Tag Archives: Life

Agile ideology in startups

I am not a fan of ideologies. Inflexibility of thinking or the ability to take reality into account rarely leads to great outcomes. Just look at history. Methodologies, on the other hand, I like. The difference between the two is in … Continue reading

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Racism Has Many Forms

A thoughtful post from my friend Brian Shin, founder/CEO of Visible Measures.

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Meta-Data Mismatch

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

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Saving Trees

We’ve been trying to save some trees by reducing the amount of junk mail we receive. Most junk mail never made it into our house–the recycling bins are in the garage. My wife started using CatalogChoice to stem the flood … Continue reading

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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

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How to Add a 20x Zoom to Your iPhone or Blackberry

Jason and I had a Plinky working session earlier which was briefly interrupted by our attempts to take a picture of Lady Liberty through the eyepiece of the Celestron Ultima 80 spotting scope in my room. Jason got a good shot … Continue reading

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As a kid I used to like exothermic reactions quite a bit, especially the ones that happened very, very quickly. However, I didn’t have access to that much dynamite. Or whales, for that matter.

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Oh, Well…

…and a cheers for comebacks.

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Go Pats!

As a soccer fan, I just wish the New England Revolution were as good as the Sox and the Pats…

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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

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