Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Oops! Pepsi and Yahoo! Are Doing It Again Yahoo! saved by the virgin slut (sigh.)
Internet + English = Netglish "Oral and Vernacular Englishes – known as OVE. These are mixtures of English and local languages, or versions of local languages incorporating lots of English "pop" or commercial phrases." As I mentioned here a few months ago, English is sometimes decried for its invasion into other languages. Here’s a list [...]
How tips work in a restaurant (no permalink, scroll to January the 28th) "The real issue in the evolution of this meme is in its applicability. Tips work in an economic transaction where there is a one-to-one connection between a service provider and service consumer. When you move to courtney love’s 1 billion people leaving [...]
A Course in Corporate Living "By recognizing the internal symptoms of stress, stopping the action with a couple deep breaths and focus on the heart, changing the center of focus to a remembered peak experience, and re-engaging my higher brain function in the context of my core values, I can reduce the damage, and increase [...]
Microsoft Tablet PC Do you have to shake it to clear the screen?
Microsoft’s War Of Attrition "Ballmer is out the next day trashing Net valuations. And back home, Gates gets the word to the Microsoft ad department to stop all of its corporate advertising online for the remainder of 2000. Gates knows such Microsoft cooling on the Web would give license to chief executives around the world [...]
Top 100 Market Capitalization Internet data as it should be: sortable and followed-thru as time goes by. Traditional media outlets hear us? We don’t take your meaningless static snapshots anymore.
Internet Explorer 6 Public Preview Just in case you didn’t know it’s new, the word is used no less than seven times. The explorer bars hold promise as front ends to web apps (though they might spell doom for Athoc). Just hope the obligatory MSN crap will be easily removable to be replaced with your [...]
What do you do when your 19? Some pretty good HTML apparently. Thanks for linking, and I’m told spinal taps (ponctions lombaires) really hurt. If this speaks for a whole generation, the web is nowhere to disappear. I realized today that the web didn’t exist when I was 19, studying in business school (muhahahah, who [...]
Search engines need serious fixing See these search results on the US Census web site. Can they make them less useful? Mercifully, there’s a better dedicated site. I bought the domain fixtheweb.com a while ago to launch a campaign against such blatant usability issues, but never got to do it due to a need to [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.