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Thursday, August 30, 2007

SML on SEO

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In the world of SEO (Wikipedia: Search Engine Optimization), content is king. If you write good content and thus draw enough target audience, search engines will be your friends.


If you are mainly interested in the U.S. market, then Google is your friend, because that is where this search engine has the highest market penetration. If your target audience happens to be in Asia or Europe, then you are probably better of with Yahoo!, because it has long had an international brand presence and Google just started to expand into those markets recently.


Interestingly, most Americans find it surprising that Yahoo has more netizen population than Google overall (Source: Compete.com). Since Google has more American population than any other search engine, it is natural to assume so. However, if you survey your friends outside the U.S. to see which search engines they use most, and you may be surprised with your results. In my random sampling, I have found that almost all of my friends in the UK prefers MSN Live Search.


To find out just how well you rank among all the search engines, I recommend Jux2, a meta search engines which combines and compares the results of Google, Yahoo and MSN. You may be surprised of how many results are specific to a single database. If you are trying to appeal to an international audience, you will do best to optimize your search strategies for all three primary players.


If you are an individual, can you utilize these techniques to compete with global international companies? I think so. I Googled SML (initials for See-ming Lee, my name) today, and this blog is prominently featured on page one among approximately 7,450,000 results. I am competing with global players and acronyms here. It's definitely a very 'gratifying' activity. :)


Do you have to spend a lot of money? Does it take a long time to see your ROI (Wikipedia: Return on Investment)? I don't think so. I believe that I am gaining these benefits all by writing a few poems recently. And I published pretty much all of them within the last four months.


I fell into all these mostly out of my recent interest in network theory. Based on my research, I have a hunch that Google's algorithm has largely to do with network theory (Wikipedia: Network Theory / SML Bookmarks: Social Media / SML Bookmarks: Network). This is a hunch, not a proof. Theoretically speaking, I don't think that any proofs are definite. You can, on the other hand, validate your confidence level based on statistics and analytics reports.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Harvard Sucks / Lux et Veritas

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Harvard Sucks, the Video Evidence




On November 20, 2004, at the annual Yale-Harvard football game, Yale students used a card stunt to trick more than 1,800 Harvard fans into holding up placards that spelled "WE SUCK."


Michael Kai and David Aulicino, two Yale students from the Class of 2005, created and coordinated the plan. Disguised as the "Harvard Pep Squad," they and twenty classmates handed white and crimson placards to fans in the central area of the Harvard side of the stadium, which comprised primarily of Harvard alumni, as well as a few faculty, students, and other fans. The group told the crowd that by lifting the placards they would spell "GO HARVARD." The placards were actually arranged to spell "WE SUCK."



Harvard Sucks, the Chant





Harvard Sucks, an Objective Perspective


Harvard is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. Initially referred to simply as "the new college", the institution was named Harvard College on March 13, 1639, after its first principal donor, a young clergyman named John Harvard. (Wikipedia: Harvard University)


Suck refers to the act of sucking, the creation of a partial vacuum, a slang term for the United States Marine Corps, and oral sex, particularly fellatio. (Wikipedia: Suck)


For God, for Country and for Yale


Lux et Veritas,


See-ming


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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Web Trend Map 2007 / Information Architects Japan

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I just received the A2 print of the Web Trend Map 2007 by Information Architects Japan. It visualizes the Internet in the form of a subway map and is very well done. You can also view the interactive version on their Web site, which displays a snapshot of that Web site upon rolling over the nodes on the network.


A letter from Oliver Reichenstein (Google / jux2 / LinkedIn) accompanies the shipment and provides additional background on the map:


The first map was conceived in 2006 as a fun Christmas card for our Japanese clients and friend. To our surprise it gained worldwide attention, which encouraged us to release a more meaningful version. It now shows over 250 websites on 16 lines, and people have reportedly spent hours analyzing it. We greatly look forward to hearing your interpretations.

For more information, read their blog post.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cellular Automata / 2006 / SML

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Cellular Automata / Bear Mountain, NY / 20060122.10D.38523 / SML


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Location


Bear Mountain, NY


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Bear Mountain in Black and White

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Composition Study / Bear Mountain, NY / 20060122.10D.38444 / SML


I reprocessed some photographs from my Bear Mountain, NY / Study / SML Flickr Set into black and white as a way to focus the viewer's attention on the structure of the composition + contrast in tonal values + not be distracted by the contrast in hue.


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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tag Mirror = Your Books in the Eyes of others

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I have been using LibraryThing for a while now and I am quite happy with it.


Source: LibraryThing

Originally it was mostly a data-entry chore, but I bought one of their $15(USD) CueCat bar-code scanner and started scanning in my books (work in progress). The downside of having all these books on the site, I noted, is that while there is no longer a nightmare for data-entry, tagging become a bit of an issue, as I still have to type them in one by one (another work in progress).


