An extremely biased and not comprehensive list of people, places, and things I like.
Foursquare. What Gary Schteyngart has done for book blurbs is way above what I have to say about the places where I eat and drink.
HDTracks. Trading music across cassette tapes was a privilege of the John Hughes generation, something I still do with flash drives when I swap high-definition tracks (HDTracks) with friends who are just as willing to pay $25 an album for premium jams. iTunes and the mp3 may have made the CD obsolete for every practical reason, but no one’s ever accused audiophiles of being reasonable.
Day One app. At the end of each episode of ‘Doogie Howser M.D.,’ Neil Patrick Harris would e-ink something he had learned that day. Tumblr is a public memoir, Day One is for tracking what I accomplished each day, a kind of ‘mental time travel.’ It’s also never having to think twice when asked, “what have you been up to?”
Aside, by Mel Muoio. It’s difficult to write stories both bright and sad, and Mel does it by sharing her hard-won wisdom, through what deserves to be the breast cancer generation’s euphemism for a hard loss. “I hope after reading this you will call your mom, make a donation to a breast cancer fund and live your life to the fullest.”