February 2009

Why Twitter matters

Nearly two years ago to the day, I joined Twitter. I explained: I can recall at least a half dozen different explanations from people I respect who all explain Twitter in fundamentally different ways. And that, I now see, is part of its strength. It’s different things...

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TechStars!

I had a blast last year serving as a mentor to TechStars, and oddly enough they’ve asked me back. If you’re a start-up looking for some seed capital, mentorship from some really remarkable entrepreneurs, tech execs and VCs, and wouldn’t mind spending a summer in either Boulder,...

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Drinking from the data firehose

A couple years ago, Michael Lewis visited Google to talk about his new book The Blind Side. At 50:59, Lewis started talking about the Houston Rockets, and their then-new GM Darell Morey. In particular, Lewis was intrigued by the fact that the Rockets had orchestrated a big...

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Updated the site design

A somewhat-overdue update to the site template. I swapped out the clipart image in the title bar for an image I took at Yosemite in 2007 – it remains one of my favorites. I changed the AdSense ad units a bit both to try and optimize their...

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Do I need a new router?

I have a D-Link DIR-625 router with the most recent firmware. We have more than a dozen devices connected to the router, at least five of which routinely use the wireless connection to access the Internet. My Mac is the only of those devices that consistently experiences...

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What would Google do?

I’m looking forward to reading Jeff Jarvis’s new book, What Would Google Do? I’ve enjoyed meeting Jeff at a few conferences, and the excerpts he’s been posting on his site have demonstrated he’s got a good outsider’s perspective on how Google approaches opportunities. He’s going to be...

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25 Things About Me…

I finally succumbed and wrote up my “25 things” note in Facebook. Seemed like a few of you might enjoy the list (and by enjoy, obviously I mean ridicule me endlessly): 1. My first concert was Huey Lewis and the News.2. I’ve lived at 23 addresses in...

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