Today, I discovered a very innovative feature called tag mirror which I have never noticed before. As according to the site, it "is a new twist to tagging. Rather than showing a member's tags, this shows what other members think of a member's books."



Here's a screenshot of it:


LibraryThing Tag Mirror / 20070826 / SML Screenshot
Source: Screen capture of See-ming Lee's tag mirror on LibraryThing / 2007-08-26T09:04-05:00

Until I have time to properly tag all my books, it definitely helps me analyze what my true interests are better than my own tags :)


See my profile + my library + my tag cloud + my tag mirror + my author cloud on LibraryThing.


Also see LibraryThing's blog post about their innovation.

Domain names = My one-line poetry

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Recently, I started writing poetry. My poems are expressed as domain names — they are my one-line poetry [1]. My chosen medium of art has, according my intelligence reports, apparently worried a lot of people around me, who feared that I must have turned crazy / insane / nuts / all of the above.


What is interesting, however, is that most people don't consider writing poetry crazy. Most also don't consider companies who buy multiple domain names to be crazy. The antonym of crazy is, I suppose, normal. Normal is a relative term, and is the average of the population. There is no absolute state of normality. In fact, Wikipedia suggests that normality "is someone who conforms to the ideals of society and refuses to be individual." [2]


A lot of people spend hundreds of dollars on fashion as a form of retail therapy. No one thinks that they are crazy. I spend 9.99/year and buy domain names instead — it is far cheaper than other forms of retail therapy, such as designer jeans and t-shirts.


You will probably be a more responsible blogger if we charge you some amount of money for every word you write. Charging people for their posts should also fight the verbal diarrhea by unintelligent spam bots with inadequate artificial intelligence algorithms invading the blogosphere these days.


Blog Post Notes


  1. One-line poetry. Inspired by Steven Hall's two-word poems when we first met in 1997.

  2. Quoted from Wikipedia: Normality (behavior).

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SML Fine Art ( 美術 / 美术 / ファインアート)

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SML Fine Art / SML

SML Fine Art = Small + Medium + Large + Fine Art;


SML Fine Art= Small + Medium + Large + Architecture + Cinematography + Creativivity + Dance + Design + Drawing + Film + Graffiti + Intermedia + Literature + Media + Music + Painting + Photography + Printmaking + Scupture + Textiles + Theatre + Writing;



SML Fine Art (Flickr Group)


Colors


  • Yellow = Magic / Magical

  • White = Pure

Circles


  • Inner circle = Base / Core / Interior / Internal

  • Middle circle = Bridge / Transformation / Transition

  • Outer circle = Exterior / External / Public Facing

Brand Attributes


  • Creative

  • Inspirational

  • Magical

  • Witty

Related Brands


Homo Magi (Logo / Flickr Group)
Meta Human (Logo / Flickr Group)
Life Celebrates Diversity (Logo / Flickr Group)

Wikipedia: Fine art


Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with a limited number of visual and performing art forms, including painting, sculpture, dance, theatre, architecture and printmaking. Schools, institutes, and other organizations still use the term to indicate a traditional perspective on the art forms, often implying an association with classic or academic art.


The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline. This definition tends to exclude visual art forms that could be considered craftwork or applied art, such as textiles. The more recent term visual arts is widely considered to be a more inclusive and descriptive phrase for today's variety of current art practices, and for the multitude of mediums in which high art is now more widely recognized to occur. Ultimately, the term fine in 'fine art' comes from the concept of final cause, or purpose, or end, in the philosophy of Aristotle. The final cause of fine art is the art object itself; it is not a means to another end except perhaps to please those who behold it.


An alternative, if flippant, reference to "fine art," is capital "A" art, or, art with a capital "A."


The term is still often used outside of the arts to denote when someone has perfected an activity to a very high level of skill. For example, one might metaphorically say that "Pelé took football to the level of a fine art."


That fine art is seen as being distinct from applied arts is largely the result of an issue raised in Britain by the conflict between the followers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, including William Morris, and the early modernists, including Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group. The former sought to bring socialist principles to bear on the arts by including the more commonplace crafts of the masses within the realm of the arts, while the modernists sought to keep artistic endeavour exclusive, esoteric, and elitist.


Confusion often occurs when people mistakenly refer to the Fine Arts but mean the Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama, etc). However, there is some disagreement here, as, for example, at York University, Fine Arts is a faculty that includes the "traditional" fine arts, design, and the "Performing Arts".


An academic course of study in fine art may include a Master of Fine Arts degree.


