Year: 2012

  • Failcon SF 2012 – Notes

    Failcon SF 2012 – Notes

    I dropped by Failcon today which is FailCon is advertised as a “one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others’ failures and prepare for success.” It was the kind of conference that I normally would really enjoy. A small enough crowd that you’re not overwhelmed and a venue […]

  • iPhone 5 & First World Problems

    iPhone 5 & First World Problems

    Saturday Night Live did a pretty good job sending up the Tech Press’ whining over the iPhone 5 problems as out of touch with the world in which we live – especially when compared to the world of those that work in the factories that make these wonder devices.

  • Chris Sacca on TWiST

    Chris Sacca on TWiST

    Jason Calacanis interviews Chris Sacca on This Week in Startups. It’s an amazing, 2-part episode full of straight talk about the current state of startups. There are many great stories and interesting nuggets of information sprinkled throughout. I’m still listening so I’ll update this post with my favorites sections but feel free to share your […]

  • Silicon Valley the Reality Show

    Coming in November to Bravo channel. Silicon Valley, the reality show, will either kill whatever whiff of a bubble we have or kick it into high gear. nytimes.com/2012/07/10/tec… — ian kennedy (@iankennedy) July 11, 2012 This has happened before. The bright lights of Hollywood shine their lights into the Valley and all hell breaks loose. […]

  • Information Overlord

    Information Overlord

    What if we follow Augmented Reality to it’s ultimate conclusion. Daniel Suarez’s vision of a layer of information and meta-data transposed upon the physical world may be the science fiction of last year but we all know if Google’s Project Glass gets it’s way, it’ll be here soon enough. Things only once written about and mocked up by […]

  • Obama Up, Romney Down

    Obama Up, Romney Down

    The New York Times’ wonky FiveThirtyEight blog posted this rather dramatic graph showing the poll numbers of Obama and Romney over the past few weeks. What used to be a 1-2 point difference is now a 5-6 point gulf with the lines getting further, not closer, together.

  • Hello Kitty Assault Rifle

    For those that are wondering, it’s real.

  • Japanese Maps a Unique Challenge

    Japanese Maps a Unique Challenge

    The New York Times has a piece pointing out that the new iOS 6 cartography woes that Apple is experiencing are amplified in Japan which presents it’s own unique mapping challenges. Mainly because they are trying to jam a global mapping paradigm into Japan which has its own challenges. … cities like Tokyo are changing […]

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind

    There’s a chill wind blowing through the our government. Since 9/11 it’s been known that the NSA has been wiretapping email and phone calls as part of a domestic spying program. Now the evidence is piling up that as of December of this year, a new data center in Utah is getting ready to come […]

  • That Burger Has Strength, Dayum

    Long weekend here in the USA, a land where one guy’s review of a hamburger gets remixed into an iTunes hit.