October 21, 2017

Archives for September 2007

How NOT to fundraise

I was interrupted during the Lions game today by a kid selling candy at my door. Ordinarily I’m a sucker for helping kids fund raise (ok, you got me I’m just a sucker for candy!) Anyway, before I could say “Gimmie some Reeses cups” he went into his spiel about what he was fund raising […]

In Seattle

I’ll be in Seattle (actually, Bellevue) until late Thursday night, so if you’re trying to get a hold of me you’re going to have to wait it out. Hopefully I’ll have some news to announce after I get back.

CEO’s Starting To “get it” When It Comes To Blogging

A long time ago I did a post about the best job search sites as well as a post on HotJobs Spam. I was really impressed when Craigslist CEO Craig Newmark came in to comment and share his thoughts. More recently I did a post talking about how cool the techcrunch winner Mint.com looked, and […]

Why Do Banks Suck At The Internet?

If you’ve ever done any online banking, you’re probably familiar with the whole concept of wish it was 2 factor authentication. Basically it’s their attempt to implement the “something you have (atm card) plus something you know (pin #)” idea on the internet. The only problem is, it uses something you know (password) and something […]

Physics, Boats, and Interview Questions

By now we’re all familiar with the crazy interview questions given potential Google and Microsoft employees (and anybody who’s ever interviewed with me.) Often times they’re not even closely related to the job, but they’re good at seeing somebody’s thought process. By now every programmer should know how to solve the lightbulb problem or the […]

Having a Mint, btw what’s a good bank.

Like millions of other people right now I’ve been trying out Mint – the online finance manager. It looks like it has lots of cool features, but so far I’ve been unable to get it to add any of my accounts. They all just time out and say “try again.” I’m sure it has to […]

Small Updates

It seems I’ve found my motivation. I managed to get a bunch of small changes done tonight that I’ve been wanting to get done to some of my websites for a while. The good news is that I got about 5 or 6 things done. The bad news is, I’ve got about 20 or 30 […]

The Battle At Kruger

This video is a little old, but it’s been making it’s way around the internet lately. If you’re a national geographic or discovery channel aficionado like I am, it’s definitely a must see. Basically Mr Lion decides to make lunch out of Little Baby Buffalo. Upon tackling Little Baby Buffalo into the water, Mr Lion […]

Google Beats All On Indexing Time

When it comes to freshness of sites and indexing time, it appears to me that Google is the hands down winner – Especially when it comes to spidering deep links. About 3 days ago I added another trap word to NoSlang.com, my Internet slang dictionary. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, […]

Google Gives Newspapers What They Want: Less Traffic

I just posted this over on shoutwire, but I’m reposting it here too. With their constant attempts to sue Google for sending them traffic or lock up their content, it’s pretty clear that most newspapers don’t understand the internet – and why should they? The internet is basically the anti-newspaper. Where a newspaper is designed […]