美術


美術是一種藝術,一般指除了建築藝術之外的造型藝術的通稱,一般分為兩大類,即:純美術和工藝美術兩類.


Wikipedia: 美术


美术是一种艺术, 一般指除了建筑艺术之外的造型艺术的通称,一般分为两大类,即:純美術和工藝美術兩類.


Wikipedia: ファインアート


ファインアート (fine art, fine arts)は、芸術的価値を専らにする活動や作品を指す概念。 日本語の芸術とほぼ同義であるが、とくに応用芸術、大衆芸術と区別して純粋芸術を意味する場合に使われる。芸術の中でも美術について使われることが多く、この場合、応用美術に対して純粋美術とも。


ファインアートは、ハイカルチャーを構成する一部分である。ハイアート(high art)はファインアートとほぼ同義だが、ファインアートは応用芸術との対比で、ハイアートは大衆芸術との対比で使われることが多い。


代表的なファインアートは絵画、彫刻であり、これに対するイラストやデザイン、工芸と峻別されるが、20世紀最後の四半期以降、その領域は互いに浸透し、区分は曖昧なものになりつつある。


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Homo Magi is a term to describe a sub-race of magic-using humans in the DC Universe. The Homo Magi evolved in a parallel but separate line, alongside Homo Sapiens. Homo Magi and Metahumans account for most of the superhuman abilities in the DC Universe. (Wikipedia: Homo Magi)




Ideal Husbands




Life Celebrates Diversity = all age + all attires + all builds + all classes + all colors + all cultures + all education levels + all flavors + all genders + all hair styles + all income levels + all interests + all lifestyles + all locations + all philosophy + all professions + all physiques + all races + all religions + all roles + all sexual tastes = all walks of life (Wikipedia: Diversity)




Meta Human is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. It is roughly synonymous with both mutant and mutate (in the Marvel Universe) and posthuman in the Wildstorm and Ultimate Marvel Universes. Use of the term in reference to superheroes was coined in 1986 by author George R. R. Martin, first in the Superworld role playing system, and then later in his Wild Cards series of novels. (Wikipedia: Metahuman)




Meta Men = Men / Meta Humans




Meta Women = Women / Meta Humans




SML Fine Art = Small + Medium + Large + Fine Art




SML Men = Small + Medium + Large + Men




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SML Internationalization Project Phase 1 / 李思明企業國際化第一階段

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SML Enterprise Internationalization Project Phase 1 has initiated. The first phase will mainly be focusing on Traditional Chinese presence on Flickr.


李思明企業國際化項目的第一階段已經開始. 第一階段將主要側重於 Flickr 中文化.




SML Flickr Collection = 李思明 Flickr Collection



SML Flickr Sets = 李思明 Flickr Sets



SML Flickr Tags = 李思明 Flickr Tags



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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Adam S. Kirschner / SML Thank You

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Aspiration / ASK aka Adam S. Kirschner / TNSC aka Thursday Night Social Club / IconNicholson Parties / 20070816.850SD.IS.0473 / SML
Aspiration / Adam S. Kirscher / Photo: SML

I would like to thank Adam S. Kirschner (blog) for always being there to provide much-appreciated support + everlasting fun for me, and for providing his hyper-indexing power and serve as my auxiliary database + radar for everything in life I require.


I would further like to thank Adam for saving my life in a recent stressful project which I am not allowed to mention because of an NDA in effect.


As a result of Adam's courageous action, I am officially announcing that starting on 2007, August 3rd shall be named I love Adam S. Kirschner Day on the SML Calendar. This annual event, also known as I love ASK Day, shall be celebrated every year so long as SML is living. Related events will be announced as the day approaches.


I would further like to thank Michael Paige — a synergist in the field of everything related to art, music and technology — for providing the inaugural content to iLoveASK.com, a site dedicated to Adam.


I would further like to thank Tree Try Be for providing generous bandwidth and hosting solutions for the site.


Would you like to express your love to Adam? Go Digg I-Love-ASK!


iLoveASK is a non-profit organization established in 2007 dedicated to Adam S. Kirschner for his contributions to the human race. We are currently seeking personal and corporate sponorships for our events in 2008. If you would like to receive our media press kit and receive more information about us, please email seeminglee+pr@gmail.com.

Phil Oye / SML Thank You

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I would like to extend my thanks to Phil Oye for recommending that I check out the N.A.D.D. post on Rands in Repose a few months ago after my ADD diagnosis.

I would further like to thank Phil for his advice on technology and usability, to allow me to be more critical of myself in the ever-evolving process of re-iteration, re-invention and rebirth.

Phil, thank you.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Google News + Comments = Social Journalism

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According to the post titled Perspectives about the news from people in the news from the Google News Official Blog, Google News will be allowing reader comments on their stories starting this week.


