May 12th, 2010

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A stack of cards

Some people talk about "email bankruptcy".

I'm on the verge of another kind of data overload. I have a stack over an inch thick of business cards and personal cards that I have not entered into my Address Book app. And only some of them did I write on the card the context of "where did I meet this person? what were we talking about? why were they interesting?"

And just blindly entering them is not the single one-time-cost in time that it used to be.

Social networking goo is still pretty primitive, and so has the following problem: when I enter someone into AddressBook.app, it syncs to Google Contacts, and then my various social-network-enabled sites start picking it up, recommending that I "friend" them, and add their activity feed to the one I read.

On the other hand, I remember that at least a handful of the people represented in this stack of cards are really interesting people.

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Cost of framing artwork

I just took a tube of posters and a stack of fine photographic prints to get mounted, matted, and framed, as appropriate. I took them to a place recommended to me as being affordable and yet still good.

Yow. "Affordable" still seems to be awfully expensive.

In retrospect, I wonder if I would have been as well served and more frugal to find some crafter or art student, and paid them half as much in cash.


Still, it's going to be nice to have the 2010, 2009, and 2008 Burning Man ticket artwork hanging as a series going up the main stairwell in my home.

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