Category Archives: Creative

My Creative Name

For as long as I can remember, I have gone by “Daniel”.  I’ve also wondered what a  good name would be for expressing what I like to do, creatively and technically.  I’ve been wanting a sort of umbrella name that … Continue reading

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Full Stack Anxiety

Since I am searching for a job, I deal with “Full Stack Anxiety” every day. Every job listing seems to want a different set of skills. It can be maddening. I don’t want to shift gears all the time, trying … Continue reading

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My Crowdsourced Search Idea: ThereThenTag

ThereThenTag Mapping Web Addresses to Location, Time, and Tags August 2016, Draft 1 Copyright 2003–2016 by Daniel Smith. All Rights Reserved javajoint@gmail.com, @javajoint Introduction [I am resurrecting an idea from 2003. It’s a structure for crowdsourced search. There is even … Continue reading

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2015

Happy New Year!  Ohhhh… a resolution post.   Real Quick Recap I suppose I could feel embarrassed about not doing more of my 2014 resolutions.  I did a few things well: took the ferry once a week, kept creating virtual … Continue reading

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I’m Back / Year End

Almost bye to 2014! Some quick stuff… I look back at my resolutions, and I did some of them.  I kinda feel sheepish that I didn’t do others (I didn’t move, and I didn’t keep up with my blog or … Continue reading

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A Very Sound City

It’s Not Just Tech… So many hit records came out of a dumpy studio which happened to have stellar acoustics, and 1 of 4 Neve analog mixing consoles in the world… “Yes you can do this on your own, but you’ll … Continue reading

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Create. (Jack White & Conan O’Brien)

It’s a New Year. Create! So this is a post that’s very much a late New Years Resolution, and is pretty much me telling myself how I am going to get into the state of Hard Work on Creative Things … Continue reading

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Beginning of the World

Happy Winter Solstice! It’s a wonderful Winter Solstice Day! Oh, and there are some rumblings that the World Ends Today because a Bunch of Mayans Said So …  Maybe I should get in One Last Post! Sigh, whatever!  I thank … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Star Trek Barbie, by Sophia Smith

A Guest Today! Today’s post is by my daughter, Sophia, a 19 year old Junior at UC Santa Cruz.  I’m happy to have this piece as a strong lead towards the more Creative & Social side of this blog! Sophia … Continue reading

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Branching Out (An Epiphany)

Let’s Have Some Range … When I headed back into blogging territory recently, there were two aims.  One was to explore the methods used for SEO and Monetization (was doing a project about that for a friend).  I’m reasonably up … Continue reading

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