Comments are restricted to people who are "directly involved with the news," (Deep Jive Interests: Google News To Change Online News As We Know It. Here's Why) but it will certainly be interesting to see how "by adding this feature, [Google News] can help enhance the news experience for readers, testing the hypothesis that... a personal view can sometimes add a whole new dimension to the story." (Google News Blog)


Collaboration activities on the Google domain is not new (see Google Docs Redesign on my blog), but social media applied to news story is definitely an ingenious idea.


Next step: Google Search + Comments would definitely make for some interesting product!

Symphonic Trance 0.8.24

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I just found this on my hard drive today.


This is a piece that I wrote a long time ago that never finished. It was written after my Symphonic Electronica Opus 0.5.9 I haven't been able to bridge the climax to the ending, but the core elements are there.


This was one of the in-between stages when I noted that I am in no place to write dance tracks because I have very little experience, so I decided to remove all the percussions all together and focus on getting the symphonic parts right.


I have a long way to go to write dance tracks but every bit of experience counts — life is an iterative process, and you gain experience on everything that you do. You get more by trying to make something work then sitting around thinking that you will never be able to do it.


My motto is: I can do it if I believe that I can. I can do it well if I believe that I can do it well.


You can hear more of my music on ACIDplanet, Artist Server, IMEEM, Music Forte and YouTube.

Copyright 2006-2007 See-ming Lee. All rights reserved.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Flickr Analytics / SML Analytics

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FlickrAnalytics.com


Objective.
  • Analyze the Flickr Intersestingness algorithm.

Methodology
  • Tagging and grouping top 20 images from the Popular-Views, Popular-Favorites and Popular-Comments pages on Flickr.

  • Compare results with images from the various sets via AND / OR operators.


Preliminary Analysis


Top Views = what drives users to click;


Related tags: top-v111 / top-v333 / top-v555 / top-v777 / top-v999 / top-v1111 / top-v2222 / top-v3333 / top-v4444 / top-v5555 / views-top20




Top Faves = what drives users to buy;

Related tags: favorites / favorites-5 / favorites-10 / favorites-15 / favorites-20 / favorites-25 / favorites-30 / favorites-35 / favorites-40 / favorites-45 / favorites-50 / favorites-55 / favorites-top20




Top Comments = what drives users to blog;

Related tags: comments-top20




All three galleries combined give you the winning ingredients for market success for any advertising campaigns. These sets, as such, double-duty as quick-visual reference for your next photoshoot.


If analyzing my own photographs give me this conclusion, I can only imagine the entire collection of images hosted on Flickr can provide.


Hypothesis: Top Interesting = Algorithm (Views, Favorites, Comments)


AND(Views, Favorites, Comments) / Flickr Analytics / SML (Set)
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I hypothesize that Yahoo is using these data to train an AI (artifical intelligence) algorithm to predict images that will be influential. (Related: see my blog post on Theorizing aesthetics). And if they aren't, I think that they should. Google literally dominates the text-ad market by indexing every single bit of text available to them, it would be smart for Yahoo to pick a different market segment and become the expert in it.



200 Most Interesting Images / Flickr Analytics / SML (Set)
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200 Most Interesting People / Flickr Analytics / SML (Set)
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200 Most Interesting Designs / Flickr Analytics / SML (Set)
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Notes


(1) Top 20 ranking fluctuates. As a result, it is possible for the Top-20 sets to have more than 20 photographs.


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Gay Pride New York 2007

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Happiness = Pride


June 22 - 24, 2007 is officially the happiest weekend I have had in my entire life. I spent the weekend taking photographs of the most uniquely talented and creative bunch of people I have ever been with and in turn made many wonderful friends along the way.I thank you all for demonstrating the diversity and pleasure of life to me.


I took 1000+ photos over that weekend. My Gay Pride New York 2007 (Flickr Collection) consists of the following Flickr sets:


200 Highlights / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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200 Most interesting / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Annual Faerie + Church Ladies for Choice Drag March / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2007 / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Folsom Street East 2007 / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Gay Pride Parade New York 2007 / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Humanity / Portraits / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Radical Faeries Drum Ritual / Gay Pride New York 2007 / SML
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Here are 200 highlights (my favorites) from the complete collection:




I haven't been able to jot down every single name and email addresses. Please feel free to identify yourself or your friends in the comment area of the photograph.


Share the Gay Pride New York 2007 Collection


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On July 7th, 2007, I finished processing all the photographs.


