Saturday Evening Posts

Saturday Night Outdoor Movies Over Miami Beach. We had great seats

It’s coconut tree trimming time in Miami. Tree after tree look like pieces of art as the coconut palms and drooping fronds fall to the ground to form sculptures.

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Framing John Delorean ft. Alec Baldwin – Official Trailer I HD I Sundance

Did you catch this story about Peter Max ?

Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone

I’m going out to buy Sun-Maid raisins today. What about you?

Ocasio-Cortez enemy of freedom video costs Fresno Grizzlies Sun-Maid sponsorship – The Washington Post

The NRA’s ad agency just ended its 38-year relationship with the gun group | AdAge
Ackerman McQueen said it would stop working with the NRA after 38 years because ‘the NRA’s chaos led us to lose faith’ in the group. 

GM Is Getting Into E-Bike Biz

General Motors is getting very serious about helping city dwellers, get from point A to point B, without typical major transportation or problems.

The American car manufacturer is actually going to introduce two electric bikes early next year.

One bicycle will be a compact, the other will fold. No details on features and pricing. This is just a heads up.

While GM engineers are designing the bicycles, the company still doesn’t have a brand name.

If you are interested in creating one for the car company, click here.

Just Walk Out

It’s going to take me a while to get use to shopping in a store where I don’t have to check out. You better get used to it too, because Amazon is going to change the way retail is conducted today.

All the media is talking about the new convenience store Amazon opened today in Seattle. Called Amazon Go, there are no checkout lines and no cashiers. It’s all explained in the quick video I posted above.

It’s so ironic that the online company that helped put so many book stores out of business, and is now doing the same thing to other kinds of retail outlets, is now luring customers back to bricks-and-mortar.

Amazon Go is a cashier-less and, checkout-line-free store so people can shop in record-breaking time. All customers have to do is scan the Amazon Go app when they walk in, and then take what they want, and leave. Amazon does the rest. Every move you make is recorded. Eventually Amazon is going to know more about you than anyone else.

Watch the video to see how Amazon has perfected the entire automated process. You can take something off the shelf and then change your mind. Amazon is adding and subtracting from your bill every second of the way. It’s miraculous.

Recode, the tech site, did a marvelous job covering this story. Photos from Recode.



Photos by Jason Del Rey

Congratulations To Me 

Monaco Today

32,000 people. No unemployment and one police officer for every 60 people. 

Jimmy Kimmel

Over five million people watched Jimmy Kimmel’s reaction to Cecil, a male African lion,  being shot to death by an American big-game hunter, Walter James Palmer. I didn’t want you to miss it. 

I Don’t Want To Be Normal

Illustration: Gapingvoid.

I am hypermanic. A doctor friend diagnosed me a few years ago. It means that I see things large. For example, if someone tells me he or she just bought a boat, I immediately picture big Hollywood parties, lots of girls in bikinis, drinks galore, and lots of air-blown kisses.

If someone tells me he or she got a new job, I picture all kinds of great opportunities for that person. Or if someone says they are buying a new house, I picture a mansion. I get overly excited about how things can positively influence my life.

This is very strange thinking for a person who is very negative. The sky is always falling and I have to do my darnedest not to get hit in the head. It’s difficult to believe that someone so negative can be hypermanic. Yep, that’s me. I see that in myself. A lot of people think I exaggerate at times. I am just explaining how I see a situation through my hypermanic lens.

For the last week or so . I tried being normal. It doesn’t work for me. It even made me fall asleep last night without posting. I have written over 1000 posts, and I never forgot to publish. This whole new routine of trying to be normal and getting to bed at a reasonable hour, is killing me. I am sleeping seven hour nights now and I am more exhausted than ever. I used to only got three or four hours a sleep every night and that suited me fine.

Be sure to read yesterday’s DigiDame about an extraordinary toaster. As for me, I am going back to not being normal. It just a more comfortable place to be.

