Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
I had mixed feelings about a campaign that a buyer rushed in a couple days ago. Still, we ran the ad, and, well, we ended with a bit of egg on our faces today: MarketingVOX Snookered by Trojan Horse. Hey, at least we’ve got the scoop on our own mess. We’ll sure do more due [...]
As hardware improved those last three years, live triggering of PC-based soft samplers has become a reality for edrums players. I’ve been having fun for a while with my Roland TD8 triggering Toontrack DFHS and EZDrummer, but I have to say that the brand new BFD 2 looks very attractive with what looks like strong [...]
Remember when every web site had to have tabs because that’s what Amazon.com did, so it had to be good? Seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Well Amazon finally retired them, realizing that they didn’t scale when you have 40+ departments in your site. They’re now using scroll-down menus which I have mixed [...]
We lost the domain name in some administrative snafu a couple years ago, but for anyone who might still care, I just realized Jason Shellen has revived TEOF’s archives hosted now on blogspot. The Google “everything for free” effect is now at its apex with the NYT, WSJ or the Economist pretty much throwing the [...]
Despite my taste for corny Barry White songs, I don’t like Los Angeles much. At least not the LA I remember from a UCLA summer session 18 years ago, as a non-driving visitor with little money on hand. Admittedly LA without car nor cash is by definition a non-starter. Bldg Blog had a great post [...]
We have several products from Canon and we usually like their stuff, but what they’re doing with their IP5300 inkjet printer makes me think it was the last product I bought from this brand. Here’s the deal: they put little chips on their ink tanks to be all smart about it and tell the printer [...]
Web workers looking to spend some time or possibly relocate to Chile may want to check our entries on the fledgling Chile Wiki: internet access and VOIP. I bought the Draytek 2910g router I mentioned a couple months ago though I’m not using its dual wan capacity yet (will do once we have found our [...]
Look, Google, I actually know how to spell Chile, ok? Stemming “Chile” into “Chili” and polluting my queries with recipes and rock bands that have NOTHING TO DO WHATSOEVER with the country of Chile is not helping. I am not writing my queries in French (Chile is spelled Chili in that language). I seem to [...]
As I hinted this (northern hemisphere) summer, we decided a few months ago to relocate to Chile, the most stable, secure and less corrupt country in Latin America (see for instance recent coverage in The Economist). Well, now it’s done as of last Sunday. We’re in Renaca on the Pacific coast, 90 minutes from Santiago [...]
Seems Anil Dash is actually widely analogous. Who Knew? Judgment passed on you by the internet can be worse. Nice work, Philipp Lenssen.
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.