Category Archives: Uncategorized

TechStars deadline approaching

I joined TechStars as a mentor recently. We are rapidly approaching the application deadline, which is this Saturday March 21st at midnight. Help spread the word to entrepreneurs and startups who you think might benefit from a startup bootcamp. .

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

If you don’t want to think about IRS on Tax Day…

 …then come to the cloud computing event I’m putting together with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. Stay tuned for more.This post was done through Drafty. You want to check out the cool image editing features.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

I recommend hiking Sonamarg when you’re in Kashmir

When I was there more than 20 years ago, you could get away without a bulletproof vest. Nowadays, I'm not so sure… Sonamarg means something like "the meadow of gold." It's a little less than 100km from Srinagar, the capital … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Meta-Data Mismatch

Sometimes getting the meta-data wrong can lead to unpredictable results as demonstrated at Café del Doge in Palo Alto.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Embracing Students in High-Tech

Scott Kirsner looked at how trade associations in the Boston deal with student membership/participation in a recent post. I’m on the board of The Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), which he gives a B-. While I’m sure I agree … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

User-Centric Browser Experience

Started playing with Ubiquity today. From Aza’s page An experiment into connecting the Web with language. Ubiquity is an experiment two parts. It’s both an interface and a development platform. Ubiquity 0.1 focuses on the platform aspects, while beginning to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Plinky Gets Office Space

We got the keys to the Plinky office space in Lafayette yesterday and did the Great IKEA Run (Part I), starring Jason Shellen, Wes Beary and yours truly. The idea to go with IKEA furniture (Galant series to be exact) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Hacking with wget

I frequently find myself wanting to look at a few web pages while I’m w/o Net access, for example, when I’m on a plane. I’m heading out on a three-day trip tomorrow and so I quickly hacked together a tool … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Social Impact of HiTech

My friend Dominic Gallello, who used to be an EVP at Macromedia and is now running Graphisoft (part of Nemetschek) in Budapest, sent me this YouTube video about the work he and his wife are doing with orphanages in Romania. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

Free Rice

Free Rice is another good non-profit money-for-time site. I like it. The experience is clean. The game is mildly addictive. The vocabulary is pretty tough–I haven’t been able to go much above the low-mid 40s. At this point, people have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments