Adam's Workspace

24 October 2011

Last Thursday I posted a picture from 2004 of Steve Jobs’ workspace.  I love checking out where people work.  Where they think, solve problems, and create.  Last week I got to tour the Griffin Technologies building here in Nashville, Tennessee.  Under one roof you can find a machine shop, sales cubicles, a testing center, quality control desks, and various sections for marketing, design, and other business functions.  On the tour one cubicle stood out in particular.  One of the customer support representatives had a cubicle that was literally floor-to-ceiling filled with action figures and Lego sets.  It was unbelievable.  I wish I had a picture to share.

Seeing Steve’s place, and then touring the Griffin Technologies building, inspired me to take a picture of my personal workspace.  I’d love to see other personal workspaces so please feel free to share.

Here’s my workspace as of last Thursday.

2011 10-20 Adam's Workspace

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More from Jason Silva on Vimeo

24 October 2011

These days I can't get enough of Jason Silva.  I just found out he's working on a documentary film entitled, "Turning Into Gods (or the Marriage of Science and Art)."  Expect a future post with more information on this upcoming film.

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The Quantified Self, Daytum, and a Simple Google Docs Hack

20 October 2011

When Facebook announced "Timelines" at the F8 developers conference the first thing I did was research the team responsible for creating the product.  I quickly found Nicholas Felton and Sam Lessin as two influential members of the Facebook design team.  Felton has a data visualization business in New York and a data visualization platform called Daytum.  What Daytum does is allow you to capture simple data points and then graphically display your gathered data in a very pleasing graphical way.  I've been capturing data about my everyday life for many years and thought it would be fun to create an account at Daytum to see how the service works.  I used the service for several days and found it to be quite helpful.  You create categories (such as Meals), and then add items to the category as you wish (such as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks).  Using Daytum you can then chart your meals.  Over a period of time you may notice that you quite often skip lunch.  Or that you snack more often than you eat a meal.  I operate under the assumption that over time patterns will emerge and that these patterns can teach us something about ourselves.

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Steve Jobs Home Office

20 October 2011

I love looking at people’s workspaces. I’m a big fan of Steve Jobs and this is the first time I’ve seen a picture of his workspace.  Pretty cool :)  


Amazing insight into Steve’s life through his workspace.

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Time For An Indoor Garden

19 October 2011

As many of you know, Laura and I are a bit obsessed with our garden.  Ever since moving to Nashville from New York we’ve been fascinated with growing our own food.  What else are we gonna do with this yard?  Tennessee has a great climate for growing crops (as well as weeds).  Growing grass is virtually impossible - the weeds are just too persistent!  So, we decided we’d like to grow food.  Each year our garden gets a little bigger and next year we’re really gonna blow it up.  Goodbye, grass!

This year was the first time we attempted a Fall garden.  It’s been mildly successful.  We planted kale, spinach, swiss chard, leaf lettuce, and a few herbs.  The forecast this week calls for some cooler temperatures so we decided to pot a few things and bring them inside.  Also, a few weeks ago we sprouted two avocado pits and needed to pot them.  So, our new indoor garden consists of the following: two avocado trees (we’ll see how that turns out, gotta give them many years), oregano, basil, kale, and spinach.

We’ve never really known what to do with our lofted nook upstairs, so now it’s home to our indoor garden.  Take a look!

2011 10-18 Indoor Garden

The two big pots house our avocado trees.  The medium sized pots have basil and kale in them.  The smallest pots have oregano, spinach, and kale.  Grow, indoor garden, grow!

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I'm In Country Weekly Magazine!

18 October 2011

Howdy folks!  It’s a big week for Adam Thede the photographer.  My good friends Hannah and Justin recently got engaged (congrats HB and J!), and I took their engagement pictures!  It was an awesome experience.  Justin surprised Hannah by proposing on the beach in Florida.  I truly felt like paparazzi, as I was hiding with a giant telephoto lens to capture the moment.  After she said yes (hooray!) we took a bunch of pictures on the beach.  And, lo and behold, my pictures are in Country Weekly magazine this week!

Here’s the cover of this week’s issue (it’s the October 24, 2011 issue):

Country Weekly Magazine

And, right there on page 41, if you read the fine print you’ll find the following:

2011 10-24 Country Weekly (Page 41 - Fine Print)

That’s right, AT’s in Country Weekly!  I can now say I’m a published photographer :)

You’ll have to grab a copy to see the inside of the magazine (I don’t want to fire up any potential copyright issues associated with posting a picture of a magazine, any thoughts on that anyone?).

Regardless, here’s one of the pictures that made it into the magazine:

2011 09-16 Hannah and Justin Engagement

They look good!  Congrats again, Hannah and Justin!


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