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  1. Quick Trick to View Mobile Versions of Web Sites Using Chome on OS X

    The other night I attended a talk by Google's Steven Souders, a web performance expert (and creator of YSlow). H...

  2. Terrible Product Design of the Day: 24 Hour Fitness

    I've been a member of 24 Hour Fitness since they sold me one of their "used car deal"-style plans where...

  3. Juror #11’s View on an Assault with a Firearm Trial – Part 2

    Image courtesy of tidewatermuse.Yesterday I posted part 1 of this story about serving on a criminal jury in San Franc...

  4. Juror #11's View on an Assault with a Firearm Trial - Part 1

    Photo courtesy of fuschia_footI've been a bit MIA from the blog in the past few months, and like a lot of people,...

  5. Why I Was Wrong - Google's Chrome Was a Great Idea!

    A few days ago a former co-worker, Mike, and I met up and talked a bit about the state of the web, and this led into ...

  6. I've Got 5 On It - Why I Believe HTML5 Will Supplant Apps as the Mobile Applications of Choice

    Photo courtesy of johncatralThe last few months my co-founder and I have been focused on developing a mobile applicat...

  7. The Most Important Lesson I Learned in College

    Photo courtesy of LeeadLeafI remember having a conversation with my father during the last few months of summer befor...

  8. "Smoking Hot Bartenders" is Some Smoking Hot Facebook Spam

    Yesterday I noticed a ton of my friends on Facebook were "liking" ‎:|:|:|:|:|:| Smoking Hot Bartenders :|:|...

  9. Why do Companies Send Horrible Emails?

    On Sunday I booked a table through Tipsy Pig, a "gastro-pub" in San Francisco.This morning I woke up and ch...

  10. These are A Few of My Favorite Startup Tools: Part 2 – Editors, Tools, and Useful Open Source Software

    In my last post I talked about some of the tools I've been using since I waded back into the world of startups an...

  11. These are A Few of My Favorite Startup Tools: Part 1 - Frameworks, Platforms, and Hosting

    Photo by ian_munroeIn the past couple years I've been working for/on startups I've found that the world of in...

  12. How Long Will We Need New Cell Phones?

    Photo via eurleifThere were a flood of Windows Phone 7 "Pre-reviews" published today in the major gadget bl...

  13. Is Online Dating Ready to Come Out of the Closet?

    Photo by kaysteigerI spotted an interesting post yesterday on Gizmodo that analyzed the wealth of data of the membe...

  14. Why I Switched to Prepaid Wireless

    photo by mattackAbout 4 months ago I decided to leave Verizon Wireless and switch to pre-paid wireless carrier Page P...

  15. Could Apple TV be Apple's Foray into the Console Market?

    Yesterday I wrote about Google TV and Apple TV, and the different approaches taken by these two tech giants in the ba...

  16. Google TV and Apple TV are Very Different Approaches to Computing in the Living Room

    With the recent announcement of Google TV and the rumors that Apple is seriously working on a new version of Apple TV...

  17. The Power of the Brand

    A lot of people complain about big chain stores, like Starbucks or Walmart, because they feel like the companies lack...

  18. Positioning in the Internet Era

    A few months ago I read a blog entry that suggested that all entrepreneurs should read Positioning: the Battle for Yo...

  19. I Love the Language of the Beautiful Game

    As a normal American sports fan I find it tough to appreciate soccer outside of the amazing event that is the world c...

  20. The Farce that is "Don't throw your money away on rent"

    I graduated from college in 1999, near the apex of the tech bubble. I moved back up to the bay area, which was experi...

  21. Properly Inflated Tires are Awesome

    I noticed over the weekend while driving up to Davis that my tires looked little under-inflated, so I after filling u...

  22. Cutting the (Cable) Cord - the Search for the Elusive Perfect HTPC

    I wrote this in March 2010 in my old blog, so I'm porting overI've recently come around to the idea that I ma...

  23. iPhone Apps Store - An Insurmountable Lead?

    Note: I wrote this on my old blog in August 2009 so I'm moving it over - obviously a lot has changed since then i...

  24. Getting Sphinx Search Running with MediaWiki on OSX

    I had a bit of an issue getting Sphinx Search running with MediaWiki in OSX as I found creating a plist to be a harde...