Tulum, Mexico 2016

Back in NY, just returned from an fantastic short break in Mexico with Steph. We stayed at the gorgeous Casa Malca in Tulum for 4-days. So beautiful and peaceful. Wish we could’ve stayed longer.

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Taken with the Leica Q #nofilter

View photos in the gallery.

One of the highlights while we were there we catching an couple of electronic musicians, producers, and live performers from Córdoba, Argentina.

https://soundcloud.com/hermanobosque/hermano-bosque-sonidos-que-respiran-live-set-casa-banana-tulum-mexico-april-2016

One made beats and played them with Ableton Live and a MIDI keyboard. The other jammed live with a chromatic harmonica & pedal FX. It was like deep space Vangelis. Perfect for the setting. Perfect for the vibe.

Needed the break after putting a shift in at work (see last few posts) but feeling recharged and inspired. Don’t spend your money on stuff. Spend it on experiences and memories.

Your Personal Annual Report

More niceness from Dopplr:

“We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008.

To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 – President Elect Barack Obama.”

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If you’re a frequent traveler who hasn’t tried Dopplr yet, make 2009 the year to give it a go.

http://www.dopplr.com/

Social Atlas. Dopplr makes their City Pages public.

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Matt from Dopplr came in to do a lunchtime talk at glue about 3 months ago. They do some amazing data driven visualisations and their site looks drop dead goregous in a browser or on a mobile.

They’ve had internal city pages as collections of information and tips for Dopplr users for over a year, but now they’ve made them public.

Perhaps the most noticeable, eyecatching thing about the new pages is the inclusion of Creative-Commons-licenced photography of the world’s cities powered by Flickr.

So if you’re looking for places to have breakfast in Amsterdam, Dopplr has suddenly become a whole lot more useful.

Read the full blog post:
http://blog.dopplr.com/2008/11/27/new-city-pages/

Follow my pathetic travels:
http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/hellokinsella

Dopplr. Where next?

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i’ve taken the plunge and signed-up to Dopplr.

Matt Jones from Dopplr came in to do a lunchtime session at glue and having seen some of the cool stuff they’re doing with data it was only a matter of time.

Dopplr lets you share your future travel plans privately with friends and colleagues. The service then highlights coincidence, for example, telling you that three people you know will be in Paris when you will be there too. You can use Dopplr on your computer or mobile, and it links with online calendars and social networks.

The UI and design of the site is simple yet fantastic, the use of advanced coding tricks is clever but never excessive, and it’s another great example of a “connected” app, talking to Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Fire Eagle.

You can SMS, Twitter and email your tips into Dopplr and there are loads of nice touches which build over time, such as Personal Velocity.

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Take a look at my trips:
http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/hellokinsella/public

Read more about Dopplr and the technology behind it on their blog or take a tour.