Great article about things to watch out with app store malware.
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.
I agree with all but one of these; I can’t see myself using DM or tweets for quick interactions.
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!
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?
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.
Another good article on the subject of the new C language standard.
Some very interesting changes being proposed here. A good read on the new C language standard.
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.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/06/19/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-review/ And as they say in the Lord of the rings, ‘and one phone to rule them all’ or something like that;)
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
Another great read, I found it referenced on Brad Feld’s blog …
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.
A valuable read for any entrepreneur. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FeldThoughts/~3/p7qCu3G1VKc/its-hard-to-tell-someone-they-suck.html
All I can say is Oh Crap!
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 …
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!
Sounds interesting. I think I will try this out.
I just posted this article on the ParElastic blog
http://www.gregarnette.com/blog/2012/05/cloud-servers-are-not-our-pets/ Interesting post by Greg, I never thought of it in those terms but I do remember names of servers from many previous employers…. names of planets, places, animals, … Not any more.
The need for standardization and some common API’s … Things like Open Stack & Eucalyptus, … maybe?
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!
There is no such thing as a free WiFi … If they can insert ads, what else can they insert?
My heart bleeds for all MAC users who for years thumbed their noses at us Windoze folks.
Welcome to the party!
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.
PCWorld: Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead http://goo.gl/mag/r9i1B
I’ve tried linux several times and I return to windows each time. Sad but true …
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.