I was immensely touched by the humanity, diversity and the spirit of life from my experience, and I wrote a manifesto about the celebration of life. On the same day, I started the following Flickr groups to honor the men and women who have inspired and continue to provide support to me in the past, present and future:


Homo Magi is a term to describe a sub-race of magic-using humans in the DC Universe. The Homo Magi evolved in a parallel but separate line, alongside Homo Sapiens. Homo Magi and Metahumans account for most of the superhuman abilities in the DC Universe. (Wikipedia: Homo Magi)




Life Celebrates Diversity = all age + all attires + all builds + all classes + all colors + all cultures + all education levels + all flavors + all genders + all hair styles + all income levels + all interests + all lifestyles + all locations + all philosophy + all professions + all physiques + all races + all religions + all roles + all sexual tastes = all walks of life (Wikipedia: Diversity)




Meta Human is a term to describe superhumans in the DC Universe. It is roughly synonymous with both mutant and mutate (in the Marvel Universe) and posthuman in the Wildstorm and Ultimate Marvel Universes. Use of the term in reference to superheroes was coined in 1986 by author George R. R. Martin, first in the Superworld role playing system, and then later in his Wild Cards series of novels. (Wikipedia: Metahuman)




Meta Men = Men / Meta Humans




Meta Women = Women / Meta Humans




I invite you to join and post your photographs.


Content Syndication


You may syndicate this content for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute credits to me. Commercial usage will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Model Credits


If you are the model of the photograph, please email me at seeminglee+gaypridenewyork2007@gmail.com so I can give you proper credits.


Copyright Notice


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You've got to find what you love / Steve Jobs

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Two years ago in 2005, my dad forwarded me this speech by Steve Jobs.

I have read this many times, and I still fill my eyes with tears each time. It continually inspires me and serves as a motivational force for my work, my love and my life. I have decided to put it on my blog today because I hope that you will find it inspirational as well.

You've got to find what you love

Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it.

Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

dux07 = conference on designing for user experience

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AIGA is holding a conference on user experience design called dux07.


Besides being an interesting event, the site is also very well-designed. Sweet typography. I also like how when you rollover the logo the type changes. True, it's not a new idea, but it's rarely done well. Check it out!


From the AIGA Communique newsletter dated 2007-08-16


DUX07: Conference on Designing for User eXperience: Early registration deadline is September 5
Chicago
November 5–7


Social media and networks are creating new design challenges. How do we inspire and enable people to contribute, create, personalize and share experiences? How are design roles changing in the face of this shifting landscape?


This conference is the premiere global forum dedicated to the exchange of radical new user experience strategies, providing exclusive insight and discussion about new design methods, and offering access to research and design practitioners with a visionary perspective on the future of the profession. Discuss current issues with other designers and strive to define your own role in shaping user experience.


DUX07 is presented by AIGA, the professional association for design, the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM), SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI. Register by Wednesday, September 5 for the best rates! For more information, visit dux2007.com

Thursday, August 16, 2007

SML SEO = See-ming Lee + Search Engine Optimization

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Source: Amazon

After reading Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams, my exploration of decentralized networks went down a very viral path. I discovered that the application of network theory is enormous and has huge implications and applications on every seemingly unrelated topic that I have come across.


It can be used as a tool and device to understand cities, computer networks social networks, human-human interactions (speech), human-computer interactions (HCI), computer-computer interactions (protocol), diseases, computer viruses, nature. If you think about it, all these things boil down to a single category: communication.


My recent interest in networks has in turn got me into search engine optimization — because search engine is essentially a highly networked database with stored properties between data collections. Here are the steps I have taken to research this topic:


  1. Study network theories (mostly through books and wikipedia)

  2. Dive into every social-networking sites and analyze their business strategies

  3. Domain-shopping and create targeted content as a way to validate the theories studied

It appears that my SEM (aka Wikipedia: Search Engine Marketing aka SML: Search Engine Masturbation) has paid off — I discovered today that I have accidentally fell into a gold mine:

  1. Googling design, technology and marketing returns about 209,000,000 results.
    SML currently secure results #1, #2 and #3.

  2. Googling design, technology and strategy returns about 159,000,000 results.
    SML currently secure results #3, #7 and #9.

  3. Googling design, technology and marketing strategy returns about 109,000,000 results.
    SML currently secures results #1, and #2.

Notes:
  1. Your personalized results may vary.
  2. Sign out from Google to view neutral results.

Here are a collection of books that I recommend if you are interested in this topic:




Source: AmazonLinked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

"Understand the properties of networks, and you will understand the principles governing life." — See-ming Lee
Source: AmazonTurtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Mitchel Resnick
Source: AmazonThe Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation by Gary William Flake
Source: AmazonA New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
Source: AmazonNexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks by Mark Buchanan

If you like these books, you might also be interested in other books that I recommend.

Monday, August 13, 2007

SML Skydive = See-ming Lee + Skydiving = Crazy is Good!

