Stephen Clark

Jul 21

Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

Jul 14

This photo is one of my favorites on Flickr. It was titled Dans la même verve, une envie de plages… and taken by - Itch -.
I found it here: http://flic.kr/p/aVrX8n

This photo is one of my favorites on Flickr. It was titled Dans la même verve, une envie de plages… and taken by - Itch -.
I found it here: http://flic.kr/p/aVrX8n

Jul 03

The Luckiest Man

This week marks the 75 anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s famous “Luckiest Man On the Face of the Earth” speech when he was honored at Yankee Stadium near the end of his legendary career.

Here is a cool video where the first basemen from all the MLB teams recite his speech and then Derek Jeter concludes it:

The full transcript is below:

“Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

“Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

“When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift – that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies – that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter – that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body – it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that’s the finest I know.

“So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.”

— Lou Gehrig

Speech transcript via Lou Gehrig’s website


Original Post: The Luckiest Man via sgclark.com

Jun 19

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Jun 06

Never Before Seen Photos from 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests

goddess_crowdA really amazing set of black and white photos (Yes, kids they did have color photos back then) taken during the Tiananmen Square protests in China 25 years ago. The story of the discovery of the photos is typical of other similar types of amazing discoveries – an undeveloped roll of film was discovered in a shoebox.

via Buzzfeed and The China Girls


Original Post: Never Before Seen Photos from 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests via sgclark.com

Tetris Turns 30

The simple yet ultra addictive game Tetris turns 30 years old today. Granted, it’s not nearly as popular as it was ‘back in the day’ but somehow, over the years, the game has survived and continued to have a life of it’s own.

Five years ago Google even honored the game with a Google Doodle.

Tetris junkies can find ample options to play the game online:

Free Tetris
Tetris 24 Hours A Day
Tetris on iTunes/Apple
Tetris on Google Play


Original Post: Tetris Turns 30 via sgclark.com

May 22

Bienville Legacy Motorcycle

Legacy-Unfinished-Alan Cathcart

Is this beautiful or what?

This is a concept prototype design of a Bienville Legacy Motorcycle. But what’s even more interesting is the story behind the design and the desire of one individual to address what he believed was a critical deficiency in America today: The decline of industrial design and craftsmanship.

This prototype was designed by JT Nesbitt of New Orleans, who in motorcycle circles, is considered one of the top designers in that space. He designed the amazingly awesome Confederate Wraith motorcycle. He had a motorcycle studio in New Orleans until it was wiped out back in 2005 when Katrina hit. Fast forward to 2012, when the aforementioned individual walked into his studio and said “What would you do if you could do anything?”

And from that simple question and a blank check, Nesbitt designed the above prototype motorcycle that, according to the story, brought one man to tears.

“I think we’re at the beginning now of what could be another Renaissance,” says Jim [Jacoby]. “You have more money sitting on the sidelines through private equity and venture capital and in business profits than has ever existed. My goal is to lead through example and inspiration, and say, ‘Let’s believe in great craftsmen first, and put that money to work with them.’ And the byproduct will create all kinds of other business opportunities.”

Not only is the bike an industrial design of unmatched beauty, it is designed to perform as well. It has a 350HP engine and only weighs 350lbs. Think about that for a second. That much power on a bike that light.

The bigger picture point here is that as everyone from coast to coast is obsessed about digital this and app that, some amazingly talented industrial designers are struggling to find the support and resources needed to drive true, game changing innovation that will have positive cascading impacts across the economy.

I know I’m not doing the story justice so take a listen to part one and two of the story on Marketplace – they are definitely worth a listen.

via Marketplace


Original Post: Bienville Legacy Motorcycle via sgclark.com

May 17

Nice day for some hoops #wp

via Instagram


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Nice day for some hoops #wp

via Instagram


Original Post: Nice day for some hoops #wp via sgclark.com

Nice day for some hoops #wp

via Instagram


Original Post: Nice day for some hoops #wp via sgclark.com

May 02

A Eulogy for Twitter

Apr 27

The FCC is about to axe-murder net neutrality. Don't get mad – get even

Apr 22

The Late Stephen Colbert

Apr 18

This Week’s Tweets


Original Post: This Week’s Tweets via sgclark.com