October 2006

Startups and “normal” lives

Scott Converse, CEO at ClickCaster, wrote a thought-provoking piece the other day about being involved in a start-up as a 40-something. Some key take-away quotes for me: I’m in my 40’s. I’m divorced. I’m in good health. I don’t feel much different than I did when I...

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Chicago Innovation Awards

Leaving the office in a few minutes to head on over to the Chicago Innovation Awards ceremony. Yep, that’s right: FeedBurner’s an innovator. Bet you had no idea! Along with local heavyweights Sara Lee, Motorola, and fellow Web 2.0 trendsetters 37Signals, we’re very proud to have been...

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Trying Google Reader

I’ve been trying Google Reader for the last couple weeks, and I really like it. The interface is very clean, and it’s taken very little time to get used to as my primary feed reading app. There’s also a mobile version, which renders very quickly on my...

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The Tim Calhoun Effect

This is pretty funny. Four years ago, the Will Forte character Tim Calhoun made an appearance on Saturday Night Live, and I wrote about some of my favorite lines. (If you haven’t seen it, Tim Calhoun is a Senate candidate whose public speaking skills are atrocious. It’s...

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Rush Limbaugh

I used to think that Limbaugh’s shtick was just that: harmless mugging for the microphone, and the only scary thing was that there were some on the other end of the radio that actually took his shtick at face value. But no longer. His shameless attack on...

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The brotherhood of man

We are at a crossroads here in the US, a critical juncture in choosing to either “stay the course” or to follow a path that doesn’t rely on fear, torture and intimidation to accomplish our goals. We are a country of ideals: that all men are created...

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