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.— Mark Twain
Plane: $2 millionParachute: $7,000Tandem jump + videos: $270Jumping out of a plane + experiencing the thrill of your lifetime: Priceless— See-ming Lee, 2007-08-17

Back in 2001, Else-Marie Östling (LinkedIn), the global CTO of IconMedialab (now LBi International), told me that skydiving will change my life.

John Skinner / Progressive Flight School / 20070811.10D.44326 / SML Skydive
John Skinner, skydiver
Photo: SML

I'm ready to change my life, so this weekend, on August 11th, 2007 (Saturday), I went up to Skydive The Ranch in upstate New York for my first skydive with my co-workers from IconNicholson, Eduardo F. Ortiz (LinkedIn) and skydiver extraordinaire Colin Sutherland (LinkedIn).

Until I have time to edit the video and compose an awesome dance track to replace this raw footage (shot by Oren Peri) which contains a bit too much SML dorky moments, here's your chance to see me dropping out of a plane 15,000 ft above ground and flying tandem with Steve (Utah) Webb — a skydiving pro with 7,700 jump experience — for the thrill of my lifetime.


SML Channel presents... An SML Life production... SML Skydive = See-ming Lee + Skydiving = Crazy is Good!

SML SkyDive 2007.08.11

SML Flickr

Also see SML Skydive = See-ming Lee + Skydiving (Flickr Set) for photographs shot on the same day:


Note: Those shaky and some might say 'creative' photographs polluting my stream are the results of my camera being high-jacked by amateurs <sigh>... This is one of the reasons why I don't like people using my camera. Obviously, if you see me in the stream, I didn't take that photo!

SML Thank You (sorted alphabetically by first name)

Andrew Jacobs / 20070811.10D.44475 / SML SkydiveAndrew Jacobs, thanks for modeling for all those wonderful photographs
Jorge Rodas / 20070811.10D.44779 / SML SkydiveJorge Rodas, thanks for tandem-jumping with Eduardo
Oren Peri / 20070811.10D.44806 / SML SkydiveOren Peri, thanks for taking the oh so gorgeuos video with him against the sunset.
Roberto Souza / Skydiving Around the World / skyaw.com.br / 20070811.10D.44629 / SML SkydiveRoberto Souza, thank you for the wonderful audio-interview of your experience of sky-diving around the world.
Steve (Utah) Webb / 20070811.10D.44771 / SML SkydiveSteve (Utah) Webb, thanks for tandem-jumping for my first dive!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

GUIdebook = Graphical User Interface Repository

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GUIdebook is "a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.”

1. Screenshots. This site has an amazing repository of screenshots of all the main applications from pretty much all the OS that's ever been introduced, all saved in 24-bit PNGs (aka lossless) quality.

2. Interface Elements. Additionally, you can compare icons of application components, drives and devices, documents and folders, as well as mouse pointers across different OS environments.

3. Sound. Fairly interesting, and is often missing in other GUI repositories is the collection of sounds in WAV (lossless) format, which is a very effective means of user feedback in interface designs.

4. Applications. The site also include application splash screens, and an applications section that detail every aspect of iTunes and Photoshop during their entire history.

5. Additional resources. It even has repositories for ads, videos, articles, books and tutorials of everything known to human history about GUIs.

More information about specific GUI families can be found on the site's site map.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

HDR: Manhattan Bridge in Black and White

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Manhattan Bridge HDR / BW1 (on Flickr)

Setup
Canon EOS 10D
Canon 17-40 f/4L


Exposure Settings
CRW_35498: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/9.5, 17mm
CRW_35499: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/13, 17mm
CRW_35500: ISO 100, 30.0 s at f/6.7, 17mm


Variations
Manhattan Bridge HDR (color version)


Software
Photomatix / HDR Soft
Photoshop / Adobe


Background


When I shot these photos, I did not have a timer cable release with me. If I were to shoot these at a small aperture, I would have to set the camera on bulb while keeping my finger on the shutter release for the entire exposure. To minimize the risk of completely ruining the photos, I've decided to vary the aperture values for the different exposures instead of varying the time and keeping a constant aperture value.


HDR Processing


Note that it is generally not recommended that you vary the aperture values for images intended for HDR (Wikipedia: High dynamic imaging) processing. If you use software like Photomatix to perform tone-mapping, for example, the varying levels of focus on the photo will create blurry results. I have had to apply a bit more USM (Wikipedia: Unsharp Mask) than usual for this image. And if you view large, you can see that the grains are quite visible.


HDR Results


I am happy with the HDR result though--the wider aperture gave it enough exposure to show the golden reflection under the bridge, and the small aperture contribute to the oh-so-gorgeous star bursts from the lights.


