Tuesday, July 31

My colleague Ernie Makris from Kayak released his first facebook application-- You did WHAT?.

Try it out and let me know what you think.
10:54 PM; digg

Friday, July 27

Scott Kirsner has a new gig - check out his new "Innovation Economy" blog. Scott just returned to the Boston area from his stint in San Francisco.
3:38 PM; digg

Tuesday, July 24

Look carefully at this image. Can you guess what it is? I will give you a hint. It is called a 3D blobular map, and it represents data for something very large.

(Thanks to gregp for the link.)
9:06 AM; digg

Wednesday, July 18

World On Fire is the latest music video from Sara McLachlan. She made this video in her kitchen for about $15, and she then donated the otherwise typical $150,000 video production cost to groups which will use that money to impact the lives of one million people.
5:04 PM; digg

Thursday, July 12

The Mail&Guardian online has published an excellent article and photo journal about the PIH project in Lesotho, Africa.

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7:43 AM; digg

Tuesday, July 10

meraki has started shipping their wireless mesh routers. The meraki mini costs $49. That is not a typo-- it is forty nine dollars. There is an outdoor version for $99 and it has range up to 750 feet, or up to 8km with optional third party antennas.

Meraki is now setting up a free mesh across San Franciso as a demonstration of a low cost mesh. So far they have 2800 nodes setup in San Francisco alone.

Wow. (Thanks to julie for the link.)
7:38 AM; digg

Monday, July 9

I got an iPhone. My god this thing is sexy. Super bright, colorful display, tasteful/fast animations. The biggest problem for me as a Crackberry user is that iPhone email sucks. Let me count the ways:

Still, I'm going to try to keep the iPhone, which means (and my friends and colleagues might be rejoicing right now) that I will do much less email than before. This means my "productivity" will decline, I will have to stop working on some projects, and spend more time smelling the roses. :)

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8:18 AM; digg

Friday, July 6

Citibank sucks at security. I was just on the phone with a friend, when a call from 415-861-5594 shows up on my caller ID. When I finished speaking with my friend, I called back the other caller. A guy answers and says "Citibank". I say "I'm returning your call". He says "Can you give me your social security number so I can look you up?"

Are you serious?

How do I know this is really Citibank? I can't believe how stupid these guys are with security. They actually place calls to people from a number other than the one on the back of my card, and when I call back, they expect me to give them my social security number?

I smell a scam coming. Bad guys who read my blog-- please do not start placing phone calls from your fake Skype accounts claiming to be Citibank, then asking people for their social security number when they call you back.
3:44 PM; digg

Monday, July 2

billo got an iPhone and he let me play with it. Very, very sexy. Probably the best consumer electronics product I've seen in years. Who knows how it will hold up in production use (vs just the quick demo). I crave one, but AT&T/Cingular sucks, and, I fear the iPhone won't be nearly as good as my Crackberry given my email addiction. (But maybe that would be a good thing, to make me do less email.)
11:08 AM; digg


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