Kelly Sims

Musings on life, web design, beer and what happens when they collide.

Your Human-Sized Life

I love this. From Dave Winer.

You can buy a big house, but you can only sleep in one bedroom at a time. You can own twenty fantastic cars, airplanes and yachts, but you can only be in one at a time. You can own an NBA team and a MLB team, and you get to sit in the nicest seat in the house at games, but you still can only sit in one seat. In other words, your humanity doesn’t increase just because your wealth did. You don’t get bigger.

Storehouse 2.0

Took a look at Storehouse app today because their 2.0 release was mentioned online. I hadn’t heard of them before, but it sounds like they’ve got a decent amount of users. The concept sounds interesting, sharing photo stories with friends and family.

After about 10 minutes of play, it feels like Diet Path. I’d like to see a little better onboarding with this. It’s not entirely clear what a story is when you first start using it. And with 2.0, they closed off followers and a feed. Without this, it’s a little unclear what you’re actually doing when you start. And with no one to share with immediately, you face having to invite people.

This always feels like an uphill battle. I tried Path when it first launched, and really liked it. It continued to improve quite a bit over time. But wheat eventually happened was that all the people I followed or were following me stopped using it. Suddenly I faced sharing with myself. A glorified journal app. That’s what Storehouse felt like after my first story.

Pretty app, but I doubt I’ll be revisiting this app, nor will I invite others.

Storehouse 2.0 blog post

To Scale: The Solar System

Love this so much. Via Coudal Partners.

“On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.”

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.