And then there was that time I got married in Las Vegas

Last week, with twenty of our closest friends (and a fantastic Elvis impersonator) in attendance, Lori and I got hitched in Las Vegas at the Graceland Chapel.

This is the first of two weddings planned for this year. A larger, family wedding is set for September here on the East Coast.

For those interested (this is you, Mom), there’s a few photos and video after the jump. Read More

Steve Jobs: An Inspiration to Us All

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs, June 12, 2005.

Steve Jobs was more than entrepreneur and more than a business success story. He was a visionary, a pioneer, and a mentor.

He inspired millions with the products he guided the creation of — the choices he made, and the dedication to changing the way we interact with technology.

While he wasn’t a painter, a designer, a poet or an artist, in the traditional sense of the term, Steve had an eye for what worked and had an unwavering discipline to see his visions through to completion. He was a father to four children, but also a hero to millions of us — affecting the way almost every designer interacts with the machines we’re so often tied to.

Tied to, not because we’re forced to be, but because we wouldn’t have it any other way.

When Steve announced he was stepping down as Apple CEO in August, most saw it as him coming to terms with his own mortality and a warning to us all to be prepared for the sad news that ultimately came today.

When I heard about Steve’s passing I sat at my desk staring at my Mac–speechless. Even now, almost five hours later, it’s difficult to articulate how I feel about his passing. I’ve never met him, I’ve never talked to him, I’ve never even been in the same room as him. Still, it was something that affected me deeply.

I’m sure I’m not alone.

Judging from the steady flow of tweets following the news, thousands of others–like me–have some strange almost-unexplainable bond with Apple’s co-founder.

Grieving is never easy and it’s something everyone handles differently, but I’d like to think that Steve’s visions, guidance, and artistic taste will live on in all of us.

Thanks for reading.

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Wasted Years

Earlier today, singer/songwriter Ryan Adams performed an acoustic version of “Wasted Years” from Iron Maiden’s 1986 album Somewhere In Time, on BBC Radio 2.

This cover smashes together and chews up two of my all-time favorite recording artists and spits out a pretty amazing song on the other end.

Have a listen, won’t you?

The Redesign of Entrepreneur.com

Today the redesign of Entrepreneur.com went live for the world to see. A project myself and the entire web team in both California and New York have been working on for months. Long summer days that turned into nights, filled with pizza, pixels and code.

I won’t bore you with a rundown of every change we’ve made to the website, but I hope you’ll notice some of the care that went into making it cleaner, faster and most importantly friendlier.

There’s something that seems very poetic for me to see Steve Jobs, who stepped down as CEO of Apple yesterday, as the feature story on the first day of the redesigned website. Steve, the designers, the developers, the entire Apple company and their products have been such an inspiration to me, for what feels like my entire life.

The wonderful thing about any project on the web is that the work is never done. We still have a lot planned for the site. Visitors will see some of these additions rolled out over the next few weeks and months.

So if you have a few spare moments, visit my latest creation at Entrepreneur.com. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to set out on your own as an entrepreneur and change the world, like Steve Jobs.

Check out the before and after screenshots below.

Before redesign:

Entrepreneur.com after redesign

After redesign:

Entrepreneur.com after redesign