A couple months ago, the founders of ConnectU (Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra) sued Facebook and Mark Zuckerburg claiming he stole their idea (and code) when building Facebook. Then Aaron Greenspan recently claimed it was actually all his idea. These people are just absurd. Ideas are easy. Ideas are a dime a dozen. [...]
I think twitter is dumb. (History of blogging via Ken, from ValleyWag, from Alex Haislip) Update: Peter Chane explained to me why twitter might not be dumb. He feels his online relationships are much richer than his offline relationships (I agree) because it is much easier to stay in touch. Twitter, he claims, when used [...]
I don’t normally do much beyond “mark as spam” when I get boilerplate email from headhunters, but this one was a winner. Subject: urgent requirement for product manager-santa cruze CAHi Scott, i have a very urgent requirement for product manager,santa cruze CA.please let me know you you would be interested .please send me your updates [...]
I was helping my sister in-law pick out a laptop this weekend on the Dell website. Somewhere in the myriad of confusing choices, the wizard asked us to choose a battery type for the laptop. I’m not exactly sure where the line is for offering “too many choices” but this one crosses it by miles. [...]
Over the last three years, 40% of all automobile related fatalities are alcohol related. Last year this resulted in over 16,000 deaths. 70% of these accidents are caused by drivers at, or just over the legal limit. In my mind there are two categories of people who drive drunk: 1. Complete idiots These people know [...]
I have a My Documents folder. In the My Document folder is are My Pictures, My Images, My eBooks, My Library, My Photos, My Music, My Phat Music…all of which are pretty ridiculous given it is My Computer (as the icon reminds me), but I think they crossed the line when Excel added my most [...]
37signals thinks you shouldn’t write a functional spec. I totally agree but I’m both lazy and not detail oriented so don’t pay any attention to what I say.
I’ve been noticing what is becoming a fairly regular email social pattern and it is starting to grate on me. I would like to coin it Group Email Attaboy Syndrome. The pattern is fairly simple: A Manager sends out recent accomplishment of team to large distribution, “I would like to announce the release of version [...]