16, 2001

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation An afternoon attempt to make a movie that makes no sense, but still has a storyline.

August 15, 2001

One for the Road

One for the RoadStraight, no chaser.

June 7, 2001


MilkI had to gain 20 pounds for this role.

May 28, 2001

Card Tower

Card TowerI put em up fast.

January 15, 2001

LaForge – The Movie

LaForge – The MovieThe first (and unfortunately not the last) video I ever attempted to create.

January 10, 2001

LaForge – The Trailer

LaForge – The TrailerMy first trailer for my first movie. Epic.

December 9, 1999

Vintage 1999 Flash Animations

These are some really old, immature, and often bizarre flash animations I made while at college. Ahhhh, to be young […]