My 2 year old son’s latest work. “Bad Kitty.


Jordan Kushins:

I was asked to sit down, and was given a pair of Oculus HD goggles that were hanging from a cord suspended from the ceiling. I was handed a pair of headphones. At this point, everything was black and completely silent. I was only slightly anxious. And then they pressed play.

Immediately I was standing directly in the middle of a skate park. The sun was shining. There was a guy going back and forth over the shallow peaks and valleys directly to my right. There was no break in the scene as I looked left, and up, and all the way around behind me, and the sound remained true to the direction of his wheels along the concrete. This was a very real—like, shockingly real—3D transportation. It was a mouth agape, I-can’t-stop-giggling-out-of-pure-incredulity kind of leap.

Seems like a pretty great way to describe the first-time experience using Oculus. It’s the kind of description that makes $2 billion sound cheap.

As is this:

Can you imagine seeing a version of Gravity where the action wasn’t just taking place on a screen in front of you, but in every single direction? Where you could view the same footage an infinite number of times and still catch details you’d never seen before, simply because you turned your head ever-so-slightly—or all the way around, or up, or down—and shifted your perspective? No one will ever view the exact same cut of the exact same footage; it is completely personalized based on where you look at any given moment. That and it’s totally immersive. It’s a revolutionary idea, but not without its challenges.

Such technology, if nailed, would fundamentally alter the experience of watching a movie. 3D is a shitty coat of paint, this is the real deal. 

Do you remember the movie Lawn Mower Man? Start reading about Oculus. It’s very real and Facebook is now the proud owner.

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T-Shirts Make The Cause

I have to plug a Richmond Virginia (#rva) business that is really cool and could help a number of you. makes it really easy to raise money via t-shirt sales. Granted you have to sell an initial 50, but the setup and process is so easy.

If you have a non-profit, community cause or school fundraiser check them out. ‪#‎rva‬

Put to good use for more than a decade.

Follow up to my post yesterday. This 3 Brothers brewing out of Harrisonburg, Virginia. They make a great pale ale.

One day…

What is happening in Virginia right now with craft beer and cider is pretty amazing. Producers are opening and their finding distribution. It seems like every month a new Virginia microbrew or tap house is opening or appearing on the store shelf.

Not sure if this is happening elsewhere or has been happening elsewhere, but I think this is a really exciting time to enjoy local spirits.

And yes, Bold Rock from Nelson County is really good.


Kitter on the Sphinx by Keoki Flagg (© Keoki Flagg)

I love all the snow. Though sometimes I wish our mountains were just a little steeper.

(via 0-u-t-s-i-d-e)

“Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for The Lord thy God is with the wherever thou goest.”
— Joshua 1:9


The digital spies are watching you—marketers, the NSA, identity thieves, and all kinds of snoops. But the battle’s not over. These are the seven best ways to fight back.

7 Ways to Reclaim Your Digital Privacy

Plus: Where Do You Land Along the Digital Privacy Spectrum?

Create Substance Not Sales

The age of Facebook is coming to a close as “social networks” change and people use more focused apps to communicate, create and personalize. Time is valuable and people will naturally move away to avoid noise and slough.

Interpretation? If you want to communicate with customers you have to create meaning and substance. Spend time and craft content that is WORTH their time. Because now days…we don’t have a lot of it.

Once you’ve created it, share it where your customer chooses.