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Things I’m rambling about because I’m a hopeless geek.
10 November 2011 - She still humbles me
10 years ago tonight, I stuttered and fumbled my way through a first date with a beautiful, smart, and witty woman who had me floored, and I was the luckiest man in the world. I quickly fell in love with her, and found safety in the beautiful fragile soul behind the boldness. Things couldn’t last, […]
17 October 2010 - How Open Will Change Television
The licensing dispute between Fox and Cablevision which kept the Giants game from coursing across the Cablevision network at kickoff today shows us yet again why closed licensing models based upon licensing aggregation simply are not in the best interest of consumers. As I highlighted in a previous post, I’m not a fan of having […]
05 August 2010 - What people seem to be missing about Google Games
I’ve seen some talk about Google’s failures in "social" with respect to things like Buzz, Orkut, and Wave (wave byebye to Wave), and cynicism about the value in investing in Zynga, and in their rumored purchase of Slide. Folks… Google’s doing this to ensure the success of the Android platform for tablets. Google’s on the […]
10 July 2010 - Understanding Your Goals
Much is said of TED, the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference — there are those who think it a brilliant gathering of thinkers with ideas that can change the world, and others who think it’s a bunch of rich liberal windbags trying to assuage their rich liberal guilt while forming an exclusive club to get […]
27 June 2010 - Perspective is a wonderful gift
Perspective on how perspective has an impact on our world, doubly so. I hope that you enjoy this video on perspectives on time.
27 June 2010 - Twitter’s Pitiful – Failwhales, and Only 3283 TPS?
I came across this post on twitter’s blog. Really? Your all-time record tweets per second is 3283, and your systems are consistently over capacity? I got the failwhale page several times in the past week. Seems to me to be pretty #fail that you can’t handle that relatively small of a load. This is the […]
06 June 2010 - No iPads in Manhattan
I finally, despite hating AT&T and resenting the crap out of Apple, had decided to pick up a 64GB 3g iPad yesterday to get in on the remaining opportunity to the unlimited 3g plan. I went to the Apple store on 59th St, and upon spotting an employee blue shirt in the tumultuous sea of […]
02 June 2010 - It’s the data, stupid!
Continuing the Rethinking IT series, let’s take a look at data. If one of my underlying principles is that today’s IT is yesterday’s data processing (plus communications), then data’s been fairly well acknowledged to be old hat for IT professionals, right? We’re doing it wrong Take a look at your document management system (that’s if […]
29 May 2010 - Could transparency be enough to fix mobile carrier exclusivity?
I was just thinking about what back room wrangling may have gone on to have the iPad contract-free 3G service through AT&T happen. Obviously, as a book reader, Apple could offer the Kindle up for comparison, and Steve could certainly make the case that ubiquitous connectivity would have to be better than that offered by […]
28 May 2010 - Be a ninja, and never forget it.
I’m finding myself in a personal career crisis, which I tell here only to explain how I came to this point of reflection. I write this post both to record something that I should never forget, and in hopes that it may someday help someone who happens across it. I am a ninja. Were I […]