The Secret to Last Minute Holiday Shopping

By Zack Kushner on Dec 17, 2009 in Tips and Tricks

It is the time of cheer, the season of giving, the day you begin to seriously panic because you haven’t yet finished your holiday shopping. Easy, there, tiger. Gliffy has you covered. We want all of your perfectly chosen presents to find their way under your tree, or beside your menorah, or <preposition> your <appropriate…

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The Fog of War

By Zack Kushner on Dec 16, 2009 in Tips and Tricks

Talking Points Memo posted this insanely complicated flowchart illustrating the military’s plan for Afghanistan. NBC’s Richard Engel reports that this flowchart from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “lays out the counterinsurgency strategy to achieve three goals: “Influence insurgent-minded individuals to adopt a neutral disposition”; “Influence neutral-minded individuals to adopt a supportive disposition;”…

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How It’s Gonna Happen

By Zack Kushner on Dec 15, 2009 in Tips and Tricks

Why yes, I do think Jeff Goldblum would be excellent in the role of the plucky flowchart blogger who looks super awesome working in his PJs. This map to daughter-support brought to you by lunchbreath. His photostream on Flick’r has other flowcharts in this vein plus lots of other good design work if you want…

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From Whither, iPhone?

By Zack Kushner on Dec 14, 2009 in Tips and Tricks

Did you think that there was some magical elf that wandered through the woods, harvesting iPhones? That’s not 100% correct. The magical elf floats mysteriously through the woods, harvesting iPhones. Or maybe that’s not quite it either? There may be something I’m missing about engineers, decades of development, and, according to Fast Company, innovation. Staff…

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How to Surf the Internet

By Zack Kushner on Dec 10, 2009 in Latest & Greatest

A long long time ago, in a galaxy approximately 45 blocks away, I used to live with the undisputed king of nerdcore. He used to play a lot of video games, sing the same line of a song over and over into his computer until it was just so, and solve intergalactic crimes. He also…

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Ignition: Check

By Zack Kushner on Dec 08, 2009 in Tips and Tricks

As you regular readers will know, putting song lyrics in flowchart form is a bit of a meme. John Cabrera — writer, director, Gilmore Girls superstar, and now flowchart impresario — created this beauty that propels us through David Bowie’s Space Oddity. While this obviously isn’t the first song lyric flowchart, I have no problem…

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By Zack Kushner on Dec 05, 2009 in Latest & Greatest

Not sure if it’s okay to bust out that smartphone? Let’s face it. We’re in a whole new world of etiquette these days and it isn’t always clear when to app it up and when it’s best to remain less connected. Good thing Gizmodo teamed up with Shane Snow of Scordit to create this handy…

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I’m a Bigger Geek Than You

By Zack Kushner on Dec 03, 2009 in Latest & Greatest

Today, we’re reaching back into the history bin to present another awesome flowchart of past glory. Unsurprisingly, this one is also about geekdom. Yeah, that’s right. There does appear to be some serious crossover between geeks and flowcharts. As a geek (not a nerd, that’s my wife), I’m just fine with that. Perhaps how much…

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