Category: Technology

2013, Disney World and Disney News, General, Technology

Muppisode – “Food Fight!” Extended Version

Guys. you have NO IDEA how much I love the Muppets. When Jim Henson died, I cried. For real.

Anyway, I do a lot of my work digitally, but I also do traditional works. For some reason – in the film world – I just can’t get behind most films that are heavy in CG. I’ll take a vintage Henson production any day. You can feel the size of the world those films take place in. Many modern films seem hollow. The actors can’t see what they are interacting with, so it just seems flat in some cases.

I love technology, but it’s unfortunate that in some cases it’s used to cut corners rather than what it is the best for. I am glad they are still using puppets for the Muppets.

2013, Maryland, Oni's Favorite Things, Oni's Life, Technology

Intervention 2013: Registration rate increases June 30 at midnight – book now!

I really hope you can come to my convention this year! Intervention (a combination of the words “Internet + Convention”) is the best educational conference for DIY creators PLUS a fun gaming con. We have people who actually do cool stuff teaching you how to do it and selling their wares. Harknell and I created the event in 2010, and this will be our fourth year running the event.

If you want to learn how to DIY with technology there is no better place. If you don’t create and just want to just see the brightest and best creatives and Thought Leaders there is also no better place to meet them and purchase their stuff!

We are “The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity”.

We also have one of the best Video Gaming rooms I have ever seen. Thanks to Wes Mason and his team we have everything from a Commodore 64 hooked up to a flat panel to the most recent gaming systems. We have just added an Ouya to the room this year.

We also have board gaming programming and tournaments!

You have just until June 30th at midnight to get the lowest price for tickets to the event so it’s in your best interest to act now. Not only do you save money but your registrations and donations help us make this happen!

2013, New York City, Style, Technology

Exclusive Preview: LeSportsac Winter 2013 bags; Mexican Day of the Dead, flowers, geeky tech bags for women, the debut of some shiny luxe bags, and a redesigned men’s collection

So yeah. I learned a lot of stuff about LeSportsac when I visited their HQ last week! For one – they are coming out with a re-designed men’s collection and a luxe collection!

WHAT. Yes. :)

So the other day when I posted an exclusive preview of the LeSportsac Disney It’s a Small World Hawaii bags I promised I would follow up with the Winter 2013 LeSportsac bags I saw in their showroom. Today, I am making good on that promise.

I even got to see the Dylan’s Candy Bar collection before the public, but I am not allowed to show you those. (HINT: They are bright and cute!)

At the time I didn’t realize that no one else had these photos. The next time I go I will bring a better camera! Anyway, here is what I CAN show you from what I saw:

LeSportsac organizer envelopes:

Jewel print:

Laptop cases:

Polka dot and various prints:

One of the things I was most impressed with was the Men’s Collection. I might live under a rock – but I wasn’t really aware of their men’s stuff before! Shame on me. They said that these just got a re-design and look better than ever. I agree. Most of them have padded space for a laptop or iPad.

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The women’s collection gets more of a focus on technology and mobile devices, too. Click for larger:

It seemed that a lot of their new items are going to be multi-functional. This means that many of these items also had convertible shoulder straps. I saw a lot of little travel bags that store things neatly and hang up to be ultra compact.

Diaper bags! Click for larger:

I know a lot of my readers are going to love this Mexican-inspired skull print:

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One other thing that really impressed me were the new luxe bags. There are some times when a durable-looking bag is just too rugged for the occasion. LeSportsac went and made a bag with the same durable materials, but luxe. The reason I stay away from shiny bags from other brands in the past is because many of them don’t last. We already know from my prior review that LeSportsac is famous for being extremely durable. I know someone who still has one from 30 years ago.

They told me that the main focus here was to make the bags just as durable as their less-sparkly offerings. It looks to me like they achieved it.

I have to confess that regardless of my practical and no-nonsense personality, I am a bit of a sparkly girl, so YES, PLEASE. :D

A shiny, patent-leather type look:

Shiny, sparkly wallets:

A luxe, sequin-covered bag:

More durable, shiny, sleekness:

Here is a larger one. Click for a larger image:

These are not up at LeSportsac yet, but they will be in the next several months!

2012, Oni's Life, Technology

Register now for Intervention 2013 an meet Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and MAKE Magazine

We have just announced the first guest for Intervention 2013 and it is Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and MAKE Magazine. This is just the start. You can imagine the really awesome stuff we have that is being planned for this year.

A registration to Intervention 2013 makes great holiday gifts. Our early owl discounted rate is availabel for a limited time and it’s $35/full weekend. Hotel rooms are only $114 a night.

Click here, check it out and please help me spread the word by posting about this where you like to make posts or emailing people who might be interested. I really appreciate your help. :)

It should come as no surprise that we are and continue to stand for making good things happen by empowering people and having a weekend long party! :D