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The Backwards Birthday Guild

For those of you who know me, I consider birthdays to be one of the most special days of the year.  No matter what the milestone — 7, 17, 27, 77 — they are ALL worth celebrating in a seriously big way. When you think about it, it’s the one day of the year people get to celebrate YOU and…

Sharing the Source

The amazing “Skit!” app in the app store offers a new feature that will change how we think of shared multi-media. Background: Most, if not all current visual sharing mediums are one-way.  The sharer offers up a video or picture and the recipient can view the share in a “read-only” fashion.  They can share it again, and in some cases…

6 Things to Vastly Improve Air Travel

I consider myself a pro traveler.  While I’m not “executive platinum” I’ve flown enough times such that I can pretty much quote the safety message across 3 different airlines (Virgin America, Delta, and American, to be exact). FWIW, my favorite airline is Virgin America.  And I could write pages about how great the whole VA experience is. But I’m motivated…

Ubiquitous Embedded Video – Where are you?!

I shipped an app the other day which had a video as the background of the main menu. The result was entrancing — it made the whole concept of a main menu worth while. There’s something about video that just captures your eyes and won’t let go. We’re not the first to use this video-embedding technique, but we’re certainly one of the…

“I am not a villager!”

The other day in a game of “Werewolf” I proclaimed passionately to the group, “I am not a villager!” This act was, of course, instant death by group vote as they were accusing me of being a werewolf, and my inadvertent admission of guilt was more than enough reason to lynch me. For anyone who hasn’t played Werewolf or any of the variants, here’s…

Managing the Chaos of Multiple Google Accounts

The best thing about Gmail is clearly the search.  You can find any email that ever crossed your inbox if you just remember the recipient, sender, or a unique word in the email. But almost every other aspect of GMail needs serious improvement, especially managing multiple accounts. I’ve worked hard to maintain just one mail email address (Animationsite…) but with…

Ten Steps to Improve There.com populatority Ten-Fold

Since it’s Thanksgiving, this blog will be a bit of an ode to a previous mentor of mine: There.com For those of you who don’t recall or may have forgotten, There.com was (and is) one of the first “Virtual Worlds”, allowing people to assume an identity, have friends, virtual real estate, virtual items, buy, sell, trade, and more — all within a snazzy 3D…

Introductions

Hello World.  My name is Robin Johnson, CEO of ZenRobin Studios…and I’m a Band Geek. Throughout the course of middle school, high school, and college, I spent about 10 years in the world of music, marching, and life training. As their leader (Drum Major) I led a team of 300+ to practice, perfect, and perform their craft at such major…