Check for Daily DigiDame Posts

I just found out that the daily email blast for DigiDame did not go out until later yesterday. There may have been a glitch since I am posting from Portugal. If you don’t receive a 3:00 am EST email notification, please visit on your own.

Don’t miss yesterday’s post about the possibility that solar energy could power your cellphone in the future. Today, I am giving my thoughts about Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, purchasing The Washington Post.

Talk later.

And thank you for reading DigiDame!

Always Scroll Down

Most days, I am posting more than one story. If you get the daily DigiDame email blast, please be sure to scroll down to read all the stories. Sometimes, the better post is on the bottom of the email notification.

Also, please check to see the post on the DigiDame site. If you don’t go to the site, you are missing out on the illustrations and videos. Your choice.

Thank you for reading DigiDame.


Dear Loyal Readers


We’ve come a long way together .

I want to start by thanking you for reading DigiDame. To date, I have written 312 blog posts, one post per day, seven days a week. It’s been hard work. But now, glutton for punishment that I am, I want to publish more than once a day.

The reason is that I really need to start focusing on building my daily uniques (daily visitor statistics). So I may (may is the operative word) start posting interesting stories several times a day to share all the interesting bits I come across in the course of my work.

Why am I telling you this? First, I believe the inner workings of the digital community will continue to be of interest to you. Secondly, I’d like to ask you the favor of clicking through to the DigiDame website,, instead of just reading posts in your email notification. This will increase my uniques, and my prospects for establishing DigiDame as an influential blog.

I am told that the more I post, and the more keywords I tag, the more additional eyeballs I will get. And hopefully, the better up-to-date you will be! We will learn more as I increase the posts.

Usually, I post before 11:59 pm every night so that WordPress can send out DigiDame to my subscribers in the wee hours of the morning. The additional posts may arrive at any time of the day, so keep an eye out.

Please remember to visit each day. Links and videos will work better, the posts look better there, and, best of all for me, my numbers will go up!

Thanks in advance for supporting me and DigiDame.

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Mother’s Day is Very Different in the Digital World

This morning I received five separate texts messages from male friends wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day. Last night I celebrated Mother’s Day by Skyping with friends in Israel, Holland and Italy. Later today my godson from Manila will call me on Skype with his family. I did FaceTime with nieces and nephews a few times today.
Early this morning I researched and posted 15 suitable messages on Facebook and Twitter for clients. The big story of the day is digital wallets. More about that in a future post. I also had to make time to write this blog post.

I received several electronic Mother’s Day cards this afternoon and two off-color videos from childhood friends. When I opened Twitter and Facebook, I read another 25 or so Happy Mother’s Day posts from online friends.

The digital experience didn’t end there. Things got much heavier when my daughter Whitney showed up for brunch. We talked about her new “user experience” assignments, new apps, my blog, her blog, Eliot’s newly created electronic Shutterfly photo book from our trip to India last year, what books we recently read on our iPads and Kindles, Viddy and Socialcam video editing, why I can’t ever remember how to use certain technologies and should I buy an ultra book vs a netbook when my laptop at home blows. Still waiting for a flash solution on my iPad.

In addition to the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers, Whitney handed me her real gift spelled out inside an adorable greeting card in scripted with my first dog’s name, Gucci.  First she wrote a few personal things and then detailed the gift she knew would please me the most.

“I want to help you with DigiDame. That is why my gift to you is optimizing DigiDame.Together we will be installing sharing services, blog roll, Disqus comments, recent comments plug in, popular posts plug in, tweet wall, archives, contact page, tags/categories, and reading list.”

I teared up. She knew how much I wanted and needed the help. I rely so much on our tech whiz at HWH that it felt so good to have additional reinforcements. Whitney spent a few hours optimizing DigiDame so take a good look around. We talked about all of the improvements and what I need to do to get a much larger audience. I have my work cut out for me but I had the most rewarding Mother’s Day ever. Other mothers may have spent the day eating heart shaped pancakes and parading around town with their corsages and sparkling new jewelry. I got what I needed the most, the ability to stay in the digital game a little bit longer.