Posts filed under Fun/Oddities

I've been having fun with the photo booth!

Many of my friends have been asking me how the new photo booth rental venture is going, so here's an update for everyone. We've had great success with the photo booth so far, and we've only had it a few months. My favorite part of the new business is working the booth myself. I really don't consider it work at all, it's too much fun! We've had the booth out at weddings, corporate events, fund raisers and schools. Here's some pictures of the results.

 You've got to love the props!

 Notice the large groups we can fit in our booth.

This is the co-owner of the booth, Andy and me. 

Brilliant design! This is why we can fit such large group shots. We're not limited by a tiny wooden structure.


Starlight Photo Booth

Posted on June 29, 2010 and filed under Fun/Oddities.

Wii Remote Hack

This video caught my eye because my wife is an elementary school teacher. She actually uses a virtual white board just like the one this guy made for $40 with a Wii remote. The only difference is, her school district paid thousands of dollars for each of theirs. 

Posted on November 24, 2009 and filed under Fun/Oddities.

TED Talks, Ideas Worth Spreading

What if you could gather the most interesting and influential people in the world, and give them 18 minutes to present their best ideas to a global audience? That's exactly the idea behind the TED conference. TED's tag line is "ideas worth spreading." 

I found this video of Julian Treasure speaking at TED about the 4 ways sound affects us. He says that music is the most powerful type of sound that affects our emotional state. I know from my experience as a DJ that great music has a profound impact on an event. I try to play great music all night long, not just for dancing. Because great music affects emotions, mood and inhibitions, I try to plant the seeds of a good time from the first song I play, until the last. 

The presenters at TED are great, but the format of the conference is brilliant too. Julian, like many of the TED speakers, didn't even need the full 18 minutes allotted to him to make his point. He made this fast paced presentation in under 6 minutes. It may seem counter intuitive, but I believe this short format is the perfect way to discuss big ideas. It forces the speaker to focus on only the most interesting and important aspects of their idea. 

Posted on November 20, 2009 and filed under Fun/Oddities.

Clever Drive Through Song

My biggest weakness is stopping for drive through food on the way home from a long party. Especially after a big wedding. I haven't learned that if it comes through the window, you shouldn't eat it! Considering my expertise in this area, the most amazing part about this video is the fact that the employee actually gets the order correct. 

Posted on November 18, 2009 and filed under Fun/Oddities.