Black + White Processing


By using Photoshop's channel mixer for the black and white conversion, I was able to manipulate the the local contrast further. The absence of color united the tonal values of the two orthogonal axis of the bridge. The overall composition seems to have improved, and now looks like a giant extruded plus sign with very heavy industrial ornaments.


B+W Results


The result is very rewarding and I'd like to thank Moxette for her suggestion to process this as a black and white photograph. :)


Related SML Flickr sets and collections


Manhattan Bridge, New York City / Project (Set)
HDR Photography / Project (Set)
SML Photography (Set)
SML Collection (Collection)


Related SML Pro Blog entries


Functional = Beautiful
Manhattan Bridge HDR
Photography = Composition
Photography / Philosophy
SML Collection = See-ming Lee + Design + Technology + Marketing Strategy
Theorizing aesthetics


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Saturday, August 4, 2007

SML Collection = See-ming Lee + Design + Technology + Marketing Strategy

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SML Collection = See-ming Lee + Awards + Graphic Design + Icons + Identity Design + Information Architecture + Information Design + Interaction Design + Photogarphy;


The accumulation of the complete SML Collection is currently in progress. For the full collection of work available in text-only format, visit SML LinkedIn or SeemingLee.com;


This collection of work is available on Flickr as SML Collection (Collection);
You can also see SML Projects (Collection) for projects break-down by client name + project name;




SML


SML = See-ming Lee = Design + Technology + Marketing Strategy;


Continuing to push technology’s limitations to solve complex business and design challenges in powerful + integrated ways;


See-ming Lee, 2006-05-14See-ming Lee, 2006-03-05See-ming Lee, 2005-04-14See-ming Lee, 2006-02-12See-ming Lee, 2005-02-15See-ming Lee, 2003See-ming Lee, 2001See-ming Lee, 2003See-ming Lee, 1998See-ming Lee, 199920070208_10D_41106_500x500Reflection / Self-Portrait / 20050318.10D.33969




SML Awards


SML Awards = See-ming Lee + Awards;


Duplexlab.com / Duplexlab / 2004 / Interaction Design / SMLEMImusicpub.com / EMI Music Publishing / Design / 2003 / SMLReyataz SoundJam / BMS / Rich-Media Banner Ad / 2005 / Design / SML



SML Graphic Design


SML Graphic Design = See-ming Lee + Graphic Design;


FourPeriods.com / Seasonale / Design / 2003 / SMLiClassics.com / iClassics / Universal Music Classics Group / Design / 2002 / SMLAOL News - Weather / Weather Icons Matrix / 2003 / Design / SMLEMImusicpub.com / EMI Music Publishing / Design / 2003 / SMLEMImusicpub.com / EMI Music Publishing / Design / 2003 / SMLAnalytical Parcheesi / Design / 1998 / SMLWelcome to Yale / The Yale Herald Unofficial Map to Everything Important / Design / 1997 / SMLPortfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLAOL.com / Home / 2004 / Design / SMLReyataz SoundJam / BMS / Rich-Media Banner Ad / 2005 / Design / SMLJen Chen 30 / 2004 / Design / SMLMasterCard FIFA 2002 - Trading Card Concept - Board Game - Screen 1 of 4 / 2001 / IA + Design / SMLMasterCard FIFA 2002 - Trading Card Concept - Palm Trading Cards Collection - Screen 2 of 3 / 2001 / IA + Design / SML



SML Icons


SML Icons = See-ming Lee + Icons;


AOL News - Weather / Weather Icons Matrix / 2003 / Design / SMLCampaign Management / Application Icon / Portfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLCustomized Reporting / Application Icon / Portfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLExecutive Analyzer / Application Icon / Portfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLPerformance Mining / Application Icon / Portfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLTotal Customer View / Application Icon / Portfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SML



SML Identity Design


SML Identity Design = See-ming Lee + Identity Design;


Life / 2007 / Design / SMLMeta Women / 2007 / Design / SMLMeta Men / 2007 / Design / SMLMeta Human / 2007 / Design / SMLIconolatry / 2007 / Design / SMLHomo Magi / 2007 / Design / SMLSML / 2007 / Design / SMLDangeroos / Design / 2002 / SMLAOL Live + AOL Relive / 2003 / Design / SML



SML Information Architecture


SML Information Architecture = SML IA = See-ming Lee + Information Architecture;


