Category Archives: tech

My First Hail Using Cabulous

I’ve been advising the team working on Cabulous, a new mobile location-enabled app that makes it easier for cabbies to advertise their locations — and for passengers to find them. I drove last Saturday and helped with an early beta … Continue reading

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Thoughts on group ownership with unfunded startups

Good news! Steve and I finally released our website, VidSF.com, to the public. More good news! We had a great initial meeting with content producers. We recruited them via craigslist and we made absolutely clear that a) we are unfunded … Continue reading

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Adobe hands On2 a fat wad of cash in the form of proprietary video codec support.

As a form of advanced procrastination, I did a great deal of research on Flash video codecs this morning. I was spurred by reaction to a presentation I made last night where a young lady quite bluntly said, “You can … Continue reading

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Robots are better at space exploration than humans.

As many close friends can attest, I dream of the future human colonization of planets in our solar system and beyond. Ah, how I stew in the romance of this idea. After doing some math prompted by lively debate on … Continue reading

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Last.fm + iPod = Profit?

Last.fm is a top-rate music streaming service that suggests music based on your previous last.fm plays, songs you play in iTunes (“scrobbling”), and songs your friends like. But, it’s frustratingly tied to your computer. You have to listen to via … Continue reading

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Driving

Sunday was a busy day in the City, Monday was busy enough as usual, but Tuesday early morning was dead. It was very difficult to get orders and I was afraid I would go home with less than $100 take-home … Continue reading

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Finally, I see a relevant advertisement on Facebook.

So, Facebook knows my favorite TV shows, my favorite authors, my favorite music, my zip code, telephone number, gender, age, work history, education history, friends and personal pictures. Given all this information, you’d think that Facebook would be able to … Continue reading

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