It’s getting a little bit easier to recount just what exactly happened on this tech-infused first half of SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas. I’m beginning to feel more caught up and am ready to share the joy and wonder that is collaborating with tech and creatives. Sunday saw no rest for me as I hit up the more tech friendly type talks and avoided the gloss that was overreaching trend-philosophy. It was the calm before the storm that was Monday. I’m glad I survived it well.
Continue reading SXSW 2011 Day 3: Sunday Was No Rest Day For Me
I just wanted to point out real quick how cool it is today that I can ride shotgun in a travelling car and be able to function like I would normally during the day. That’s right, I have my Palm Pre rocking some FreeTether sucking down my unlimited Sprint data plan. All the while, I’m snapping some pics of the Kodak Playsport and uploading them on my HP dm1z. This is the first true taste of technical mobility and I love it. It’s a good thing I’m not driving or else I would be in a ditch by now.
Oh hey, you might be wondering, “Why are you doing this, Mike?” The answer is simple. I’m on the road to Austin and SXSW. I’ll do my darndest to blog and record every item I can on the way. Today so far had work then road. It’s not over yet, though. I’m crashing with a great friend of mine in Wichita tonight then making my way toward Austin tomorrow morning. I, of course, couldn’t make it without my lovely girlfriend so I owe a great deal to her. That said, I look forward to whipping her in some Settlers of Catan later tonight.
That sheep is all MINE!
I’m not afraid to say that I like wrestling and I tend to keep up on what’s going on with the squared circle. I’ve even hit up some local independent shows and got to know some professional wrestlers. That’s fine. Please don’t judge. My point is that with every professional wrestler there comes a gimmick bag. A gimmick bag is the gear that wrestle uses to get himself into character. Say Hacksaw Jim Duggan has his 2×4 or Kurt Angle his gold medals.
Well, it just so happens that I have a gimmick bag myself. No, not for the wrestling ring, but for the blogging ring! Some people call it gear bags, but come on, a gimmick bag sounds much more fun. What you see above is what will be lugged around my shoulders for about 10 days. Notice there isn’t everything, but it should be enough for me to be mobile without having to shut one thing down completely. Here’s the list:
Continue reading My SXSW Gimmick Bag