Three great new books, all of which came out within the last month or so, were hot topics at SXSW 2006. What’s especially exciting to me is that all three of them are about subjects I am deeply interested in, and all of them are written by people I know and respect. I’m reading all … Continue reading SXSW Confidential, Part 2: They Write Books
Once we bought books to help us meet interesting people. Now we join internet social networks. I am not a liveblogger (yet), so my notes from SXSW 2006 are emerging only now, a week later. Over the next few days I’ll be gradually synthesizing my notes and posting a few thoughts about my experiences at … Continue reading SXSW Confidential, Part 1: Old School Social Networking
(UPDATE 8/29/2007: Dude, I got a Mac!) I was the butt of many jokes at South by Southwest this year, and the majority of them revolved around one thing: I was consistently the only one in any conversation who was a bona fide Windows user. I kid you not, the ribbing was relentless. I simply … Continue reading Time to Switch? (Shame and Inspiration)
This is my face. I’ll be at SXSW in Austin Texas starting this Friday afternoon. If you’ll be there, look for me: I’m the guy with this photo (right) on his badge. I had such a great time last year, my first year attending the conference, that as a result I’m bringing two of my … Continue reading South Xy South West 2006
Can working in an unfamiliar environment, away from all of your everyday tools and resources, actually help you work more efficiently? I’m starting to think it does. Instead of working late or using the Behavior VPN, lately I’ve been packing all of my working files onto a company “floater” laptop and bringing the whole computer … Continue reading Unfamiliar Workspace = Greater Productivity?
Hi! I’m Christopher Fahey and I’m a user experience designer. I live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with my lovely wife Peggy (aka tinydiva) and two nearly-identical looking cats, Nike and Perseus. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where I built model castles, airplanes, and rockets, wrote my own … Continue reading About