Sunday, January 10, 2010

All Good Things Are Worth Waiting For

I apologize to my faithful followers out there for my lack of recent posts.  I mentioned that I have been having computer problems, which are ongoing.  In the mean time, what I can do is link you to some cool websites, blogs, and twitter accounts so that you don't go completely insane waiting for the next (completely original) World Wide Wilson blog post.  Please see below...

Mashable - a social media guide that reports mostly news about the internet.  check it out at or

Contemporist - a cool blog with modern architecture and design concepts.  if that kind of thing interests you please see the following link - CONTEMPORIST

No Pattern - awesome design work done for a multitude of platforms/companies by one of my childhood friends, Chuck Anderson - NOPATTERN
(also for you iPhone users, this is a recently unveiled site that he helped design - iMakeMyCase)

Windy Citizen - relevant Chicago news compiled into one website and/or twitter feed

Schmap - a cool online map for planning trips with interactive guides:  they also might feature this picture of mine in an upcoming version of the Chicago Schmap!

Read it Later - possibly one of the coolest new "bookmarking" sites out there with an add-on for Firefox, apps for mobile devices, and compatibility across all these platforms.  it is one of the best ways to make sure that you don't miss anything you wanted to Read Later. - an essential website for people who want to track how many others click on the links that they submit to cyberspace (through facebook, twitter, their blog, etc.).  create an account here and start tracking! 

Gizmodo's Review of CES 2010 - in case you haven't heard, the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show was in Vegas this past week.  Gizmodo did a review of their favorite things at the show, which can be found at this link -  I might post a summary of the things from CES2010 that I think will make the biggest impact on the consumer electronics world in a future post.

Stumble Upon - ever wanted to "channel surf" on the web, but you didn't know where to start.  Stumble Upon provides that experience.  check it out here -

Finally, a couple more interesting twitter accounts:
- IVwilsonIV along with my flickr account
- Trazzler Midwest for cool places around the Midwest
- Deals Plus for some of the best internet sales/coupons
- Molex Connectors for exciting (or not-so-exciting, depending on who you are) news about connectorrrrs!  I work at Molex, if you didn't know.
- Miley Cyrus... oh wait, she deleted her Twitter.  So much for my awesome last suggestion.

Till next time, bloggers!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Do geese see God?

I know I'm a little late in Central Standard Time, but I just wanted to make sure that I got a post in on a date that is a palindrome.

palindrome; /ˈpælɪnˌdroʊm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [pal-in-drohm]
- noun
1. a word, line, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forward, as "Madam, I'm Adam" or "Poor Dan is in a droop."

There is no guarantee that I will be still be posting in this blog come 11.02.2011, 02.02.2020, or 12.02.2021.  Since the Mayans were convinced that the world will end in 2012, I guess there's only one more shot anyways, so I had to get this one in.

The first real blog post of 2010 (pronounced twenty-ten) will be sometime this week, depending on the status of my computer, which will be sent in to service a faulty sound card.  Keep your eyes PEELED like bananas, onions, or grapes (if you peel your grapes, stop that.  stop it now).  In the meantime, follow me on Twitter @ivwilsoniv - it's like the dollar menu version of World Wide Wilson.

ps. - I bought three albums on iTunes tonight: Simple Times by Joshua Radin, Nothing Left to Lose by Mat Kearney, and Can You Hear Us? by David Crowder.  So far, I'm enjoying all three.