Rare Wine Co / Conceptual Architecture / 2004 / IA / SMLeBank.com / eBank / Site Map / 1999.11 / IA / SMLAnalytical Parcheesi / Design / 1998 / SMLMap + Weather / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Live + AOL Relive - Screen 2 of 3  / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Live + AOL Relive - Screen 3 of 3 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 1 of 4 / Stop Motion + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 1 of 2 / Time + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 3 of 4 / Map + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 4 of 4 / Dynamic Media Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 1 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 2 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 3 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 4 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 5 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 6 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 7 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLInteractive Poll Module - Concept 8 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Dynamic Media Module - Screen 4 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Lightbox - Screen 5 of 5 / AOL Broadband Module / 2003 / IA / SMLAOL Dynamic Media Timeline - Screen 3 of 6 / AOL Broadband Module / 2003 / IA / SMLAOL.com / My Subscriptions (RSS Reader) - Feed Preview / 2004 / Design / SMLMasterCard FIFA 2002 - Trading Card Concept - Board Game - Screen 1 of 4 / 2001 / IA + Design / SML



SML Information Design


SML Information Design = See-ming Lee + Information Design;


Analytical Parcheesi / Design / 1998 / SMLFourPeriods.com / Seasonale / Design / 2003 / SMLAOL News - Weather / Weather Icons Matrix / 2003 / Design / SMLWelcome to Yale / The Yale Herald Unofficial Map to Everything Important / Design / 1997 / SMLiClassics.com / iClassics / Universal Music Classics Group / Design / 2002 / SMLRare Wine Co / Conceptual Architecture / 2004 / IA / SMLEMImusicpub.com / EMI Music Publishing / Design / 2003 / SMLPortfolio Analytics / MasterCard Advisors business intelligence portal / 2003 / Design / SMLAOL.com / Home / 2004 / Design / SML



SML Interaction Design


SML Interaction Design = See-ming Lee + Interaction Design;


MasterCard FIFA 2002 - Trading Card Concept - Trading Cards - Screen 1 of 2 / 2001 / IA + Design / SMLTime-line - Concept 1 of 4 / Stop Motion + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 1 of 2 / Time + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 3 of 4 / Map + Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLTime-line - Concept 4 of 4 / Dynamic Media Timeline / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Dynamic Media Timeline - Screen 3 of 6 / AOL Broadband Module / 2003 / IA / SMLAOL Dynamic Media Module - Screen 2 of 8 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL Lightbox - Screen 2 of 5 / AOL Broadband Module / 2003 / IA / SMLAOL Live + AOL Relive - Screen 3 of 3 / AOL Broadband / IA / 2003 / SMLAOL.com / Search Results - Saving Results / 2004 / Design / SMLRare Wine Co / Conceptual Architecture / 2004 / IA / SMLDuplexlab.com / Duplexlab / 2004 / Interaction Design / SMLCariniLang.com / Carini Lang / 2005 / Interaction Design / SMLReyataz SoundJam / BMS / Rich-Media Banner Ad / 2005 / Design / SML



SML Photography


SML Photography = See-ming Lee + Photography;


Ronald McDonald / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007CRW_4688CRW_9702CRW_9816_anSoho Night lights HDRCRW_4160-001 copyBrooklyn Bridge Sunset HDRCigarette BlossomCRW_7555 copyConstruction TruckCharmedCRW_8525 copyCRW_9038CRW_5855CRW_34579CRW_34130CRW_8531 copyVeinsCRW_8425Spice FactoryCRW_5145-002 copyNo lifeguard on duty / Waikiki Beach / Oahu / HawaiiStill Life: Boys / Folsom Street East 2007 / New YorkRelaxation / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Lone Star Fish / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Folsom Street East 2007 / New YorkFreedom / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Triumph / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Temet Nosce / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Ship's Figure Head + Sony Cybershot / Mermaid Parade / Coney Island / Brooklyn / New York City / 2007Gay Pride / New York / 2007Annual Faerie & Church Ladies for Choice Drag March / New YorkSign / Annual Faerie & Church Ladies for Choice Drag March / New YorkHawaii SunsetCRW_4721Manhattan Bridge / New YorkManhattan Bridge HDRManhattan BridgeManhattan Bridge HDRBrooklyn BridgeManhattan Bridge HDRManhattan Bridge HDR / BW1CRW_34011_1_ptCRW_36583_31Folsom Street East 2007 / New YorkCommunication / Folsom Street East 2007 / New YorkPony Ride / Folsom Street East 2007 / New YorkFolsom Street East 2007 / New YorkFolsom Street East 2007 / New YorkComfort / Folsom Street East 2007 / New York




Most Interesting 100 SML Design Collection / Flickr Analytics / SML Analytics


Here are my most interesting 100 items from my design collection as according to Flickr's interestingness engine. It is automatically generated daily:





Most Interesting 200 SML Collection / Flickr Analytics / SML Analytics


Here are my most interesting 200 items from everything posted on Flickr as according to Flickr's interestingness engine. It is automatically generated daily:




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