There has been a lot media attention on hedge funds as of late. A couple spectacular blow-ups have thrust the funds into the limelight. These explosions typically consist of a lot of people finding out all at once that returns reported by their investment fund were completely fabricated. Shortly after this they find out all [...]
When looking at startups be sure you like the people and the space because what you are building will change. I’m sorry I can’t remember who told me this or I would give you credit.
I stumbled across the word Mensch in one of my journeys through the wikipedia. It reminds me of a slide from Guy Kawasaki’s presentation to WWUC where his last piece of advice was “Be Mensch.” Great advice.
I’m searching for any theories on how this email ended up being sent directly to me. From: Ladder to the Moon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] To: Scott Johnston Subject: Casting Call for Black History Month Project Dear Scott, Ladder to the Moon is an interactive community theatre company based in South London that creates theatre for those that [...]
When I say “we” I’m not sure I mean me because we moved the day before I started. And when I imply some kind of recency to the statement, it was actually a couple weeks ago. So maybe it should have said “They’ve moved a bit ago” but that sounds kind of lame. Anyway we/they [...]
There is something horribly ironic (as well as wonderfully fitting) about realizing you misspelled “intelligent” in an email you just sent.
I’ve been meaning to comment on OpenSolaris since Sun announced they were moving Solaris to open source a couple months ago. One of my college roommates, Bryan Cantrill, is a well seasoned kernal engineer deep in the operating system. He recently released a new tool called DTRACE which puts an amazing set of diagnostic tools [...]
I took some time between jobs to just checkout from the real world. It wasn’t enough time (is it ever?) but a wonderful break none the less. There is this great sense of freedom that you don’t get on a normal vacation because between jobs nothing is “going on back at the office.” A lot [...]
I’m pretty sure Google mentioned this in their blog the other day but if you haven’t seen this video over at Google video and you have three minutes, I strongly suggest investing the time. Genius.
I spent the day hiking up in the open space preserves along Skyline. It was oddly deserted for such a beautiful day. I came upon this sign while hiking: Made me feel like I was in some sort of Tolkein novel. Sadly, I met no hobbits.