A cool way to use #dropbox or #gmail to Find Your Stolen Mobile Device

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/readwriteweb/~3/TyDy5XmmB-Y/the-best-ways-to-find-your-stolen-mobile-device.php Who would have thought I could use dropbox for this. By extension, gmail (and the last logged in from feature) could also be used.

7 tips to restore #email sanity #xconomy — by @wroush

7 Ways We Can Work Together to Restore E-Mail Sanity

I agree with all but one of these; I can’t see myself using DM or tweets for quick interactions.

On ownership in #startups and why #VC funds have ownership targets

From my backlog of reading comes this article from Rob Go’s blog, http://bit.ly/LYsbdK describing in very simple terms why it is that you hear a VC make the stipulation of a minimum ownership when they invest in a company.

As with other things related to VC funding, the more I learn about it, the more I’m convinced that it is a wonderfully simple subject at the very core. However, the terminology and legality surrounding various aspects of VC funding have taken pedestrian mathematics involving no more than addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into an esoteric subject and a minefield for entrepreneurs.

A great read for any entrepreneur!

#Samsung #Galaxy Tab Not as ‘Cool’ as #iPad, Says Judge

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/07/09/samsungs-galaxy-tab-not-as-cool-as-ipad-says-judge/?mod=WSJBlog&mod=WSJ_FinancingAndInvesting_BLOGSDIGITALDAILY Really? Can a judge actually rule based on his impression of coolness of a product? Can you actually take tips on Collins from a person who wears a white wig?

Dr. Dobb’s 2012 Salary Survey


Definitely a must read article for any job seeker or interviewee; make sure to read and understand the trends before you negotiate.

Also for anyone who wants to speak with their manager about a raise our a bonus.

It does confirm some will known trends:

* Salaries on the coasts are higher.
* IT still pays will by comparison to jobs that are not in the knowledge economy, and pay reasonably well among the skilled professions.

Unfortunately, with a fairly large sample size, it also confirms some more disturbing things:

* Ageism is alive and well.
* Sexism is alive and well.

Automated weather alerts coming soon to smartphone near you – Times Union


Do you like it that you get these messages whether you want them or not? Do long as they aren’t spam I would not mind them.

Mass. town makes it easier for cops to hand out $20 fines for public profanity

Problem: kids are hanging out in public places and swearing causing a public nuisance. Solution: impose a$20 fine. Really? Want to try and find out why they are hanging out in the public places first? Maybe they don’t have enough to do, like homework, a job, a home to go to? http://pocket.co/sy1x

Top 10 Quotes from XSITE 2012: Bill Warner, Andy Ory, Phil Libin, & More

http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2012/06/15/top-10-quotes-from-xsite-2012-bill-warner-andy-ory-phil-libin-more/ I was only able to stay for the first three speakers, Evernote, Watson, and Birchbox. Phil Libin’s talk was awesome especially seeing the graphs showing user count and cohort analysis.

HP Reveals Post-Acquisition Plans for Autonomy


HP’s rationalization of its business strategy choices and acquisitions.

Interesting, but will my printer work any better next year? I guess we don’t know yet …

Battery Power Drives Screen Size

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/battery-power-drives-screen-size/ An interesting, but when you think about it an obvious thing. You have density, size and thickness. Since we seem to want thin, and density (watts-hours per cubic inch) is growing at its own rate, you only have size to play with!

Laptop vs Mobile (from Fred Wilson’s blog)


Interesting post. Now that I’m traveling more, I do face this dilemma.

The tablet (I’m using to post this) doesn’t cut it as a travel device. Not does the droid x2, nor my netbook. But since the option is straining my back and lugging a laptop along, I am making do with a netbook when I travel.

A universal dock in hotel rooms would be great. Better voice transcription would make devices better, even this tablet!

Strike 3 for #ATT … and I thought #verizon was bad ….

Take a read of what it is like to have a windows phone on AT&T …


Here I was unhappy at Verizon for not updating my two year old tablet to ice cream sandwich.

Looks like the carriers and their interference in the timely release of software is a serious problem worth considering some more during the buying decision.

Revisiting Network I/O APIs: The netmap Framework

Great article on High Scalability entitled Revisiting Network I/O APIs: The netmap Framework. Get the paper they reference here.

As network performance continues, the bottleneck will become the amount of time spent in moving packets between the wire (hardware) and the application (software) and vice versa. The netamp framework is an interesting approach to address this.

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