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My Choice for Consistent Charity

Charity. Hard to talk about and hard to do. My principles are: Give consistently. One off donations do not sustain business models. Be Quietly Public. I would prefer to keep my donations private but there are two counter-aspects. First, public giving inspires other giving. Second, too much publicity about donations provides egotists opportunities for grandstanding. […]

5 Job Interview Tactics With Startups That Piss Me Off

Working for a startup looks exciting and enticing. Interviewing for a startup job  is hugely annoying. Let me run through a list of “piss me off” things. Multiple Interviews: I’m willing to have a couple of telephone interviews and maybe two face to face interviews. The current Silicon Valley method of ten interviews with lunch and dinner […]

Three Things I Wish I Was Better At

Challenging myself to think of three things that I wish I was better at.

Flipboard acquires Zite and be more mediocre than ever.

I use Zite. I like a whole lot. It’s lean, useful and very good at surfacing new content. Did I mention that it is really really good. Flipboard is bloated rotten apple that run slow, gives you nothing new and shows you tedious repetitive content that everyone else is reading. Nothing good will come of this. […]

Why Do I Blog ?

Obviously I love writing and sharing that writing in public. Pressing the publish button has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Fear and uncertainty compete with the desire to stay hidden from view. But ultimately, blogging is all about people. Brian wrote to me after a chance meeting when we shared a […]

A Pinch Of Salt In My Porridge

A pinch of salt is my porridge is healthier than the alternatives. And I’m less certain that I know everything now.

One of the Hardest Things I’ve Ever Done ?

There are lots of things I’ve done in my modest life. But there is one thing that still haunts me more than most of them. My eldest daughter had a febrile convulsion at about 3 years of age. I found out later that a young human body isn’t developed enough to cope properly with high […]

Made you Smile

It made me smile.

IOS7 Feels Like My Old Disco Outfit

Naturally I’ve upgraded my iDevices to iOS 7. Summary: It’s all seems nice if a bit confusing. And gaudy. The fonts are weird and I find them much harder to read. I’m also middle-aged and need glasses to read. I guess that people who have better vision might find them easier to use. That is […]

Tears in Rain Soliloquy – Wikipedia

I’ve… seen things you people wouldn’t believe… [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…* via Tears in rain soliloquy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.