All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Check out Portland Wild, a visual map-driven guide to Portland's public art, its Heritage Trees and its Little Free Libraries.

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You Can, In Portland Hunt for Street Art Murals

I do like this advertising campaign by the W+K agency, “You Can, In Portland.” It’s super cute and very much like the city, just needed some white people and homeless people* in the background to make it real. And, I...

/ December 4, 2018
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle – Michelle Befus and Kathleen Lorenzo

Michelle Befus and Theresa Elliott are collaborating on a year long deep dive 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2019.

/ December 4, 2018
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Emma, Forever Ago on Soundbreaking

“Emma, Forever ago” holds a few of my favorite tracks. I like this short clip of Justin Vernon interviewed on the the late Beatles’ producer George Martin’s Soundbreaker. It highlights his use of the Mac’s ProTools to build an environment for him...

/ December 1, 2018

Climate Change Hits Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb may be the greatest ski resort in North America and it’s had some slow starts. I’ve been there when the lower third of the mountain is grass in December. But apparently, the opening snow base is super thin:...

/ November 28, 2018

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 iOS App May Speed Up Your iPhone

I tried out Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver for iOS and it does seem to improve the speed of my mobile web browsing. The app looks up internet addresses more quickly and more privately than your ISP’s DNS. Likely due to...

/ November 16, 2018

The Greatest Athlete of All Time is Vegan

If you’ve followed Alex Honnold’s climbing career, you know the physical prowess of his skills but also the inspiring way in which he manages his mental focus and compartmentalizes fear. His new movie, Free Solo, shines the spotlight on his...

/ November 15, 2018

ManBearPig: “Al Gore Was Right All Along”

I had totally forgotten about ManBearPig, a 2006 episode of South Park which parodies Gore and the release of his documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth:  Al Gore visits South Park Elementary and warns the school’s students about ManBearPig, an...

/ November 13, 2018