Celebrate or Vilify Social Parasites →
The relationships between organisms are categorized as symbiotic when species cooperate, and parasitic when one organism feeds off the energy, labor and life-force of another. Nature is not inclined…
Lunch With Hal | Think Quarterly →
The old order attempted to mold customer behavior, whereas the new one aims to...– From @hymanroth in a comment to my post “The best marketing strategy is dynamic execution” . He said it better than I could. Thanks David. (via awaldstein)
One line installs, One button deploys →
Without exaggeration single button deploys and one line installs have changed my dev life. Read on to find out why. I’ll note a few of the configuration management tools I use on OS X and why I…
lunchy: A friendly wrapper for OS X launchctl →
thechangelog: If you run OS X, you’ve probably encountered some frustration with Apple’s launchctl command line options when starting, stopping, and restarting your launchd daemons. Whereas most things Apple are minimalist, launchctl options are quite verbose. For example, how many times have you installed a Homebrew package only to get met with something like: If this is your first install,...
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects....
What it’s Not is just as important as what it Is →
Let’s start off with a simple question: Why is Dropbox more popular than other programs with similar functionality? and the answer by Michael Wolfe: Well, let’s take a step back and…
The Artsicle Blog: Art Loving Interns: Join the... →
artsicle: Do you love art, artists, wine, craft beer, bad jazz? Disrupting one of the oldest markets out there (2nd oldest maybe)? Building awesome products your friends will be jealous of and want to use? If so, we need to talk. Who is Artsicle? We’re a small team working out of …
BRYCE DOT VC: Declaring and Doing Are Two... →
brycedotvc: One of my guilty pleasures is watching a sitcom TV show called The Office. Somethings been happening in startup land over the last year or so that’s been reminding me of a favorite scene of mine. In one episode the lead character, Michael Scott, is dealing with a terrible financial situation….
Mark Birch. Strong Opinions.: Example of a Good... →
marksbirch: As a counter response from my last post “How Not to Get the Attention of an Investor”, there are occasions when I receive a message from an entrepreneur that piques my interest. Earlier this week, I got a note from my Flavors.me profile that I thought was a great example of a well-written,…
BRYCE DOT VC: The Anatomy of a Y Combinator Demo... →
brycedotvc: The other night I had an opportunity to attend Demo Day at Y Combinator. It was a fantastic full frontal assault of entrepreneurial energy. 43 pitches, 2 min each back to back for well over 2 hours. It was clear from the outset that these teams were trained to give a certain kind of pitch with…
Art stored randomly in a room is a warehouse. That same art curated and...– From Kirklove on avc.com today, discusssing “Curation”. (via awaldstein)
The Minecraft Teacher: Using Minecraft to teach... →
minecraftteacher: I received this wonderful letter from a father who plays Minecraft with his 11 year old son. He explains how the game has inspired his son to learn about network setup and server administration. My favorite part is that his son was motivated all on his own to figure out these concepts. I truly…
Setting up Redis.app on Mac OS X →
I’ve been spoiled by CouchBase which comes with a prepackaged OS X app. It includes a sharp C logo, which sits nicely on my Dock bar (not to be confused with a dickbar*). The database server is…
The Sanctity of Sleep →
Cloaked deeply within the time-hallowed vestiges of labor, bathed in the daily rigors of life, there is little preparation which yields greater benefit than adequate rest. As the astute reader may…
A few git tips you didn't know about →
Bulk convert HTML, RTF, etc. documents to PDF... →
BotFu the blog - all about technology, sports, and... →
Does wealth exist in a vacuum? →
It does when Virgin Galactic takes wealthy folks into space Today’s post is from a series of emails a few friends and I are having about the current state of wealthy…
Variant Travelling Salesman Problem solved by... →
The product of thinking about computer science problems with every spare moment over a week has left me with a a terrible sense of humor and an undeniable need to make ludicrous…
Thanks to a lean operation with some 45 employees, Dropbox reportedly...– Dropbox: The hottest startup you’ve never heard of - Fortune Tech (via mediafuturist)
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.– Warren Buffet p.s. If you can get your value above your price, you’ll thrive. Deliver! (via andyswan)
Brushing Up on Computer Science Part 4, Algorithms →
“An algorithm must be seen to be believed.” Donald Knuth How we ended up here It all began a few days ago with an email from a friend (thanks Denny). I was inspired to dust off my software…
Brushing Up on Computer Science Part 3, Data... →
“The difference between a bad programmer and a good one is whether he considers his code or his data structures more important. Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about…
Brushing up on Computer Science Part 1, Big O →
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana Intro Memory is such a fragile construct, yet we are forced to cruelly mold it into submission through…
IM with @Biz about starting work on twttr, March...
me: Biz! How goes? We're starting work on the twttr
Biz: really?! NICE
me: yeah, i roped
florian in. i think we'll be able to get most of it up and working by
the end of this week. then i'll do the sms and style side next week.
along with ajax stuff.
Biz: two weeks and we'll have twttr.
me: yeah! should be pretty quick. have all of florian's time
and all of mine.
Biz: oh man that's awesome
Biz: i've looking
longingly at my empty sms on my phone throuhout the panels
Biz: sucks that teen people has the shortcode
me: i know! that's going to
be tough. doesn't help that the code also spells TXT
Some apps must die, so that others may live →
Do you like weekend web hacking projects? If like myself, you share a fondness for mid afternoon mini apps that automate and filter away some nagging pain point, you’ll grow a…
What Middlemen Dream Of →
Yesterday I tuned into an AVC riff on music distribution, and caught a glimpse of the dreams of a much younger Mr. Wilson: When I was a kid, I’d imagine that my entire record…